AAC&U News: May 2015

On the Road with AAC&U, May 2015

On May 17, Carol Geary Schneider, president of AAC&U, will travel to South Hadley, MA, to deliver the commencement address at her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College, and to receive an honorary degree from the institution.

Debra Humphreys, vice president for policy and public engagement, will give a campus-wide plenary presentation, “Preparing Students for Success in a Global Economy and Leadership in a Diverse Democracy,” and lead an informal workshop with advisors at the University of California–Davis on May 21.  She will also present at the University of Hartford on “High-Impact Practices and Preparing Students for Long-Term Success and Well-Being” on May 26.

Susan Albertine, vice president for diversity, equity, and student success, presented a keynote address titled “LEAP, Competencies, and Assessment” at the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s 31st Faculty-to-Faculty Conference,  held at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO.  In addition to the plenary, Albertine facilitated an interactive workshop on assessment of student work using lessons learned from the Quality Collaboratives project.

AAC&U Senior Director for Student Success Tia Brown McNair will deliver the keynote address at The Florida College System’s 2015 Connections Conference in Orlando, FL, on May 14. On May 29, McNair will travel to Chicago, IL, to participate in Bringing Quality and Equity Together: How Higher Education Leaders—Together—Are Tackling the Deepening Equity Divides, a LEAP Centennial Forum sponsored by AAC&U.

Vice President for Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment Terrel Rhodes traveled to Chapel Hill, NC, on March 26 to meet with the UNC Arts and Sciences Deans to discuss the LEAP States Initiative and the initial steps of North Carolina becoming a LEAP state. From March 28 through 30, Rhodes was in Chicago for the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference. He was a co-presenter for a faculty development presentation titled “Better Together: The Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment.” He also led a roundtable discussion on “Multi-Institutional and State Collaboration for Assessment of Learning.”

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