University community invited to public conversation on 'Transforming Education'

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The University community is invited to join in a conversation about the “Transforming Education” theme of the 2016-2020 University Strategic Plan, to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 in Pattee Library’s Foster Auditorium (102 Paterno Library).

A panel featuring the co-chairs of two of the Transforming Education Working Groups will seed the conversation:

— Tom Litzinger, Research on Educational Transformation group, assistant dean for educational innovation and accreditation and director of the Leonhard Center

— Larry Boggess, Faculty Development Resources group, director of faculty development for Penn State World Campus

Remote attendance also is available through MediaSite.

A core mission in the academy is teaching and learning. We in higher education all have an unwavering commitment to improve student learning and success through outstanding teaching. However, across higher education, there are many changes and innovations impacting this critical mission and process, including reducing time and cost to degree, emerging digital innovations that both advance and challenge the practice of teaching, and expectations to prepare students for an evolving and changing 21st-century work force.

To help Penn State not only respond, but to provide leadership in addressing these emerging forces, one of the five strategic priorities of our Strategic Plan focuses on the Transformation of Education. Join the conversation on Feb. 21 to hear an update regarding the priorities of the Transforming Education Steering Committee, but more importantly, to engage in a dialogue to help inform this important work.

Last Updated February 15, 2018