League Learning Summit 2004
Introducing the League Learning Summit, dedicated to showcasing exciting approaches to teaching and learning, fostering networking and collaborative opportunities among colleagues, and investigating how colleges have undertaken significant organizational development and transformation to improve student learning. Learning Summit 2004 will feature outstanding speakers, information-rich breakout sessions, and social events designed to maximize networking and fun.
At the first Learning Summit, held in conjunction with the 2003 Innovations conference in Phoenix, participants heard from four groundbreaking leaders in the learning-centered college movement: Terry O'Banion , President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow, League for Innovation, who championed the concept of the Learning College; George Boggs , President of the American Association of Community Colleges, who was another pioneer whose writings and leadership focused discussion on a national level; and Robert Barr and John Tagg , the authors of "From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education," an article that appeared in the November/December 1995 issue of Change and caused widespread discussion and debate within the academy.
All four visionaries tapped into a deeply ingrained sense that the educational status quo was no longer effective or defensible. By looking at colleges as learning producers rather than instruction providers, they reshaped the future of higher education and initiated the most sweeping re-evaluation of the mission and vision of community colleges in history.
At the second Learning Summit to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, August 1 - 3, 2004, you'll learn more about the process of transforming the structures, procedures, and practices of your institution to focus on producing meaningful and successful student learning by:
- Increasing your understanding of the concepts of the Learning College and the Learning Paradigm as a framework and inspiration for effecting institutional change to improve student learning, performance, and success
- Exchanging innovative processes and approaches to transforming undergraduate education and improving institutional and student outcomes
- Joining cutting-edge leaders in learning technology and techniques for demonstrations and exchange of ideas
- Sharing approaches to improving assessment techniques to more effectively measure student success
- Interacting with and developing new networks of colleagues in support of becoming more learning centered