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We thank Annual Meeting presenters for sharing their work.  Additional materials will be posted as they are received, so we invite you to check this page periodically.  (All PowerPoints and handouts are PDFs.)

Materials submitted from the Pre-Meeting Symposium are posted here; resources for pre-meeting workshops are here; and resources from the ePortfolio Forum are posted here.

For a complete listing of sessions, please visit this page.  A PDF of the Final Program is available here.

Wednesday, January 25, 7:00-8:30 pm
OPENING NIGHT FORUM:

Predict the Future by Inventing It:
Accelerating the Pace of Change in Academia
 
Leticia Britos Cavagnaro and Humera Fasihuddin—Co-Directors of the University Innovation Fellows Program at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school)

 

Thursday, January 26, 7:00-8:30 am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST FOR WOMEN FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS

Glass Cliffs, Queen Bees, and the Snow Woman Effect: Persistent Barriers to Women’s Leadership in the Academy

Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U

An article based on this presentation will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Liberal Education (to be published in May).

 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Pedagogy and the “Big Questions”
Engaging Global Perspectives and Issues in and Outside of the Classroom

Discussion Leader: Dawn Michele Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U

 

Thursday, January 26, 8:45-10:15 am

OPENING PLENARY
Always on the Fringe: Closed Futures and the Promise of Liberal Education

An open discussion moderated by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella with:

Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology, Temple University, and author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, and author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters

Jeff Selingo, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, and author of There is Life After College:  What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Beverly Daniel Tatum, former President, Spelman College, and author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race

Thursday, January 26, 10:45 am-12:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

7th Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award

“Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Campus Conversations about Race
Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College and author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race

The Boyer Award Lecture is presented by the New American Colleges & Universities

 

If the Wind Doesn’t Blow – Row: Empowering All Students through Integrated Civic Engagement Curricula

 

Jan Liss, Executive Director, Project Pericles

Adrienne Falcón, Director, Academic Civic Engagement, Center for Community and Civic Engagement; Lecturer, Sociology; Project Pericles Program Director, Carleton College

Amy Koritz, Director, Center for Civic Engagement; Professor of English; Project Pericles Program Director, Drew University

John McLain, Academic Grants and Sponsored Programs Manager; Project Pericles Program Director, The Evergreen State College

Tessa Hicks Peterson, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement; Assistant Professor, Urban Studies; Project Pericles Program Director, Pitzer College

This session is presented by Project Pericles

Peterson PPT

Peterson Handout 1

Peterson Handout 2

 

Incorporating Equity-Minded Access Strategies for STEM Success and Retention: Progress and Challenges

Melissa Schen, Director of Educational Assessment, The College of Wooster

Carina Beck, Director, Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success, Montana State University

Frans Tax, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona

Session PPT

 

Bridging Liberal Arts and Professional Education

Nate Therien, Director, Academic Programs, Five Colleges Consortium

Stephen Schreiber, Professor of Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lynn M. Morgan, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College

Cheryl Harned, Graduate Student, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Schreiber PPT

Harned PPT

 

What’s the Big Idea?: Framing & Communicating the Value of Liberal Education at Two Small Colleges

Tracy Lauder, Director of Ampersand and Associate Professor of Mass Communications, Emory & Henry College

Elizabeth Hackett, Director of Summit and Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Philosophy, Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth Kiss, President and Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, Agnes Scott College

Jake Schrum, President, Emory & Henry College

Melissa Taverner, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Biology, Emory & Henry College

Session PPT

 

Large-Scale Course Redesign Efforts: Putting Reflection Into Action

Brett Christie, Director of Quality Learning and Teaching, California State University

Kathy Fernandes, Director for Learning Design and Technologies, California State University

Jean-Pierre Bayard, Director of Systemwide Learning Technologies and Services, California State University, Sacramento

Leslie Kennedy, Director of Affordable Learning Solutions, CSU Office of the Chancellor

Website: CSU Course Redesign with Technology

Session PPT

 

Tensions in Inclusion: Working Collaboratively to Promote Civility, Robust Discourse, and Student Success

Larry Roper, former Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University; board member, Heidelberg University

David Maxwell, President Emeritus, Drake University

Kristen Hodge-Clark, Director of Research, Association of Governing Boards of Univeristies and Colleges

Moderator: Susan Whealler Johnston, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer,  Association of Governing Boards

