2015 Annual Meeting Sessions

 

THURSDAY, 8:30-10:15 AM
Opening Plenary

America's Challenge: As China Rises and Democracy Falters, How Will We Thrive?

Eric Liu is founder and CEO of Citizen University, and author of A Chinaman's Chance

The LEAP ChallengePreparing College Students—Privileged and Not—to Create Solutions for Our Future

Carol Geary Schneider, President of AAC&U

 

THURSDAY, 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
The Next Generation of Liberal Education Reforms

AAC&U will begin our second century of work with a portfolio of major initiatives, generously supported by major philanthropies, to make liberal education more purposeful, more inclusive, more digitally adept, and more transparently engaged with the world’s most pressing issues—global, societal, civic, ethical, and economic. We invite you to help us shape and advance these new initiatives—which we collectively describe as The LEAP Challenge—by taking part in one of the following forums:

 

ROADMAP: Mapping the Pathways to Equity, Inclusive Excellence, and Student Success
Susan Albertine, Vice President, and Tia Brown McNair, Senior Director for Student Success—both of the Office of Diversity Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U; Philip Sisson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Middlesex Community College; Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center

 

GEMs:   Connecting General Education with Students’ Lives and Society’s Needs
David Paris, Vice President, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, AAC&U, Scott Evenbeck, President, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College; Ken O’Donnell, Senior Director, Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships, California State University System Office; Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University; Johnnella Butler, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2005-2014, Spelman College

SIGNATURE WORK:  Preparing Students to Integrate and Apply Their Learning
Carol Geary Schneider, President of AAC&U; Henry Kreuzman, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Engagement, The College of Wooster; Seanna Kerrigan, Capstone Program Director, Portland State University; Gail Mellow, President, LaGuardia Community College; Eric Ruckh, Associate Professor of History, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

LIBERAL EDUCATION UNBOUND:  The Life of Signature Student Work in the Emerging Digital Learning Environment
Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education, Georgetown University; Jennifer Ebbeler, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Texas at Austin; Rebecca Frost Davis, Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edward’s University; J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College
Session slides and resources available here
Session Twitter Cloud and archive available here

 

TIDESTeaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM
Kelly Mack, Vice President, Office of Undergraduate Science Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, AAC&U; Jamie Bracey, Director, STEM Education, Outreach & Research, Temple University; Melvin Hall, Professor of Education, Northern Arizona University; KerryAnn O’Meara, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Maryland; and Kathryn Winter, Independent Consultant

 

FLOURISHING:  Making Higher Education Whole.  Reconnecting Liberal Learning with Well-Being
Donald Harward, Project Director, Bringing Theory To Practice, and President Emeritus, Bates College; and Corey Lee M. Keyes, Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Emory University; Moderator: Ashley Finley, Senior Director for Assessment and Research, AAC&U

 

VALUEAchieving Transformational Change in the Assessment (and Improvement) of Student Learning Outcomes
Terrel Rhodes, Vice President, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U; Genevieve Boesen, Executive Director, South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium; Bonnie Orcutt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, and Professor of Economics, Worcester State University; David Hubert, Professor of Political Science and EPortfolio Director, Salt Lake Community College;Susan B. Opp,Associate Vice President,California State University-East Bay

 

ACAD Session:
Integrated Career and Success Initiatives: Three Deans’ Perspectives on Vocation, Equity and Impact 

Susan S. Hasseler, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Augustana College

Debbie Cottrell, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Lutheran University

Pareena Lawrence, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Augustana College   

 

THURSDAY, January 22, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Presidents’  Session

The Obama Administration’s Proposed Ratings Framework

Jamienne Studley, Deputy Under Secretary of Education, US Department of Education

US Department of Education:  A College Ratings Framework

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2:00-3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions

America’s Unmet Promise and The Equity Imperative

Tia Brown McNair, Senior Director for Student Success, Chair Equity Working Group, AAC&U

Estela Mara Bensimon, Professor of Higher Education and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the USC Rossier School of Education

Daniel Greenstein, Director of Education Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Susan Johnson, Director of Equity & Inclusion, Lumina Foundation

Session slides available here

Helping Students Connect:  Integrative Liberal Learning and the Future of Liberal Arts Colleges

Ann Ferren, Senior Fellow, AAC&U

Nancy Budwig, Associate Provost and Dean of Research, Clark University

Eleanor Townsley, Associate Dean of Faculty, Mount Holyoke College

 

Facilitating Well-Being: Institutional Structures, Policies, and Priorities

Adrianna Kezar, Professor, Rossier School of Education and Co-Director, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California

Kevin Kruger, President, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Richard Miller, President, Olin College

Moderated by Jill Reich, Professor, Psychology and former Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bates College

This session is presented by the Bringing Theory to Practice Project

 

The Flex Quality Profile:  Making Quality—and LEAP—Visible in Competency-Based Education

Rebecca Karoff, Senior Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin System

Peggy James, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Brett Barker, Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County

 

Fostering 21st Century Faculty Learning through Dynamic Centers for Faculty Professional Development

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Weissman Center for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College and Professor and Director Emeritus, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst   

Ann Austin, Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

Andrea Beach, Professor, Higher Ed Leadership; Director, Office of Faculty Development, Western Michigan University

This session is presented by the POD Network

Session slides available here 
Session handout available here

The Work of the Mind and the World

 

Byron White, Vice President for University Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, Cleveland State University

Mary Gowan, Dean and Kenneth R. Bartee Endowed Professor for the College of Business, James Madison University

Seth Pollack, Director, Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay

Moderators: Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U, and Derek Barker, Program Officer, The Kettering Foundation

 

