Upcoming USNH Panel Discussions and Talks: "Paying the Price" and "The Wicked Problem of Open Learning"

Upcoming USNH Panel Discussions and Talks: "Paying the Price" and "The Wicked Problem of Open Learning"

February 13, 2018

This week is a busy one for Open Education in USNH! Take a look at the two upcoming events at Keene State College and Plymouth State University:

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Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream by Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab

@ Young Student Center - Mable Brown Room

Thursday, February 15, 2018 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream,

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University and author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, will speak at Keene State College on Thursday, February 15, 7:00pm in the Mable Brown Room about the growing problem of student debt and the inadequacy of the financial aid system to support students.

One of the most sustained and vigorous public debates today is about the value—and, crucially, the price—of college. But an unspoken, outdated assumption underlies all sides of this debate: if a young person works hard enough, they’ll be able to get a college degree and be on the path to a good life.

In more than a dozen experimental, longitudinal, and mixed-methods studies, she has examined the efficacy and distributional implications of financial aid policies, welfare reform, transfer practices, and a range of interventions aimed at increasing college attainment among marginalized populations. She provides extensive service to local, state, and national communities, working directly with governors and state legislators to craft policies to make college more affordable, collaborating with non-profit organizations seeking to examine the effects of their practices, and providing technical assistance to Congressional staff, think tanks, and membership organizations throughout Washington, DC.

This event is open to the public.

For more information, contact Jenny Darrow at jdarrow@keene.edu

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The Wicked Problem of Open Learning PSU Panel Discussion and Talk by Dr. Gardner Campbell

@ Boyd Science Center Rm. 144

Friday, February 16, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. 

Livestream link: www.ustream.tv/channel/nUBXWS7Mgja 

the wicked problem of open learning

The Center for Transformation is proud to host a panel discussion featuring faculty and students on USNH’s Open Education Initiative followed by a talk with Dr. Gardner Campbell. Please join us on Friday, February 16th from 3-5 p.m. in the Boyd Science Center Room 144. Gardner’s talk, The Wicked Problem of Open Learning, was developed specifically for PSU to draw connections between the various facets of open education (Open Resources, Open Access, and Open Pedagogy) and the work we are doing in First Year Seminar with wicked problems. The panel discussion preceding Gardner’s talk will highlight the work PSU faculty and students have done relating to open education. The panel will also provide a framework for Gardner’s talk for those unfamiliar with open education or the new format of First Year Seminar.

Gardner is known for his ability to make space for the unexpected in learning, for his passion for the gently-nurtured epiphany, and for his uncanny skill at weaving Paradise Lost metaphors into conversations about higher education. He lives at the lively intersection of the human, the technological, the artistic, and the unknown, and he has been an urgent and critical voice for the value of intellectual thinking, the liberal arts, and learner-driven educational environments in today’s university. As a speaker, Gardner is inspiring, smart, and provocative, and his work has changed the shape of teaching in learning in the United States and beyond.

Gardner Campbell is currently Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. For nearly three years he served as Vice Provost for Learning Innovation & Student Success and Dean of the University College. Gardner has worked with and studied teaching technologies for over twenty-five years. He has served as a member of numerous advisory boards as well as the governing board of the New Media Consortium.

Twitter: @GardnerCampbell

For more information, contact the Center for Transformation at cft@plymouth.edu 

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