Complexity and Interconnectedness of Topics

It is important to keep in mind that each of the topics or sets of topics in the following draft schedule involve complex, multilayered discussions that intersect with each other, and that all involve multidisciplinary approaches. Thus, even if a specific field/department/discipline is not mentioned, that does not mean it isn’t a key part of the conversation. If you have questions about disciplinary representation or other aspects of the proposed schedule, please email those questions to gedesign@hawaii.edu.

Flexibility in Schedule

The following draft schedule is subject to change as needed. This flexibility includes the time estimated for each topic: if the discussion peters out, they can be adjusted to end early or move onto the next topic. Breaks from zoom meetings can be taken when the group wants.

Daily Documentation Tasks:

Each day of the Summer Institute, daily minutes (discussion summaries) will be presented on the website. In addition, presentation slides and materials will be posted ahead of time. There will be an opportunity for participants to produce informal daily blogs for the website. Private notes and drafts will be kept in the Summer Institute shared drive.

* indicates one of WASC’s core competencies

Week 1

Friday, July 2, time TBD: Pre-institute get to know each other social hour

Tuesday, July 6

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-9:30 am
Welcoming oli
Welcome to Summer Institute, Overview of charge (President Lassner)
Schedule and structure (Debora Halbert, UHM)

9:30-10:30 am
Overview of problems with and strengths of current GE program

10:30-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:00 pm
Overview of GE requirements at each UH campus and for different programs throughout system (Christine Beaule, UHM)
Overview of GE programs at subset of UH campus’ peer and benchmark institutions

12:00-1:00 pm
Break

1:00-3:00 pm
Discussion of set of readings highlighting reasons behind nationwide Gen Ed reform efforts, national conversations about what employers want, where other institutions succeeded and stumbled (even failed) in their GE reform efforts

Wednesday, July 7

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft description of competencies-based approach to UH General Education curriculum

9:00-11:00 am
Overview of distribution requirements vs competencies-based GE structures, with different models of innovative programs (Anthony Silva, KCC; Christine Beaule, UHM)

11:00-11:30 am
Break

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Interstate Passport model (Jim Goodman, Leeward CC; Alan Rosenfeld, UHWO) (Presentation materials)

2:00-4:00 pm
Setting Guiding Principles for new Gen Ed (e.g., easy to understand for students, facilitates transfer and articulation within and from outside UH system, meets accreditation standards, etc.); campus ILOs and accreditation standards. (Debora Halbert, UHM; Della Teraoka, UHCC System)

Thursday, July 8

Structures & Goals

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-10:30 am
Discussion of some features of CBE programs from elsewhere that the committee likes and may want to pursue, and those they don’t like or that won’t/can’t work for UH

10:30-11:00 am
Thematic pathways (Christine Beaule, UHM)

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Break

12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Backward Design as prompt to identify curricular model(s) (Debora Halbert, UHM; Della Teraoka, UHCC System)

1:30 pm-1:45 pm
Break

1:45 pm-3:00 pm
Transfer and articulation issues within and from outside UH system. (Amy McKee, UHM; Leslie Opulauoho, UHWO; Rene Hutch, student; Kealohilani Leleo, student; Marc Rollon, student) (Presentation materials)

Friday, July 9

Consultation Plan

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Outline strategy for consultations over the next academic year (will finalize details in week 4)

9:00-12:00 am (10:30-10:45 am break)
Information sharing, consultation, town halls: campaign for buy-in, feedback, plan for curricular development support during implementation period. (Discussion with ten Faculty Senate Executive Committees)

12:00-1:00 pm
Break

1:00-3:00 pm 
Structure for our Gen Ed proposal (Christine Beaule, UHM)

5:00-6:00 pm
Zoom Pau Hana Social: grab a drink and some pupus and come get to know the team socially!

