2013 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments
Faculty Leadership for the 21st Century
July 10-14, 2013
Portland State University
The application deadline has passed for the 2013 Institute.
“…colleges and universities are creating opportunities for more integrative, connected learning through first-year seminars, learning communities, interdisciplinary studies programs, capstone experiences, individual portfolios, advising, student self-assessment, and other initiatives. Often, however, such innovations involve only small numbers of students or exist in isolation, disconnected from other parts of the curriculum and from other reform efforts.”
“A Statement on Integrative Learning” (AAC&U and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
About the Institute
The Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments is intended for colleges and universities interested in building faculty and departmental leadership for advancement of Essential Learning Outcomes—knowledge of multiple disciplines, inquiry and critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, civic learning, global knowledge and skills, and particularly, integrative and applied learning. Today, college graduates must be able to integrate and apply disciplinary and cross-disciplinary learning in new contexts as they seek better and more responsible solutions to problems encountered in work and in society.
Who Should Attend
The Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments is designed for teams of faculty and administrators who are working to articulate and link departmental, general education, and institutional-level learning goals; encourage innovative teaching, learning, and assessment practices among their colleagues; and align institutional structures to reward and sustain learning success. The Institute aims to help these teams acquire the tools needed to implement change that deepens students’ integrative capacities over time—including their ability to connect disciplinary knowledge and inquiry to responsible choices and actions.
Questions may be directed to Kathryn Angeles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-884-7413.
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