Thursday April 7, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Track(s): 
Track 1: Quality
Track 2: Equality & Opportunity
Track 4: Affordability
Moderator: 
Mark Goor
Special Assistant to the Provost
University of La Verne
Training Versus Education and the Loss of our Educational Soul

Universities are pressured to demonstrate results: student learning, graduation rates, and guaranteed employability. Liberal arts studies have come under fire as detrimental to employability goals. Yet, most of the skills and knowledge learned in liberal arts programs are life-long and contribute to human development and moral understanding.

Kat Ringenbach
Professor of Psychology
Brandman University
William Hale
Professor of Education
Brandman University
Cultivating Hope through Learning for the Common Good

As an institution focused on providing alternative learning pathways for the adult learner, how and in what ways can we be purveyors of hope to serve the public good? What principles in our curriculum and teaching will shape and inform our implementation strategies?

Rhonda McEwen
Assistant Dean
University College at Azusa Pacific University
Brant Himes
Curriculum Specialist
University College at Azusa Pacific University