Week 2

Monday, July 12

Writing Skills

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft section on each competency or set of competencies, with definitions, draft rubric, examples

9:00-10:30 am
Written communication skills, from foundations to writing in the disciplines (Michael Cawdery, Leeward CC; Eric San George, Kaua’i CC; Sarah Allen, UHM; Karla Hayashi, Hilo) (Presentation materials)

10:30 am-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:00 pm
Transferability across the curriculum

12:00-1:30 pm
Break

1:30-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Tuesday, July 13

Oral communication Skills

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-10:30 am
Oral communication skills, from foundations to disciplinary-specific oral skills development (Kara Kam-Kalani, Honolulu CC; Carleen Yokotake, Leeward CC; Amy Hubbard, UHM) (Presentation materials)

10:30 am-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:00 pm
Transferability across the curriculum

12:00-1:30 pm
Break

1:30-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Wednesday, July 14

Information Literacy & Teamwork

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-11:00 am
Information literacy, media literacy (Amy Saxton, Hilo; Wayde Oshiro, Leeward CC; Ellen Peterson, Maui)(Presentation materials)

11:00 am-11:15 am
Break

11:15-12:30 pm
Teamwork and productive collaboration skills: Group writing and oral presentations, group research, group lab work (Cara Chang, Leeward CC; Taupouri Tangaro, Hawaii CC; Whitney Hashimoto, Maui) (Presentation materials)

12:30-1:30 pm
Break

1:30-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Thursday, July 15

Quantitative Reasoning & Data Literacy

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-10:30 am
Quantitative reasoning*, data literacy (Ryan Girard, Kauai CC; Sarah Post, UHM; Victoria Fan, UHM) (Presentation materials)

10:30 am-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:00 pm
Quantitative reasoning continued

12:00-1:30 pm
Break

1:30-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Friday, July 16

Culture & Language

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-10:30 am
Intercultural competencies and knowledge, cultural literacy, global learning (Shana Brown, UHM; Sam Giordanengo, Hawaii CC, Charles Sasaki, Windward CC; Kelli Nakamura, Kapi’olani CC) (Presentation materials)

10:30 am-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:30 pm
Hawaiian/Second language study (Brook Chapman Sousa, UHM; Kekoa Harman, Hilo; Paul Chandler, UHM; Betsy Gilliland, UHM; Akeamakamae Kiyuna, Hawai’i CC; Jacob (Hau’oli) Lorenzo-Elarco, Honolulu CC) (Presentation materials)

12:30-1:30 pm
Break

1:30-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

5:00-6:00 pm
Zoom Pau Hana Social: grab a drink and some pupus and come decompress!

Week 3

Monday, July 19

Interdisciplinarity & Disciplinary Breadth 

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft section on each competency or set of competencies, with definitions, draft rubric, examples

9:00-10:30 am
Interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity (Joanne Bloese and Amy Schiffner, UHM)(Presentation materials)

10:30 am-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:30 pm
Liberal education (arts, humanities, social and natural sciences) (Nick Logue, Windward CC; Celia Bardwell-Jones, Hilo; Kristin Kumashiro, UHM; Jon Magnussen, UHWO)(Presentation materials)

12:30-2:00 pm
Break

2:00-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Tuesday, July 20

Critical Thinking

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-11:00 am
Critical thinking; creative, complex problem-solving (Nani Azman, Maui; Samantha Bowe, Maui; Eric Engh, Maui; Kaleikoa Ka’eo, Maui; Mike Takemoto, Maui)(Presentation materials)

11:00-11:15 am
Break

11:15 am- 1:00 pm
Continue critical thinking

1:00-2:00 pm
Break

2:00-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Wednesday, July 21

Hawai’i, Sustainability

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-10:30 am
Hawaiian Place of Learning, place-based learning (Presentation Materials)

10:30 am-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:30 pm
Sustainability (Makena Coffman, UHM; and Christian Palmer, Windward CC)(Presentation Materials)

12:30-2:00 pm
Break

2:00-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Thursday, July 22

Applied Learning, Community Engagement

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

9:00-10:30 am
Experiential learning, real-world applications, partnerships, project-based learning (Ann Kennedy, Kaua’i; Debbie Weeks, Hawai’i CC; Todd Inouye, Hilo; Lauri Sagle, Hilo)(Presentation materials)

