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2010 Annual Meeting Podcasts

THE WIT, THE WILL ... AND THE WALLET: Supporting Educational Innovation, Shaping Our Global Futures. AAC&U Annual Meeting, January 20-23, 2010, Washington, DC. Learn more at www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/

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Opening Plenary: Achieving Ambitious Goals for College Completion AND for the Quality of Learning
Thursday, January 21, 8:45-10:15 am. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education and former Chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District; Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation for Education; Ronald A. Crutcher, President, Wheaton College
(Posted on Thu, 28 01 2010 12:02:57)

ACAD Luncheon
Friday, January 21, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM. Dr. Andrew Delbanco. Business as Usual?: Higher Education After the Meltdown.
(Posted on Tue, 23 02 2010 05:20:23)

Capping Off the College Experience: Participation and Effects of Capstone Courses
Friday, January 22, 2:45-4:00 pm. Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Alexander McCormick, Director, National Survey of Student Engagement, and Thomas Nelson Laird, Assistant Professor – all of Indiana University Bloomington
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 10:10:04)

What Do We Know about Education for Personal and Social Responsibility? Findings from a National Research Collaborative
Thursday, January 21, 4:15-5:30 pm. Alexander Astin, Allan M. Cartter Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles and Founding Director of the Higher Education Research Institute; Charles Blaich, Director of Inquiries, Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College; Alexander McCormick, Director of National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Bloomington; L. Lee Knefelkamp, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 01:27:29)

A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives on Student Learning Goals--STEM and Beyond
Friday, January 22, 8:45-10:15 am. Facilitator: Susan Elrod, Director, Project Kaleidoscope. Presenters: Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington; James E. Swartz, Dack Professor of Chemistry, Director Center for Science and the Liberal Arts, Grinnell College; Charles Blaich, Director of Inquiries, Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College; Ashley Finley, Director of Assessment for Learning, AAC&U
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 08:04:21)

Valid Assessment of Student Learning
Friday, January 22, 4:15-5:30 pm. Moderator: Carol Cartwright, President, Bowling Green State University and member, AAC&U Board of Directors. Presenters: Terrel Rhodes, Vice President for Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, and Wende Morgaine, Research Associate--both of AAC&U's Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 08:25:42)

Opening Night Forum: How We Decide: The New Science of Decision Making
Jonah Lehrer, the acclaimed author of How We Decide (2009) and Proust Was a Neuroscientist (2008), takes a fascinating look at the new science of decision-making--and how it can help us make better choices. Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we "blink" and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind's black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they're discovering that this is not how the mind works. Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of both feeling and reason--and the precise mix depends on the situation.
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 08:43:05)

A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives on Institutional Transformation--STEM and Beyond
Friday, January 22, 10:30-11:45 am. Facilitator: Jeanne Narum, Founding Director of Project Kaleidoscope. Presenters: Robin Bingham, Professor of Biology, Western State College of Colorado; Katayoun Chamany, Associate Professor, Science, Technology and Society Program, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts; Kelly McConnaughay, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences,Bradley University; Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida; Kyle Seifert, Assistant Professor of Biology, James Madison University; Scott Van Bramer, Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair, Widener University
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 09:10:04)

The Role of E-Portfolios in Guiding Improvement and Demonstrating Accountability
Wednesday, January 20, 10:50-11:50 am. Trudy W. Banta, Senior Adviser to the Chancellor for Academic Planning and Evaluation, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Wende Morgaine, VALUE Initiative Manager, and Terrel Rhodes, Vice President of the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment, and Director of the Value Initiative--both of AAC&U
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 09:14:55)

VALUE Symposium Closing Plenary: E-Portfolios and the Problem of Learning in the Post-Course Era
Wednesday, January 20, 3:45-4:45 pm. Randall Bass, Associate Professor of English, Georgetown University; Executive Director and Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning Initiatives for the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship; and Director of the Visible Knowledge Project
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 09:22:55)

Networking Luncheon for Faculty and Administrators of Color: Talking about Race and Ethnicity in a Post-Racial America.
Thursday, January 21, 11:45 am-1:15 pm. Ramon Gutierrez is Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gutierrez is also a member of AAC&U's Board of Directors.
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 09:32:38)

The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities
Thursday, January 21, 1:30-2:30 pm. Frank J. Donoghue, Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University and author, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities (Fordham University Press, 2008).
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 09:39:26)

Using Student Learning Outcomes for Accountability and Improvement: Lessons from the Field
Thursday, January 21, 2:45-4:00 pm. George D. Kuh, Chancellor's Professor and Director, and Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director--both of the Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington; Peter Ewell, Vice President, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems; Jane Wellman, Executive Director, Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 09:58:47)

Shaping PKAL / Stem Priorities for the Next Five Years: Aiming High and Wide: What Will be Required for Real STEM Educational Transformation
Thursday, January 21, 3:00-4:00 pm. Chair: David W. Oxtoby, President, Pomona College; Vice Chair, AAC&U Board of Directors; Peter J. Bruns, Vice President for Grants and Special Programs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; James M. Gentile, President, Research Corporation for Science Advancement; Shirley M. Malcom, Director, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Cora B. Marrett, Acting Deputy Director, National Science Foundation
(Posted on Fri, 29 01 2010 10:12:07)

Closing Plenary: For the Common Wealth: A Vision of Liberal Education for the Future
Saturday, January 23, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm. Edward Ayers is President of the University of Richmond. He was previously the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he began teaching in 1980, and was named the National Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2003. One of the nation's leading scholars on the history of the American South, Dr. Ayers has authored or edited ten books. The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction (1992)--a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize--was named the best book on the history of American race relations and on the history of the American South.
(Posted on Tue, 02 02 2010 10:47:35)

Low-Impact Practices (Formally Known as "the Curriculum")
Friday, January 22, 1:30-2:30 pm. Randall Bass, Associate Professor of English; Executive Director and Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning Initiatives for the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship; and Director of the Visible Knowledge Project at Georgetown University; Peter Felten, Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Elon University.
(Posted on Tue, 02 02 2010 12:27:04)

VALUE Symposium Keynote Luncheon: Integrative Knowledge
Melissa Peet, Academic Director, Integrative Learning and Mportfolio Initiative, Office of the Provost for Academic Information, University of Michigan
(Posted on Tue, 02 03 2010 02:36:15)