Reinvention Center National Conference
Education, Innovation and Discovery:
The Distinctive Promise of the American Research University

   Washington, DC

   November 13, 2008 – November 14, 2008


Claudia Neuhauser will present "Translating Principles of Learning into Practice: Creating an Interdisciplinary Curriculum" during Friday's morning session.

Dr. Neuhauser is leading the development of an innovative undergraduate major at the University of Minnesota Rochester, a Bachelor of Science in the Health Sciences. The program will be housed in the Center for Learning Innovation. This Center will promote a learner-centered, technology-enhanced, competency-based, and community-integrated learning environment in which ongoing assessment will guide and monitor student achievement. The curriculum of this degree program will integrate the life/health sciences, the physical and quantitative sciences, and the arts and humanities. The development team will take a research-based approach to learning and assessment in the development and implementation of this curriculum, specifically, they will emphasize learning with understanding that goes beyond memorization and asks students to develop a rich network of well-organized, usable and transferable knowledge. Technology-enhanced learning will allow students to guide their own learning and assessment will facilitate a studentís ability to tailor their learning to their learning style.

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BioQUEST Staff Attending:
   Sam Donovan
   Claudia Neuhauser