UNE faculty and professional staff deliver presentation at national education conference in California
Three faculty members and a member of the professional staff recently presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) 2022 Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment in San Diego, California.
AACU is a global membership organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that works to improve quality and equity in undergraduate education and to advance liberal education.
Susan Bell, M.A., associate teaching professor in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Caryn Husman, M.S., OTR/L, associate clinical professor and director of Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies; Lane Clarke, Ed.D., associate professor in the School of Professional Programs; and Erin Krummell, M.A., director of Academic and Career Advising Services made a presentation titled “Clearing Hurdles: Building Trust for Systematic Change through Collaboration.”
Bell, Husman, Clarke, and Krummell are members of a seven-person Curriculum Task Force (CTF) formed in 2018 to propose a revised undergraduate curriculum model at UNE. During their presentation they discussed how they incorporated collaboration and transparency while working to develop a unified undergraduate curriculum model for both the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Westbrook College of Health Professions (WCHP). Bell also discussed where they are to date with the curriculum model.
Their work has been funded by a grant from the Davis Foundation.
The AACU conference brings together educators from all areas of higher education to examine strategies that better prepare students to thrive in their fields of study, their future careers, as civic leaders, and as lifelong learners. Conference sessions reflect on current practices, question staid approaches, and spotlight innovative solutions to enhance quality and equity in student learning. Participants come away with new ideas, meaningful connections, and tools to apply immediately in the classroom and beyond.