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Tradition, Innovation, and Creativity: Undergraduate Learning for the 21st Century

Doubletree Hotel
Crystal City, VA
November 12-13, 2010

Table of Contents:

About the Conference

Conference Schedule

About The Reinvention Center

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Conference Location

Registration is closed
for this conference

The Reinvention Center
About the Conference
his meeting of research university faculty, administrators, and professional staff, as well as officials from professional societies and funding agencies, will be the fifth major conference sponsored by the Reinvention Center, a national consortium of research universities established in 2000 and inspired by the Boyer Commission report, Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America's Universities (1998).
The Reinvention Center will publish the conference abstracts on-line. The Reinvention Center will create Resources pages on its Web site with information on a range of issues and practices reported on at the conference, and it will probe topics derived from the conference through the Spotlight feature of the Web site.

Follow up activities will be carried out through the Center's UVP network, which is made up of senior officials at research universities who have campus - or college-wide responsibility for undergraduate education. The Reinvention Center will also provide leadership in promoting multi-campus projects that allow for experimentation and innovation.
Who Should Attend
The conference is directed at research university faculty, provosts, deans, chairs, and other administrators and professional staff with responsibility for aspects of undergraduate education. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are also invited to attend, as are colleagues from professional societies, accrediting bodies, businesses, and government, educational and funding organizations. Campuses are encouraged to bring institutional teams with individuals representing an array of units and responsibilities for delivering or assessing undergraduate education. Teams may include faculty from all disciplines and schools; library faculty; administrators; professionals associated with teaching resource centers and with undergraduate research, honors, and other special programs; individuals with pedagogical expertise; individuals with technological expertise; institutional research and planning professionals; graduate students; and others who are critically involved in undergraduate education.
Conference Schedule
Tradition, Innovation, and Creativity: Undergraduate Learning for the 21st Century
( The Information below is subject to change. )
Pre-Conference UVP Meeting: Thursday, November 11, 2010
9:00 - 5:00Pre-Conference UVP Meeting
 Registration for the UVP meeting is available on the main online registration page. If a representative from your Student Affairs division is joining the meeting, he/she may RSVP by emailing his/her full name and position title to reinvention@miami.edu.
Day One: Friday, November 12, 2010
8:30 - 8:45Welcoming and Opening Remarks
8:45 - 10:00Plenary Address: "Navigating the Modern World: What Do Graduates Need to Know?"
 Speaker:Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, University of Kansas
 Moderator:Bobbi Owen, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Michael R. McVaugh Distinguished Professor of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:30 - 12:00Sessions A:
A-1)Science and Technology: “iFoundry: An Alliance for Promoting Innovation in Engineering Education” more info
 Leaders:Richard Miller, President of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean and Willet Professor, School of Engineering, University of Illinois
A-2)Cancelled more info
A-3)Cancelled more info
A-5)Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom: "The Classroom and the World - Experiments in Visual Storytelling Across Borders" more info
 Leader:Sanjeev Chatterjee, Vice Dean & Executive Director of the Knight Center for International Media, School of Communication, University of Miami
A-4)Performing Arts: "Art is For Everyone: Shaping an Arts Initiative for a Research University" more info
 Leaders:Jonathan Berger, Billie Bennett Achilles Professor in Performance, the William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Co-Director of the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCa), and Co-Director of Stanford’s Art Initiative
Bryan Wolf, Faculty Leader, Arts Initiative, Stanford University
A-6)Assessment: "Writing-to-Learn: A Tool for Strengthening and Assessing Undergraduate Learning and Engagement" more info
 Moderator:"Enhancing the Role of WTL in Undergraduate Education"
Robert Thompson, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, and Senior Consultant on Assessment for the Reinvention Center
 Panelists:"An Overview of What We Know about Writing in STEM"
Christopher Thaiss, Clark Kerr Presidential Chair, Professor, and Director of the University Writing Program, University of California, Davis
"Moving Beyond Paper Texts"
Greg Bothun, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oregon
2:15 - 3:30Plenary Address: "Nothing in Education Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution"
 Speaker:David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University
 Evolutionary science is expanding beyond biology to include all human-related subjects, but these sweeping changes are not yet reflected in higher education. EvoS, a campus-wide evolutionary studies program that is growing into a worldwide consortium, provides a comprehensive solution to this problem. EvoS fulfills the ideal of a liberal arts education by providing a common theoretical language for thinking about all living processes. Evolutionary training can even increase general thinking skills and academic performance, since it involves applying the same basic principles to an enormous diversity of phenomena.
 Moderator:William Scott Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Professor of Religion, University of Miami; Executive Officer
3:30 - 5:00Sessions B:
B-1)Science and Technology: "Initiatives at the A. James Clark School of Engineering to Engage the Next Generation of Engineers" more info
 Moderator:William L. Fourney, Keystone Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, University of Maryland
 Panelists:"Knowing When to Invest – Getting the most out of your resources"
Kevin Calabro, Keystone Instructor, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
"Truly Engaging Undergraduates in the Undergraduate Educational Process"
Darryll Pines, Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
"Increasing the number of Women Engineering Graduates"
Paige Smith, Director of the Women in Engineering Program, University of Maryland
B-4)Performing Arts: "Meeting Place of the Disciplines" more info
 Leader:Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Chair, Department of Performing Arts, Professor of Theatre, American University
B-5)Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom: "Digital Pedagogy and the Rise of the Fifth Estate" more info
 Leader:Virginia Kuhn, Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California
B-3)Performing Arts: The BIG Idea: A Collaborative Model for the Performing Arts at the University of Maryland more info
