From The Academic Disconnect to Integrated Learning
J. Elizabeth Clark
Too often, students encounter their educations as a series of disconnected courses informed by silo thinking. How do we engage students in making meaningful connections between core courses and their academic majors, particularly when faculty work in departments? What other models in higher education prompt meaningful connections? What might a truly integrated approach to the undergraduate degree look like? This presentation/workshop will consider three approaches to connection and integration across the major from other colleges and universities including integrative learning, ePortfolios and capstone courses.
Communities of Practice
Etienne Wenger, "Communities of Practice"
Pat Hutchings and Mary Taylor Huber "Integrative Learning: Mapping the Terrain"
Project VALUE Integrative Learning Rubric
Additional AAC&U Resources
ePortfolios for Integrative Learning
J. Elizabeth Clark, "The Fragile Dream: ePortfolio, At-Risk Students, and College Success"
J. Elizabeth Clark and Bret Eynon, ePortfolios at 2.0: Surveying the Field
Peer Review, Project VALUE 11.1 (2009)
Capstones as Integrative Learning
David Sill, Brian M. Harward and Ivy Cooper, "The Disorienting Dilemma: The Senior Capstone as a Transformative Experience"
Skidmore College (for faculty)
Resources Shared by the Group
University of Dayton Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work Capstone Course