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2012 Academic Summit

Summit Notes


This year, in order to hold the Summit, we had to go off campuses – due to closure of the Memorial Union and lack of other campuses facilities that could accommodate the program logistics (i.e. main room at discussion tables with seating for 150, plus room for staging, plus 3 additional breakout rooms at four discussion tables for 40).

Presentation on Interdisciplinary Activites at URI:

Click here to watch prezi

Keynote speaker: Dr. Leah Buechley, MIT

Information from other Universities engaged in Cluster Hire Initiatives

Expanding Interdisciplinary modes of learning

A report from the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America’s Promise (the LEAP initiative) discusses details the prior problems higher education have faced and bases a new Framework for Excellence to help reform education.

As a supplement to the College Learning for the New Global Century report, Employers’ Views on Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches were added as a separate Executive Summary.

Two other recent additions include details of employer’s views on college learning in the wake of the economic downturn as an updated report and a “More Emphasis” report that details where employers want colleges to “place more emphasis” on Essential Learning Outcomes.

Parking Tip to Academic Summit Attendees

The location of the Crowne Plaza’s Grand Ballroom entrance is on the left side of the building. Please follow driveway and take your left to the left side of the building to the entrance to the Grand Ballroom.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, January 20th!

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