Below are a few photos from the Place-Based Learning Seminar on March 17th 2017 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Cost: Free for AAC&U members; $100 for non-members
Assessment doesn’t have to be a dirty word. This webinar, presented by AAC&U, will provide practical techniques, strategies, and use cases that demonstrate an approach to assessing student learning that promotes innovation and enables creative practices for marrying teaching and learning with authentic assessment. Panelists will provide unique perspectives on how to engage faculty and students in the assessment process in meaningful ways, and outline their experiences across a wide range of institution types, learning environments, and disciplines.
The webinar will highlight On Solid Ground, which outlines the first two years of data collection for AAC&U’s VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative, a nationwide project that examines direct evidence of student learning. The VALUE initiative presents a unique approach for colleges and universities that – while methodologically, philosophically, and pedagogically complex – situates defining and measuring the quality of student learning within the learner-faculty relationship, at the course level, without sacrificing questions of rigor.
Panelists will lead a robust discussion of how the VALUE initiative and resources can empower and support faculty to embrace imperfection and take risks by experimenting with pedagogical innovations on their campuses.
Vice President, Office of Quality, Cirriculum, and Assessment
and Executive Director of VALUE, AAC&U
Associate Professor of Art Education
Central Connecticut State College
D. Alexis Hart
Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing
Inver Hills Community College
This is the show I was speaking of on Friday … please come by and share with your students!
Women in Comics Exhibit in the Grace Gallery.
Featuring female artists spanning all aspects of the comics industry; from Marvel and DC to Independent Comics. These amazing creators are artists, writers, and entrepreneurs … and the show even features a City Tech alum!
Please join us for the
Thursday, March 16
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Exhibit Continues until April 20th
Using the reply tool, express how you know when our students are developing ethical reasoning skills.
The AAC&U published a new report that will probably prove useful to many of us as we begin to design our general education assignments. The Ethical Reasoning Rubric we will use to assess our work is one of the AAC&U VALUE Rubrics. I would like to exchange thoughts on this report.
On Solid Ground: http://www.aacu.org/OnSolidGroundVALUE
The event described below will be a great introduction to our place-based learning activity on March 17. More details will follow but on the 17th we will welcome leaders planning the BXQ rail line which is projected to run along the waterfront through Brooklyn and Queens.
What ethical reasoning practices are in action during this time?
New York City is planning its first streetcar for a 16-mile route along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. As it embarks on this project, what does New York have to learn from other cities, both nationally and internationally? How have streetcars help addressed urban transportation challenges? Please join RPA for this special program with experts from Portland, San Francisco, Budapest, and New York. Speakers include Congressman Earl Blumenauer; New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; David Vitezy, Former CEO of the Centre for Budapest Transport; Alicia John-Baptiste, Deputy Director, SPUR; and Rick Gustafson, Executive Vice President, Shiels, Obletz, Johnson and former COO and Executive Director for Portland Streetcar, Inc. Space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I found this amazing resource for case studies on the University of Nebraska’s website: “N” Ethics Center
Where do you find case studies? What challenges or successes do you have when using case studies in your courses?
I am sharing these links of faculty and student work around role play and in the case role play with Legos! Patrick Corbett helps students explore their emotions as a result of our recent election and provides the out come in these links.
Stella and Charles Guttman CC, is part of a year long study conducted by “The Take Away”. In this podcast students express their experience with place-based learning. What do you think your students will say after their place-based learning opportunities?
We appreciate the support of so many faculty members and departments throughout the semester and AIR is one our important partners. Here is the presentation made by Tammie Cumming, Director of AIR Overview of Assessment cumming 031816