Town Hall Meetings

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The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are hosting a series of town hall gatherings across the country sustain a national dialogue about arts integration calibrated for each campus and its community. These discussions, based on a detailed, evidence-based report to describe the known impact of integrative approaches to teaching and learning in higher education on students’ academic performance and career readiness. We want to explore and strategize how to transform higher education for an enlightened, better prepared, more competitive workforce and citizenry. They serve as an opportunity to convene leaders and practitioners in a variety of fields to continue this discussion and explore the research on best practices for truly integrative work on ways to integrate these into initiatives unique to each region and institution.

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Background
In 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened more than 110 scientists, engineers, artists, humanists, educators, policymakers and industry executives to start the process to examine the impact of arts integration on academic performance and workforce development. As a result of that meeting, a committee convened to examine the evidence and produce this report. The goal was to produce a consensus report that examines the evidence behind the assertion that educational programs that mutually integrate learning experiences in the humanities and arts with science, technology engineering, math, and medicine lead to improved educational and career outcomes for undergraduate and graduate students. More information on the study HERE.

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In May 2018, a2ru convened 70 leaders in higher education, government, philanthropy, and industry for a two-day symposium at the National Academy of Sciences. The consensus report recommendations and findings will be used to develop next-steps for higher education and other sector partners. 50 leaders in higher education, government, philanthropy, and industry convened at the National Academy of Science (NAS) in Washington, D.C. to plan how to transform higher education for an enlightened, better prepared, and more competitive workforce and citizenry. Discussion was based on a detailed, evidence-based report work to describe the known impact of integrative approaches to teaching and learning in higher education on students’ academic performance and career readiness.

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Town halls scheduled across the country throughout the ensuing year will serve as opportunities to convene leaders and practitioners in a variety of fields to discuss and examine the findings of the NASEM report and collaborate on ways to integrate into initiatives unique to their regions and institutions. Town halls are sponsored by those in the a2ru network and include staff from NASEM and a2ru.

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Co-sponsored by UW-Madison’s Division of the Arts/Bolz Center for Arts Administration in the Wisconsin School of Business and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”December 3, 2018 – Berkeley, CA” tab_id=”1536690204080-efcaf32f-9f98″][vc_column_text]Hosted by University of California, Berkeley

Branches from the Same Tree: The National Academies on the role of humanities and the arts in “STEM/M” learning

Monday, December 3, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Paul Alivisatos, Shannon Jackson, Randy Katz, Thomas Rudin, and Berkeley faculty

Join a roundtable that responds to a seminal report on the necessary role of the arts, design, and the humanities in the future of work and in the future of higher education. Commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the report argues that a 21st century workplace needs graduates with the capacity for flexible educational models that cultivate critical thinking, empathy, creative problem solving, collaboration, and a tolerance for ambiguity. Join a bold and imaginative conversation about the future of creativity in higher education (and the future of Discover at Berkeley) with Tom Rudin, Director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Randy Katz, Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley; and Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley; and other faculty, moderated by Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts + Design.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2019 – State College, PA” tab_id=”1536690262100-02c598e9-f4e4″][vc_column_text]Hosted by Pennsylvania State University[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”May 28-30, 2019 – Ann Arbor, MI” tab_id=”1536690300618-6c096cdb-dd11″][vc_column_text]Hosted by the University of Michigan[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”August 15, 1019 -Denver, CO” tab_id=”1542058050489-6a4ed9f5-436c”][vc_column_text]Hosted by the University of Colorado, Denver[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2019 – Fayetteville, AR” tab_id=”1543339903945-8d7ef892-bbba”][vc_column_text]Hosted by the University of Arkansas[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][vc_column_text]For more information or to host your own Town Hall Meeting, contact Maryrose Flanigan, a2ru associate director.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”juicy-pink” el_width=”xs”]

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[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via=”@a2ruBranches”][vc_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”Additional Resources and Press Coverage” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_basic_grid post_type=”post” max_items=”100″ item=”basicGrid_NoAnimation” grid_id=”vc_gid:1543952117767-48904f11-3ee3-9″ taxonomies=”159″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This course compendium and course submission portal build on examples surfaced in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report on The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education.

VISIT THE COURSE COMPENDIUM HERE: 
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/bhew/PGA_188490

The compendium hosts examples where in-course integration occurs when concepts and pedagogies from the arts and humanities are integrated into already established STEMM courses, or vice versa, or when new interdisciplinary courses are developed as part of a larger, unintegrated curriculum. Within-curriculum integration focuses either on adding non-discipline-related courses to a major curriculum or developing an inter- or transdisciplinary major with both arts and humanities and STEMM courses. Co-curricular and extra-curricular integrative opportunities include internships, faculty-run labs and makerspaces, and interdisciplinary research programs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”11011,11010,11009,10997,10998,11006,11002,11003,11004″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]