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October 27, 2015

The Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation has released today a new report detailing the emergence of a new, interdisciplinary “innovation infrastructure” within higher education administration.

This report presents the findings from the following activities conducted by the Kirwan Center:

  • Bringing together a cross-section of academic innovation leaders to begin the conversation around academic change leadership during a 2-day Leading Academic Change Summit;
  • Conducting Interviews with Innovative Teaching and Learning Centers to learn more about how their centers are functioning and where changes are occurring; and
  • Designing a National Survey of Campus Centers for Teaching and Learning to explore the larger landscape.

October 27, 2015

The Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation has released a new report to shed light on how institutions of higher education can make sustainable improvements in who can learn what they learn by the time they graduate. This report details thr learnings from studying a series of initiatives at the University System of Maryland (USM) to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of selected courses.  These redesigns incorporated a variety of learning-centered practices, that is, teaching practices that were chosen and applied using evidence of student learning.

May 13, 2015

On April 17, 2015, Dr. Steve Ehrmann gave a talk at the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools 40th Annual Meeting entitled, Faculty Development for Highly Effective (Online) Programs. 

The talk answered the questions: 

1.Why are so many institutions developing online programs? How can we compete?

2.How many faculty need to be prepared?

3.In what ways do they need to be prepared?

4.How in the world can we pull that off?

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