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Integrative learning focus of 2013 Plater Institute


INDIANAPOLIS – The 2013 William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 22 in Room 450 in the Campus Center.

Entitled “Integrative Learning: Translating Theory into Practice,” the Institute features keynote speaker Dr. Mary Taylor Huber, director of the Carnegie Foundation’s role in the U.S. Professors of the Year program and advisor to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Huber has written extensively on cultures of teaching in higher education, integrative learning, and faculty roles and rewards.

Presented by the IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs, the goals of this year’s Institute are:

-Discuss theory of integrative learning and how to apply to practice;

-Showcase best integrative learning practices at IUPUI;

-Facilitate participant dialogue and provide methods of incorporation into courses/practices/guidance/activities

The Institute was established to recognize the leadership of Bill Plater who was executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties at IUPUI from 1987 to 2006. The Institute provides an opportunity for the university and Indianapolis community to build upon his commitment to excellence in teaching and learning by collectively exploring significant issues in higher education that will influence the future of learning.

As chief academic officer, Plater led campus efforts to improve undergraduate retention, strengthen civic engagement, incorporate assessment of programs and learning, foster international programs, enhance the effective use of technology, develop IUPUI as a model for comprehensive faculty development programs, and increase research productivity.

For more information about the Institute, contact Lori Klosterman,