A Network Approach to the Global Spread of Liberal Education

Jonathan Becker, Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement, Bard College

Philip Fedchin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University

Riyam Kafri, Assistant Professor and Division Head of Natural Sciences, Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts and Sciences

Aliaksandr Kalbaska, Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, European Humanities University

Andrew Wachtel, President, American University of Central Asia

http://www.bard.edu/institutes/hesp/about/

Convergence and Breadth in Academic Initiatives:  Integrating National Projects, Invigorated through Global Conversations

Daniel McInerney, Professor & Associate Department Head, Utah State University

Phyllis Safman, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs, Utah System of Higher Education

Norman Jones, Director of General Education, Utah State University

 

What's Trending? Students Identify Key Spaces Conducive to Student Engagement

Leila Kamal, Vice President of Design & Expertise, EYP Architecture & Engineering

Sara Stein, EYP Architecture & Engineering

Greg Merritt, Senior Associate Director, University Housing, University of Michigan

This session is sponsored by EYP Architecture & Engineering

Session slides available here

The 1940 AAUP/AAC&U Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure Today

Julie Schmid, Executive Director, AAUP, American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Hans-Joerg Tiede, Professor of Computer Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Risa Lieberwitz, Professor of Labor and Employment Law; General Counsel, AAUP, Cornell University

David Kociemba, President, Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College, Emerson College

 

Five Dimensions of Quality: 
A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability in Higher Education

Linda Suskie, author of Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability in Higher Education and former Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

This session is sponsored by Jossey-Bass

Session slides available here 
Author's website: http://www.lindasuskie.com/

Cultivating for Change: How Transformative Planning Can Take Root and Succeed in Liberal Learning Environments

Jennifer Dugan, Professor of Political Science, Randolph College

Deborah Johnson, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Maine

Susan McWilliams, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Core Curriculum, University of Southern Maine

Jay Barth, Professor of Politics, Hendrix College

Pete Gess, Director of the Odyssey & International Programs, Hendrix College

Judith Ramaley, President Emerita and Distinguished Professor at Portland State University (Co-Facilitator)

Session slides available here

Interdisciplinary Models That Support Interconnectivity

Karen Nelson, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Austin College

Erica Bastress-Dukehart, Associate Professor, History and Director, Center for Leadership in Teaching and Learning, Skidmore College

Eric Boynton, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies Chair and Associate Professor Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Allegheny College

David Griffith, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Business Administration, Austin College

Deborah McGrath, Professor of Biology, Director, First Year Program, Sewanee: The University of the South

 

Interfaith Engagement: A Liberal Arts Imperative

Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core, IL

Rachael McNeal, Programming Coordinator, Interfaith Center, University of North Florida

Donna Carroll, President, Dominican University

Jaqueline Bussie, Director of Forum on Faith and Life and Associate Professor of Religion, Concordia College

Pluralism and Worldview Engagement Rubric
Liberal Education article:  Toward a Field of Interfaith Studies
Liberal Education articleBuilding and Assessing a Culture of Interfaith Learning

 

ACAD Session:  Walking the Talk: Creating a Strategic Plan for Global Engagement

Karen Kashmanian Oates, Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mel Schiavelli, Executive Vice President, Academic and Student Services, Northern Virginia Community College
Felix Moesner, Consul, CEO, Swissnex Boston

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 3:15-4:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions

The Equity Imperative in STEM: A Framework for Change in Undergraduate STEM Education

Susan Elrod, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, California State University-Fresno

Adrianna Kezar, Professor, University of Southern California

Kathleen (Kat) Weaver, Director of the La Verne Experience, University of La Verne

Website:  STEM Education Effectiveness Framework

 

SEMINAR:  Values Education in a Global Context—“Wicked Problems” and 21st Century Colleges and Universities

Eric Bain-Selbo, Executive Director, Society for Values in Higher Education

Greg Sapp, Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility, Stetson University

Elizabeth Gish, Assistant Professor in the Honors College, Western Kentucky University

 

Collaborating for Quality: Transfer and Student Success

Terrel Rhodes, Vice President for Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U

Ken O’Donnell, Senior Director, Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships, California State University System Office

David Hubert, Director of General Education and EPortfolio, Salt Lake Community College

Thomas B. Steen, Director, Essential Studies Program, University of North Dakota

 

Engaging the Campus: Collaboration between IT and Academics for Successful Assessment

Felecia M. Nave, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prairie View A&M University

Charlene Stubblefield, Senior Instructional Designer/Trainer, Prairie View A&M University

Paul Biney, Professor & Director of Assessment, Prairie View A&M University

James Palmer, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Prairie View A&M University

Michael Nojeim, Program Coordinator, Prairie View A&M University

Rahim Quazi, Director, Center for International Business Education, Prairie View A&M University

This session is sponsored by Taskstream

Session slides available here

Best Practices: Minority Faculty Recruitment & Retention

Sean Decatur, President, Kenyon College

James L. Moore III, Associate Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University

Taffye Benson Clayton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sabrina Wesley-Nero, Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

Moderator:  Frank Matthews, Co-Founder, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

This session is sponsored by Diverse Issues in Higher Education

 

Strengthening Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education

George Sanchez, Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, University of Southern California

Shawn Ginwright, Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy, San Francisco State University

Teresa Lloro-Bidart, Assistant Professor of Science Education, California State University, Chico

Moderated by Barry Checkoway, Professor of Social Work and Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Michigan

This session is presented by the Bringing Theory to Practice Project

 

Faculty Success for Student Success: Strategic Investment in Faculty Careers at Liberal Arts Colleges

Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Wellesley College

Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Associate Dean of Faculty and Director, Weissman Center for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College

Michael Reder, Director, Joy Shechtman Mankoff  Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Connecticut College

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Weissman Center for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College and Professor and Director Emeritus, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Session slides available here 
Handout: Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions
Handout: Seeding Blended, Cross-College Faculty Development

A Crucible Moment Civic Investment Plans:  From Paper to Practice

Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U

Curtis Brungardt, Director of the Center for Civic Leadership, Fort Hays State University

Marianne Magjuka, Director of Campus Life, Wake Forest University

Reza Fakhari, Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor of International Politics, Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New York

 

Building Partnerships for Change:  Celebrating the 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award Winners

The speakers represent the 2014 Award Recipients: California State University, Fullerton; Georgia College & State University; Hampshire College; Rice University; and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Arnold Holland, Associate Dean, College of the Arts, California State University, Fullerton

Kelli Brown, Provost, Georgia College & State University

Beth Hooker, Director, Sustainability Initiative, Hampshire College

Caroline Quenemoen, Executive Director, Center for Civic Leadership, Rice University

Jerald Ainsworth, Provost, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

This session is sponsored by The Washington Center

 

Going Public: Public Sphere Strategies for Engaging Students in Multiple College Settings

Thia Wolf, Professor of English; Director of the First-Year Experience Program, California State University-Chico

Ellie Ertle, Director of Civic Engagement, California State University-Chico

Debra David, Project Director, Compass Project, California State University Chancellor's Office

Scott Spitzer, Associate Professor of Political Science, California State University, Fullerton

April Kelly, Adjunct Faculty, Butte Community College

 

GALA:  a Global Path to Creative Engagement

Carol Long, Interim President, State University of New York at Geneseo

Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University

Alejandra Vilalta-Perdomo, Director of Internationalization, Mexico City Campus and Central & Southern Region, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Rebecca Lewis, Assistant Provost for International Programs, SUNY Geneseo

Cynthia Hammond, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

The Global Academy of Liberal Arts at Bath Spa University

 

Century America: A Multi-Campus Digital History Collaboration

William Spellman, Director, COPLAC, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Jeffrey McClurken, Professor of History, University of Mary Washington

Ellen Pearson, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Asheville

This session is presented by COPLAC:  Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
www.centuryamerica.org

 

Assessing Global Learning to Improve Student Learning and Educational Practice

Larry Braskamp, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Chicago

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director NSSE Institute, Indiana Univeristy

Robert Reason, Professor of Education, Iowa State University

 

Expanding the Student Cohort Model: New Initiatives to Support Inclusive Excellence

Jan Collins Eeaglin, Associate Dean of Students, Pomona College

Miriam Feldblum, Vice President and Dean of Students, Pomona College

Donnell Butler, Senior Assocaite Dean for PLanning and Analysis of Student Outcomes, Franklin and Marshall College

Brenda Bretz, Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Dickinson College

Session slides available here

ACAD Session:  Building Systems to Support High Impact Practices

Kimberly Bogle Jubinville, Associate Dean, School of Business, Southern New Hampshire University

Jane Yerrington, Assistant Dean, Office of the Provost, Southern New Hampshire University

Julia Lee, Associate Director Institutional Research & Academic Technology, Southern New Hampshire University

Alyssa Czarnecki-Duplissie, Associate Director, Graduate Athletic Administration, Endicott College

Session slides available here

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 4:30-5:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Global Challenges and the College Curriculum:  Preparing Students to Take Responsibility for the Future

Kavita Ramdas, Representative for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, The Ford Foundation

 

The Updated NSSE: Fresh Opportunities to Engage Faculty in Assessment Results to Improve Educational Quality

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington

Alexander McCormick, Associate Professor & NSSE Director, Indiana University Bloomington

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Anne Dueweke, Director of Faculty Grants and Institutional Research, Kalamazoo College

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Student Outcomes and College ROI:  Embedding Career Acceleration in a Liberal Arts Curriculum

David Chu, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, College of the Holy Cross

Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

Moderator:   Rya Conrad-Bradshaw, Executive Director, Higher Education, The Fullbridge Program

This session is sponsored by The Fullbridge Program

 

SEMINAR:  Is There a Place for Social Justice in Higher Education?

David Schoem, Director, Michigan Community Scholars Program, University of Michigan

Rashne Jehangir, Associate Professor of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota

Nancy Thomas, Director, Initiatives for the Study of Higher Education and Public Life, Tufts University, Tisch College-CIRCLE

 

Centennial Reflections: How AAC&U’s Own History Informs its Future

Linda Eisenmann, Provost, Wheaton College

Norman Jones, Professor of History and Director of General Education and Curricular Integration, Utah State University

Jerry Gaff, Senior Scholar, AAC&U

Alison Bernstein, Director, Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers University

 

Scaffolded Project-Based Learning: First Year–Last Year

Arthur Heinricher, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kristin Wobbe, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Richard Vaz, Dean, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Geoffrey Pfeifer, Assistant Teaching Professor, Philosophy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Session slides available here

Competency-Based Education & the “Iron Triangle”:  Demonstrating How Protecting Quality, Expanding Access and Containing Costs Can Effectively Address the Equity Imperative

Laurie Dodge, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Assessment & Planning; Vice Provost, Brandman University

Alison Kadlec, Senior Vice President, Director of Higher Education & Workforce Programs, Public Agenda

Amy Laitinen, Deputy Director, Higher Education, The New America Foundation

Charla Long, Dean, College of Professional Studies, Lipscomb University

 

Creating Cohesive Paths to Civic Engagement: Sharing the curricular and co-curricular offerings on 26 campuses

