On the Road with AAC&U, November 2016
On October 13–14, Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, participated in a National Academies Board on Higher Education and Workforce Committee meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the integration of education in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the arts and humanities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. On October 17, she presented on a panel, “Career Now: The Future of Experiential and Work-Integrated Learning,” at the New England Board of Higher Education’s fall conference, “Talent 4.0: How Employable Are New England’s College Graduates and What Can Higher Education Do About It?” in Boston, Massachusetts. On October 19, Pasquerella visited Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for consultations with faculty and senior leadership. Pasquerella participated in—and spoke at—a Northeastern University summit (cosponsored with AAC&U), “The Liberal Arts Imperative in the Digital Age,” in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 20 and 21.
On October 17, Terrel Rhodes, vice president of AAC&U’S Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, gave a presentation entitled “Assessment for Learning that Matters” at the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. On October 10 and 21, he delivered a symposium address on assessment integration across departments and divisions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. On October 27 and 28, he discussed VALUE rubrics with faculty and administration at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Tia Brown McNair, vice president of AAC&U’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, participated in the USA Funds Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) Measuring College Value meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, from October 11 to 12, during which she led a workshop titled “Developing a Plan to Engage Faculty in the Development and Alignment of Career Pathways.” On October 13, McNair presented a keynote address titled “Advancing Faculty Diversity through the Vision and Practice of Inclusive Excellence” during Otis College of Art and Design’s Faculty Convocation in Los Angeles, California.
On October 20, Amy Jessen-Marshall, vice president for Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, spoke on a panel addressing “Race Relations on US College Campuses” for the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting International Education Administrators Program on behalf of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The event took place at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Washington, DC.
On October 21, Debra Humphreys, AAC&U senior vice president for academic planning and public engagement, presented with Aaron Brower, provost and vice chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Extension, at the CBExchange annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the topic of “CBE Program Quality.”
Dawn Michele Whitehead, senior director for global learning and curricular change, facilitated a discussion and presented at the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 16–18. Whitehead was one of the keynote speakers at the Conference of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Consortium at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, from October 21 to 22; from October 23 to 26, she presented and facilitated discussions on global civic engagement at the Global Liberal Arts Alliance Institute on Civic Engagement, titled “Civic Engagement and the Liberal Arts: Local Practice, Global Impact,” at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Susan Albertine, senior scholar and director of LEAP States, traveled to the College of the Canyons in Valencia, California, on September 23 to join and make a presentation to attendees of “Re-Imagining General Education: The Threshold Project.” The conference is affiliated with AAC&U's Faculty Collaboratives project and was sponsored by the California Faculty Collaboratives. On October 13–14, Albertine traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the First Information Gathering Workshop of the National Academies Committee on the Integration of the Humanities, Arts, and STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) in Higher Education. Albertine and Lynn Pasquerella are members of the committee.
Rebecca Dolinsky Graham, director for student success, joined the ACT State Organizations Fall Summit on October 28 in Iowa City, Iowa, to participate in a meeting of ACT’s External Engagement & Steering Committee. During the meeting, Graham represented AAC&U on a panel that focused on education and workplace success.
Caryn McTighe Musil, senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, spoke on the panel “Creating a BOLD Campus Action Plan” at the Maryland-DC Campus Compact President’s Institute at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, on November 2.