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  1. Integrative Learning and the ILP at Salve Regina University

  2. “All the branches of knowledge are connected together, because the subject matter of knowledge is intimately united in itself, as being the great Creator and His works.” “True enlargement of mind is the power of viewing many things at once as one whole, of referring them severally to their true place in the universal system, of understanding their respective values, and determining their mutual dependence.” John Henry Cardinal Newman The Idea of a University

  3. Ten Types of Integration: • Social 6. Ethical • Personal 7. Cultural • Experiential 8. Religious • Skills 9. Structural • Interdisciplinary 10. Evaluative

  4. 1. Social Integration: the First Year Experience Orientation to Community Values Orientation to Academic Values First Year Learning Communities

  5. 2. Personal Integration:a Wellness Model • Intellectual • Emotional • Physical • Spiritual • Social • Life Planning

  6. 3. Experiential Integration:Theory and Praxis • Group Projects • Field Trips • Service Learning • Study Abroad

  7. 4. Skills Integration: Across the Curriculum • Writing Across the Curriculum • Information Literacy and Technology Across the Curriculum Continuity in Pedagogy Consistency in Evaluation

  8. 5. Interdisciplinary: Portal and Capstone Courses Interdisciplinary “framing courses” integrating signature disciplines of philosophy and theology Freshman Year: Portal – Seeking Wisdom Senior Year: Capstone – Living Wisdom

  9. Portal CapstoneSeeking Wisdom Living Wisdom • Imagining Themes • Women and Men • Heroes and Heroines • Suffering • God • Nature • Citizenship • Acting Themes • Human Needs and Human Development • Dynamism of the Spirit • Ethics, Technology, and Environment Wisdom • Achieving Community

  10. 6. Ethical : Catholic Social Teaching Human Dignity Human Life Association Participation Solidarity Subsidiarity Preferential Option for the Poor Equality The Common Good Stewardship

  11. 7. Cultural: Developing a World View Question of God Summer Reading World Citizenship Focus in Core Integrative e-Portfolio Reflective Essays Study Abroad

  12. 8. Religious: The Integration of Faith and Learning I believe in order that I may understand. St. Anselm I seek to understand in order that I may believe. Abelard

  13. The Integration of Faith and Learning Theology as an academic discipline Theology and Philosophy as framing and integrating courses for the Core “An education with a Catholic identity” as a Core goal Focus on Catholic Social Teaching

  14. 9. Structural Integration The Core Capstone Rationale Process Lessons Learned Momentum

  15. Rationale for Capstone “The Capstone Course, then, will serve as both an end and a beginning.” (Capstone Syllabus) Experience Core Goals over all Four Years by linking Seeking Wisdom (Portal) and Living Wisdom: Contemporary Challenges (Senior Capstone) Integration, synthesis and student self-assessment of undergraduate education including major, minor, study abroad, etc. Look to the future

  16. 10. Evaluative Integration: Mapping Core and the Integrative Learning e-Portfolio Faculty Mapping and Student Integrative e-Portfolio Collect  Select  Reflect  Connect

  17. Mapping Overview • 2004-2005 Faculty Workshop with Peggy Maki • Mapping First Year Courses (Collecting and Selecting) • Consensus Mapping (Reflection and Connecting)

  18. Cycle of Inquiry Continues Mapping of Upper Level and New Courses Assessment Central to Campus Culture Community-Wide Laptop Initiative Faculty Development