As the world experiences dramatic and rapid change, higher education faces an environment vastly different from when its traditions developed and matured. While central purposes persist and core activities endure - what is taught, what is learned, and what is researched - colleges and universities must address growing questions about the nature and quality of teaching and learning, the work of faculty, the disposition of students, and the sustainability of the enterprise. Institutions must find new ways to integrate knowledge with creative, entrepreneurial, and adaptive skill sets. And as demands increase for higher education to demonstrate its value, institutions must learn to effectively communicate their mission and show how their objectives lead to greater student achievement.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Technology and Applied Composition
San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) is a new program designed around a unique curriculum that integrates rigorous instruction in composition with scoring and sound design for film, games, and new media.
Minerva Schools at KGI: Faculty Development for Fully Active Teaching and Learning
Faculty and administrators from the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute will lead this workshop and focus on the principles in use at Minerva to train faculty to develop and deliver fully active-learning lesson plans.
San Jose State University, California State University Los Angeles, and Cal Poly Pomona are collaborating to flip the classroom in seven gateway STEM courses in order to increase student success and retention in gateway courses that can easily alienate at-risk student populations.
Competencies and Learning Currency – Alternative Pathways to Credentials and Careers
Alternative credentialing options such as competency based education (CBE) and credit for prior learning (CPL) appeal to adults seeking to complete post-secondary credentials. These learners are more likely to enroll, persist, and complete a postsecondary credential when offered the option of earning credit for what they already know and accelerating their time to completion – learn strategies for navigating the complexities of implementing these programs.
Gateway College: A Model for Workforce Development and Higher Education
At Loma Linda University’s San Manuel Gateway College, entry-level certificate students are immersed in a unique learning environment that blends the career college training model and the traditional higher education experience with a state-of-the-art FQHC medical clinic. It is in this setting that attending physicians, residents, university students in advanced health science programs, and Gateway College students learn and work together to serve one of the largest counties in the United States.