 Leaders:Susie Farr, Executive Director, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Daniel MacLean Wagner, Professor and Director, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
B-2)Science and Technology: Follow Up to Plenary Session more info
 Leader:David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University
B-6)Assessment: "Using Writing to Improve and Measure Learning in STEM Courses" more info
 Leader:Research Faculty, Session to be led by Faculty in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Environmental Sciences
Day Two: Saturday, November 13, 2010
8:30 - 9:45Plenary Address: "In Search of Creative Solutions: What, in an age of diminishing resources does it mean for a university to be mission-centered and market-smart?"
 Speaker:Robert Zemsky, Chair, The Learning Alliance for Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania
 Moderator:Claudia Neuhauser, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Mathematics (Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology), University of Minnesota Rochester
10:15 - 11:45Sessions C:
C-2)Performing Arts: "New Technologies, New Pedagogies" more info
 Leader:John McGowan, Ruel W. Tyson Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts & Humanities, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
C-1)Science and Technology: "Skynet: Opening the Heavens to Everyone Everywhere" more info
 Leader:Daniel Reichart, Director of the Skynet Robotic Telescope Network, Director of PROMPT and Morehead Observatory, and Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
C-3)Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom: "Sustainability and Student Learning: Education for the Future" more info
 Leader:Geoffrey Chase, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, San Diego State University
C-6)Assessment: "Assessing General Education: Contributing, Collaborating, and Creating a Rich on-line Resource" more info
 Moderator:Matthew Serra, Director of Assessment, Trinity College, Duke University
 Panelists:"An Overview of What We Know about Writing in STEM"
Christopher Thaiss, Clark Kerr Presidential Chair, Professor, and Director of the University Writing Program, University of California, Davis
Kara Penfield, Director of Academic Assessment, Office of Accreditation and Assessment, University of Miami
C-4)Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom: "Use of Web 2.0 Technology Applications for Service Learning Experiences" more info
 Leaders:Jo Ann R. Coe Regan, Director of Distance Education, University of South Carolina
Susan T. Parlier, Instructor and Interim BSW and Social Work Minor Coordinator, University of South Carolina
C-5)Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom: Follow Up to Plenary Session
 Leader:Robert Zemsky, Chair, The Learning Alliance for Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania
 Moderator:David Ward, Past-President, American Council on Education and Chancellor-Emeritus, University of Wisconsin at Madison
1:00 - 2:15Plenary Address: "The Creative Campus: A Guiding Framework for Catalyzing Non-Routine Engagement in Higher Education"
 Speaker:Steven Tepper, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University
 The creative campus is fundamentally about higher education reform. Students are arriving to campus with new creative talents, new ways of expressing themselves, and new approaches to discovery and learning. Universities continue to teach in an old model that does not take advantage of the creativity and talents that students bring with them to campus; nor are we necessarily preparing students for the type of creative work and thinking required in the new economy. How can we realign higher education to better match students talents, abilities and learning dispositions with the creative requirements of a 21st century world of work and citizenship? “Creative education” could be the new “liberal arts” for a 21st century. What are the theories and practices that underlie the creative process and how can these be applied to different arenas of campus life, including the classroom? Over the last 5 years, the creative campus movement has taken root on a number of campuses, each following its own distinctive approach to integrate art and creativity more fully into campus life. But while interest and action are gaining momentum, the field has yet to move beyond anecdotal observations and benchmarking of idiosyncratic pilots and programs. A guiding framework for implementing creative campus initiatives is lacking. This talk will begin to outline that framework—synthesizing best practices from programs across the US and drawing from our own experience in leading Vanderbilt’s emerging creative campus initiative.
 Panelist:Elizabeth Long Lingo, Assistant Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy; Director of the Curb Program in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership, Vanderbilt University
 Moderator:Donna B. Hamilton, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of English, University of Maryland College Park
2:15 - 3:45Sessions D:
D-2)Performing Arts: "An Overview of the University of Southern California’s Interdisciplinary Arts Initiatives" more info
 Leader:Madeline Puzo, Dean, School of Theatre, University of Southern California
D-1)Science and Technology: Global Health: A New Model for Cross-Disciplinary Scholarship more info
 Leader:Heather Wipfli, Associate Director, Institute for Global Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine and School of International Relations, Keck School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California
D-4)Assessment: "Eportfolios, Rubrics, and Tools: Contributing, Collaborating, and Creating a Rich On-line Resource" more info
 Moderator:Judith Ouimet, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Indiana University
 Panelists:Julie Reynolds , Director of the Certificate in Teaching College Biology, Assistant Professor of the Practice, and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Biology Department, Duke University
Gail Ring, Director of the Electronic Portfolio Program, Clemson University
D-3)Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom: "New Models for Learning In and Out of the Classroom" more info
 Leader:Lynne O’Brien, Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Services, Perkins Library, Duke University
About The Reinvention Center
he Reinvention Center, located at the University of Miami, is a member-driven consortium of research universities committed to implementing an undergraduate education that builds on these institutions' unique assets and culture and serves their large, heterogeneous student populations. The Center facilitates their efforts by serving as both a resource and an active and informed leader in promoting change. In the ten years since it was founded, the Center has created regional and national forums for the discussion of educational issues, conducted and published surveys and studies of "best practices," provided resources through print and Web materials, and created successful networks of faculty, administrators and educational professionals. It has also strengthened the national dialogue on undergraduate education through a series of biennial national conferences.
Registration Information
Early Registration Deadline:   Monday, October 01, 2012

