Can pedagogies developed to foster critical and creative thinking in arts, design, and visual communications majors be integrated into other disciplinary areas in order to foster a civic consciousness for the public good? This webinar will highlight exemplary pedagogies and present strategies for applying them across disciplinary boundaries.
Past Events: Webinars
AAC&U webinars highlight the work being done at colleges and universities around the country to address challenges and identify best practices for enhancing the teaching and learning experience, demonstrating the value of liberal education, and preparing students to contribute to a diverse democracy and global citizenship.
- WebinarNovember 14, 2019
- WebinarOctober 30, 2019
Synthesizing five years’ worth of data, this webinar will showcase the results generated by the national—now multinational—Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative. Facilitators will present evidence of students’ attainment of such essential intellectual and practical skills as critical thinking, written communication, and civic engagement, and they will...
- WebinarOctober 22, 2019
When intentionally designed by faculty, curricular pathways can guide students to higher levels of learning, intellectual skill development, and practical knowledge. This webinar will feature the ambitious curricular change efforts currently underway to increase intentionality and reduce time to degree at the four institutions participating in AAC&U’s Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning...
- WebinarAdding VALUE: How AAC&U’s Signature Approach to Assessment Can Improve Teaching, Learning, and Student SuccessSeptember 25, 2019
Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) empowers faculty and other higher education professionals to engage in the authentic assessment of student learning by providing the tools needed to use students’ work to gauge and demonstrate their success. This webinar will present an overview of the VALUE approach and showcase the various options for employing it, from local...
- WebinarSeptember 19, 2019
What is the role of community—as a concept, an outcome, and an entity—in a liberal education, and how can community contribute to student success? How do students experience community, on and off campus? This webinar will examine emerging definitions of community, ongoing efforts to create inclusive pathways for engagement, and ways community-based practices can advance inclusive excellence....
- WebinarSeptember 5, 2019
How should global learning be integrated into the curriculum and across diverse disciplines and majors? What types of connections between coursework and field experiences not only allow students to gain global knowledge, but also prepare them to apply it in their professional and civic lives? Drawing on lessons learned from global health programs, this webinar will provide practical examples...
- WebinarJuly 23, 2019
This webinar will preview the forthcoming special issue of the AAC&U journal Peer Review, which will feature articles by HBCU STEM faculty who recently completed the Leadership Development Program of the NSF-Funded Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). As national efforts to diversify STEM continue, the authentic voices of scholar-leaders who continue the...
- WebinarJune 12, 2019
This webinar is part of a Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) initiative that links two core, growing concerns of higher education: student well-being and educational equity. What does it mean to put support for student flourishing at the center of our commitment to equity? What does it mean to place equity, diversity, and inclusion of our...
- WebinarMay 30, 2019
Today, the demand for global competitiveness in undergraduate science education is situated within a shifting sociopolitical context that is increasingly made complex by the troubling history of race relations in America. This contemporary reality requires that we boldly embrace a more dynamic conceptualization of excellence in undergraduate science education—one that advances innovation and...
- WebinarWebinar - ePortfolio Research and Practice: New Findings from the International Journal of ePortfolioMay 21, 2019
This webinar, a collaboration between AAC&U, the Association of Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), and Electronic Portfolio Action & Communication (EPAC), will highlight key findings and offer guidance for ePortfolio practice from the Spring 2019 issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio....
- WebinarWebinar - Challenge, Connection, Collaboration: Identity, Religion, Diversity, and Interfaith CooperationApril 16, 2019
With an increase in incidents centered around interfaith misunderstanding on campuses and in communities, a number of institutions are reporting a need for student, faculty, and staff preparation for interfaith engagement. This webinar will address the rationale, value, and impact of engaging religious diversity and facilitating cooperation on campuses from various institutional perspectives...
- WebinarWebinar - Connecting the Branches: Insights from the National Academies Report on Integrative LearningApril 9, 2019
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Alliance for the Arts and Research Universities, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities invite you to join the conversation on the integration of the arts and humanities in STEMM based on findings from Branches from the Same Tree: The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences,...
- WebinarWebinar - The Evolving Contributions of Teaching Centers in Rewriting the Value Narrative of EducationMarch 19, 2019
Teaching and learning centers are playing new roles at the heart of many initiatives aimed at transforming higher education’s promise and delivery of learning. This session will explore the shift of teaching and learning from the sidelines to a more central and transformative position in higher education.
- WebinarWebinar - Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront RacismMarch 6, 2019
An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar will discuss the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in...
- WebinarDecember 4, 2018
Furthering AAC&U’s work on establishing the landscape of learning across higher education, this webinar will share the project-level results of the first year of the VALUE Institute.
- WebinarNovember 13, 2018
This webinar will explore how to enable a climate of mutual respect and civility while fostering the freedom to debate and discuss the merits of competing ideas.
- WebinarNovember 5, 2018
This webinar is a collaboration between AAC&U and the POD Network. The presenters will share institutional cases and highlight issues to consider when designing diversity initiatives, especially those related to the mandates, challenges, and possibilities of specific institutional contexts.
- WebinarOctober 30, 2018
Building off the results of AAC&U’s validity study of the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) approach to assessment, this webinar will provide strategies for finding and designing assignments for the VALUE rubrics, with special attention to rubrics that faculty have found more challenging to use.
- WebinarWebinar - Civic Prompts in the Major: Disciplinary Knowledge, Democratic Culture, and the Public GoodOctober 16, 2018
Designed primarily for faculty and departmental chairs, this webinar is part of AAC&U’s larger project on civic learning in the major by design.
- WebinarSeptember 12, 2018
This webinar highlights the work being done at colleges and universities around the country to address challenges and identify best practices for enhancing the teaching and learning experience and demonstrating the value of liberal education for work, life, and global citizenship.
- WebinarAugust 28, 2018
This webinar marks the release of AAC&U’s latest employer survey, funded by AAC&U and the Newman’s Own Foundation.
- WebinarJune 19, 2018
This webinar will help participants explore concrete strategies that keep students involved, motivated, and actively learning. It will also cover a range of practical and essential instructional techniques, including student engagement strategies, collaborative learning approaches, and important ways to reconsider technology in your classroom.
- WebinarApril 27, 2018
In this webinar, administrative and faculty leaders from three institutions will share models and insights into the process their institutions took to integrate signature work opportunities into the curriculum.
- WebinarApril 19, 2018
This webinar will present findings from a three-year project on Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence led by AAC&U in partnership with the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California.
- WebinarApril 3, 2018
This webinar, designed for faculty and departmental chairs and funded by the Endeavor Foundation, will focus on how departments can structure the design, expectations, and experiences for all their majors to expand students’ civic capacities while also deepening students’ learning in the discipline.
- WebinarMarch 29, 2018
This webinar will help participants think through those negative perspectives and then craft messages that articulate the strengths and promises of liberal education. The goal is to help participants identify the most important audiences for their campuses and then develop strategies for reaching out to those audiences.
- WebinarSeptember 12, 2017