Jan Liss, Executive Director, Project Pericles

Jay Barth, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of Politics; Director of Civic Engagement Projects, Hendrix College

Terry Bensel, Associate Provost & Director of the Allegheny Gateway; Professor of Environmental Science, Allegheny College

Adrienne Falcon, Director of Academic Civic Engagement; Lecturer, Sociology, Carleton College

Laura Wenk, Dean of Curriculum and Assessment & Associate Professor of Cognition and Education; Dean of Faculty/School of Cognitive Science, Hampshire College

 

ACAD Session:  Women Leading From the Middle: The Work of Female Associate Deans Implementing Global University Initiatives 
Maggie M. Kyger, Associate Dean, College of Education, James Madison University

Jessica Adolino, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters, James Madison University

Kim Foreman, Associate Dean, College of Business, James Madison University

Peggy Shaeffer, Special Assistant to the Dean, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University

 

HEDs Up Session
A series of 10-minute presentations in the spirit of “TED Talks”

Death by Surveys, or the Myth of the Capital-F Faculty
Kiernan Mathews, Director and Principal Investigator, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Website:  Mathews presentation and related materials

From Evolution To Revolution: Rethinking The Foundational Principles Of College Success Models
Bradley Cox, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Florida State University

Sweat the Small Stuff
Laura Palucki Blake, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Harvey Mudd College

Triggers and Learning: Preparing Students for Difficult Lessons
Steven Volk, Professor of History; Director, Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Oberlin College

Picture This!  General Education in a Competency-Based Environment
Jeremy Korr, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Brandman University

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 4:30-5:00 PM
The following are 30-minute sessions.  Another set of 30-minute sessions will follow.

From “local” to global: Broadening our institutional perspectives on diversity

Susana Rivera-Mills, Executive Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Oregon State University

Jennifer Almquist, Associate Director of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon State University

Session slides available here 
Session handout available here

A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Global Ethos Throughout the University

J. Kline Harrison, Associate Provost for Global Affairs, Wake Forest University

Session slides available here

Revisiting e-Assessment:  Leveraging online platforms for outcomes assessment in the general education

Jennifer Hill, Associate Director, Office of Assessment, Duke University

Matt Serra, Director, Office of Assessment, Duke University

 

National Research and Trends on Curricular and Cocurricular Structures Supporting the Success of Second-Year College Students

Jennifer Keup, Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, University of South Carolina-Columbia

Session slides available here
WebsiteThe National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 

 

From Silos to Pathways: Bridging the Divide Between Student Support and Academic Programs to Increase STEM Persistence

Cathy Summa, Director of the Science Center, Wellesley College

Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Wellesley College

Orit Shaer, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Wellesley College

Jasmine Davis, Student, Class of 2017, Wellesley College

Cassie Hoef, Student, Class of 2015, Wellesley College

Erin E Altenhof-Long, Class of 2016, Wellesley College

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 5:15-5:45 PM
Concurrent 30-minute sessions

College Educational Quality: Assessing in-class academic rigor and teaching quality

Corbin Campbell, Assistant Professor, Columbia University in the City of New York

 

Supporting the “new majority” in higher ed:  Redesigning The First Year Of College To Bolster Achievement And Persistence Of Underserved, First Generation, And Underprepared Students

Molly Dugan, Director of Foundation Year, Northeastern University

 

International Student Engagement: Strategies for Enhancing International Students’ Sense of Belonging

Chris Glass, Assistant Professor, Higher Education, Old Dominion University

Larry Braskamp, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Chicago

Charles Schaefer, Chair International Studies Department, Valparaiso University

 

Promoting Equity and Success In STEM:  Addressing the Second Year

Jim Swartz, Dack Professor of Chemistry, Grinnell College

Leslie Gregg-Jolly, Professor of Biology, Grinnell College

Ellen Iverson, Evaluation Director, Science Education Resource Center-Carleton

Joyce Stern, Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising, Grinnell College

 

Maryland's Journey of Academic Innovation

Erin Knepler, Researcher & P-20 Program Director, University System of Maryland Office

Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 8:45-10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Guided Learning Pathways:  Defining Expectations for Community College Student Success
Maria Harper Marinick, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges

Maria Hesse, Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships, Arizona State University

Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center

Joaquin Martinez, Associate Provost, Miami Dade College

Moderator:  Gretchen Schmidt, Program Director for Postsecondary State Policy, Jobs for the Future

The Community College Leadership Summit is supported by The Kresge Foundation

Arizona State University handout available here 
Website: ASU and Maricopa Community Colleges transfer program

Welcome to STEMCentral!—Session I

Kelly Mack, Vice President, Office of Undergraduate Science Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, AAC&U

Daniel Udovic, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon and AAC&U Senior Scholar

Tania Siemens, STEM Central Project Manager, AAC&U Research Coordinator

 

Degrees, Credentials, Competencies, Transcripts: Document What Students Know and Can Do With Their Learning

Amy Laitinen, The New America Foundation

Dewayne Matthews, Vice President, Policy & Strategy, Lumina Foundation

Elena Silva, Senior Associate for Public Policy Engagement, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Moderator:  Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement, AAC&U

 

In Search of Larger Purpose:  Liberal Learning and Career Success

Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars/Executive Education, The Aspen Institute

David Langstaff, President, Argotyche, Inc. , former president and founder of Veridian Corporation and former CEO of TASC

John L. S. Simpkins, Deputy General Counsel, The White House Office of Management and Budget

Lynn Pasquerella, President, Mount Holyoke College

This session is presented by The Aspen Institute—Wye Academic Programs

 

5th ANNUAL ERNEST L. BOYER AWARD
Creating the Connected Institution: Towards Realizing Benjamin Franklin’s and Ernest Boyer's Revolutionary Vision for American Higher Education

Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and Director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver this address as recipient of the 2015 Boyer Award.

