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Sheehan Chairing Provost’s Taskforce on General Education

Posted in AAC&U, assessment, baltimore, college of public affairs, courses, democracy, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, education, general education, higher education administration, Ivan Sascha Sheehan, leadership, maryland, New Orleans, policy, Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Provost's Taskforce on General Education, scholarly, sheehan, teaching, University of Baltimore President's Faculty Award, university system of maryland with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2016 by Professor Sheehan

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, will represent the University of Baltimore at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Network for Academic Renewal conference, General Education and Assessment: From My Work to Our Workin New Orleans, Louisiana between February 18-20, 2016. Founded in 1915, AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

AAC&U’s 2016 conference on General Education and Assessment is designed to examine research, evidence, and models for effective general education programs and courses that work for all students.  With focused attention on equity, the meeting will examine effective general education teaching and learning methods,  campus cultures that value and support general education, integrative general education frameworks, and transparent approaches to assessment.

In spring 2016, Dr. Sheehan was appointed by Provost Darlene Brannigan Smith to chair a university-wide Taskforce on General Education. The university-wide committee, which has broad faculty and administrative representation from the Colleges of Public Affairs, Arts and Sciences, and Business as well as the General Education Council and Langsdale Library, will make recommendations for improvements to general education programming in late spring 2016. The proposals for reform will be sent to the constituent college faculty senates and eventually to the University Faculty Senate and senior administration for further consideration and possible implementation in AY 16-17. The taskforce is carefully reviewing Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)  as well as the latest Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) standards.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Selected to Participate in Aspen Institute/ AAC&U Wye Faculty Seminar on Citizenship in the American & Global Polity

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan has been selected to participate in one of the premier faculty development programs in the country, the 2014 Wye Faculty Seminar on Citizenship in the American and Global Polity. As a 2014 Wye Faculty Fellow, Dr. Sheehan will participate in a week-long seminar hosted by The Aspen Institute and the American Association of Universities and Colleges (AAC&U) between July 19-25, 2014. #SheehanWyeFellowBio

The mission of the Wye Faculty Seminar is to assist professors from colleges and universities in relating their teaching to broad issues of citizenship in the American polity and beyond. The Seminar seeks to address a central need of faculty in liberal arts institutions—to exchange ideas with colleagues from other colleges and other disciplines while probing ideas and values that underlie their teaching and the lives they lead as liberally educated persons. Modeled in the tradition of The Aspen Institute Executive Seminars, each Wye Faculty Seminar strives:

  • first, to gather a diverse group of thoughtful men and women in intellectually rigorous roundtable discussions – truly around the table to converse with rather than confront one another;
  • second, to explore great literature stretching from ancient to contemporary times, not merely for artistry of language but for the power of ideas on fundamental issues in our society, and
  • third, to translate ideas into action suitable to the challenges of our age.

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