GNOMES: THE WACE PLANNING INSTITUTE MODEL

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

Over 400 faculty and staff, from 92 institutions, have participated in the past 11 Planning Institutes from Australia, Canada, Japan, 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
  • Assessment of Learning

  • Post-Graduate Success Outcomes & Employability
INSTITUTE OVERVIEW
 
Planning 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. This WACE Planning 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 will develop their individual “ACTION PLAN” with input, feedback and suggestions from Institute Faculty and colleagues. All participants leave with a plan that fits their unique institutional interests. Follow-up planning, with your institution, by an Institute Faculty Mentor can be arranged through WACE.
 
DEVELOP YOUR EDUCATIONAL PLANS
 
  1. High Impact Experiential Education: Future Changes, Challenges & Opportunities

  2. Educational & Strategic Planning for High Impact Experiential Education

  3. An Innovative Framework to Implement Experiential Education Policies & Planning

  4. Creating Strategies for Assessment and Quality Assurance for Experiential Education Programs

  5. Developing Intercultural Competencies 6. Developing Engagement Strategies for Experiential Education Global Success
 
After each Learning Module, there will be small group reflection and discussion
followed by reporting out to the entire group.
 
WACE PLANNING INSTITUTE - REGISTRATION
 
Institute Schedule: Friday Afternoon (10/14/16) to Monday Lunch (10/17/16)

Institute Registration:
WACE website (www.waceinc.org)

Registration Deadline:
October 7, 2016

Regular Registration Fee:
$725.00

2 or more from same institution:
$650.00 per person

Early registration fee (by 9/14/16):
$625.00

APPLICATION
The WACE Planning Institute application can be found at: Online Application Form

Within two weeks of our receiving your application, teams will receive confirmation regarding your acceptance. A follow-up phone call will be scheduled by Dr. Richard Porter, Planning Institute Director, to discuss your team’s participation and goals for the institute.