Proposal Title

Putting LEAP into Action: One Class at a Time

Proposal Abstract

The LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) program and the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) Rubrics have received much national and institutional attention in recent years, accompanied by both enthusiasm and reluctance from educators in Higher Education. Many colleges and universities continue to explore, debate, and modify, these programs, and sometime adopt, or reject, the LEAP and the VALUE initiatives. This session will look at these programs from the other end, from an "I only have this one course. What does it have to do with, and what can I do to contribute to, these processes?" approach. Using one specific VALUE Rubric (Quantitative Literacy), we will explore how one course was, and how any course can be, adapted, with very little actually added to the course, in order to contribute to the greater, institutional objectives of LEAP, particularly within the LEAP criteria of Literacies that are "Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance." If I can do it, you can do it. Please join us, and we will discuss the process, and also its implications, from individual courses to a department's curriculum.

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Location

Room 1005

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 26th, 10:00 AM Mar 26th, 10:45 AM

Putting LEAP into Action: One Class at a Time

Room 1005

The LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) program and the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) Rubrics have received much national and institutional attention in recent years, accompanied by both enthusiasm and reluctance from educators in Higher Education. Many colleges and universities continue to explore, debate, and modify, these programs, and sometime adopt, or reject, the LEAP and the VALUE initiatives. This session will look at these programs from the other end, from an "I only have this one course. What does it have to do with, and what can I do to contribute to, these processes?" approach. Using one specific VALUE Rubric (Quantitative Literacy), we will explore how one course was, and how any course can be, adapted, with very little actually added to the course, in order to contribute to the greater, institutional objectives of LEAP, particularly within the LEAP criteria of Literacies that are "Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance." If I can do it, you can do it. Please join us, and we will discuss the process, and also its implications, from individual courses to a department's curriculum.

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