AGB Board of Director’s Statement on Governing Board Accountability for Campus Climate, Inclusion, and Civility 

Drake University Statement of Principles

AGB Snapshot handout

 

Building Capacity for Learning-Centered Faculty Collaboration

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, NILOA

Susan Albertine, Senior Scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Daniel McInerney, Professor of history, Utah State University

Rebecca Karoff, Associate Vice Chancelllor for Academic Affairs, University of Texas System

Elise Martin, Dean of Assessment and Professional Development, Middlesex Community College

Session PPT

 

“Coming Clean”: Rebuilding the Public Trust

Paul Gaston, Trustees Professor, Kent State University

Natasha Jankowski, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment,

Aaron Thompson, Interim President, Kentucky State University

Mary Petrisko, President, WASC Senior College and University Commission

Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Strategic Engagement, Lumina Foundation

Website for Degree Qualifications Profile

PPT Presentation

 

Rethinking the Mid-Career Malaise: New Lessons from Post-Tenure Liberal Arts Faculty

Jan Thomas, Senior Associate Provost, Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies, Kenyon College

Karla Erickson, Associate Dean of the College, Professor of Sociology, Grinnell College

Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant, Professor of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Faculty Career Mentor, DePauw University

Session PPT

 

Strategic Use of Your Center for Teaching and Learning

Suzanne Tapp, Executive Director, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Tech University

Micah Logan, Associate Director, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Tech University

Debra Rudder Lohe, Director, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, St. Louis University

This session presented by the POD Network

POD resource 1

POD resource 2

POD resource 3

 

Thursday, January 26, 12:00–1:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCHEON FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS OF COLOR
Building and Sustaining Allies for Turbulent Times

Michelle Asha Cooper, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Introduction by Lorenzo L. Esters, Vice President, Philanthropy, USA Funds

USA FundsAAC&U thanks USA Funds for their generous support of this event.

 

 

Thursday, January 26, 1:30-2:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success

Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Learning, and Student Success, AAC&U

Michelle Asha Cooper, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Susan Albertine, Senior Scholar, AAC&U

Nicole McDonald, Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation

Thomas Major, Jr. Corporate Counsel, Lumina Foundation

This session is sponsored by Wiley/Jossey-Bass

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Pursuing and Maintaining Excellence in Assessment

Alice Knudsen, Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Academic Assessment, Mills College;

Courtney Peagler, Vice President, Taskstream

This session is sponsored by Taskstream

Session Information

Mills College Handout 1

Mills College Handout 2

 

Non-Traditional Students at Public Liberal Arts Colleges: The Equity Imperative

Moderator: Suzanne Shipley, President, Midwestern State University

Renee Wachter, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Donna Price Henry, Chancellor, University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Anne Huot, President, Keene State College, New Hampshire

Peter Mercer, President, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

This session is presented by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Leveraging Research to Transform STEM Teaching and Research Environments

Leila Kamal, Vice-President for Design & Expertise, EYP Architecture & Engineering

Toni Loiacano, Academic & Science Planning Expert, EYP Architecture & Engineering

Kelly G. Lyons,  Associate Professor of Biology, Trinity University and CSI Building Committee Member

This session is sponsored by EYP Architecture & Engineering

Report on "Assessment of the Center for the Sciences and Innovation at Trinity University"

Session Presentation

 

Making the Case for a Liberal Education: An Examination of Challenges from Abroad

Ghada Elshimi, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, The American University in Cairo

Ted Purinton, Dean, Graduate School of Education, American University in Cairo

 

Innovative Practices and Fruitful Collaborations:  In Support of Curricular Coherence and Integrative Advising

Joyce Babyak, Dean of Studies, Oberlin College

Eric Boynton, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Allegheny College

Henry Kreuzman, Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, The College of Wooster

Jim Pletcher, Associate Provost, Denison Univeristy

Session Material

 

Preparing and Facilitating Faculty Leadership to Further Undergraduate Research Expansion:  The View from Presidents and Provost

Joanne Altman, Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works, High Point University

Royce Engstrom, President, The University of Montana

Elizabeth Paul, President, Capital University

George Shields, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University

Sean Decatur, President, Kenyon College

Shields PPT

Shields resource 1

Shields resource 2

Shields resource 3

 

