AAC&U News, December 2016

On the Road with AAC&U, December 2016

On November 16, Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, traveled to New York City to speak on a panel, “Achieving a Winning 21st-Century Higher Education Talent Pool,” at the 2016 TIAA Institute Higher Education Leadership Conference, “Waves of Change.”

On November 7, Amy Jessen-Marshall, AAC&U vice president for Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, gave a presentation titled “Guided Learning Pathways in Evidence-based Thinking and in Public Health,” along with Richard Riegelman of the George Washington University and Jennifer Stanford of Drexel University, at the League for Innovation in the Community College’s STEMtech conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also attended the “Comprehensive Student Records Convening” hosted by Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 28–29.

On November 10, Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, presented on curriculum coherence and efficiency and high-impact practices at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

Terrel Rhodes, vice president for quality, curriculum, and assessment, and executive director of VALUE, gave the keynote address on November 8 at the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning’s regional eportfolio conference at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA. He also traveled to the United Arab Emirates from November 11 to 18 and spoke at the Assessment Leadership Institute regarding general education assessment.

Rebecca Dolinsky Graham, AAC&U director for student success in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, presented on November 9 at the American Association of Community Colleges’ 2016 Fall Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Graham addressed AACC’s Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity on LGBTQ Student Success. On November 11, Graham presented and facilitated workshops on first-generation and underserved student success during SUNY Old Westbury’s “The Playing Field: First-Generation Students and Higher Education” conference in Old Westbury, New York. 

Susan Albertine, AAC&U senior scholar and director, LEAP States, traveled to Osaka and Kobe, Japan, from November 7 to 15 for a series of meetings and events in partnership with the Japan Association for College and University Education (JACUE). JACUE is a global liberal education partner of AAC&U. The two organizations seek mutual understanding and cooperation to support and enhance students' success in general and liberal education. Albertine made a keynote presentation titled "It's All About the Learning: Practices of Assessment Design in the United States" at a conference titled "Assessment for Quality Assurance." The conference was hosted by Kansai University for International Studies and brought together a number of Japanese institutions toward further collaboration. During the week of meetings, Albertine also facilitated discussions of collaborative approaches to service learning and STEM.

Caryn McTighe Musil, AAC&U senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, travelled to Brooklyn, New York, on November 14 to attend a public forum, “Promoting Religious Pluralism and Inclusive Citizenship,” hosted by Kingsborough Community College in connection with Citizenship Under Siege, a project directed by AAC&U and The Democracy Commitment and funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities in the Public Square program. Musil traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to participate as a member of the DukeEngage National Advisory Board in their fall meeting from November 30 to December 1.

On November 4, Dawn Michele Whitehead, AAC&U senior director for global learning and curricular change, delivered the plenary address, “Putting a Powerful ‘I’ in RISE: Intentional International Experiences for All,” at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ Research, International Experiences, Service Learning, and Experiential Learning (RISE) Day. She also attended the “Comprehensive Student Records Convening” hosted by Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 28–29.

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