AAC&U News, March 2018
On the Road

February/March 2018

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Dawn Michele Whitehead (left photo, second from right) attended the Association of International Educators Administrators Annual Conference; Bethany Zecher Sutton (center) served as a faculty fellow for the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute; and Lynn Pasquerella (right) visited James Madison University, where she delivered a Vision Series lecture.

On February 9, Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, traveled to Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, to address the Presidents Forum at a convening of the North Carolina Campus Compact. On February 13, she traveled to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for a day-long campus visit with faculty, administrators, and students, which included a Vision Series lecture to the campus community. On February 21, she traveled to Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri, to meet with academic leaders about strategic planning for the institution. On March 8, she traveled to Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, to speak at a plenary session during a gathering of faculty from two- and four-year institutions from across the state.

On February 21–24, Bethany Zecher Sutton, chief of staff, traveled to Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to serve as a faculty fellow for the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute.

Tia Brown McNair, vice president for diversity, equity, and student success, delivered a keynote address during the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Annual Conference cohosted by Claflin University on February 17 in Charleston, South Carolina. On February 20, McNair delivered a keynote address titled “Strategies for Making Excellence Inclusive through Undergraduate Research as a High-Impact Practice” at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. On February 23, McNair delivered a keynote address titled “Becoming a Student-Ready College” during Indian River State College’s professional enhancement day in Fort Pierce, Florida. On March 1, McNair delivered a keynote address and facilitated a workshop on “Becoming a Student Ready College” at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.

On February 13, Terrel Rhodes, vice president for quality, curriculum, and assessment and executive director of VALUE, traveled to Radford University in Radford, Virginia, to provide consultation on their general education reform process. On February 22–24, he attended and made a plenary appearance during the High-Impact Practices in the States conference in Carson, California, on the campus of California State University–Dominguez Hills. On March 7–9, he visited the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa as part of their external review team for general education.

Amy Jessen-Marshall, vice president for integrative learning and the global commons, led a two-day faculty development workshop on curricular assessment and developing learning outcomes for Johnson State College and Lyndon State College in Vermont from February 22 to 23.

On February 13, C. Edward Watson, associate vice president for quality, advocacy, and LEAP initiatives, delivered a preconference workshop at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy in Blacksburg, Virginia, based on the book he coauthored with José A. Bowen, Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes (Jossey-Bass 2017). On March 2, he traveled to Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to lead a program review of their psychology department. On March 7, he traveled to Virginia Beach, Virginia, to deliver a presentation titled “Beyond Affordability: Evidence of OERs Impact on Student Success Metrics” for the Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium Annual Conference. On March 8, he traveled to the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, to perform midsemester formative teaching evaluations in several departments and to lead a workshop titled “Teaching Naked Techniques: Core Strategies for Improving Student Learning.”

On February 13, Dawn Michele Whitehead, senior director for global learning and curricular change, delivered a workshop, “Integrating Global Learning into Curricular and Cocurricular Experiences to Enhance Student Learning,” at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She visited the campus of Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 17–18 and facilitated two workshops on "Integrating a Global Perspective into Your Curriculum"; she also presented on "Ethical Community Engagement" with global scholars students. On February 18, she cofacilitated a workshop, "What’s New in Global Learning: The Latest Developments in Approaches, Strategies, and Methods from the US and the World" at the Association of International Educators Administrators Annual Conference in Washington, DC. On February 23–24, Whitehead participated in Clemson University’s Global Learning Institute for Faculty in Clemson, South Carolina, where she also delivered the opening plenary, "Global Learning for the 21st Century."

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