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"Civic learning and its place in higher education: Implications for learning and accountability" is a podcast interview with Carol Geary Schneider, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Schneider discusses the importance of civic learning in higher education and how the focus on accountability in higher education helps to highlight the importance of liberal education for all students. Specifically, Schneider discusses AAC&U’s partnership with Lumina in developing the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP). According to Schneider, the DQP goes beyond the voluntary system of accountability in assessing a greater level of knowledge areas for students in the 21st century. Furthermore, Schneider discusses how assessing what students learn plays into the important role of educating students as both local and global citizens.

Interview facilitation, commentary and discussion presented by Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin, and Elise Scanlon of Radio Higher Ed

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Radio Higher Ed, LLC

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Copyright © 2012 Radio Higher Ed . All Rights Reserved. Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0 Produced in conjunction with the Average Guy Podcast Network.

RadioHigherEd004F001.mp3 (4271 kB)
Introduction to the conversation with Dr. Carol Geary Schneider and an initial discussion of accountability and student learning. (4:32)

RadioHigherEd004F002.mp3 (6302 kB)
The potential for the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) and how it is different from other efforts to assess student learning. (6:42)

RadioHigherEd004F003.mp3 (2599 kB)
Are we making progress with the assessment of student learning outcomes? (2:45)

RadioHigherEd004F004.mp3 (2545 kB)
Student learning outcomes that need more attention. (2:42)

RadioHigherEd004F005.mp3 (3554 kB)
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Statewide Vision Project and implications for similar statewide efforts. (3:46)

RadioHigherEd004F006.mp3 (3036 kB)
Does a civic learning agenda intrude on institutional autonomy? (3:13)

RadioHigherEd004F007.mp3 (5610 kB)
Corollaries between the core curriculum discussions of K-12 education and higher education. (5:58)

RadioHigherEd004F008.mp3 (21840 kB)
Analysis of the conversation with Dr. Carol Geary Schneider by the co-hosts of Radio Higher Ed. (23:16)