The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the colleges, universities, and state systems sending teams to its 2010 summer institutes. The College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York, 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. The CSI Team includes: Associate Provost Susan Holak, Vice President for Student Affairs Jerald Jones-Woolfolk, Dean of Science and Technology Alfred Levine, and professors Richard Powers and Maria Rice Bellamy. Team members will work together to evaluate national best practices for general education curriculum development and assessment, and determine how they might be applied at the College of Staten Island.

“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 Schneider. “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, 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 campuses. Campus teams come to this institute to develop, refine, and advance intentional curricula, engaging pedagogies, effective assessment, and long-term sustainability of efforts.

All AAC&U institutes offer campus teams a time and place for sustained collaborative work on a project of importance to their campus along with a curriculum focused on important trends, research and best practices, and a resident faculty of educational experts. For more information on AAC&U meetings and institutes, visit their Website.