2015 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments

July 14, 2015 to July 18, 2015
University of Delaware
210 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

About the Institute

The 2015 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments is intended for colleges and universities interested in developing faculty and departmental leadership for advancing programs and curricula for integrative learning. Such programs and curricula build students’ capacity to integrate their learning—across general education, majors, and the co-curriculum, as well as prior professional, academic, and life experiences inside and outside the classroom.  Today, college graduates must be able to integrate and apply disciplinary and cross-disciplinary learning in new contexts as they seek better and more responsible solutions to problems encountered in work and in society. This year’s institute will be organized around five principles for redesigning liberal education for the 21st century (see “Institute Curriculum” below).  Participants will have an opportunity to explore The LEAP Challenge: AAC&U’s Centennial initiative to better prepare students for a world that places a premium on adaptive learning and collaborative problem-solving.

Who Should Attend?

The Institute is designed for faculty and administrative teams leading change to deepen students’ integrative learning over time—connecting general education with learning in the major, and curricular with co-curricular learning. Campus teams at any stage in the process of emphasizing integrative learning for student success are encouraged to apply. The minimum team size is five people, including at least one senior academic officer. Key administrative leaders are essential for accomplishing broad-based educational reform on campus. Networks of engaged chairs and faculty can help sustain this reform. Additional individuals from faculty development, student affairs, or assessment offices are encouraged to attend.

Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Dickens at dickens@aacu.org or 202-884-7438.