This session is presented by the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U)

 

Exemplary Practices in Engaged Scholarship: The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award 

Leda Cooks, Professor of Communications, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Steven A. Moore, Professor of Architecture and Planning, The University of Texas at Austin

John K. Schorr, Senior Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Stetson Institute for Social Research, Stetson University

Michelle Tooley, Professor of Religion, Berea College

Moderator: Andrew J. Seligsohn, President, Campus Compact

This session is presented by Campus Compact

 

High-Impact Practices and Student Flourishing: The Evidence We Have and the Evidence We Need

Robert Reason, Professor, School of Education, Iowa State University

Jay Brandenberger, Associate Director for Research and Assessment, Center for Social Concerns, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Moderated by Ashley Finley, National Evaluator, Bringing Theory to Practice; Senior Director of Assessment, AAC&U

This session is presented by the Bringing Theory to Practice Project

 

Exploring the Power of Networks to Transform in Undergraduate STEM Education and the Women of Color Who Lead the Effort

Alma Clayton-Pedersen, AAC&U Senior Scholar and Director, Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future

Olga Bolden-Tiller, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Tuskegee University

Rosalind Gregory-Bass, Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Studies  and Director, Health Careers Program, Spelman College

Tamara Rogers, Associate Professor of  Computer Science, Tennessee State University

 

NEH Funding Opportunities

 

Julia Nguyen, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities

 

Using the CCAS Standards of Practice to Support Improvement Initiatives

Anne-Marie McCartan, Executive Director, CCAS, College of William and Mary

Timothy Johnston, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Patricia Mosto, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences, Rider University

Lori Vermeulen, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Session slides available here

SEMINAR:  Are High Impact Practices Relevant for 21st Century Non-traditional Students?

Jeremy Korr, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Brandman University

Session outline available here

ADVANCING Faculty Diversity: The Role of Peer Networks

KerryAnn O'Meara, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Maryland

Carol Espy-Wilson, Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland

Stephen Thomas, Professor of Public Health, University of Maryland

Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President, University of Maryland

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 10:30-11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions

 

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Improving Faculty Development Through Intentional Collaboration

Mary Carney, Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, University of North Georgia

Dallas Dolan, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, The Community College of Baltimore County

Donna Seagle, Director, Teaching and Learning Academy, Chattanooga State Community College

Jenny Schanker, Director of Research and Institutional Practice at Michigan Center for Student Success

Moderator: Cindy Lenhart, Vice President for Community College  Relations, Achieving the Dream

The Community College Leadership Summit is supported by The Kresge Foundation

 

Welcome to STEMCentral!—Session II

Kelly Mack, Vice President, Office of Undergraduate Science Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, AAC&U

Daniel Udovic, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon and AAC&U Senior Scholar

Tania Siemens, STEM Central Project Manager, AAC&U Research Coordinator

 

SEMINAR:  High Touch Faculty Development for a High Tech World

Lott Hill, Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence, Columbia College Chicago

Soo La Kim, Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence, Columbia College Chicago

Megan Stielstra, Associate Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence, Columbia College Chicago

 

University Innovation Alliance: Lessons from Collaboration to Scale

Bridget Burns, Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance

Edward Ray, President, Oregon State University

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University

Video about University Innovation Alliance 
Video:  Michael Crow on “The Next Disruption in Higher Ed is Collaboration” 
Session materials available here 
Website: University Innovation Alliance (UIA)

 

SPONSOR SESSION
Assessing for Learning: Focusing an Interdisciplinary General Education Revision on Student Outcomes

Kate Marley, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology, Doane College

John M. Burney, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Doane College

Ida Asner, Director, Consulting Services, LiveText

This session is sponsored by LiveText 

Session slides available here 
Session handout available here

 

How It Can Be Done: Making Well-Being a Core Element of Institutional Purpose

Joan Riley, Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Senior Scholar, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University 

Heidi Elmendorf, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biology, Georgetown University

Todd Olson, Vice President for Student Affairs, Georgetown University

Nance Lucas, Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, George Mason University

Paul Rogers, Associate Chair, Department of English, George Mason University

Beth Cabrera, Senior Scholar, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, George Mason University

Pam Patterson, Associate Vice President, University Life, George Mason University

Moderated by Donald W. Harward, Director, Bringing Theory to Practice; President Emeritus, Bates College

This session is presented by the Bringing Theory to Practice Project

 

Supporting Student Learning through Holistic Faculty Evaluation

Nancy Hensel, President, The New American Colleges and Universities

David Salomon, Associate Professor of English, Director of the Kathleen Donnelly Center for Undergraduate Research, The Sage Colleges

Jon T. Kilpinen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Valparaiso University

This session is presented by the New American Colleges and Universities

Session slides available here 
Session handout available here

Making the Case for Liberal Education; Philanthropy's Continuing Role

Alison Bernstein, Director, Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus

Nancy J. Cable, President, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Holiday H. McKiernan, Chief of Staff & General Counsel, Lumina Foundation

Judith Shapiro, President, The Teagle Foundation

Eugene Tobin, Senior Program Officer for Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

 

Cooperation in a Pluralistic World: A Study of College Students’ Engagement with Religious Diversity

Matthew Mayhew, Associate Professor of Higher Education, New York University

Alyssa Bryant Rockenbach, Associate Professor of Higher Education, North Carolina State University

Ben Correia, Campus Assessment Manager, Interfaith Youth Core

Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Post Doctoral Research Associate, New York University

Kristen Glass Perez, Chaplain and Director of Vocational Exploration, Augustana College

Session slides available here
Website:  Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) 

 

Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change: Lessons from ADVANCE Institutions

Ann Austin, Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

Sandra Laursen, Co-Director and Research Associate, Ethnography and Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder

Session slides available here

A Four-Year Approach to General EducationIs It Too Much Or Is It Ever Enough?

Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University, Governors State University

Deborah Bordelon, Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Reinhold Hill, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Governors State University

Aurelio Valente, Dean of Students, Governors State University

Ann Vendrely, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Colleen Sexton, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Session slides available here

Degree Qualifications Profile and Tuning USA: Partners in Advancing Student Learning

Natasha Jankowski, Associate Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

George Kuh, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

David Marshall, Associate Director, Tuning USA

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

DQP Information
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

 

ACAD Session:  A Web Resource to Promote Sabbatical Visitation Opportunities across Institutions

Larry Stimpert, Vice President of Academic Affairs, DePauw University

Carrie Klaus, Dean of the Faculty, DePauw University

Sandra Wong, Dean of the Faculty/Dean of the College, Colorado College

Terri L. Bonebright, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Hendrix College

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1:30-2:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

 

Success After College: What Students and Employers Say is Required

Abigail Davenport, Senior Vice President, Hart Research Associates

Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement, AAC&U

Session slides available here

Cultivating Inter-institutional Collaborations to Advance Research Excellence through Diversity

Medeva Ghee, Executive Director of The Leadership Alliance, Brown University

John Hall, Professor and Chair, Chemistry Department, Morehouse College

Olaseni Sode, Postdoctoral Scholar, The University of Chicago

 

SPONSER SESSION:
The Development and Implementation of Chalk & Wire’s ‘Core ValidityTM’ Toolkit

Thelma Seyferth, Director of Research and Systems Analysis, Chalk & Wire

Rachel Bailey Jones, Assistant Professor, Nazareth College

Lisa M. Harris, Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, Monmouth University

This session is sponsored by Chalk & Wire

 

SEMINAR:  "Translating” the Meaning and Purpose of Liberal Education for International Undergraduate Students

Deirdre Heistad, Liberal Arts Core Director/Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa

Jeffrey Funderburk, Professor of Music, University of Northern Iowa

 

The Future of the ePortfolio Research Agenda: Pressure Points and Opportunities

Kathryne McConnell, Assistant Director, Assessment & Evaluation, Virginia Tech

C. Edward Watson, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Georgia

Gail Ring, Director, ePortfolio Program, Clemson University

 

For Institutions, By Institutions: Creating a Framework for Post-Collegiate Outcomes Reporting

Kent Phillippe, Associate Vice President, Research & Student Success, American Association of Community Colleges

Teri Hinds, Associate Director, Voluntary System of Accountability, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Website:  Post Collegiate Outcomes Initiative

 

Culturally Responsive, Inclusive Pedagogies for the Future: Challenging Dystopic Visions

Gertrude Fraser, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Special Advisor to the Provost, University of Virginia

Patricia Lowrie, Sr Consultant to the Provost, Dir. Emeritus Women's Resource Center, Michigan State University

 

Developing Greater Impact with High-Impact Practices: Internships and Civic Engagement

Gregory Weight, President, Washington Internship Institute

Ariane Hoy, Vice President for Program and Resource Development, Bonner Foundation

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research/NSSE Institute

Website and session materials:  Bonner Network

 

Connecting LEAP Learning Outcomes to the Planning of Learning Spaces

Jeanne Narum, Principal, Learning Spaces Collaboratory
http://pkallsc.org/

 

New Research on the Transfer of Writing Knowledge and Practice and Its Implications for High-Impact Writing-Intensive Courses Across the University

Jessie Moore, Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University

Kathleen Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor, Florida State University

Liane Robertson, Assistant Professor, William Paterson University

Kara Taczak, Lecturer in the University Writing Program, University of Denver

Carol Hayes, Deputy Director, University Writing Center, George Washington University

 

ACAD Session:  Building Bridges: Shared Vision for Student Success

Kristen M. Fragnoli, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs,  Finger Lakes Community College

Kate Smith, Dean of Academic Foundations Monroe Community College

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2:45-4:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions

 

Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates

Richard Arum, Professor of Sociology and Education, New York University

Josipa Roksa, Associate Professor of Sociology and Education and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Virginia

 

STIRring Up Learning:  Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Through Case Studies

Katherine Hunting, The George Washington University; Angela Bauer, High Point University ; Richard Riegelman, The George Washington University;  Justin Armstrong, Wellesley College;  Lynn Burley, University of Central Arkansas;  Loren Byrne, Roger Williams University; Tami Carmichael, University of North Dakota; Sal Meyers, Simpson College; Karen Singer Freeman, Purchase College, State University of New York; Vandana Singh, Framingham State University; Jennifer Stanford, Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology, Drexel University; Katie Wilson, City University of New York;  Adele Wolfson, Wellesley College; Ryan Zerr, University of North Dakota

This session is presented by AAC&U's project, Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS)

Session slides available here
List of case studies
Case study abstracts and use in courses

The High Impact of ePortfolio Practice

Bret Eynon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, LaGuardia Community College - City University of New York

Laura M. Gambino, Acting Associate Dean for Assessment and Technology, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (CUNY)

http://c2l.mcnrc.org/

 

Inclusive Excellence as the Cornerstone of a Liberal Education:  Creating a Framework for Race-Conscious and Equity-Minded Practice at your Institution

