Opening Night Forum

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m.


AAC&U welcomes TaskStream as sponsor of the Opening Night Forum.

Reimagining the Campus: Technology and Value

José Bowen

José Antonio Bowen, author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

Technology is profoundly changing education. If students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize “naked” face-to-face contact with faculty.Teaching Naked shows how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. José Bowen introduces a new way to think about learning and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension in education. He offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.

José Antonio Bowen is Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts and Algur H. Meadows Chair and Professor of Music at Southern Methodist University. A pioneer in active learning and the use of technology in the classroom, he ;previously taught at Stanford University, Miami University, and Georgetown University.  In over 30 years as a jazz performer, José Bowen has appeared in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Brubeck, and others.  He has written more than 100 scholarly articles, edited the Cambridge Companion to Conducting, and written a symphony nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  His latest CD is “Uncrowded Night. “ 

Teaching Naked

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning
(Jossey-Bass, 2012)


AAC&U’s Welcoming Reception
Wednesday, January 23, 8:30-10:00 p.m.

Please join us immediately following the Opening Night Forum, as we greet old friends and welcome new ones to the Annual Meeting.


Teaching Naked: Technology and E-Communication for Student Engagement

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:00-4:30 pm (EST)

We invite you to join author José Bowen for a 90-minute workshop on technology and student engagement. For those who cannot participate on December 12, the recording will be available through December 31, 2012, for anyone who registers.