Resources from 2015 Annual Meeting Sessions

 

THURSDAY, 10:45 AM-12:15 PM

The Next Generation of Liberal Education Reforms

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

 

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

 

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

Session slides available here

 

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 was presented by the POD Network

Session slides available here 
Session handout available here

 

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

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

 

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 was sponsored by EYP Architecture & Engineering

Session slides available here

 

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 was 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 
Session handout 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

Session slides available here

 

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

 

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

 

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 was sponsored by Taskstream

Session slides available here

 

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

 

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 was presented by COPLAC:  Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Website: www.centuryamerica.org

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
Website:  The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 

 

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 was supported by The Kresge Foundation

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

 

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

 

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

Prezi:  http://prezi.com/qbzijryasdmr/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

 

The Community College Leadership Summit is supported by The Kresge Foundation

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 was sponsored by LiveText 

Session slides available here 
Session handout available here

 

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 was presented by the New American Colleges and Universities

Session slides available here 
Session handout available here

 

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)

 

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

 

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

 

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

Website: http://pkallsc.org/

 

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

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 was 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)

Website: 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 

 

“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

 

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

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

This session was presented by the Council on Undergraduate Research

CUR Workshop Program on Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research

 

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

 

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

SERIES OF BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

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

 

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 available here

 

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

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

Session handout available here