Teaching & Scholarship
Faculty Research Symposium
This annual gathering of the faculty is held in August before the opening of a new academic year for the purpose of renewing acquaintance and focusing attention on a shared theme, initiative, or goal. This year, in preparation for a review of our core curriculum, the theme is general education program design. The keynote address will be delivered by Ann S. Ferren, a senior fellow at the AAC&U, an organization that has been involved in the strengthening of general education programs since the early 1980s. Ferren will talk on models, trends, and promising new directions in general education programs.
|Coffee in Comer||Comer Hall|
Welcoming Remarks, President Stewart
"What is New in General Education," Ann Ferren
Response, Suzanne Ozment, Provost & VPAA
|12-1||Lunch||Anna Irvin Dining Room|
|1:30-2:45||Follow-up session I: "Developing a Picture of Who We Are"||Anna Irvin Dining Room|
|3-4||Follow-up session II: "Leadership for Curricular Change"||Wills Master Classroom|
|3-4||Session for new faculty||Wills IT Lab|
About Ann Ferren She served in the early 1990s on the advisory council of the AAC&U Project on Strong Foundations in General Education that resulted in the influential Strong Foundations: Twelve Principles for Effective General Education Programs (1994). She revisited some of these same issues in a chapter in the AAC&U's General Education and Liberal Learning (2010), in which she addressed practices of "Intentionality." She is author of many writings on higher education, including (as coauthor) Leadership through Collaboration (Praeger, 2004).