UDC honored four innovative higher education projects and programs at the 2011 International Awards for Innovative Practices in Higher Education on March 7, 2011 at ACE's 93rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
2011 Innovation Awards Winners
• Indiana University – Cultural Immersion Projects: Education Unites the World
Student teachers engage in fulltime classroom experience, community involvement, and service learning in 15 countries, the Navajo Nation, and Chicago Public Schools. A yearlong preparatory phase precedes the placement. Structured assignments onsite require extensive interaction with school personnel and members of the local community, extending student teacher learning well beyond the school day. Read
• University of Southern California – MAT@USC
The partnership between 2tor, a for profit company, and USC, a private research university, to create an online Master of Arts in Teaching program has transformed not only access to high quality teacher preparation around the world, but also how we organize faculty and curricula to prepare teachers, and how we and other institutions view the potential of online learning to address shortages. Read
• Arizona State University – Advancing the Health Sector Supply Chain Through Research and Knowledge Leadership
The Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium is an innovative university based collaborative designed to solve complex cross-cutting problems. The Consortium brings together competing and complimentary organizations to define supply chain research, elevate the standard of management and delineate managerial strategies that optimize cost and clinical effectiveness, safety and sustainability. Read
• Leuphana University of Lüneburg – The Sustainable University: Incorporating Sustainability in Research, Teaching, Partnerships and Campus Development
Through a unique Faculty of Sustainability Sciences, tailored bachelor, master, PhD and MBA programs on sustainable development, innovative networks and a climate-neutral campus, Leuphana University has incorporated the principle of sustainable development in research, teaching, partnerships and campus development and thereby realizes the vision of a “Sustainable University.” Read
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Judges on the Review Panel:
Andy Lane, Director of OpenLearn at The Open University.
Melnick, Executive Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Global
Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) at Arizona State University
Shulenburger, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Association
of Public and Land-grant Universities, Washington, D.C.
Al Sweedler, Assistant Vice President for International Programs at San Diego State University.