Finding a Balance: Purposeful Mathematics Pathways

Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Education and Outreach & Special Assistant to the Chancellor for P-20 Education, The University System of Maryland Office

Dewayne Morgan, P-20 Director, University System of Maryland

Session PPT

Session Handout 1

Session Handout 2

Session Handout 3

 

Exit, Voice, and Equity: Collaborating to Measure the Causes & Costs of Faculty Turnover

Kiernan Mathews, Executive Director & Principal Investigator, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, Harvard University

Susan Carlson, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs, University of California, Office of the President

Patrick Reynolds, Former Dean of Faculty, Hamilton College, and Visiting Practitioner, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, Harvard University

Website with Session Presentation

 

Thursday, January 26, 2:45-3:15 pm
30-minute sessions held concurrently with 2:45-4:00 pm sessions
 

Every Campus A Refuge—A High-Impact Community of Practice

Diya Abdo, Associate Professor of English, Department Chair, Founder/Director of Every Campus A Refuge, Guilford College
Website for Every Campus a Refuge

 

Academic Peer Leaders: Resurgent 20th Century Activity Leads to Gains in 21st Century Outcomes

Jennifer Keup, Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Session PPT
Research website

 

College Debate 2016: How Students Use Social Media to Engage their Peers in the Presidential Election

Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, Vice President for Public Affairs and University Relations, Dominican University of California

Paul Raccanello, Dean of Student Affairs, Dominican University of California

Talia Gonzalez, Student and CD16 Delegate, Dominican University of California

Prathm Juneja, Student and CD16 Delegate, University of Notre Dame

Website:  College Debate 2016

Session PPT

 

Thursday, January 26, 2:45-4:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: Campus-Based Strategies for Student Success

Presentation

Dana Garrigan, Associate Provost for Planning and Assessment and Associate Professor of Biology, Carthage College
Carthage PPT

Sonja Montas-Hunter, Assistant Vice Provost, Student Access and Success, Florida International University

Jaffus Hardrick, Vice President of Human Resources, Florida International University

Richard Prystowsky, Provost, Lansing Community College

Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U

Moderator: Lorenzo L. Esters, Vice President, Philanthropy, USA Funds

 

Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College

Lee Cuba, Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College

Nancy Jennings, Associate Professor of Education, Bowdoin College

Suzanne Lovett, Associate Professor of Psychology, Bowdoin College

Joseph Swingle, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Wellesley College

Session PPT

 

Risk-Taking, Freedom, Safety, and Well-Being: Dimensions of an Engaged Campus Culture

Moderator: Barry Schwartz, Lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Rebecca Herzig, Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bates College

Jonathan Metzl, Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University

Mona Phillips, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College

This session is presented by Bringing Theory to Practice

 

INFORMATION SESSION
Building Pathways and Partnerships for Successful Internships

Alan W. Grose, Senior Director, Academic Affairs, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Sherrod Williams, Director, Academic Internship Program,  The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

 

SEMINAR
The Dynamic of Dialogue in America’s Global Future

Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars, The Aspen Institute

This Seminar is presented by the Aspen Institute-Wye River Academic Programs

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Using IDEA’s Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) as an Indirect Measure of Impact of a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Paul Gebb, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Dance and Entertainment, Oklahoma City University

Ken Ryalls, President, IDEA

This session is sponsored by IDEA

IDEA Session Information

 

Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence:  Advancing Faculty Preparation and Engagement in Learning

Andrea Beach, Professor and Co-Director, Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education, Western Michigan University

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Weissman Center for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College

Session PPT

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Assessment Software: Innovative Reporting Structures

Lisa Bortman, Associate Provost for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Director of Assessment for Seaver College, Pepperdine University, and WSCUC Accreditation Liaison Officer 

John McGrath, Education Consultant, LiveText, Inc.

