On the Road with AAC&U
On April 12, Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to speak at the award ceremony for MIT INSPIRE, a national high school research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. On April 21, she traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, to participate in the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges, at which she spoke on two panels, “Designing Equity-Minded Campus Action Plans to Improve Student Learning and Success” and “Starting and Sustaining a Climate of Support for LGBTQ Students.” On May 1 and 2, she attended a Lingnan Foundation Board of Trustees meeting in New York City. On May 4, she spoke at the presidential inauguration of Mary Papazian at San José State University in California.
Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president for diversity, equity, and student success, participated in the Teagle Foundation’s “Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence” grantee convening in New York City on April 6–7. On April 19, McNair presented an interactive keynote address during Providence College’s “Inclusive Excellence Teach-in” in Providence, Rhode Island. On May 4, McNair delivered the opening plenary during the 2017 Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference hosted by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in Spokane, Washington.
On April 19–20, Terrel Rhodes, vice president for quality, curriculum, and assessment, attended the academic resource conference of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and presented on “Assessment for Improvement: The Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Quality Student Learning.”
Amy Jessen-Marshall, vice president for integrative learning and the global commons, participated as a delegate on promotion and tenure reform at the second annual Conference of the Global Open Scholarship Initiative at George Washington University in Washington, DC, from April 18 to 21.
Dawn Michele Whitehead, senior director for global learning and curricular change, facilitated a workshop, “Strategies and Practices for Integrative Global Learning,” at Daemen College on April 7. While at Daemen, Whitehead also met with faculty and advised them on their emerging global learning plan.
Susan Albertine, senior scholar and director of LEAP States, attended the Second Information Gathering Workshop for the National Academies Study Committee on the Integration of Humanities, Arts, and STEM in Higher Education, held at Arizona State University on April 6–7. She was invited as an advisor to attend the Taking Student Success to Scale (TS3) conference convened by the National Association of System Heads in Denver, Colorado, on April 13–14. On April 21, Albertine offered a keynote presentation on LEAP in Massachusetts titled “Liberal Education for Compassionate Democracy” at the annual Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA) conference in Boston. The conference was sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.
Caryn McTighe Musil, senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to attend the DukeEngage Spring meeting as an advisory board member on April 20–21. On April 28, Musil attended a meeting at the National Endowment for the Humanities headquarters in Washington, DC, for the directors of the Humanities in the Public Square grant program.