Faculty: 2014 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments

The Institute faculty will be in residence throughout the Institute, bringing experience from a variety of institutional settings, disciplines, and academic responsibilities. Some are scholars of educational change, while others have campus-based experience as leaders and innovators in curricular and institutional change. As consultants to colleges and universities of all types, faculty members offer expertise on a range of topics. Consultations with expert Institute faculty, along with plenaries, concurrent sessions, and team time, will allow teams to make substantial progress on their specific goals and action plans.

Depending upon the needs and projects of the selected teams, other faculty members may be added to the list below.

Institute Faculty and Areas of Expertise


Jann H. Adams, Professor, Department of Psychology, Morehouse College—implementation and outcomes of undergraduate research training, science-based interventions to enhance Ph.D. production for U.S. women,pedagogical interventions to enhance academic outcomes in STEM, leadership development for women and African-American students and faculty


Jo Beld, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, St. Olaf College—building a faculty culture that welcomes, engages, and uses assessment; developing local and inter-institutional assessments; leading and supporting course-level, department-level, and institutional-level assessment


J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English, City University of New York, La Guardia Community College—e-portfolios, assessment, integrative learning, learning communities, capstone courses, writing programs/writing across the curriculum


L. Dee Fink, international educational consultant, former president of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, and founder of the Instructional Development Program, University of Oklahoma—institutional efforts to enhance teaching and learning, faculty development, pedagogy, designing courses for significant learning, evaluating college teaching


Amy Jessen-Marshall, Dean of the Faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Biology, Sweet Briar College—global learning, e-portfolios, integrative learning, outcomes assessment, curriculum design


Jean Mach, Professor of English, College of San Mateo— integrative learning, learning communities, curriculum reform including writing across the curriculum and quantitative reasoning across the curriculum, using rubrics for assessment, mentoring, interdisciplinary assignments, community college issues, faculty collaboration


Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lehman College—strategic planning and institutional transformation; STEM access, diversification, participation, and success; disciplinary and transdisciplinary program development; faculty professional and leadership development


Hazel Symonette, Program Development and Assessment Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison—educational assessment and evaluation, diversity and inclusive excellence, organizational development, improving campus climate, faculty/staff development, cultivating ethical leadership and social justice

Vasti Torres

Vasti Torres, Dean of the College of Education, University of South Florida—student development, integrating curriculum and co-curriculum, serving Latino/a students and working students, diversity and student success


Rick Vaz, Dean of Interdisciplinary and Global Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute—experiential education, international education, STEM education, design and assessment of engaging pedagogies, integrative and interdisciplinary learning


AAC&U Faculty

Ann Ferren

Ann S. Ferren, Senior Fellow, AAC&U—use of resources/costing out models, politics and strategy, improving teaching, strengthening curricula

Kevin Hovland

Kevin Hovland, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U—global learning outcomes and opportunities, civic engagement initiatives, strategies for developing and expanding diversity initiatives

Caryn McTighe Musil

Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U—faculty development and curriculum design, civic learning and democratic engagement, social responsibility, layering high impact practices, designing student learning trajectories, interweaving diversity, civic, and global perspectives

David Paris

David Paris, Vice President, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons— leadership for integrative learning, higher education research, assessment and accountability, teaching and learning, curriculum and faculty development, advocacy for liberal education

Terry Rhodes

Terrel Rhodes, Vice President for Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment—integrative learning, e-portfolios, learning communities, institutional transformation, transfer students, VALUE rubrics

Carol Geary Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider, President—learning outcomes, connecting liberal learning and major/professional studies, engaging with general education reform, civic and democratic dimensions of the disciplines