Lunden MacDonald, Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages Department, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Ramon del Castillo, Chair and Professor of Chicano Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Vicki Golich, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Debbie Hanson, Consultant and Project Manager, Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

Session session slides available here 
Session handout available here 
Session worksheet available here 
Website: Metropolitan State University's Equity in Excellence

Defining Promise: Optional Standardized Testing Policies in American College and University Admissions

William Hiss, Retired Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Bates College

Valerie Franks, Consultant,

Session slides available here 
 

Networked Approaches to Pedagogical Reform in Undergraduate STEM Education

Linda Slakey, Senior Fellow, Association of American Colleges & Universities

Howard Gobstein, Executive Vice President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Mary Huber, Senior Scholar Emerita, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Emily Miller, Project Director,  AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, Association of American Universities

 

Supporting Transfer and Swirling Students through Intersystem Collaboration

Debra David, Project Director, Give Students a Compass, California State University System Office

Michelle Pilati, Project Director, Linked Learning Pathways to the Baccalaureate, and Professor of Psychology, Rio Hondo College

Ken O'Donnell, Senior Director, Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships, California State University Chancellor's Office

Tia McNair, Senior Director, Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities

 

Pedagogy and the Big Questions: Dealing with Religious Commitments,  Strongly Held Values,  and Belief Systems  in the Classroom

Norman Adler, University Professor & Special Assistant to the Provost, Yeshiva University

Norman Jones, Professor of History, Director of General Education, Utah State University

Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Bonnie Glass-Coffin Professor of Cultural and Applied Anthropology, Utah State University

Davis Paris, Vice President for Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, AAC&U

Ravi Gupta, Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies, Utah State University

 

“Professor X” or Ex-Professor? A New Vision for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Dan Butin, Dean, School of Education & Social Policy, Merrimack College

Sanjoy Mahajan, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Session slides available here 
Additional session materials available here

ACAD Session:  Assistant/Associate Deans—Agents of Liberal Education  

James M. Sloat, Assistant Provost, Colby College

Sheryl Culotta, Associate Provost, Wesleyan University

Jennifer Scanlon, Associate Dean for Faculty, Bowdoin College

Kirk Read, Associate Dean, Bates College

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 4:15-5:30
Concurrent Sessions

The Future of Liberal Education in the New Learning Ecosystem

Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education, Georgetown University

José Antonio Bowen, President, Goucher College

Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Virginia Commonwealth University

J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College

 

Promoting High-Impact Practices and Assessment Efforts in an Era of Part-Time Faculty Growth: Practical Solutions to Challenges

Daniel Maxey, Dean's Fellow in Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California

Adrianna Kezar, Professor, University of Southern California

Susan Albertine, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges & Universities

Rebecca Dolinsky, Program Manager and Research Analyst, Association of American Colleges & Universities

 

Scaling-Up and Scaffolding Undergraduate Research Within Higher-Education Systems and Consortia

Elizabeth Ambos, Executive Officer, Council on Undergraduate Research

Jeffrey Osborn, Dean of the School of Science, The College of New Jersey

Roger Rowlett, Gordon and Dorothy Kline Professor of Chemistry, Colgate University

Amelia Ahern-Rindell, Associate Professor in Biology, University of Portland

Julio Rivera, Professor of Management and Marketing, Geography and Earth Science, Carthage College

CUR Workshop Program on Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research
This session is presented by the Council on Undergraduate Research

 

Reforming STEM education: Examining change by discipline, 2004-2012

Alexander McCormick, Associate Professor & NSSE Director, Indiana University Bloomington

Thomas Nelson Laird, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington

Christina Schute, Program Coordinator, Project Kaleidoscope

Kelly Mack, Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope

 

“A Professor Who Cared”: Nurturing and Rewarding Strategic Relationships Between Faculty and Students

James Hall, Executive Director, Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning

Isobel Roche, Dean of the College, Bennington College

Nancy Murray, Academic Dean, Evergreen College

 

Two Approaches to Assessing Civically Engaged Student Learning

Sylvia Gale, Associate Director, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, University of Richmond

Bryan Figura, Director, Bonner Scholars Program, University of Richmond

Shannon Hoffman, Community Service Coordinator, Rhodes College

Elizabeth Thomas, Director of Urban Studies and Associate Professor of Psychology, Rhodes College

Marsha Walton, Professor of Psychology, Rhodes College

Session slides available here

SEMINAR:  Spirituality and Liberal Education: Possibilities and Provocations to Become More Inclusive

Kathleen Goodman, Assistant Professor, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University

 

Getting to 60%: An Innovation Strategy for Dramatically Increasing Student Success and Persistence

Linda Schott, President, University of Maine at Presque Isle

Cory Curl, Senior Fellow, Assessment and Accountability State Policy and Implementation Support, Achieve

J. Duke Albanese, Senior Policy Advisor, Great Schools Partnership

David Ruff, Executive Director, Great Schools Partnership

Jennifer Wolfe, Program Advisor, The Learning Accelerator

 

ACAD Session:  The Teaching Dean: Joys and Challenges of Directly Engaging in Students’ Education

Ivan Fuller, Associate Dean of the School of Fine & Performing Arts, Rider University

Robert Gregerson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University

Michelle Loris, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Sacred Heart University

Jonathan Millen, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences, Rider University

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 8:00-8:45 AM

Developing Liberal Learners in a Digital Age

Candace Thille, Founding Director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University and Senior Research Fellow for Online Learning, Stanford University

 

A Dialogue About Inside Higher Ed Survey Findings

Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement, AAC&U

This session is presented by Inside Higher Ed

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 9:00-9:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions

