Alverno educators are experts in teaching. Last year over 500 educators from the United States and abroad attended workshops and institutes on teaching at Alverno. The college has welcomed visitors from Argentina, Australia, Japan, Chile, Thailand, New Zealand, Michigan, Kentucky and Texas, among others.
In April, Alverno welcomed a member of the faculty from the Department of Education of the Argentine Catholic University in Buenos Aires, and a Ph.D. students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The guests were on campus for the day and met with several members of the School of Education to learn about Alverno's teaching methods. Argentine Catholic University is interested in introducing innovative teaching approaches to train teachers, an urgent task in Latin America.
In May, Alverno hosted a group of educators from several Japanese universities through the Japan Management Association. This group visited Alverno as part of a tour of US educational institutions. Their interest was on implementing ability-based education and ways to improve undergraduate education. They also focused on the role of institutional research in Alverno’s curriculum.
Alverno recently held its weeklong summer workshop on campus, "Connecting Student Learning Outcomes to Teaching, Assessment and Curriculum." The weeklong conference featured sessions designed according to the learning principles that guide the Alverno curriculum. Educators had the opportunity to learn how Alverno's widely respected ability-based curriculum and assessment methods are integral to teaching.
Alverno educators also have made hundreds of off-campus presentations to educators across the country on effective curricular design and teaching strategies. They have visited colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina, among others.
For information regarding arranging a visit, call Judith Reisetter Hart 414-382-6431, or
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