Recruitment of Undergraduates meets Educational Innovation
Wednesday, June 27, 12:30–2 p.m.
Grainger Hall Plenary Room, 1st floor
In Spring 2012, Interim Chancellor Ward indicated that Educational Innovation is a “coordinated effort to create a sustained campus environment by improving our capacities and generating new revenue in order to maintain and enhance student learning and preserve research excellence.”
Two elements of Chancellor Ward’s statement have relevance to how we recruit undergraduates to UW–Madison:
- Having a coordinated effort means that we are working to optimize our resources and eliminate redundancies such that all campus recruitment efforts – and goals – are in alignment
- Improving our capacities in relation to recruitment means we need to think about how to market innovative classroom ideas to prospective students and, in turn, how we are enrolling the students who are most desirable for your programs
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Joanne Berg introduced this session. Vice Provosts Aaron Brower and Jeff Russell, leaders of the Educational Innovation initiative, were on hand to participate in the discussions. Information about current recruitment practices was presented by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Follow-up conversations were facilitated using the World Café format.
Blended Learning in Engineering: A College-Wide Approach to Educational Innovation
May 10, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
The Wisconsin Idea Room
School of Education
As we advance our Educational Innovation efforts, we can look to the College of Engineering as a forerunner. They began experimenting with blended learning several years ago. Now, driven by their strategic plan, they are flipping 75% of their core courses over the next several years. Courses are flipped, with faculty able to provide focused time with students, after students have watched lectures online. Come hear about their systematic approach, lessons learned, and the impact it has had for the college and their students.
Dean Paul Peercy will introduce this session. Presenters will include Steve Cramer, Deborah Helman, Michael Morrow, John Booske, Greg Moses, and Daniel Klingenberg.
Generating New Revenue Workshops
April 10 & April 11 (same session repeated)
Noon–2:00, WI Idea Room, School of Education
Explore the processes, guidelines, challenges and implications for implementing new revenue-generating programs. These include capstone certificates, professional master’s degrees and noncredit programs. We will pair teams with “experts” who can help address your goals, questions and provide experienced guidance.
Curricular Redesign Workshop
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Explore the processes, motivational strategies, challenges and implications for curricular redesign. A panel of faculty and staff will share tips and resources and be on hand to answer questions.