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Workshop: Improving Higher Learning by Taking the Long View: A Strategic Planning Workshop

  • 16 Mar 2010
  • 1:00 PM
  • 30 Mar 2010
  • 2:00 PM
  • Online meeting info in Registration Confirmation Email [also check your Junk folder] and via email 24 hours prior to event start
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Improving Higher Learning by Taking the Long View: A Strategic Planning Workshop 

Tuesdays, March 16, 23, and 30, 2010
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern

Steve Ehrmann, TLT Group

Are you a dean or department head? involved in planning a special project for an accreditation self-study? part of a strategic planning team?  Then you may find this workshop valuable.

"Improving Higher Learning by Taking the Long View: Ten Recommendations about Time, Money and Technology" summarizes the TLT Group's suggestions about how to make gradual, demonstrable improvements in the outcomes of academic programs: who can learn, what they learn, how they learn,  The paper is based on a series of blog posts you might have already seen, "Ten Things I (no longer) Believe about Transforming Teaching and Learning with Technology."

The goal of this workshop is to help your team to consider, discuss, and critique these ten recommendations.  For example, the paper recommends picking goals that are likely to be widely-felt for years to come: what's your goal.  The paper suggests using technology to save time on basic disciplinary activities as a step toward making instruction more engaging: does that make sense in your program and,if so, how might it be done. The paper suggests relying heavily on faculty helping one another take very small, safe steps toward changing courses.  Might that work in your program and, if so, how might it be done? 

Each participating individual or team should read the paper (about 7 pages long) in advance, and fill out the accompanying worksheet.

During our live sessions, Steve Ehrmann will provide a bit more background on each point. We will then discuss ways in which the recommendations might be implemented at participating institutions.

Finally we will discuss what steps the TLT Group might take to help subscribing institutions further with strategic planning. For example, should we develop a grant proposal to explore some of the propositions about how to foster demonstrable, long-term improvement in the outcomes of academic programs.  


As usual, recordings of sessions will be available to registrants.

All of the TLT Group’s online offerings include use of “low threshold” tools, examination of controversial issues, options for participants with a range of experience, and suggestions for assessment as you integrate what you’ve learned into your repertoire.      Participants for this workshop should sign-in 15 minutes early for tech instructions and to meet others in the group; they also have the option of remaining online for a half-hour follow-up discussion immediately after the workshop.

NOTE:  Login instructions for the session are in this Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

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