This session is sponsored by LiveText

 

Communicating the Values and Value of Liberal Education in the 21st Century

Ann Cudd, Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Philosophy, Boston University

Jeremy Schwab, Director of Integrated Marketing & Communications, Boston University

Susan Birren, Dean of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Biology, Brandeis University

Elaine Wong, Senior Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences for Undergraduate Education, Brandeis University

Poiger, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Professor of History, Northeastern University

Chris Gallagher, Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Experiential Education, Professor of English, Northeastern University

Brandeis University Information (website)

Northeastern University Information (website)

 

The Power of Civic Engagement for Student Learning and Success

Nancy Hensel, President, New American Colleges & Universities

Marisol Morales, Director of Civic and Community Engagement, and Felipe Avendano-Vela, Student—both of University of LaVerne

Donald Unger, Assistant Professor, and Erica Schomer, Student—both of St. Edward's University

Patricia Tooker, Dean of Integrated Learning, and Evelin Cabellaro Omana, Student—both of Wagner College

This session is presented by the New American Colleges and Universities
St. Edward's PPT

St. Edward's Handout
 

 

HEDs Up Session—a series of 10-minute presentations in the spirit of “TED Talks”

Rapid Prototyping of Work and Culture in America
Daniel Seddiqui, Founder/Director of Living the Map

S/He’s Just Not That Into You. Why Employers Think Students Are Ill-Prepared
Kimberly Elias, Engaged Learning Tools Coordinator, University of California, San Diego
Elias PPT

Call the Manager!  Lessons from the Sales Floor: Redefining Customer Service in Higher Ed and Fulfilling the Promise of Liberal Ed
Yan Searcy, Associate Dean, School of Health and Human Services, Southern Connecticut State University

That Je Ne Sais Quoi: Cultural Capital and College Credentials
Jane Jensen, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

Transformative Conversations: #AACU17 @Twitter
Andrea Rehn, Associate Professor of English/Co-Director, Digital Liberal Arts Center, Whittier College

 

Thursday, January 26, 3:30-4:00 pm
30-minute sessions held concurrently with 2:45-4:00 pm sessions

 

Learning Side-by-Side: Co-creating new knowledge together within today’s modern universities and the community

Cyndi Rickards, Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminology & Justice Studies, Sr. Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Side-By-Side University Coordinator, Drexel University

Jennifer Kebea, Executive Director of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University

Lucy Kerman, Senior Vice Provost, University and Community Partnerships, Drexel

Cicely Peterson-Mangum, Executive Director, Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Drexel University

Session PPT

 

High-Impact Practices and Students of Color: Investigating the Hypothesis of Harm

Alexander McCormick, Associate Professor and NSSE Director, Indiana University Bloomington

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research

Robert M. Gonyea, Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research

Website for NSSE High-Impact Practices

 

Thursday, January 26, 4:15-5:30 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 

Multiple HIPs and Integrated Learning: Considerations for Coherence, Equity, and Quality 

Kevin Eagan, Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), UCLA

Jennifer R. Keup, Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina-Columbia

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute, Indiana University

Andrew K. Koch, Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Leadership & Innovation Officer, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Tia Brown McNair, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U

Session PPT

 

Revealing Value:  New Directions for Assessing the Impact of Undergraduate Research

Susan Larson, Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics, Concordia College - Moorhead

Heather Haeger, Assessment and Educational Reserach Associate, California State University, Monterey Bay

Elizabeth Ambos, Executive Officer, Council on Undergraduate Research

Anne Boettcher, Undergraduate Research Institute and Honors Program Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Roger Rowlett, Gordon and Dorothy Kline Professor of Chemistry, Colgate University

This session is presented by the Council on Undergraduate Research
CUR Presentation

CUR Website
 

Reimagining Higher Education for the New Majority

Moderator: Barry Checkoway, Professor of Social Work and Professor of Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berea College

David Scobey, Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan

Adriana Aldana, Assistant Professor of Social Work, California State University, Dominguez Hills

This session is presented by Bringing Theory to Practice

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Technology to Support Integrated Learning and Deep Student Engagement in a STEM Department

Bonnie Comella, Director of Advising and Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University; Justin Crowley, Executive Director, AdviseStream, Inc.

This session is sponsored by AdviseStream

 

Discoveries from the Faculty Collaboratives

Susan Albertine, Senior Scholar and Director, LEAP States

Terry Di Paolo, Executive Dean of Online Instructional Services, Dallas County Community College District

Daniel McInerney, Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of History, Utah State University

Keith Anliker, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry and Director of Laboratory & Curriculum Support, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Christina Chavez-Reyes, Professor and Chair Department of Liberal Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Timothy M. Dale, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Website:  Faculty Collaboratives

 

Liberal Education and General Education in China

Baoyan Cheng, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Haishao Pang, Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology

Wanying Wang, University of British Columbia

Aiai Fan, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Peking University

Baoyan Cheng PPT

Haishao Pang PPT

 

Communicating Value through Sustainable Business Models

Jim Hundrieser, Associate Managing Principal, Association of Governing Boards Institutional Strategies

AGB Website
Hundreiser PPT

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Student and Faculty Engagement: ePortfolio as Community and Network

Michele Jackson, Associate Provost for University eLearning Initiatives, College of William & Mary

Karen Baldeschweiler, Chief Learning Officer, Everspring

This session is sponsored by Everspring

 

“Someone who Looks like Me”: Promoting the Success of Students of Color by Promoting the Success of Faculty of Color

Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of French and English, Whitman College

S. Brooke Vick, Associate Professor of Psychology, Whitman College

Kazi Joshua, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Whitman College

Michael Benitez, Chief Diversity Officer and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Puget Sound

Mary James, Dean for Institutional Diversity and A. A. Knowlton Professor of Physics, Reed College

An article based on this presentation will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Liberal Education (to be published in May).

Session PPT

Session Handouts

 

Friday, January 27, 7:00–8:30 am

 

Networking Breakfast: Designing Intentional Pathways to Make Excellence Inclusive
Welcoming Remarks:  Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Learning, and Student Success, AAC&U

 

Roundtable on "Creating Inclusive Co-Curricular Learning Environments in STEM
Jennifer Lundmark, Professor of Biological Sciences, Lynn Tashiro, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, Micaela Kapp, Student, and Sophia Jinata, Student—all of California State University, Sacramento
Roundtable resources

 

Friday, January 27, 8:45-10:00 am
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Advancing Roadmaps for Community College Leadership to Improve Student Learning and Success

 

Presentation

Franklyn Rother, Dean, Academic and Career Transitions, Brookdale Community College

Audrey Green, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, College of the Canyons

Denee Pescarmona, Dean, Instructional Support and Student Success, College of the Canyons

Mark D. Williams, Director, Career Services and Project Director, Male Student Success Initiative, The Community College of Baltimore County

Moderator: Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U

 

The Whole Student: Intersectionality and Well-Being

Moderator: Lee Knefelkamp, Senior Fellow, AAC&U

Leeva Chung, Professor of Communication Studies, University of San Diego

Janie Ward, Chair, Education and Africana Studies Department, Simmons College

This session is presented by Bringing Theory to Practice

 

Capitalizing on Capital Projects to Launch a Culture of Innovation and Collaboration

Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College, St. Olaf College

James Swartz, Dack Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Center for Science in the Liberal Arts, Grinnell College

Marianne Begemann, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources, Vassar College

Carolyn Newton, Provost and Professor of Biology, The College of Wooster

Daniel Dressen, Associate Provost and Professor of Music, St. Olaf College

Session PPT

Newton PPT

Begemann PPT

Dressen PPT

Swartz PPT

 

Building a Productive Culture of Teaching and Learning: Contributions from Faculty Development

Carol Rutz, Director, Writing Program, Carleton College

Cathryn Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Mary Huber, Senior Scholar Emerita, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Handout 1
Tracer Handout
Methods

 

Using a Faculty Learning Community to Advance Public Scholarship in Promotion & Tenure Guidelines

Julie Hatcher, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Service & Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Margie Ferguson, Senior Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, IUPUI

Elee Wood, Professor, Chair Museum Studies, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI

Ross Silvermann, Professor, Fairbanks School of Public Health IUPUI

Hatcher PPT

 

Guided Pathways to Complete General Education at a Four-Year Institution

Colleen Sexton, Associate Provost and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Ann Vendrely, Associate Provost and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Aurelio Valente, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Governors State University

Deborah Bordelon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University

GSU Presentation

 

How College Affects Students: Lessons Learned from Recent Evidence

Nicholas Bowman, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, University of Iowa

Matthew Mayhew, William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor, The Ohio State University

Gregory Wolniak, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes, New York University

Session PPT

 

Friday, January 27, 10:30-11:45 am
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Civic Engagement, Student Agency, and Well-Being: Campus Projects

 

Moderator: Ashley Finley, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Dominican Experience, Dominican University of California            

Julie Owen, Associate Professor of Leadership & Integrative Studies, George Mason University

Joyce Stern, Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising, Grinnell College

Patrick Connelly, Dean of Students and Director of Student Engagement, Landmark College

This session is presented by Bringing Theory to Practice

Owen PPT

Finley PPT

 

Challenges to Liberal Education: Assessment as Bridge, ePortfolios as Illustration

Susan Scott, Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Susan Kahn, Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, IUPUI

Session PPT
 

What is the Value of a College Degree?

