Provost’s Forum on Accreditation:
Examining Key Topics and Opportunities

May 7, 2009   
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Great Lakes Room, 4th Floor, Palmer Commons


Agenda

Presentations and hand-outs are posted as streaming video on the CARMA site and are hotlinked below (opens new tab).

The U-Record write-up is available here.

8:30 a.m.         Continental breakfast and informal conversation

9:00 a.m.         Welcome and overview of Forum
Ben van der Pluijm, Professor of Geology and the Environment, and Senior Counselor to the Provost for Accreditation

9:05 a.m.         Why accreditation matters to the university
Teresa Sullivan, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs    

9:15 a.m.         Process & Criterion One: Mission and Integrity & Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future (15+10 min)
Ben van der Pluijm

9:40 a.m.         Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching (15+10 min)
Eric Dey, Associate Professor of Education, School of Education and Chair, Accreditation Working Group on the Student Learning Environment

10:05 a.m.       Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge (15+10 min)
June Howard, Professor of English, American Culture and Women’s Studies and Chair, Accreditation Working Group on the University's Knowledge Environment and Roles of Research, Professional and Creative Activities

10:30 a.m.       Break

10:40 a.m.       Criterion Five: Engagement and Service (15+10 min)
Margaret Dewar, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Chair, Accreditation Working Group on the University's Engagement, Outreach and Service Activities

11:05 a.m.       Special-Emphasis Study: Internationalization (Part I) (15 min)
Mark Tessler, Professor of Political Science, Vice Provost for International Affairs, and Chair, Accreditation Working Group on Internationalizing the University: Academic Dimensions

11: 20 a.m.      Special-Emphasis Study: Internationalization (Part II) (15 min)
John Greisberger, Director of the International Center and Chair, Accreditation Working Group on Internationalizing the University: Organizational Dimensions

11:35 a.m.       Discussion on Internationalization (20 min)

11:55 a.m.       Closing Comments
Teresa Sullivan