Living Lab 2nd Year Fellows

Ideally, undergraduate education should be a transformative experience for students.  Research suggests that high impact pedagogies (such as writing across the curriculum, undergraduate research, learning communities, and study abroad) enhance an undergraduate student’s overall engagement and, consequently, their chances for success. Among the positive results that are associated with high impact practices are higher rates of student-faculty interaction, deeper approaches to learning, enhanced critical thinking ability, improved writing skills, greater appreciation for diversity, and persistence. Collaborations between academic and student affairs, experiences with community-based partners, and collaborative programming across units also enhances transformational learning.
This year’s CUE conference features strategies that promote transformational learning.  Join us as we celebrate a CUNYVerse of Innovations that can be replicated on your own campus.
When: May 11, 2012
9:30 am – 5:00 pm Where: College of Staten Island
This year’s conference will highlight an expanded focus on undergraduate education. Of particular interest are innovative and/or successful approaches that:
  • Expand high impact practices (e.g., learning communities, undergraduate research, writing-intensive courses, service learning, study abroad, and internships)
  • Enhance the First Year Experience
  • Internationalize the curriculum
  • Expand the use of effective teaching/ learning technologies
  • Integrate co- and extra-curricular activities and/or partnerships with Student Affairs
  • Implement innovative faculty development programs and improve pedagogy
  • Increase retention and graduation rates
  • Promote mastery of outcomes in developmental education
  • Improve outcomes in gateway and other targeted courses (e.g., STEM)
  • Enhance assessment practices
  • Improve academic advisement
Proposals on other topics of interest will also be accepted. Please submit your proposal through the conference website no later than March 23, 2012:
A registration form is also available on the conference website.
For further information, contact:
Deborah Vess, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Programs
CUNY- The College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York 10314