Brandman faculty, administrators attend national conference on education and equality

January 26, 2016 by Cindy O’Dell

Brandman faculty members and administrators Jalin B. Johnson, Ned Camuso, Jeremy Korr, Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, MOnica Shukla and Michael McGuire.

Jalin B. Johnson, Ned Camuso, Jeremy Korr, Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Monica Shukla and Michael McGuire.

Faculty members and administrators from the School of Business and Professional Studies and the School of Arts and Sciences braved the winter weather in Washington, D.C., over the weekend to participate in the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). The conference theme was “Land of Opportunity – But for Whom? How Higher Education Can Lead on Equity, Inclusive Excellence and Democratic Renewal.”

Dr. Jeremy Korr, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, led a discussion seminar on “What is College,” focusing on identifying the characteristics of high-quality undergraduate college experience regardless of technological modality. Seminar participants included Dr. Monica Shukla, associate dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies; Dr. Ned Camuso, associate dean of Arts and Sciences; and Dr. Michael McGuire, associate dean of Arts and Sciences In a team presentation, Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, professor of social and environmental sciences; Dr. Jalin B. Johnson, assistant professor of business and organizational leadership; and Shukla led a 75-minute interactive session, “Societal Needs, Student Questions and General Education: Making Connections through Online Competency-based Education,” discussing, among other topics, the progress Brandman University has made in the area of competency-based education with the MyPath program.

The conference was held Jan. 20-23.


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