Small Changes, Big Rewards: Integrating the Disparate Threads of Undergraduate Education to Create a Learning-Centered Institution C arol Burton, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Studies Melissa Canady Wargo, Director, Assessment Western Carolina University AASCU July 24-27, 2008.
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Small Changes, Big Rewards: Integrating the Disparate Threads of Undergraduate Education to Create a Learning-Centered InstitutionCarol Burton, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate StudiesMelissa Canady Wargo, Director, AssessmentWestern Carolina UniversityAASCUJuly 24-27, 2008
To empower students to integrate knowledge and skills from their academic and co-curricular experiences to become intentional participants in their own learning.
9,000 students Threads of Undergraduate Education to Create a Learning-Centered Institution
480 full-time faculty
130 degree programs
Endowed Professors (25+)
Honors College (1250+)
Civic EngagementWestern Carolina University
D Threads of Undergraduate Education to Create a Learning-Centered Institution
Courses within their Major
Other Courses at the University
Other Life ExperiencesLearning Relationships Source: Dr. L. Dee Fink
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Dimensions of assessment
Goals of assessment