Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:45am-12:15pm
Join us to be part of one of the first gatherings in a series of national town halls to discuss next steps in the wake of findings and recommendations of the joint consensus report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree, released by the National Academies last spring. This investigation, which received joint support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is the work of a committee chaired by David Skorton (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution) which collected evidence and models for integration of the arts and humanities and STEM/M fields at 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, professional schools, and graduate programs. The report examines the known impact of integrative approaches on students’ academic performance and career readiness. The goal of adopting integrative approaches: to prepare students to be more effective communicators, critical thinkers, problem-solvers and leaders; and more creative and effective scientists, artists, engineers, technologists, and health care providers. Hard copy reports will be available for Roundtable participants. Captures from these sessions will be sent back to the National Academies. Come share your successes and challenges and help us turn research into action.