Administrators and faculty from the 21 member institutions of the Associated New American Colleges will come together for the annual Summer Institute this week. The three-day event focusing on optimum environments in which to learn, teach and grow will be held at Belmont from June 18-20.
Committed to integrating liberal arts education, professional studies and civic engagement, New American Colleges are often pioneering new ways of teaching and learning. The Summer Institute affords members from across the country an opportunity to share their work among like-minded institutions. Keynote speaker Susan Painter, PhD, a design psychologist and urban and university campus planner, will share her ideas on how campus design affects cognitive development and what that means for schools dedicated to integrative learning. Barbara Walvoord, PhD, Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, Ind., will address student assessment and grading.
Throughout the Institute, affinity groups such as presidents, provosts, career services and enrollment services, will meet to discuss topics endemic to institutions of integrative learning. Stuart Dorsey, PhD, president of the University of Redlands, will also lead a roundtable discussion of emerging issues for the institutions before the Institute closes.
Program highlights include:
Wednesday, June 18
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Susan Painter: Designing Spaces for Learning
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Roundtable I: Designing Spaces and Experiences that Amplify Learning
Thursday, June 19
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Barbara Walvoord: Assessing General Education in the New American College
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Workshop with Barbara Walvoord: Structuring and Managing Workload for Learning
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Affinity group meetings: Sponsored Projects, Enrollment/Financial Services, Student Affairs, Career Services
Friday, June 20
9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Stuart Dorsey: Emerging Issues for ANAC Institutions
For a complete schedule, please visit http://campus.belmont.edu/anac/index.html.
About Associated New American Colleges (ANAC)
The Associated New American Colleges (ANAC) was founded in 1995 to promote the intentional integration of the liberal arts and sciences, professional preparation, and civic education in undergraduate and graduate education. Often described as “collegiate universities,” New American Colleges and Universities combine a strong commitment to teaching in a highly personalized liberal arts residential environment with the diverse programs and opportunities of a large research university. New American Colleges and Universities effectively blend classroom and community, coordinating theoretical and experiential learning through undergraduate and graduate research, professional practice and internships, and community economic and social development projects. With a collective enrollment of more than 80,000 students, ANAC’s 21 member colleges and universities are regarded as national models of integrative institutions. For more information, please visit www.anac.org.