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Engaging Liberal Education at a Distance AAC&U Annual Meeting January 28, 2011 This Session is sponsored by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education.
Participants Gret Antilla, Executive Director, Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning Kebokile Dengu-Zvobogo, Associate Dean, International Programs, Pitzer College Paul Burkhardt, Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Prescott College Ed Clausen, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Daemen College Rebecca Davis, Program Officer for the Humanities, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education http://www.nitle.org
Liberal Education in the Globally Networked World Small Liberal Arts Colleges Residential, Local Close Personal Interaction Face-to-Face Focus Traditional study abroad with complete immersion in another culture Globally Networked World Always connected Access to global resources & information High-speed digital networks High-definition video
Session Outline Discuss projects exploring how high-speed digital networks and high-definition video can enable institutions committed to liberal education to share academic expertise Undergraduate Research Inter-institutional Collaborative Courses & Curriculum Global Competence International sites Foreign Language Acquisition
Intercampus Courses High-Definition Videoconferencing, Shared Academics and the Liberal Arts College, Eric Jansson, NITLE Sunoikisis, Virtual Department of Classical Studies Intercampus Team Taught Courses Program Evaluation and Model Design, PIs: Susan Frost, Emory University & Deborah Olsen, Virginia Tech Evaluation Report and How to guide available at: http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/Archives/reports.html
Sunoikisis Evaluation Conclusions Furthers a core goal of liberal education Successful collaboration of formerly competitive colleges Unbundling of instructional components to pool instructional resources
Sunoikisis Lessons Learned Hybrid model: include asynchronous interaction Need for collaboration lead Models for academic credit Sunoikisis: Each campus offers course CGMA: GIS in Mediterranean Archaeology DePauw University, Millsaps College, Rhodes College, The College of Wooster Rotating teaching responsibilities and course offering
Sunoikisis Challenges Challenges Poor student engagement with faculty and students on other campuses Need to adapt teaching & learning to virtual classroom Technology infrastructure Inadequate recognition for faculty work
What is CIEL? Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning Alverno College - Daemen College - The Evergreen State College - Fairhaven College at Western Washington University - Hampshire College - Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands - Marlboro College - New College at the University of Alabama - New College of Florida - New Century College and University Life of George Mason University - Pitzer College - Prescott College - Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
CIEL schools put innovation and experimentation at the core of their mission, organization, and everyday work. Though each school is distinct, each shares a commitment to the following goals and practices: Interdisciplinary, Integrative and Experiential learning Integration of theory and practice Independent and individualized learning Authentic assessment strategies Globalized curriculumand commitment to teaching and learning for social justice
CIEL institutions share a common goal: to advance innovations in student learning. CIEL’s mission is three-fold: Continued improvement and innovation in student learning Sharing information and practices Outreach to higher education
Projects that engage across distance Virtual Student Symposium Collaborative Curriculum Pitzer College and global study Virtual Language Learning Project
Virtual Language Learning Project (VLLP) The CIEL VLLPis a multiyear collaboration to enrich language learning opportunities for students of all its schools; enable faculty to connect expanded virtual and immersive place-based language learning ; increase the Consortium’s capacity for aligned technological infrastructure, and the ability to support high definition videoconferencing among all campuses and international field sites.