Save the Date!
The 2015 Undergraduate Experiences Symposium will be held on Friday, October 2 on the CU Denver campus. We are delighted to announce that Dr. George Kuh, the foremost national scholar and speaker on high impact practices in higher education (bio below), will serve as our keynote speaker this year. Please stay tuned for more information on symposium details and seat reservations in the coming weeks.
2015 UES Keynote Speaker: George Kuh
George Kuh is Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University Bloomington. Kuh founded the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty. He directs two major projects, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (with Stan Ikenberry at the University of Illinois) and the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), the first-ever in-depth look at the factors that help or hinder the careers of graduates of arts-intensive training high schools and postsecondary institutions. At Indiana University, he served as chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (1982-84), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education (1985-88), and Associate Dean of the Faculties for the Bloomington campus (1997-2000).
Kuh has more than 300 publications and made several hundred presentations on topics related to institutional improvement, college student engagement, assessment strategies, and campus cultures. In addition to High Impact Practices (2008) produced as part of the AAC&U LEAP initiative, his two most recent books are Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010) and Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations (2007).