AAC&U News: April 2016

On the Road with AAC&U, April 2016

On April 8, Carol Geary Schneider, president of AAC&U, will travel to Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, to speak on a panel on “What Matters in College” and participate in inaugural activities for the institution’s fifteenth president, Grant Cornwell (who serves on AAC&U’s Board of Directors).  On April 13, she will travel to DePaul University in Chicago, IL, to meet with faculty and administrators at the School for New Learning, and on April 16, she will address trustees of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and presidents from the HLC’s member institutions on “Liberal Education and the New Frontiers of Quality Assurance” at their annual conference in Chicago.


Kathy Wolfe, vice president of AAC&U’s Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, will give a plenary talk and faculty workshop on integrative learning in New York City at Pace University’s “Dyson Day” conference (in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) on April 14 and 15. She then will be in Pittsburgh, PA, April 28–30 to lead a project meeting for eight campus teams working to improve Signature Work opportunities for students related to the Arthur Vining Davis Capstones and Signature Work Initiative.


Dawn Michele Whitehead, senior director for global learning and curricular change, was a featured speaker at the Association of International Education Administrator) 2016 Thematic Forum: Global Learning Through the Co-Curriculum at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, on March 17 and 18.


Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, presented a workshop on “Mapping the Curriculum to Improve Student Achievement of Defined Learning Outcomes” at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA, on March 11. She led two inclusive excellence and strategic planning workshops for Widener University faculty and administrators on March 16 in Chester, PA. On March 23, McNair delivered Empire State College’s Boyer Lecture in Saratoga Springs, New York. Her presentation was entitled, “Moving from My Work to Our Work: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”


Caryn McTighe Musil, senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, attended the National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on March 14. Musil also traveled to Boston, MA, to present the session “Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines” at the 30th Anniversary Campus Compact Conference, “Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact,” held March 20–22.


Susan Albertine, senior scholar and director of the LEAP States initiative, traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2–9, to attend the Asian Cooperative Program (ACP) Third Annual Meeting. Albertine made a presentation titled “Learning Outcomes and Assessment in Global Context.”  At the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Annual Meeting, held March 20 and 21 in Arlington, VA, Albertine presented welcoming remarks for the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Summit, joined a panel discussion titled “Pathways to Public Health Education,” and participated in a second panel discussion titled “Innovations in Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education.”



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