10:30 am-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:30 pm
Civic and community engagement (Robert Franco, Kapiolani CC; Atina Pascua, Manoa Office of Civic & Community Engagement; Colin Moore, UHM; Pamela Sheffler, Hawai’i CC)(Presentation materials)

12:30-2:00 pm
Break

2:00-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

Friday, July 23

Ethics, Asia-Pacific

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft section(s) on thematic structures, and intra- and inter-campus collaborations

9:00-10:45 am
Ethical reasoning (Greg Ravizza, UHM’s E board; Chris Lauer, Hilo; Eunice Brekke, Leeward CC)(Presentation materials)

10:45 am-11:00 am
Break

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Asia-Pacific place-based learning (Cathy Clayton, UHM; Keala Losch, Kapiolani CC; Alexander Mawyer, UHM CPIS) (Presentation materials)

12:30-2:00 pm
Break

2:00-4:00 pm
Writing in small groups

5:00-6:00 pm
Zoom Pau Hana Social: grab a drink and some pupus and come decompress! (One more week!)

Week 4

Monday, July 26

Writing Proposal Introduction

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft description of GE core curriculum for UH System (baseline for all campuses)
Draft description of GE curricular variability for different campuses and/or degree types

9:00-11:30 am (10:30-10:45 am Break)
Baseline core GE for UH system (e.g. system-wide, students in AA and BA/BS degrees should minimally have x. y, z, etc), including exceptions for certificates and some programs like AAS

11:30 am-1:00 pm
Break

1:00-4:00 pm (2:15-2:30 pm Break)
Baseline core for different campuses: 2 vs 4 year, different degrees (e.g. AA, AAS, BA, BS)

Tuesday, July 27

Writing Proposal Introduction Continued

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft description of structured variability in competencies above baseline, and in achievement benchmarks for different competencies
Draft guidelines

9:00-11:30 am (10:30-10:45 am Break)
Structures to allow variability: how different campuses, and different programs on each campus, could set higher benchmarks of student achievement in certain competencies, and select from additional competencies

11:30 am-1:00 pm
Break

1:00-4:00 pm (2:15-2:30 pm Break)
Structure for documenting and integrating student competencies from prior coursework, work experience, extraordinary experiences, etc. (PLA, ePortfolios, other options)

Wednesday, July 28

Writing Proposal Continued

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft recommendations

9:00-11:30 am (10:30-10:45 am Break)
Student experience: how will students navigate new curriculum, document achievement of SLOs at different levels (and who’ll oversee and documentation system): ePortfolios, grade minimums, other options – tagging competencies in Banner, digital badges, etc.

11:30 am-1:00 pm
Break

1:00-2:30 pm
Transfer and articulation guidelines within and from outside UH system

2:30 pm-2:45 pm
Break

2:45-4:00 pm
Policies to be developed or modified

Thursday, July 29

Writing Supplementary Recommendations to Curricular Proposal

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Tasks:
Draft recommendations

9:00 am-12:00 pm (10:30-10:45 am Break)
Overcoming barriers in current system: e.g., co-teaching, workload credit, STAR, etc.

12:00-1:00 pm
Break

1:00-4:00 pm (2:15-2:30 pm Break)
Implementation draft recommendations: alternatives to course designations and proposal forms; curricular development support options

Friday, July 30

Reading Materials
Daily Discussion Summary
Daily Blogs

Wrap-Up

Tasks:
Complete draft proposal, identify tasks for team to complete before public release
Complete draft consultation plan for public release

9:00 am-2:00 pm
Proposal writing in small groups (take breaks as needed!)

2:30-4:00 pm
Finalize communication, consultation and revision plan for AY21-22, proposed timeline for moving forward: town halls, consultations, surveys, presentations, materials for OVPAS’ GE website

4:00-4:30 pm
Summer Institute wrap-up: debrief, remaining tasks

5:00-6:00 pm
Zoom Pau Hana Social: grab a drink and some pupus and let’s celebrate!

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