More AAC&U News:
AAC&U to Help Develop National Action Plan for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
AAC&U announced on October 20 that it has been named as a subject expert to work with the Global Perspective Institute (GPI) on an initiative sponsored by the US Department of Education. With a subcontract from GPI, AAC&U will help develop—through national dialogues and a guiding coordinating committee—a set of recommendations for a national action plan to increase the visibility and impact of higher education’s efforts to advance students’ civic learning and democratic engagement. See the news release, other civic engagement resources, and information about the project.
Meetings and Institutes
Registration Still Open for Undergraduate Research Conference
“Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery: Undergraduate Research In and Across the Disciplines,” November 11-13, 2010, in Durham, North Carolina, will showcase promising models of undergraduate research. The conference will also help participants address issues related to the sustainability and evolution of this veteran practice—including aligning undergraduate research with broader student learning goals; integrating research preparation and practice into departmental curricula, courses, and capstone requirements; and assessing students’ undergraduate research to see if they have achieved essential learning outcomes. Registration is now available online, and onsite registration will be available for those local to the Durham area.