Hendrix Selected for AAC&U Summer Institute

CONWAY, Ark. (June 2, 2013) – Hendrix is one of 122 campuses selected to attend a summer institute on general education and assessment sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The program is held this week at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt.  

Representing Hendrix will be Associate Provost Dr. David Sutherland, politics professor Dr. Jay Barth, physics professor Dr. Todd Tinsley, film studies professor Dr. Kristi McKim, economics professor Dr. Megan Leonard, and history professor Dr. Sasha Pfau.

“The 2013 AAC&U summer institutes will bring together teams to focus on exactly how institutions can ensure that all students achieve liberal education outcomes that are so essential for success in the twenty-first century,” said AAC&U President Carol Geary Schneider. “The teams will work together to advance implementation of high-impact educational practices, integrative curricula, and faculty leadership for liberal education and its assessment.

For 23 years, AAC&U’s Institute on General Education and Assessment (IGEA) has provided campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance general education programs and their assessment. The Institute focuses on building a campus culture for intentional, well-defined, and meaningfully assessed general education curricula designed for an increasingly diverse student body.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.