CPAE Co-Conference - Finding Opportunity in Complexity and Change: Adult Education Moving Forward
Monday, September 25, 2017
current era is one of complexity, contradiction and change. A confluence
of economic, political, and social forces are affecting students, faculty,
higher education, nations, and the world. CPAE’s Opening Session this
year, Finding Opportunity in Complexity and Change: Adult Education
Moving Forward, will feature keynote speakers and a panel on
which several of our members share the initiatives their academic
programs have launched to take adult education forward in this
environment. The conversation begun at the Opening Session will continue at the
Business Meeting during the evening of Thursday, November 2. This will afford
individual CPAE members the opportunity to share additional perspectives and
experiences on finding opportunity in complexity and change.
Opening Session Keynote Speakers
Dr. Aliki Nicolaides – Associate Professor of
Adult Education, University of Georgia
Dr. Victoria Marsick – Professor of Education,
Co-Director J.M. Huber Institute, Program Director of Adult Learning at
Teacher’s College, Columbia University
What are the
consequences of learning and action in response to new complexities
individually, collectively, and systemically?
Dr. Monica Fedeli - Associate Professor of Didattica e Pedagogia Speciale (Teaching
and Learning of Adults), University of Padua
Based on a European Commission funded
study on modernizing university teaching, Dr. Fedeli will describe the
development of the Teaching 4 Learning Program at the University of
Padua. At present it involves a series of faculty development and
organizational initiatives, both departmental (engineering, math, psychology,
pharmacy), and university wide (new faculty) to promote active learning and the
creation of faculty learning communities.
Dr. Lee Nabb - Assistant
Professor, Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education, Morehead State
Dr. Nabb will discuss the expansion of
Adult and Higher Education M.A. and Ed.S. programs and the creation of an adult
and higher education specialization in the Educational Leadership in Ed.D.
program, which have created foci, cognates, and emphases in legal and policy
studies. He will also discuss projections for a university-based center for
social justice, a journal for adult and higher education and social justice,
and how all these initiatives work together.
Dr. Steven Schmidt - Professor and Program Coordinator Adult Education Program,
East Carolina University
Adult Education Program at ECU has shown considerable growth in the past
few years, even as enrollments in other programs in the College of Education
have declined. Dr. Schmidt will share some reasons for the growth,
including the continual development of new courses and graduate certificate
programs, the development of partnerships with other schools and colleges
across campus, and the maintenance and expansion of the program's
contract with the U.S. Army.