 

SEMINAR:  A Speedy Fix for the Humanities

Matthew Moen, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences and Lohre Distinguished Professor, University of South Dakota

 

Lost In Translation? From National Aspirations to Campus Practices

Cass Freedland, France-Merrick Director, Community-Based Learning, Goucher College

Amy Koritz, Director of Center for Civic Engagement and Professor of English, Drew University

Tom Arcaro, Professor of Sociology, Director of Project Pericles, Elon University

 

SERIES OF BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Sustaining Change: Lessons from 20 Years of Community-Engaged Educational Reform at Portland State University

Vicki Reitenauer, Instructor, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Portland State University

Yves Labissiere, Director, University Studies, Portland State University

Seanna Kerrigan, Capstone Program Director, Portland State University

Rowanna Carpenter, Director of Assessment and Upper Division Clusters, Portland State University

Annie Knepler, University Studies Writing Coordinator, Portland State University

 

The pHunger Games and Think Like a Scientist: How One College Used Direct Assessment of Student Learning to Strengthen Faculty Governance of the Curriculum

Cate Rowen, Executive Director of Institutional Research, Smith College

Patricia DiBartolo, Professor of Psychology, Smith College

Elizabeth Jamieson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Smith College

Session handout available here

Higher Education’s “Dirty Little Secret” and Doing Something About It

Ronald Toll, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida Gulf Coast University

Linda Serro, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Director, Lucas Center for Faculty Development, Florida Gulf Coast University

Session handout available here

Battling Giants: Turning Disadvantages into Advantages by Moving from a Course-Based to a Competency-Based General Education Curriculum

Diana Comuzzie, Dean of Sciences and Mathematics, Schreiner University

Sawa Kurotani, Director of Curriculum, The University of Redlands

Session handout available here 
The University of Redlands Model of Liberal Arts Inquiry available here 
Schreiner University Core Assessment Rubrics available here

Education that Empowers: A Model for Global Learning and Flourishing

 

Stephen Darr, Executive Director, Peacework

Kelly Behrend, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Peacework

Kathryn Elmore, Teaching Associate, Roanoke College

Lincoln Gibbs, Associate Chair of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Salisbury College

Jessica Rice, Director of Academic Programs, Peacework

 

Local/Regional/Global: Building Regional Transactions to Pilot Global Transformation

Victora McGillin, Professor of Psychology, Otterbein University

Nick Santilli, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Notre Dame College

Robert Haak, Vice President and Dean of the College, Hiram College

Session handouts available here

Collaborative Methods for Increasing Minority Students’ Access and Success Through High-Impact Global Learning

Stephanie Doscher, Associate Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University

Jaffus Hardrick, Vice Provost for Student Access and Success, Florida International University

Session Materials

When Experiential Education Flourishes:  A Longitudinal Study of Student Outcomes

 

Constance Book, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Elon University

Jeffrey Coker, Director of the Core Curriculum, Elon University

Evan Heiser, Assistant to the Vice-President for Student Life, Elon University

Steven House, Provost, Elon University

 

Building Global Connections & Community: Shifting the Frame of Reference

Shelli Fowler, Senior Director of Networked Pedagogies in Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies and Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech

Karen DePauw, Vice President for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School, Virginia Tech

Jake Grohs, Doctoral candidate, Educational Psychology and Associate Director of Engaged Learning & Scholarship, Virginia Tech

 

Nimble Advising in a 21st Century Space

Louie Bottaro, Head Advisor of the College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University

Tristen Shay, Assistant Head Advisor of the College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University

 

Balancing Breadth and Depth in Academic Program Review

Wendy Sherman Heckler, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of University Programs, Otterbein University

Kathryn Plank, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Otterbein University

Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Otterbein University

 

Social Media:  A Three-Step Framework for Effective Classroom Use

Scott Weiland, Chair, Department of Mass Communications, King's College

Session handout available here

The following sessions are open to all Annual Meeting registrants and are offered in conjunction with the Forum on Digital Learning and E-Portfolios. The complete schedule for the Forum is available here.

Communicating the Power and Promise of ePortfolios

Christopher Sheehan, Instructional Technologist / Designer, Arizona State University

Steven D. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Baltimore

Helen Chen, Director of ePortfolo Initiatives and Research Scientist, Stanford University

G. Alex Ambrose, Digital Learning Research Scientist & ePorfolio Assessment Director, Notre Dame

 

A Qualitative Look at ePortfolio Reflection

Susan Scott, Assistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Cynthia Landis, Graduate Research Assistant, IUPUI

Susan Kahn, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, IUPUI

 

Using ePortfolios to Assess Applied and Collaborative Learning in an Intensive Summer Program for Community College Students

Karen Singer-Freeman, Associate Professor of Psychology, Purchase College, State University of New York

Linda Bastone, Chair, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Purchase College, State University of New York

Joseph Skrivanek, Professor of Chemistry, Purchase College, State University of New York

 

Centering on Student Learning: Bridging the ‘Gap’ between Assessment and Student Learning with E-Portfolios

Linda Siefert, Director of General Education Assessment, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Lea Bullard, Assistant Director of General Education Assessment, UNCW

Cara Cilano, Professor of English, UNCW

 

E-Portfolios at the Crossroads

Robert Squillace, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Liberal Studies, New York University

Lucy Appert, Associate Director of Projects, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, Columbia University

Nick Likos, Chief Information Officer, Gallatin, New York University

 

SATURDAY, 10:00-11:00AM
Closing Plenary

Innovation, Creativity , and the Equity Imperative

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County