Thursday, September 4, 2008
Presentation by George Kuh Sept. 18
On Sept. 18, the University of West Florida campus community will have an outstanding opportunity to engage in a dialog on high impact student learning practices with one of the pre-eminent experts on the subject, George Kuh, chancellor's professor of Higher Education and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University. Kuh is a highly respected author of numerous books and articles on the topic of assessing student and institutional performance to enhance student success and to improve the quality of the undergraduate experience. He is well known as the founder of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice.
I encourage everyone to make plans to attend Kuh's general overview session Sept. 18 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the University Commons Auditorium, Building 22. Throughout the day, Kuh will conduct focused discussion sessions with targeted audiences during which more specific dialog and sharing of information will take place. These sessions are open to everyone and the schedule can be found online at http://uwf.edu/studentaffairs/internal/documents/kuhschedule.pdf.
This campus visit, jointly sponsored by the Center for University Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CUTLA), Making Way for Excellence and Student Affairs, promises to be a wonderful opportunity to enhance the campus awareness of factors contributing to our primary mission of increasing student success at the University of West Florida. I encourage everyone to make plans to participate.