How can Providence College help more of our students complete a ‘signature project’ -- that is, a major intellectual work that reflects the diversity of a student’s curricular and co-curricular learning -- during their time here? How can we help students be more intentional about integrating the learning they do in the Core Curriculum with the work they are doing in their majors?
Please join the Center for Engaged Learning and the School of Arts and Sciences for a presentation and conversation on these and related topics at the latest installment of the Provost’s Forum on Student Engagement:
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2016
Time: 3-5 pm
Place: Aquinas Lounge
We will begin with a presentation by David Paris (AAC&U) introducing the ideas of ‘signature work’ and ‘integrative learning,’ and reviewing some of the recent research about the correlation between these practices and student engagement.
Then, we will spend time in structured conversation with campus colleagues about what ‘signature work’ might look like in different disciplines and departments at Providence College, and about ways to promote our students’ thoughtful integration of their various academic and co-curricular experiences.
Refreshments will be served.
David Paris is Senior Scholar in the Office of Integrative Learning and Global Commons at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, D.C. For many years, he has been a leading thinker about teaching and learning in Higher Education, as well as an advocate for the value of a liberal education in today’s world of ‘unscripted problems.’ David is currently Editor-in-Chief of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.