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- New CUE Toolkit launched, providing resources and support for the development and implementation of the Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CUE).
- i2a executive director Dr. Patty Payette presents at the 2011 SACS-COC Annual Meeting.
- Call for Proposals launched for 2012 i2a Institute.
- Ideas to Action co-sponsors student conference with UofL Bonner Scholars, called "How Shall We Lead?"
- Ideas to Action is part of a kick-off for the campus-wide planning committee focused on the 5- Year Interim Report to SACS, due in March 2013.
Dr. Tine Reimers conducts two workshops on the implementation of critical thinking into the classroom and receives glowing reviews from UofL faculty and staff.
- Ideas to Action puts out the call for 2011 SUN Grant applications.
- A new i2a annual unit reporting form is distributed to units. The information is due to i2a on November 1, 2011.
- Ideas to action launches summer critical thinking poster pilot to assess effectiveness of new i2a classroom and campus posters to promote critical thinking.
3rd Annual i2a Institute features new poster sessions, concurrent workshops and an advanced critical thinking session with Dr. Gerald Nosich.
- Mark Taylor conducts two popular sessions concerning 'Teaching Generation NeXt'.
- Think. Decide. Succeed! pilot launches to help students apply critical thinking skills to decision making in college.
- UofL faculty, staff, and students present QEP-related sessions at the SACS Annual Meeting held in Louisville.
- Speed School faculty and staff collaborate to offer an i2a training workshop to Speed faculty.
- The i2a executive director gives an i2a progress update [PDF] to President Ramsey and his leadership team.
Dr. Stephen Brookfield comes to campus to present two well-received critical thinking workshops for faculty and staff and delivers a keynote address at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning.
- The first set of I2a implementation funds is distributed to academic units to support permanent infusion of i2a concepts into undergraduate curricula.
- The i2a team presents sessions about QEP implementation at SACS-COC annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.
- Faculty and staff recipients of the 2009 i2a SUN Grants are announced.
- The UofL 20/20 Scorecard is revised to reflect integration of i2a into existing university programs.
- The i2a Task Group approves the i2a Evaluation Protocol.
- The Inaugural i2a Institute is held.
- The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Reunion Dinner is held; Faculty Speak!, a video documenting the experience of faculty as they incorporate i2a concepts and vocabulary into their teaching activities, premieres.
- i2a's Unit Presentation for Faculty of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the College of Education and Human Development is conducted.
- The i2a Faculty Exemplars webpage begins development.
- i2a Staff Retreat held to support strategic planning and team building activities.
- The Culminating Undergraduate Experience Research & Development Project and the Faculty Learning Community on Experiential Learning begins.
Lights, Camera…Ideas to Action is launched.
- The first i2a retreat brings together i2a staff for the formulation of the 2008-2009 Strategic Plan.
- The Executive Director presents "The QEP: One-Year Later", a year-end review.
- The i2a team staff kicks off a series of customized workshops and sessions for curricular & co-curricular units continuing throughout 2008.
- The i2a Task Group members create i2a Subcommittees to move forward on key components of the initiative in spring semester.
- The new i2a website is launched.
- The Spring 2008 Pilot Program is launched; a small group of faculty are "test driving" Paul-Elder model in their spring courses and assignments.
- The first i2a Program Assistant is hired.
- The first "i2a and U" session is held to inform campus faculty about i2a and Paul-Elder model; additional sessions scheduled throughout academic year.
- The Celebration of Teaching and Learning focuses on teaching critical thinking.
- A Critical Thinking needs assessment is conducted to ascertain the programs and support faculty need and want.
- The i2a Task Group adopts the Richard Paul-Linda Elder critical thinking framework to guide i2a planning and implementation.
- The i2a Task Group hires an i2a executive director, Delphi specialist for critical thinking and Delphi specialist for assessment as part of the i2a staff team.
- The SACS team visits campus for re-accreditation and approves UofL's QEP plan.
- The i2a Task Group, made up of i2a facilitators and other campus representatives, create a QEP proposal that lays out rationale, implementation and assessment for Ideas to Action.
- Each dean of the academic unit appoints a pair of i2a facilitators to develop and lead the QEP implementation plan in their respective units.
- The QEP Task Group recommends to the provost and the SACS Leadership Team that QEP focus on critical thinking and creating solutions to real-world problems.
- The Provost invites response to proposed QEP topic from the vice presidents, deans, the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association.
- The data and input are analyzed by members of Quality Enhance Plan (QEP) Team and report and recommendations for QEP foci are made.
- President Ramsey invites all members of the university community to submit potential QEP topic ideas. The QEP team gathers student opinions from across the university through focus groups.
- Provost Willihnganz appoints campus QEP Team to make recommendations for the UofL Qality Enhancement Plan.