2012 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments
Faculty Leadership for the 21st Century
Applications Due March 16, 2012
Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments
July 11-15, 2012
University of Vermont
AAC&U's Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments—formerly the Engaging Departments Institute—is intended for colleges and universities interested in building faculty and departmental leadership for essential 21st-century learning: knowledge of multiple disciplines, inquiry and critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and, particularly, integrative learning. Today more than ever, college graduates must be able to discern complexities inherent in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary learning, apply knowledge in new contexts, and seek better and more responsible solutions to problems encountered in work and in society.
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.
Learn more about the Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments at http://www.aacu.org/meetings/ild/index.cfm.
For additional information, contact Kathryn Angeles at 202.884.7413 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.