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1 L IBERAL E DUCATION & A MERICA ’ S P ROMISE (LEAP) A LEAP Workshop January 2015 Welcome!!

2 LEAP FACILITATORS : Greg Cook, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Brent Bilodeau, Assist. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Joan Littlefield Cook, Director of Academic Assessment Dale Splinter, Administrative Fellow & Geography/Geology Khloe Andreoli, Kyree Brooks, LEAP Student Interns Other LEAP Facilitators —check name badges and use these veterans as experts!


4 O UR 5 TH Y EAR OF LEAP WORKSHOPS 2015: 123 Participants on 29 teams Since 2011: 554 participants on 114 different teams Thank You!!!

5 W ORKSHOP G OALS : Increase awareness of LEAP, potential for improving student learning at UWW. Help students, faculty, & staff discuss and define what LEAP means for us at UWW. Facilitate progress toward concrete actions in exploring and implementing LEAP. Support each other toward LEAP progress.

6 L EVELS OF UNDERSTANDING FROM NOVICE TO EXPERT Wide variety of Leap knowledge is assumed: “Leap, what is it?” “Leap, I’ve heard of it.” “Leap, I’m a seasoned veteran!” All voices are welcomed.


8 W ORKSHOP S CHEDULE : First 2-day workshopJan. 6-7 or 13-14 Written action plans due from teamsJan. 30 Teams implement Spring plansFeb.-May Second 2-day workshopMay 18-19 or 20-21 Revised plans due for AY 2015-2016June 5 Teams implement AY 2015-2016 plansAY 2015-2016 Team posters on Assessment DaySpring, 2016 (TBD) Check on team progressSpring, 2016 (TBD)

9 LEAP = L IBERAL E DUCATION & A MERICA ’ S P ROMISE History and background Association of American Colleges & Universities. A 21 st century education for a global society High-quality baccalaureate education for all students Define learning that matters Research-based broad principles

10 E LEMENTS OF LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes (p. 7) Principles of Excellence (p. 10) Inclusive Excellence High-Impact Educational Practices (p. 18) VALUE Project

11 LEAP E NDORSED OR A PPROVED BY : Association of American Colleges & Universities (2005) UW System, Growth Agenda & More Graduates UW-Whitewater: Administration Academic and Student Affairs Baccalaureate Learning Outcomes Team (2009-2010) Whitewater Student Government (Spr. 2010) Academic Staff Assembly (Spr. 2010) Faculty Senate (Spr. 2010) LEAP Teams and Working Groups (like you!) Representing multiple areas of campus

12 LEAP IN 2015 Theme: Empowering Students Improve communication of LEAP to students Continuing themes of breaking down silos and including students in the conversation

13 Essential Learning Outcomes & Principles of Excellence Greg Cook

14 E SSENTIAL L EARNING O UTCOMES (handout) What all students should achieve. Freshman year, and to graduation, at successively higher levels. Curriculum and co-curriculum. General education and majors/minors. It’s what employers want (pp. 23-26).

15 Prepare students for 21 st -century careers in an ever-changing world with increasing global connections. Can we predict job and career needs more than 10 years out? How do students prepare? Generalizable knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be adaptable, creative, innovative. See also, Principles of Excellence (handout).

16 E SSENTIAL L EARNING O UTCOMES, P RINCIPLES OF E XCELLENCE Which of these do we do best? Where do we need to work harder or fill a gap? What are your reactions, reflections, criticisms? Any questions?

17 Break 10:30-10:45

18 High-Impact Educational Practices Joan Littlefield Cook

19 Lunch 11:45-12:30

20 Empowering Students Dale Splinter

21 Break 2:00-2:15

22 VALUE Rubrics Joan Littlefield Cook

23 Action Plan Instructions Joan Littlefield Cook

24 Team Time: 3:00-4:15 UC 259 (2 teams) UC 260 (1 team) UC 261 (2 teams) UC 262 (2 teams) UC 264 (2 teams) UC 266 (2 teams) UC 268 (1 teams) Lobby—use tables Please return here by 4:15

25 Wrap Up & Questions Provost Kopper:

26 LET’ S LEAP!! Opening Comments & Overview of Day 2 Greg Cook

27 Inclusive Excellence Brent Bilodeau

28 Action Plan Measures Joan Littlefield Cook

29 Break 10:15-10:30

30 O PEN D ISCUSSION & Q UESTIONS What issues and challenges do we face in higher education, nationally and regionally? How can LEAP help us respond, innovate, thrive?

31 A CTION PLAN INSTRUCTIONS See the Action Plan handout. Hang your posters and assemble in UC 275B, by 2:00.

32 Lunch & Team Time: 11:45-2:00 UC 259 (2 teams) UC 260 (1 team) UC 261 (2 teams) UC 262 (2 teams) UC 264 (2 teams) UC 266 (2 teams) UC 268 (1 teams) Lobby—use tables Hang your poster and assemble in UC 275B by 2:00.

33 P ICK - THE -P LANS Please turn in your “Pick-the-Plans” nomination forms promptly by 3:00, in UC 259.

34 Break: 2:45-3:00 Please return to UC 259 at 3:00 for AWARDS and CLOSING COMMENTS.

35 C LOSING COMMENTS written action plans are due January 30 next workshop, May 18-19 or May 20-21 Thank You!! LET’s LEAP!!!

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