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College selected to attend AAC&U National Summer Institute

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) recently announced the colleges, universities, and state systems sending teams to its 2010 summer institutes. Penn State Berks was selected along with 36 other institutions from across the country to attend the AAC&U institute on General Education and Assessment at the University of Vermont from June 4-9, 2010.

Representing Penn State Berks will be Dr. Paul Esqueda, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Martha Aynardi, Director of Academic Support and Projects; Dr. Janet Winter, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics; Jennifer Dareneau, Lecturer in English; and Dr. Mary Lou D'Allegro, Senior Director of Planning, Research, and Assessment.

"AAC&U's 2010 summer institutes are designed to address in a variety of ways the central challenge facing higher education-ensuring that all students achieve the high quality liberal education they need and deserve," said AAC&U president Carol Geary Scheider. "Each year, we are inspired by the exciting and innovative ways these institutions are tackling the challenge of improving liberal learning outcomes for all their students."

For 20 years, the AAC&U's Institute on General Education and Assessment has provided hundreds of colleges and universities with the formative and collaborative space to advance general education reform and its assessment on their campus. Campus teams come to the institute to develop, refine, and advance intentional curricula, engaging pedagogies, effective assessment, and long-term sustainability of efforts.

For more information on AAC&U meeting and institutes please visit www.aacu.org.

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