Save the Date—AAC&U’s 2012 Summer Institutes
Three of AAC&U’s Summer Institutes—the Institute on General Education, the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, and the Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments—offer campus teams a time and place for sustained collaborative work on a project of importance to their campuses. Complete information about these three institutes, including application materials, will be available online this month.
The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for early and mid-career STEM faculty members; application materials will be available online in January 2012.
Institute on General Education and Assessment
June 2-6, 2012
The Hotel at Turf Valley, Ellicott City, Maryland
The Institute on General Education and Assessment provides campus teams of faculty and administrators with opportunities to refine and substantially advance campus projects on general education and its assessment. Through exploration of general education models; processes for redesigning general education courses, programs, and requirements; and successful implementation strategies, the Institute on General Education and Assessment facilitates the building of a campus learning culture based upon clear goals, intentional curricula and co-curricula, powerful instruction, and assessments to improve learning.
Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success
June 19-23, 2012
Portland State University
The Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success—formerly the Greater Expectations Institute—is designed to help campuses develop intentional and integrative plans to strengthen student learning and student success. The institute curriculum emphasizes high-impact practices and campus-wide strategies that are engaging to students and effective at improving both persistence and achievement of essential learning outcomes. Giving priority to the success of students who have historically been underserved by higher education, the curriculum is built on the latest research on curricular and co-curricular practices that work for all students. The institute offers innovative models of campus programs, professional development, and methods to document learning. It provides leadership development for campuses and state or state-system collaboratives dedicated to shared work for all students’ success.
Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments
July 11-15, 2012
The University of Vermont
The Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments is designed for teams of faculty and administrators who are working to articulate and link departmental, general education, and institutional-level learning goals; encourage innovative teaching, learning, and assessment practices among their colleagues; and align institutional structures to reward and sustain learning success. The Institute aims to help these teams acquire the tools needed to implement change that deepens students’ integrative capacities over time—including their ability to connect disciplinary knowledge and inquiry to responsible choices and actions.
PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty
July 17-22, 2012 or July 31-August 5, 2012
Baca Campus of Colorado College
The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute I and II are designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. These five-day intensive institutes provide faculty participants with the theory and practice required to act as agents of change in their home institutions or professional societies. They are held in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at the Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado. PKAL is in its fourteenth year of offering the Summer Leadership Institutes.
Applications for the PKAL Summer Leadership Institute will be available in January.
Complete Information, including application materials, for AAC&U's other three team institutes will be available online this month.