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Professional Development Opportunity: 2015 Gateway Course Experience Conference

By Sara Stein Koch, Institute Fellow, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

gardner instituteLast year over 300 faculty, staff and other interested educators came together to focus on improving institutional and student performance in gateway courses – courses that launch students on majors or programs of study. Many of these courses have high failure rates and thus close the door to student progression toward degree.

This year we anticipate another important occasion to share and learn about best practices and promising efforts with gateway courses as we offer the 2015 Gateway Course Experience Conference.

Purposes for attending the conference include:

  • To engage in cross functional discussions about excellence  in teaching, faculty development, and curriculum redesign for high enrollment, high risk gateway courses
  • To inform institution leaders, faculty, and staff about the latest promising practices related to gateway course success.
  • To explore the opportunities to utilize technology such as analytics, early warning systems, academic help labs, and other tools and/or approaches to improve gateway course success
  • To participate in discussions about pre-enrollment placement and preparation strategies for gateway course success
  • To develop further understanding of the body of knowledge about gateway courses and completion

Click here to submit your proposal

Higher education professionals and educators are invited to submit proposals for the Annual Gateway Course Experience Conference. Innovative concurrent session proposals are invited on topics addressing the research, challenges and practices related to gateway courses and student success. Gateway courses are defined as those undergraduate courses with high failure rates.

Proposal Deadline is December 12, 2014.

For questions about proposal submissions, please contact Sara Stein Koch at saraj@jngi.org.

Download the Gateway Course Conference Flyer.

ANNOUNCEMENT: New 2013 GCI Keynote Speaker; Only 10 Spots Remain

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Friday & Saturday, November 8 – 9, 2013
Global Challenges Institute
Washington, D.C.

ANNOUNCEMENT: New 2013 Keynote Speaker; Only 10 Spots Remain

Due to circumstances beyond our control, David Grinspoon, who we had originally announced as our second keynote speaker will no longer attend the event. Instead the American Democracy Project is pleased to share with you that Chris Mooney will be joining us for the Institute.

Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney, a correspondent for Mother Jones, is a science and political journalist, blogger, podcaster, experienced trainer of scientists in the art of communication, and the host of Climate Desk Live. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science.

Currently, there are only 10 spots left for this two-day institute, which  introduces participants to numerous tools for educating globally competent citizens. Global Engagement Scholars (faculty members) from 11 AASCU campuses describe how they have built courses and curricula around the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 7 Revolutions Framework (population, resources, technology, information, economic integration, conflict/security and governance). Institute leaders demonstrate the teaching materials and resources they have found most valuable in the courses they teach (including introductory, first-year, discipline-based and honors courses) and guide participants in anticipating how these same tools could be used effectively on their home campuses.

To register, visit http://aascu.org/meetings/globalchallenges13/ ASAP.

For more information about this year’s other keynote speaker, click on his name below:

To learn more about the Global Challenges, visit the following website: www.aascuglobalchallenges.org.

2014 Conference on Volunteering and Service Call for Presenters

Points of Light LogoPoints of Light is currently accepting proposals for 90-minute workshops at the 2014 Conference. All proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

Points of Light is looking for workshops with realistic learning objectives, an interactive design and content focused on innovative and replicable strategies for engaging volunteers. This year proposals may align with both tracks and impact areas. When you submit your proposal, you can select one track and one impact area to classify your session.

Tracks

  • Capacity Building
  • Innovation
  • National Service
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Youth Service and Leadership

Impact Areas

  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Environment
  • Faith
  • Global Service
  • Higher Education
  • Veterans and Military Families

View a Word document of the Call for Presenters here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at speaker@volunteeringandservice.org.

Time is Running Out to Register for the 2013 GCI

Today is the last day to secure ADP’s discounted rate on accommodations for the 2013 Global Challenges Institute!

REGISTER TODAY

Global Challenges Logo

Friday & Saturday, November 8 – 9, 2013
Global Challenges Institute
Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: October 9, 2013

This two-day institute introduces participants to numerous tools for educating globally competent citizens. Global Engagement Scholars (faculty members) from 11 AASCU campuses describe how they have built courses and curricula around the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 7 Revolutions Framework (population, resources, technology, information, economic integration, conflict/security and governance). Institute leaders demonstrate the teaching materials and resources they have found most valuable in the courses they teach (including introductory, first-year, discipline-based and honors courses) and guide participants in anticipating how these same tools could be used effectively on their home campuses.

To register, visit http://aascu.org/meetings/globalchallenges13/. The registration and hotel deadline is October 9, 2013.

For more information about this year’s speakers, click on their names below:

To learn more about the Global Challenges, visit the following website: www.aascuglobalchallenges.org.

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