Registration is now closed.

Thursday, November 11, 5:30 pm-9:00 pm;
Friday, November 12, 7:00 am-5:00 pm;
Saturday, November 13, 7:15 am-8:30 am.
Registration Fees
Received before October 01:Received after October 01:
Member InstitutionsMember Institutions
Faculty and administrators:$250Faculty and administrators:$290
Graduate and undergraduate students:$130Graduate and undergraduate students:$170
Non-Member InstitutionsNon-Member Institutions
Faculty and administrators:$450Faculty and administrators:$490
Graduate and undergraduate students:$200Graduate and undergraduate students:$240
FULL-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE UVP MEETING: There is no fee for participants from member institutions to attend this meeting. The registration fee for participants from non-member institutions is $125. Instructions for registering for the UVP meeting are available on the conference registration form.
Cancellation Policy
The Reinvention Center will refund the registration fee, less a $50.00 processing fee, if cancellations are received in writing on or before October 29, 2010. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 29. Registration fees are transferable within an institution. All cancellations and requests to transfer registrations must be made in writing.
Continental breakfast and lunch at the Doubletree Hotel on Thursday and Friday are included in the conference registration fee. Vegetarian and Kosher choices will be available at every meal. Special dietary needs should be noted on the registration form.
Conference Location
Doubletree Hotel Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington VA, 22202
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Doubletree Hotel at a discounted group rate of $129 (single rate) per night. This rate is available only until Friday, October 8, 2010. To make reservations for the group rate, please call 1-800-222-TREE (8733) and refer to The Reinvention Center Conference rate.

Group Name: The Reinvention Center Conference
Group Code: UMR
Transportation information
Doubletree Hotel Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Telephone: 1-703-416-4100

Getting to and from the Airport:

The Doubletree Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Reagan National Airport every thirty minutes between 5am and midnight.

The closest Metro station to the hotel is Pentagon City (blue and yellow lines).

The Metro is a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Upon exiting the Metro station in front of Pentagon City Mall, turn left onto South Hayes Street. Turn right onto Army Navy Drive, and continue three blocks, and hotel is on right side.

Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Distance from hotel: 1 mile
Drive time: 5 minutes
Directions: From airport take Crystal City exit. Crystal City Drive turns into 12th Street. Continue approximately one mile, and turn right onto Army Navy Drive. Hotel will be on left.

Metro regular fare to Pentagon City (fare $1.35+); travel time 10 minutes.
Taxi: $10.00

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Distance from hotel: 35 miles
Drive time: 1 hour
Directions: Take the Dulles Access Road towards the direction of Washington, D.C. Take 66 East to 110 South. Stay in center lane and 110 becomes Route 1 South. This will take you to Crystal City; in Crystal City make a right on 15th Street. Then make a right onto Eads Street and go three blocks, and make a right onto Army Navy Drive. The hotel will be on the right.

Getting to and from Washington Dulles International Airport:
Taxi: $50.00; Super Shuttle: $29.00 and $10 per additional person

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Distance from hotel: 30 miles
Drive time: 1 hour
Directions: Take I-95 South to Baltimore Washington Parkway South to the New York Avenue exit. Take New York Avenue to 395 South towards Virginia. Exit Route 1 South for Crystal City. Take a right on 20th Street, right on Eads street, and right on Army Navy Drive and hotel will be on the right.

Getting to and from BWI Airport:
Taxi: $80.00; Super Shuttle: $48.00 and $12 per additional person
Train: MARC and Amtrak both have service from BWI to Union Station in Washington, D.C. From Union Station, take the Metrorail to the Pentagon City station in Arlington, Virginia.
MARC: $6.00 each way (40 minutes travel time)
Amtrak: approximately $35 (pricing based on availability; 30 minute travel time to Union Station)

Washington Metro maps and fares, see www.wmata.com

Amtrak train service, call 1-800-872-7245 for automated information on schedules and rates or see www.amtrak.com