Milestones

December 2011

  • 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.

October 2011

  • 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.

September 2011

  • Dr. Tine Reimers conducts two workshops on the implementation of critical thinking into the classroom and receives glowing reviews from UofL faculty and staff.

August 2011

  • 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.

July 2011

June 2011

  • Ideas to action launches summer critical thinking poster pilot to assess effectiveness of new i2a classroom and campus posters to promote critical thinking.

May 2011

  • 3rd Annual i2a Institute features new poster sessions, concurrent workshops and an advanced critical thinking session with Dr. Gerald Nosich.

April 2011

February 2011

  • 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.

December 2010

  • UofL faculty, staff, and students present QEP-related sessions at the SACS Annual Meeting held in Louisville.

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

  • Speed School faculty and staff collaborate to offer an i2a training workshop to Speed faculty.

July 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

  • The i2a executive director gives an i2a progress update [PDF] to President Ramsey and his leadership team.

February 2010

  • 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.

January 2010

December 2009

  • 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.

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

July 2009

June 2009

  • 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.

May 2009

  • 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.

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

  • 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.

January 2009

  • i2a Staff Retreat held to support strategic planning and team building activities.

December 2008

  • The Culminating Undergraduate Experience Research & Development Project and the Faculty Learning Community on Experiential Learning begins.
  • Lights, Camera…Ideas to Action is launched.

November 2008

September 2008

July 2008

June 2008

  • The first i2a retreat brings together i2a staff for the formulation of the 2008-2009 Strategic Plan.

April 2008

  • The Executive Director presents "The QEP: One-Year Later", a year-end review.

February 2008

  • The i2a team staff kicks off a series of customized workshops and sessions for curricular & co-curricular units continuing throughout 2008.

January 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.

December 2007

  • 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.

November 2007

  • The first "i2a and U" session is held to inform campus faculty about i2a and Paul-Elder model; additional sessions scheduled throughout academic year.

October 2007

  • 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.

September 2007

  • The i2a Task Group adopts the Richard Paul-Linda Elder critical thinking framework to guide i2a planning and implementation.

Summer 2007

  • 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.

April 2007

  • The SACS team visits campus for re-accreditation and approves UofL's QEP plan.

January-March 2007

  • 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.

May 2006

  • Each dean of the academic unit appoints a pair of i2a facilitators to develop and lead the QEP implementation plan in their respective units.

Spring 2006

September 2005

  • 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.

Summer 2005

  • The data and input are analyzed by members of Quality Enhance Plan (QEP) Team and report and recommendations for QEP foci are made.

Spring 2005

  • 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.

January 2005

  • Provost Willihnganz appoints campus QEP Team to make recommendations for the UofL Qality Enhancement Plan.
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