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Faculty and Staff Symposium to Explore Exciting Learning Options

Faculty and staff invited to participate in the important discussion of a new core curriculum

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Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
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KaneThe All-Campus Faculty and Staff Spring Symposium, held on Friday, April 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will present new models for the core curriculum and offer opportunities for faculty and staff to provide input on the options. The event is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The symposium will focus on the development of a new core curriculum that will impact the education of all students at LIU Post. The core curriculum provides students with fundamental skills and develops their ability to analyze information and organize knowledge, deal with complexity, think creatively, and handle diversity and change. The core curriculum is based on the idea that the mastery of fundamental skills and knowledge is central to the learning process and is the foundation of a liberal education.

During the symposium, five new models will be presented by faculty members from across the campus to faculty and staff for consideration and discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to weigh in on how this new core curriculum will be shaped.

New models being presented include:
• Great Works of World Civilization Core
• Foundational Skills Core plus a Thematic Interdisciplinary Major
• Problem-Based Core
• A Core with ePortfolios and Signature Assignments
• Classical and Problem-Oriented Core

“It’s important for faculty and staff to attend this symposium and hear more about the proposed new models for LIU’s core curriculum,” said Dr. Katherine C. Hill-Miller, English professor and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at LIU Post. “The symposium will provide an excellent forum for faculty and staff to brainstorm and provide feedback on the models presented. Student input will play an important role later in the process.”

The symposium will be held in the Patron’s Lounge at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 31 to Rhonda Pereira, secretary for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at rpereira@liu.edu. For more information about the event, please contact Glynis Pereyra, assistant dean of biology, at glynis.pereyra@liu.edu.

Posted 03/18/2014

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