Pamela Brown, Vice President of Institutional Research and Academic Planning, University of California

Kimberly Peterson, Manager of Academic Planning Analysis, University of California

Brianna Moore-Trieu, Institutional Research and Planning Analyst, University of California

Session PPT

 

Growing Global Citizens in Homogeneous Soil

Lorna Hernandez Jarvis, Professor of Psychology, Hope College

Deirdre Johnston, Professor of Communication, Hope College

Gabriele Dillmann, Julian H. Robertson Jr. Endowed Professor & GLCA Consortial Languages Director, Denison University

Patricia Lamson, Director, International Programs, Earlham College

Session Handouts

 

Grabbing Third Rails: Courageous Responses to Closing Our Equity Gaps

Richard Prystowsky, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Lansing Community College

Russell Lowery-Hart, President, Amarillo College

Jordan Herrera, Director of Social Services, Amarillo College

Sherri Fannon, Professor of Nursing, Lansing Community College

Session PPT

Session handout

An article based on this presentation will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Liberal Education (to be published in May).

 

Redistributing Responsibility: Critical Stakeholders and Student of Color Success

Presentation

Norm Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College

 

HEDs Up Session—a series of 10-minute presentations in the spirit of “TED Talks”

Inspiration to Innovate: Creating Dynamic Learning Environments for Educational Equity
Alysson Satterlund, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, California State University, San Bernardino;Terry L. Rizzo, Professor and Chair,Kinesiology, California State University, San Bernardino
Satterlund PPT

Are Your Students Dropping Out Because You’re Reinforcing Their Insecurities?
Dave Paunesku, Executive Director for the Project for Education Research that Scales, Stanford University, Stanford University
PERTS Presentation

Transforming Communication: Pivotal Action for Keeping Our Promise and Fueling Our Progress
Lori Carrell, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Development, University of Minnesota Rochester

Innovation in Higher Education: What It Is and What It Is Not
Bonnie D. Irwin, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University, Monterey Bay
Irwin PPT

Innovation Capability as a Graduate Attribute for Liberal Arts Programs
Thomas Carey, Executive-in-Residence for Teaching & Learning Innovation, British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities
Carey PPT

 

Friday, January 27, 1:30-2:30 pm

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 

 

Are You Smart Enough?
How Colleges' Obsession with Smartness Shortchanges Students

Alexander W. Astin, Allan M. Cartter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Higher Education and Founding Director, Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles

An article based on this presentation will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Liberal Education (to be published in May).

 

INFORMATION SESSION

Practice What You Teach: The Faculty Fellows Program

Gregory M. Weight, President, Washington Internship Institute

Patrick Reynolds, Former Dean of Faculty, Hamilton College, and Visiting Practitioner, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, Harvard University

 

Creating and Sustaining Politically Engaged Citizens:  A Model for Faculty and Leadership Professional Development

David Donahue, Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco

Christine Cress, Professor, Portland State University

Elaine Ikeda, Executive Director, California Campus Compact, California Campus Compact

Marcia Hernandez, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of the Pacific

Corey Cook, Dean, Boise State University

Session PPT

 

Paying Attention to Often Ignored Small Sub-Populations in Assessment Work

Allison BrckaLorenz, Assistant Research Scientist, Indiana University Bloomington

Thomas Nelson Laird, Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research & Associate Professor in the School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington

Session PPT

 

Making the Argument for Shared Governance: One Campus’s Work To Revise The Model for Public Responsibility & a Changing Faculty

Nicola Pitchford, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California

Lynn Sondag, Associate Professor of Art, Chair of Faculty Forum, Dominican University of California

Robin McCloskey, Adjunct Professor of Art, Adjunct Faculty Union representative, Dominican University of California

Session PPT

 

SPONSOR SESSION:
Building Trust with Big Questions: Connecting Experience, Identity, and Engagement

Julie Reed, Senior Director for Partnerships, Ask Big Questions

Stephanie Kurtzman, Interim Executive Director, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, Washington University

