PLEASE NOTE: THE CONCURRENT SESSIONS ARE ALL FILLED AS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2013
HOWEVER, IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL AS AN ALTERNATE, IN CASE THERE IS A CANCELLATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AS USUAL. WE WILL NOTIFY YOU IF A PLACE OPENS UP.
AASCU Academic Affairs Winter Meeting 2014
Coronado Island Marriott
San Diego, California
February 6-8, 2014
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Welcome to the AASCU Academic Affairs Winter Meeting in San Diego. I appreciate your interest in making a proposal for the conference.
Our theme this coming February is “Myths, Assumptions and Realities: Creating New Narratives." As we continue to confront massive external challenges, we discover, as Pogo did, that sometimes we are our own worst enemies. Part of our inability to change comes from our own beliefs. We carry around a set of beliefs that shape our behavior. But some of those beliefs are myths that have long ago lost any usefulness. For example, we used to believe that college algebra was required for everyone in order to graduate from college. Now, with the work of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, we have new options for mathematics learning thru the Quantways and Statways programs. Another example is remedial education. For many years, we assumed that students had to complete remedial education before taking on college level work. But recent experiments which combine remedial and college level work at the same time have produced very positive results.
So we want to explore programs and projects, as well as processes and approaches, that seem to challenge conventional wisdom. We are interested in new models and new thinking, particularly focused on student success and student learning outcomes; new teaching approaches and strategies; new structures for the first year and for remedial education; etc. In effect, we want to build a new narrative, a new set of beliefs to guide us into the future.
In addition to the thematic proposals, we welcome a wide variety of other proposals that will be of interest to our conference participants, including:
1. Issues of administration: The changing role of the provosts, dealing with tensions between various sectors, program review, etc.
2. Curriculum: New approaches to curriculum design and structure, new models for general education, capstones and other integrative initiatives, personalized learning projects, etc.
3. Faculty: Changing models of faculty work, new job descriptions, changing models for promotion and tenure, new approaches to faculty evaluation, etc.
4. Students: New models of student support, new approaches to advising, etc.
5. General issues of the academy: data analytics, leading change, managing a culture of change, funding, etc.
6. Other topics and themes that you think would be of interest to our audience.
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Gately at email@example.com or George Mehaffy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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