It is time to push back at least a little on this very fashionable rubric. While the NEBHE Conference on the subject was generally excellent, especially in the morning, its uncritical acceptance of the whole idea was worrisome. See Center of Attention: Learners.
A fundamental problem is its metaphor. There can be only one “center” of anything, so the question is: In institutions of what use...
Last week, NEBHE convened 300 or so educators and policy leaders for a gathering in Boston on “Learner-Centered Institutions: The Future of Higher Education.”
One key question … what is a “learner-centered institution” anyway? The latest in a torrent of meaningless eduspeak? Or as the conference subtitle suggested, a true paradigm shift in the way we teach and learn?
#OpenEd21 and #OER folks! I'm excited to share this CC-BY licensed @RWU_Senate resolution for course marking! Please share widely and help get this in the hands of student governments who need a model! Let's make #highered more equitable for all students!
NEBHE is excited to launch the North Star Collective (NSC), a group of 13 #NewEngland institutions committed to #reparativejustice and uplifting #BIPOC faculty. The pilot year will include equity work on campuses and a BIPOC Faculty Fellowship