June 5, 2013
Shawnee State University has been selected to attend the Association of American Colleges and Universities Summer Institute at the University of Vermont.
Participants will work to redesign and develop assessment plans for General Education Programs. The team from SSU consists of Professor Phillip Blau, Ph.D.; University College Dean Brenda Haas, Ph.D.; Professor Krista Maxson, Ph.D.; Professor Christopher Kacir, Ph.D.; and Associate Professor Jennifer Pauley, Ph.D.
"The 2013 AAC&U summer institutes will bring together teams to focus on exactly how institutions can ensure that all students achieve liberal education outcomes that are so essential for success in the twenty-first century," said AAC&U President Carol Geary Schneider. "The teams will work together to advance implementation of high-impact educational practices, integrative curricula, and faculty leadership for liberal education and its assessment."
All AAC&U institutes offer campus teams a time and place for sustained collaborative work on a project of importance to their campus along with a curriculum focused on important trends, research and best practices, and a resident faculty of educational experts.
For twenty-three years, AAC&U's Institute on General Education and Assessment (IGEA) has provided campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance general education programs and their assessment. The Institute focuses on building a campus culture for intentional, well-defined, and meaningfully assessed general education curricula designed for an increasingly diverse student body.
As a special feature of this year's institute and in partnership with Excelencia! in Education, of the 41 participating institutions, five Hispanic-serving institutions will focus during their time at the institute on how to embed, scale, and assess high-impact educational practices specifically designed to advance Latino student success in general education.