For decades experts in the U.K. and the U.S. have faced common challenges with respect to learning in higher education. For example, how do we ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success after they graduate? Despite these shared interests, there has been limited collaboration between higher education experts of these two countries. This disconnectedness has undoubtedly resulted in missed opportunities for improving higher education practice.
Individuals participating in this exploratory think tank will:
- Make personal connections with their U.K./U.S. counterparts
- Be able to translate higher education terminology from one country to the other (two countries divided by the English language)
- For the U.S. attendees: learn more about the U.K.’s more rigorous system of marking/grading student work
- For the U.K. attendees: learn more about the U.S. system of collecting evidence of student learning beyond the “module/classroom level” via program-level assessment.
- Learn about best-practices in higher education assessment across both countries
- Develop opportunities for continuing collaboration “across the pond”