This is a reminder that Monday, January 7, 2019, is Mid-Year Opening Conference at NMC’s Hagerty Center.  The morning session should be of interest to all NMC faculty and staff. The afternoon will be focused on sessions for NMC instructors.

Below is a timeline for the day and descriptions of the sessions led by guest speaker Dr. Randy Bass, of Georgetown University. You should have also received calendar appointments for the appropriate portions of the day.

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast available

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Campus updates

10:00-10:15 a.m.


10:15-11:45 a.m.

“Higher Education and the Future of Human Learning”
Guest Speaker: Randy Bass

11:45-12:00 p.m.

Morning Wrap Up

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Lunch for afternoon attendees

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Announcements–EMT, CIE, Other?

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

“Designing for the High-Impact Integrative Experiential Learning”
Guest Speaker: Randy Bass, for faculty (+anyone else)
(Break at 2:30–OER awards and $1,000,000 Cake)

Higher Education and the Future of Human Learning
What would it look like to design higher education for the most pressing needs of our present and future? Are we doing the most we can to prepare learners for a future reshaped by powerful challenges and opportunities? The discourse and events of recent years suggest that we need a new narrative for the role that higher education can play in shaping a sustainable future, one that prioritizes both integrative learning (cultivating the traits that are most human) and inclusive excellence (seeking success for the broadest range of students). In this space of integration and inclusion, every educator has a critical role. This interactive presentation will explore the ways that higher education can begin to ask more of itself, from the classroom to the institution, including pragmatic ways that educators can think about engaged learning, data and evidence of impact, and the needs of the present and future that higher education must do an ever better job of serving.

Designing for High-Impact Integrative Experiential Learning
In this interactive workshop we will use a number of different frameworks and strategies to help educators redesign courses or parts of courses to incorporate experiential components. The purpose of the workshop is to provide some broad concepts and ideas to be used over time as well as concrete strategies for pedagogy and assessment that can be implemented immediately. There will be ample time to develop and bounce ideas, as well as interact with colleagues around best practices and potential collaborations.

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