AAC&U Remembers Sherry Levy-Reiner, former Director of Public Information at AAC&U AAC&U notes with sadness the recent passing of Sherry Levy-Reiner who served AAC&U as Director of Public Information and Publications from 1985 to 1992. AAC&U member institutions were well served by Sherry’s leadership and hard work and extend condolences to her family and friends. See the Washington Post for further information about sending condolences.
Campuses and State Systems from 122 Institutions, 37 States, and 3 Countries to Attend AAC&U 2013 Summer Institutes AAC&U recently announced the
colleges, universities, and state systems sending teams to its 2013
summer institutes. Teams of five or more from 120 institutions will
attend these summer institutes: the Institute on General Education and Assessment at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont (June 1–5); the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin, (June 11–14); and the Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon (July 10–14). All
AAC&U institutes offer campus teams a time and place for sustained
collaborative work on a project of importance to their campus. For a
complete list of participating campuses for each institute, see the press release.
LEAP Presidents' Trust Member Thomas F. Flynn Speaks Out For Liberal Education and Against College Scorecard Alvernia University President Thomas F. Flynn’s recent op-ed makes the case for liberal education and criticizes the recently released College Scorecard. Flynn notes that, “With a focus on financial data, the Scorecard ignores the civic purpose of higher education. And it fails to acknowledge the potential moral purpose of universities like my own: the transformative role of helping shape students' personal and ethical development.” See more news coverage in our Liberal Education News Watch.
The May issue of AAC&U News features integrated global learning at Nebraska Wesleyan University and the latest news about AAC&U meetings, projects, and publications. Watch for our next issue of AAC&U News in June.
Originally published by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, this publication provides an in-depth exploration of the latest models for assessing the advanced college-level learning outcomes articulated in the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP). Developed by the Lumina Foundation and released in "beta" form in 2011, the DQP describes the knowledge, skills, and applications that prepare graduates to succeed in the economy, civil society, and their own lives. Featuring reflections from two of the primary authors of the DQP, this publication offers guidance to stakeholders on how best to assess learning in relation to the competencies articulated in the DQP.
In exploring the diversity of teaching formats and strategies that different faculty members at different institutions use in a widely taken course, this issue raises questions about what, where, and how students learn in courses that are assumed to cover the same ground.
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