We are grateful to everyone who submitted a proposal for a Gen Ed integrative studies course. We are no longer accepting submissions. Stay tuned for information about the next steps.
…will be held in the Millennium Science Complex cafe, from 1p-5p on Wednesday May 11. Those of you who proposed collaborative IS courses – and who have not already identified your collaborator(s) – should join us there!
Earlier this spring we asked you to pitch us on collaborative interdomain courses. We are now soliciting proposals for single-author inter-domain courses (that is, those without a robust collaborative component) and for linked courses. Proposals submitted here at the transformation website by 06/01/2016 will be eligible for course development support of up to $2000, and for in-kind support in […]
Implementing the General Education Reform: Our Joint Task (Excerpted from a Dec. 2015 report by John Moore, Chair, Special Senate Committee on Implementation of General Education Reform, and Associate Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature) Integrative Learning. Why? There seems to be a desire to encourage students to see how the various parts of […]
You can find the original (February 2016) call for IS course pitches here, in a pdf in box. That call was for courses of a very particular kind: robustly collaborative interdomain courses. “Robust collaboration” means what it (probably) sounds like: the courses will be taught and/or developed by teams of scholars. “Interdomain course” may require more explanation. An interdomain […]
Here’s another spinoff from LionPath. Starfish is a set of academic advising tools that connects with LP in ways I’ll leave it to the experts to explain more fully. (That’s a down payment on a later post from Jamie Brenner, LA’s Director of Advising.) This story from Penn State News gives a quick glimpse of […]
This isn’t exactly about LionPath, but it is about something that is connected to LP, and that is similarly terrifying to some of us: CollegeNET. Please see below for a missive from Deb Howard, PSU’s director of facilities resources and planning. ******* As many of you are aware, Penn State is engaged in the implementation […]
Dear Colleagues: I’m sharing the work I’ve collected and done since becoming the Director of Prior Learning Assessment to provide you with a status update. The Prior Learning Primer will give you definitions, examples, costs, and processes. The handout was created by the Education Advisory Board, of which Penn State is a member. https://www.eab.com/ The […]
Here’s a link to one of the governing policies. At the bottom you’ll find additional links to related policies.
Here’s an old story from Inside Higher Ed that helps provide some context for our recent push to get serious about prior learning assessment.
In April 2015, University Faculty Senate passed legislation to update the general education curriculum to include a new, 6-credit integrative studies component for all students. (See Recommendation 6 of the Senate report for more information on integrative studies.) Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies is seeking proposals for novel integrative studies courses. We seek exciting, innovative proposals […]