The TLC Responds to Richard Arum

The TLC Responds to Richard Arum
Co-author of Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates

Friday, February 19, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration ​is required. Lunch is provided for registrants.

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Hosted by Central Michigan University's Teaching and Learning Collective (TLC) 

​In October of 2015 the TLC welcomed invited speaker Richard Arum, co-author of Aspiring Adults Adrift, to campus. This February, we invite you to join us as we respond to Richard Arum by gathering for a day of conference sessions focused on discussion, exploration, and practical application.

About Richard Arum

Co-author of "Aspiring Adults Adrift"

Richard ArumIn 2011, Richard Arum, professor at NYU and former Senior Fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and co-author Josipa Roksa (U VA), presented research from Academically Adrift, their groundbreaking study of limited learning at U.S. colleges and universities. Their research identified the classroom experiences and academic skills that link to better learning outcomes. In their most recent publication, Aspiring Adults Adrift they check in with those same students two years after graduation and find that those same academic skills are reliable predictors of students’ success in their careers and adult lives. In October 2015, Dr. Arum returned to CMU to discuss new ways of thinking about our learning, our teaching and the kind of student success that outlasts final exams. 

Conference Schedule & Abstracts

All events take place in the Bovee U.C. Terrace Rooms. 

8:45 a.m.

9:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Keynote: Timothy Hall (CHSBS Associate Dean) and Tracy Brown (SASW) - CMU Joins LEAP!

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Diane Marble (CETL) and Faculty Panel - Learning Communities
Dan Lawson (ENG) and Marcy Taylor (ENG) - WI Instruction

12:15 p.m. Lunch - Free for all registrants

1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Jonathan Klauke (HST, CMU and MMCC) – Back to the Future: Revisiting Medieval Pedagogy for
New Directions in Liberal Arts Education
Rui Wang (LIB) – Using Library Resources to Enhance Student Engagement and Information Literacy

2:45 to 4:00 p.m.
James Felton (FIN) – How to Challenge Your Students and Survive the Impact on Student
J. Cherie Strachan (PSC) – Educating for Civic Engagement​

About the TLC

The Teaching and Learning Collective (TLC) is a grass-roots faculty initiative to improve students' academic achievement by improving their higher-order thinking skills. 

Conference Sponsors

​The 2016 TLC Winter Conference is co-sponsored by the College of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences (CHSBS) and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Central Michigan University.​