NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
31°
H 31° L 22°
Partly Cloudy | 7MPH

Alverno College History department to take part in a nationwide project

May 17, 2012

The History department at Alverno College has been selected as one of 60 history departments from across the country to participate in the American Historical Association’s (AHA) History Tuning Project. The goal of the project is to create a disciplinary core describing what history students should know and be able to do when they complete a history degree. Over the next two years, Tuning Project participants will gather in Washington, D.C. to work with each other. After working at the national level to develop a history core, they’ll work with faculty on their own campuses to tune their history curriculum in order to better fit the mission of their institutions. The Tuning Project is supported by a grant from the Lumina Foundation.
“Alverno College is a global leader in higher education curriculum design, and we are excited to add our knowledge and expertise to this collaboration,” said Dr. John C. Savagian, chair of Alverno College’s History department and a Tuning Project participant. “We anticipate a fruitful exchange of ideas toward improving students’ study of history and developing the skills to be successful 21st century citizens.”
The AHA has identified three objectives for the project:
• To articulate core abilities, habits of mind and knowledge required of their discipline.
• To develop a clear, common language to express the distinctive values of history for students, employers and the public. Students who can clearly see what they are learning and why, are better prepared to direct their studies toward lifelong learning, meaningful employment and civic participation.
• To provide a nationwide framework in which historians can design the systems used by their institution to measure their achievements as teachers.

About Alverno College
Alverno College, a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college for women, exists to promote the personal and professional development of its students. Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, the college has earned accolades and respect internationally for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, and has consulted with three U.S. presidential administrations on accountability and outcomes in higher education. For two years in a
row, Alverno College has been ranked first in the Midwest for doing “the best job of educating undergrads” by U.S. News & World Report. Educators from throughout the world visit Alverno to learn about its proven, student-centered teaching methods.
Alverno offers more than 35 major program areas of study, including graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology and business that are open to women and men. For more information about Alverno, visit our Web site at www.alverno.edu or call 414-382-6100.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Suburban Selfies is back! Win a $200 dinner! 12/24

» Senior Adults invited to Greendale Middle School open house event 12/22

» Oak Creek boys dominate cold shooting Franklin, 48-28 12/20

» Oak Creek girls rally and retain SEC lead with win over Franklin, 43-38 12/19

» Oak Creek wrestlng team overwhelms Franklin, 50-18 12/18

» Westbound I-94 near Miller Park to close for 31 hours beginning Friday night 12/18

» Franklin to negotiate terms of West St. Martins Road repair, ownership with Milwaukee County 12/17

» Developers propose three apartment projects in Cudahy 12/11

» Oak Creek has plans for development on lakefront after cleanup 12/10

» Oak Creek accepts ownership of former EPEC, Du Pont lakefront land 12/10

» Menomonee Falls boys get defensive in beating Franklin, 48-30 12/9

» Homeward bound: Victory of the Lamb, Kayla's Krew move closer to making new facilities a reality 12/9

» Oak Creek listens to proposals for new fitness center 12/9

» Franklin man faces arson charge for allegedly starting apartment fire 12/8

» Select Hales Corners Library services on hold during carpet project 12/8

» Tailgate 'n skate with Santa in Hales Corners 12/8

» No new Chapter 220 seats identified in OCFSD for 2015-16 12/4

» Arson suspect of Franklin apartment complex fire taken into custody 12/3

» Protest stalls Franklin apartment plan 12/2

» Fire at Franklin apartment building under investigation 12/1

» In more schools, going to class means heading to the woods 11/26

» Franklin Historical Society plans two old-fashioned Christmas events over two weekends 11/26

» Public workshop welcomes input for Lake Vista redevelopment 11/26

» Mom gets 7 years for child porn between herself and toddler son 11/25

» Have a 'Dickens of a Christmas' in Greendale on December 5 11/24

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

CONNECT