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High Impact Online Practices

Join us as we expore how High Impact Online Practices enhance learning and engagement. A university, for example, might require that all students are familiar with certain knowledge, such as civic organization and government, digital technology, quantitative reasoning, or composition. DATE: Friday, November 4, 2016 PRESENTERS: - Ruth Bennington - Beth Gillis-Smith - Joanna Miller - Cynthia Barnett DESCRIPTION: Common intellectual experiences in traditional education were articulated by a fixed set of core course requirements. At present, common intellectual experiences are reflected in the more flexible and broad concept of core course requirements that are often organized around themes. A university, for example, might require that all students must satisfy general education requirements in a number of domains and do so for the purpose of meeting institutional commitments to see that students are familiar with certain knowledge, such as civic organization and government, digital technology, quantitative reasoning, or composition. It is common to find that decisions about core requirements and common intellectual experiences are made at executive levels of the university, and yet, individual instructors in many instances may influence the direction their departments take relative to optional courses they will offer. The history department, for example, may see great important in helping students see the continuity in the human experience, and so integrate into its courses on the history of very different societies inquiries into how these societies were similar to others.