Program Highlights

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Date:
Thursday January 22, 2015 3:15pm
In order for us to increase STEM degree completion, close the attainment gap between underrepresented minority and majority students, and improve the analytical and quantitative skills of all students, change is needed in our STEM courses and...


Date:
Thursday January 22, 2015 4:30pm
Postsecondary attainment is a cornerstone of this country’s promise that education is a path to a better future.  That promise is in peril, however, and it remains to be seen whether or not colleges and universities will be able to address the...




Date:
Thursday January 22, 2015 4:30pm
Many colleges, universities, and community colleges are making global learning and engagement a top priority, and, increasingly, students are working intensively on such global/local challenges as health, literacy, sustainability, energy, human...


Date:
Friday January 23, 2015 8:45am
The New American Colleges & Universities has established a national award to honor the legacy of Ernest L. Boyer by recognizing an individual whose achievements in higher education exemplify Boyer’s quest for connecting theory to practice and...
Date:
Friday January 23, 2015 10:30am
Numerous efforts are underway in colleges and universities in the United States to enhance student learning at the course, program, and institution level. Two such initiatives are the Degree Qualifications Profile and Tuning USA. This session draws...



Date:
Friday January 23, 2015 10:30am
The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is a consortium of 11 large public research universities—led by university presidents and chancellors—committed to making high-quality college degrees accessible to a diverse body of students.  Because...


Date:
Friday January 23, 2015 1:30pm
This session will feature findings from two new national surveys exploring what is required for college graduates to succeed in today’s competitive global economy.  It will explore whether or not students and employers are “on the same page” in...

Date:
Friday January 23, 2015 2:45pm
Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa—authors of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses—will discuss their new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift, which follows the same cohort of undergraduates through the rest of their college careers and out...

Date:
Friday January 23, 2015 4:15pm
Digital technologies have changed higher education in many ways, including through online and blended learning platforms to deliver courses and degrees, technology-enhanced pedagogies, and experiments in digital badging and stackable credentialing....



Date:
Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00am
Candace Thille, Senior Research Fellow for Online Learning at Stanford University, will deliver the Opening Plenary for Saturday’s Forum on Digital Learning and E-Portfolios.  This presentation is open to all Annual Meeting registrants.

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