AAC&U News, March 2019
On the Road

February/March 2019

On February 7, Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, attended a National Humanities Alliance board meeting in Washington, DC. On February 19, she traveled with AAC&U’s Tia Brown McNair for a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation site visit at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. On March 5, Pasquerella attended a Washington Higher Education Secretariat meeting in Washington, DC.

Ashley Finley, senior advisor to the president, traveled to Macalester College from February 26 to 28 to work with campus leaders and faculty on implementing a comprehensive assessment strategy for student learning and civic engagement.

Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president for diversity, equity, and student success, delivered a keynote address titled “Charting Our Path Forward: A Vision for Equity and Making Excellence Inclusive” at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 14. On February 27, McNair participated in the Pathways Partner Collaborative Meeting in Washington, DC. On March 1, she facilitated workshops on “Educating Today’s Student: Inclusive Pedagogy, Equity, and Intentionality by Design” at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky. On March 4, McNair delivered a keynote address on equity and inclusive excellence at Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s spring 2019 faculty orientation day in Bourne, Massachusetts.

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                              Dawn Michele Whitehead (center) at
                              IUPUI's 30th Anniversary.

Dawn Michele Whitehead, interim vice president for communications and senior director for global learning and curricular change, participated in the Forum on Education Abroad board meeting at Howard University from February 5 to 7. Whitehead also participated in the 30th anniversary of the Office of International Affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from February 19 to 20. She served as the moderator for a panel discussion with alumni from the IUPUI International House. Whitehead also offered three workshops on curriculum internationalization at the University at Albany, SUNY, from March 5 to 6.

From February 13 to 14, Kate McConnell, assistant vice president for research and assessment, hosted the Assignment (Re)Design Action Research Collaborative project meeting in San Francisco. On February 27, she served as a panelist on “The CBE Role in the Future of Higher Education” at the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) member-only spring 2019 convening in Washington, DC.

David Scobey, director of Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP), attended the second annual High-Impact Practices (HIPS) in the States Conference from February 20 to 22. Hosted by Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the conference gathered college and university educators with the intent of improving the definitions, tracking, and assessments of high-impact educational practices at public institutions.

On February 25, Caryn McTighe Musil, senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, made the final site visit to the New School in New York, where she is serving as a consultant with Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy for an institutional climate study on diversity, equity, and student success. On March 6, Musil attended a convening in Washington, DC, hosted by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges to renew the commitment of governing boards for making "civil education" central to a civil society.

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