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2014 Institute on General Education and Assessment

June 3–7, 2014
The University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

About the Institute

The Institute on General Education and Assessment provides campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance general education programs and their assessment. The rapidly changing composition and circumstances of our students and faculty, compels all of us to expand our cultural understandings, organizational constructs and pedagogical approaches in order to create learning communities that meet the needs and support success for all our students. During the Institute, teams explore intentional, well-defined and meaningfully assessed models of general education, processes of redesign, implementation of highly effective practices, and clarification and integration of learning outcomes and their assessment. Admission to the Institute is competitive and limited. All accredited two-year and four-year institutions are encouraged and eligible to apply.

Who Should Attend

The Institute on General Education and Assessment is designed for any campus, system, or group of campuses engaged in redesigning general education for students. Campuses can be at any stage in the process of rethinking general education approaches and issues emerging from their respective needs and circumstances. Campus teams should include a senior academic officer and faculty members working on general education committees or teaching general education courses. Team members can include student affairs professionals and also assessment and curriculum specialists with active roles in advancing student learning on campus.

Questions may be directed to Alexis Krivian at or at (202) 387-3760 ext. 404.

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