This session is sponsored by Ask Big Questions

 

Launching a New Diversity Office: Success for the Long Term

Patti Hiramoto, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Chief Diversity Officer, California State University, Monterey Bay

Eduardo Ochoa, President, California State University, Monterey Bay

Dan Shapiro, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, California State University, Monterey Bay

Lacey Raak, Sustainability Director, California State University, Monterey Bay

Session Handout

Session PPT

 

We Are All Educators: Using LEAP to Engage the Campus in Student Success

Beverly Kopper, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Susan Elrod, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Greg Cook, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Website for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater LEAP

Session PPT

 

Purposefully Reshaping Liberal Education: How Taking Religion Seriously Boosts Student Engagement and Faculty Renewal

William Sullivan, Senior Scholar, New American Colleges and Universities

Timothy Clydesdale, Professor of Sociology, College of New Jersey

Clydesdale Sullivan PPT
Clydesdale Website / Resources
CIC Website / Resources

 

New Data on Gender Identity: The Experiences of Incoming Transgender College Students

Ellen Stolzenberg, Assistant Director, Cooperative Institutional Research Program, University of California, Los Angeles

Bryce Hughes, Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Leader, Adult & Higher Education, Montana State University

Session PPT

An article based on this presentation will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Liberal Education (to be published in May).

 

Friday, January 27, 2:45-4:00 pm

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 

Globalizing the Liberal Arts: Provocations for the Future

 

Patrick Hagen, Acting Assistant Provost, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study and Director of the Lewis Global Studies Center, Smith College

Jeffrey Belnap, Dean of LIU Global College, University Dean of International Education, Long Island University-Broolyn Center

Website -- Globalizing the Liberal Arts
Session Handout
Session PPT

 

Networking Change Agents and Researchers to Accelerate Systemic Institutional Change

Susan Elrod, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Andrea Beach, Professor, Educational Leadership, and Co-Director, Center for Research on Institutional Change in Postsecondary Education, Western Michigan University

Linda Slakey, Senior Fellow, AAC&U, and Senior Advisor, AAU and APLU

Website for Accelerating Systemic Change Network

 

Responding To The Call For Greater Transparency and Accountability: How Did The University of North Carolina System Do It?

John Frederick, Director of Academic Planning and Assessment, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Christine Robinson, Executive Director Office of Assessment and Accreditation, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Muktha B. Jost, Vice Provost, Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Session PPT

 

Going Global: Assessing Students Experiences Using NSSE’s New Global Learning Module

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Bloomington

James Cole, Research Analyst, Indiana University Bloomington

Robin Helms, Associate Director for Research, American Council on Education

NSSE PPT

ACE Website / resources

 

Friday, January 27, 4:15-5:30 pm

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Open Discussion on Integrating the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has launched a study on the mutual integration of the arts and humanities with science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine in higher education. This study will examine the evidence behind the assertion that mutually integrative educational programs lead to improved educational and career outcomes for undergraduate and graduate students. If you have interest and experience with this topic, have evidence to share on the impact of integrative educational experiences on students, or are interested in learning more about this project, we welcome your participation in this open discussion.

Susan Albertine, Senior Fellow, AAC&U

Ashley Bear, Program Officer, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

James Collins, Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and Environment, Arizona State University, and Chair, Board of Directors, AAC&U

Johnnella Butler, Professor of Comparative Women's Studies, Spelman College, and Member, Board of Directors, AAC&U

For more information about this study please visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/bhew/humanitiesandstem/index.htm

 

Faculty Mentors and Student Success: Research and Discussion

James Hall, Executive Director and Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

John Miller, Assistant Director, New College, University of Alabama

Jack Herring, Dean, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University

Julie E. Owen, Associate Professor, Leadership Studies, Senior Scholar for Community Engagement

School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University

This session is presented by the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning

 

Equitable Assignments: A Conversation to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Erick Montenegro, Research Analyst, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research, University Nevada, Las Vegas

Natasha Jankowski, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

Website for NILOA
Website for Transparency in Learning and Teaching Project
Session PPT

 

Local Strategies:  Creating and Nurturing Collaborative Communities of Practice

Kristin Wobbe, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Elizabeth Beaulieu, Dean, Core Division, Champlain College

Denise Bauer, Dean - School of Liberal Arts and Food Studies, Culinary Institute of America

