Presentation on theme: "Responsibility in a Time of Crisis A LEAP Forum co-hosted by Miami Dade College and the Association of American Colleges & Universities May 21, 2009 Eduardo."— Presentation transcript:
Responsibility in a Time of Crisis A LEAP Forum co-hosted by Miami Dade College and the Association of American Colleges & Universities May 21, 2009 Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College; Chair, Board of Directors, AAC&U Carol Geary Schneider, President, AAC&U
The Essential Learning Outcomes Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World Focused on engagement with enduring and contemporary big questions Intellectual and Practical Skills Practiced extensively across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance Personal and Social Responsibility Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges Integrative Learning Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems
The Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes Covenant Embraces the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes
The Personal and Social Responsibility Outcomes Are Embraced in Mission Statements But… Often Neglected in Practice
Many Students Think that Personal and Social Responsibility Outcomes are Low PrioritiesBoth for College Learning AND for Work
CORE COMMITMENTS: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility A Major AAC&U National Initiative Funded by the John Templeton Foundation
What Can We DoTogether to Make Civic, Ethical and Intercultural Learning Widely Shared Goals, for College, for Each Student, and for Society?