PMC to Participate in AAHE/Carnegie Foundation Project

Dr. Robert Shea (Director of Faculty Development and Leadership Curriculum and Assistant Professor of Sociology) and Dr. Michele Ramirez (Associate Professor of Psychology), have been invited to represent Pine Manor College in a three year project aimed at expanding the scholarly work on teaching and learning. This project is jointly sponsored by the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. PMC has been accepted as a core member of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Campus Program. As a core member of CASTL Campus Program, PMC will participate in a regional “community of practice” to be led by colleagues at Middlesex Community College. The objectives of this “community of practice” include

  • connecting with others to establish a broader learning community that will improve our collective communities of practice
  • generate a thematic focus to facilitate growth and continuance of this community
  • implement and disseminate activities and materials about the thematic focus

As a first step in the development of the regional “community of practice,” Drs. Shea and Ramirez joined other core members at the AAHE Summer Academy in Snowbird, Utah, this summer. Dr. Shea will also participate in the Carnegie Colloquium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in March, 2004.