Remarks on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Dr. Karan Powell

By: John N. Gardner, President
John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

I am here today as one of American higher education’s leading innovators and thought leaders to convey my respect to her (Dr. Karan Powell) and for the University in a very public manner. I am here to welcome her into our exclusive club.

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The Way Forward

The role of president, as my long-time predecessor Dr. Wally Boston and others confided, couldn’t be more different from either of the two other roles. In fact, I had no idea it would be as different as it is. When asked if I like being president I have said it is really different, I am enjoying all that I am learning, and then asked them to ask me if/how I like being president at the end of the year.

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Incorporating Instructional Pedagogy and Theory to Enhance Student Learning

By: Karen Vendouern-Srba, Associate Vice President of Academic & Instructional Technology

The Academic & Instructional Technology team is a small and focused group with many diverse responsibilities and expertise. One of those focused areas is providing instructional pedagogy and learning theory to courses to enhance student learning. The team responsible for this is the eLearning team within Academic & Instructional Technology and multimedia developers.

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Empowering Student Decision-making for Academic Success

By:Carolyn Todaro, Associate Vice President, Academic Advising

Academic advisors partner with students to provide the guidance and resources required to help them make empowered decisions and achieve academic success. They work with students to review academic records and progress; advocate educational requests on their behalf; collaborate on educational and personal goals; encourage engagement with the university; communicate degree requirements and policies/procedures; and help students locate and utilize resources that meet their academic needs.

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