GNOMES: THE WACE INSTITUTE PLANNING MODEL

The Institute introduces a powerful planning model — GNOMES — as a guide to use in developing plans for advancing institutional experiential education programs.

Over 435 faculty and staff, from 98 institutions, have participated in the past 12 Experiential Education Institutes from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
 
HIGH IMPACT AREAS
  • Academic Integration

  • Recruitment, Retention & Graduation Rate

  • Internationalizing Experiential Education
  • Assessment of Learning & Program Impact

  • Post-Graduate Success & Employability

  • Program & Curriculum Design and Structure
INSTITUTE OVERVIEW
 
Advancing High Impact Experiential Education programs for your campus is an effective way for your institution to address issues of retention, graduation rate, and student expectations and success both before and after graduation. Whether you want to implement new Experiential Education programs and/or move your current programs to a higher level of student learning and program impact, this WACE Institute will help you achieve your goals through a unique combination of expert faculty lectures, facilitated plan development and sustained group interaction (both formal and informal) with faculty and other participants.

During the Institute, participants who are members of an Institution Team (typically 3-6 team members), will have an opportunity to design or refresh their own institutional plans for advancing their experiential education programs and portfolio.

Additionally, all participants whether they come as teams or as individuals will develop their “Individual Action Plan” (IAP) with input, feedback and suggestions from Institute Faculty and colleagues. The IAP will be used throughout the Institute to support your reflections and learning from the seven learning modules and round table discussions.
 
INSTITUTE LEARNING MODULES
  1. Affinity Diagramming: Building Consensus on Your Campus

  2. High Impact Experiential Education Programs

  3. Educational Planning for High Impact Results

  4. Innovative Framework to Design & Implement Experiential Education Programs

  5. Designing Strategies for Assessment & Quality Assurance

  6. Developing Inter-cultural Competencies

  7. Developing Institutional & Faculty Engagement Strategies
After each Learning Module, there will be small group reflection and facilitated discussion followed by reporting out to the entire group.
 
CONCURRENT ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION TOPICS
  • Employer Development

  • ABET Learning Outcomes

  • Service-Learning

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Initiating New Programs

  • International WIL Opportunities

  • Co-Curricular Programs
WACE INSTITUTE REGISTRATION
 
Institute Schedule: Sunday Afternoon 10/22/17 to Wednesday Lunch 10/25/17
 
Institute Registration: WACE website (www.waceinc.org)
 

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2017

   
Regular Registration Fee: $700.00 Non-Member Fee: $775.00
   
2 or more from same institution: $650.00 per person
 
Early registration fee (by 9/4/17): $600.00