Academic journal article Peer Review

2017 Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work

Academic journal article Peer Review

2017 Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work

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July 11-14, 2017

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

For faculty and administrative teams leading change to deepen students' integrative learning over time by connecting general education with learning in the major and curricular with cocurricular learning leading to signature work.

Institute Goals

The Institute is designed to support faculty, staff, and administrative teams in leading curricular change that deepens students' integrative capacities over time. The Institute provides practical guidance, mentoring, and resources for campus teams to

* explore integrative learning and signature work, including outcomes, hallmarks, and challenges;

* promote educational effectiveness by connecting equity-minded, innovative teaching and learning practices to meet department-, program-, and institution-level goals;

* focus on problem-based inquiry and students' exploration of big questions and unscripted problems at home and abroad through integrative and progressively more challenging assignments in both general education and majors, leading to integrative signature work;

* assess student achievement in integrative learning, concentrating on authentic assessment of student work in classes and in field-based learning experiences based on identified learning outcomes; and

* lead institutional and departmental efforts to advance equity-minded, engaging, and intentional integrative curricula and practices within and across departments, majors, general education, the cocurriculum, and the community. …

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