DETAILS for the 2015 UE Symposium: Friday, October 2, 2015; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; CU Denver Student Commons Bldg. 2500
The Undergraduate Experiences Symposium brings together faculty, staff, and students from across CU Denver to work collectively in a dynamic environment on curriculum, pedagogy, co-curriculum, and services to raise undergraduate learning, engagement, and success. The symposium brings in national speakers and informs us of national trends in higher education, then challenges us to adapt or surpass those in application to our unique culture and students. Provost Rod Nairn attends, as often do the deans of each school/college, and the working tables and breakout sessions generate proposals that lead to real actions that serve all undergraduates.
The title for this year’s UE Symposium makes these points: i) High-Impact Practices are “learning with purpose” in action; ii) attention to the quality of HIP experiences is key to student learning and success; and, iii) HIPs work best not as isolated learning experiences but cumulatively and when integrated into intentionally designed programs. The heart of this year’s symposium is the work that faculty, staff, and students will do in morning table sessions and afternoon breakout sessions. We will inform, focus, and direct that work through George Kuh’s keynote address, a panel of students sharing their high-impact learning experiences, a panel of faculty “HIP champions” from across the campus, and guidance from George Kuh, Rod Nairn, Brenda Allen, Raul Cardenas, and Jeff Franklin. The finale of the day will be summary and response by Provost Nairn with discussion of priorities, grant opportunities, and incentives for HIP integration and program development. Plus light breakfast and a good lunch.
REGISTRATION: Please follow this link to register for the 2015 UE Symposium. Your attendance is welcomed for the full day.
2015 UES Keynote Speaker: George Kuh
George Kuh is Chancellor's
Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University Bloomington and Adjunct
Professor at the University of Illinois. At Indiana, he served in multiple
faculty leadership roles and was awarded the prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award for
a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching. He founded the National
Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). He directs two major projects, the
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and the Strategic National
Arts Alumni Project, and serves on the National Leadership Council for the
Association of American Colleges and Universities “Liberal Education and America's
Promise” (LEAP) initiative. He has authored more than 300 publications. In
addition to High Impact Practices
(2008), produced as part of the 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). In addition, he has
been a consultant to more than 350 institutions of higher education and
educational agencies in the U.S. and abroad. His contributions have been
recognized with awards from the American College Personnel Association,
American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional
Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Council for Adult and
Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of
Student Personnel Administrators, the National Center on Public Policy in
Higher Education, and six honorary degrees, among other honors.