PowerPoint

 

Early College Faculty as a New Pathway for Ph.D. Graduates

John Weinstein, Dean of the Early Colleges, Bard College

William Hinrichs, Associate Dean of Studies, Bard High School Early College - Manhattan

John Adams, Faculty in History, Bard High School Early College - Cleveland

Ena A. Harris, Faculty in English, Bard High School Early College - Newark

Session PPT

Session Material

 

Highest Impact: The Real Hunger Games via Reacting to the Past

Mark Carnes, Professor of History, Barnard College

Charlie McCormick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University

Elizabeth Dunn, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of History, Indiana University South Bend

Bridget Ford, Professor of History, California State University, East Bay

Judith Shapiro, President, The Teagle Foundation

This session is presented by the Reacting to the Past Consortium

Reacting to the Past Website
Handout at Reacting Session

 

Who Gets to Graduate?  One System, Two Campuses, Two Different Approaches to Student Success

Rebecca Karoff, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Texas System Administration

Carolyn Connerat, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success Initiatives, University of Texas at Austin

Louie Rodriguez, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Texas at El Paso

David Ruiter, Associate Provost for Student and Faculty Success, University of El Paso

Cassandre Alvarado, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Student Success, University of Texas at Austin

PPT and presentation materials (on website)
Website: UT System Quantum Leaps
Website: UT Austin Student Success Initiatives

 

Saturday, January 28, 7:45-9:00 am
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

 

Developing a Global Mindset in the First Year through Experiential Learning

Linda Lyons, Director of Strategic Initiatives/Assistant Professor of Education, Kennesaw State University

Keisha L. Hoerrner, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida

Shelbee NguyenVoges, First-Year Global Engagment Seminars Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Education, Kennesaw State University

Handout

 

Assessing Intercultural Competence and Global Learning

Chris Cartwright, Director of Intercultural Assessment & Associate Director of Graduate Program, Intercultural Communication Institute

Joyce Osland, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership and Executive Director of the Global Leadership Advancement Center, San Jose State University

Discussion Handout 1

Discussion Handout 2

 

Learning and Leading through Community Engagement

Lucy Smith, Engaged Learning Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College

Jen Seltzer-Stitt, Community Relations Director, Salt Lake Community College

Sean Crossland, Thayne Center Assistant Director, Salt Lake Community College

Emily Dibble, ePortfolio Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College

Roundtable information

 

Emerging Research and Lingering Questions about Integrating Study Away as Global Learning with the University Experience

Jessie Moore, Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University

Lynette Bikos, Associate Dean, School of Psychology, Family, and Community, Seattle Pacific University

Lisa Jasinski, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University, and Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin

Nina Namaste, Associate Professor of Spanish, Elon University

Information Graphic

 

Transformative Experiential Learning (TEL): A Social Justice Model of Leadership and Professional Development For Students

 

Robin Selzer, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Todd Foley, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Kevin Geiger, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Session Handout

 

Inclusiveness in Undergraduate Research:  Advancing Access in Non-Traditional Ways

Susana Rivera-Mills, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Oregon State University

Sujaya Rao, Director of Undergraduate Research, Oregon State University

Sophie Pierszalowski, Program Director, STEM Leaders, Oregon State University

Greg Mulder, Professor, Physical Science, Linn Benton Community College

Roundtable Handouts

 

Incorporating Campus-Based Cultural Resources into the Humanities Curriculum

 

Cary Lane, Assistant Professor, Academic Literacy/English, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Video Presentation

 

 

Establishing High-Impact Practices for All Students:  The Signature Learning Experiences Model

Kristi Kneas, Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Elizabethtown College

Elizabeth Rider, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College

Roundtable resources

 

Saturday, January 28, 9:15-10:15 am
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

What Do CAOs Think? A Dialogue About Inside Higher Ed Survey Findings

Inside Higher Ed (IHE) Editor Scott Jaschik will present and lead a discussion of findings from a survey of Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) sponsored by IHE and scheduled for release in January 2017.

Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

To download the report, please visit this page.

 

Predictive Analytics as a Tool to Advance Retention and Academic Success

Craig A. Kelley, Dean of Academic Achievement, Stonehill College

Brian Oles, Director of Institutional Research & Assessment, Stonehill College

Carmen Cid, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Connecticut State University

Session PPT