AURCO 2009 Conference - Miami University Middletown

15th Annual Conference - Bridging Divides: Access and Empowerment

Welcome Reception - Friday April 3, 2009: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday Conference - April 4, 2009: 7:45 AM - 4:20 PM
Miami University Middletown - Middletown, OH
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Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the AURCO Conference at Miami University Middletown. Our conference will feature presentations on the teaching, service, and scholarship that is occurring in Ohio's 24 university regional campuses! In an era that promises to be a watershed for higher education in Ohio, and for regional campuses in particular, there is no better way to share insights and develop collegial relationships than by participating in this year’s AURCO Conference. Faculty, staff, and students will find many opportunities to appreciate both the diversity of ideas and commonality of interests at Ohio’s regional campuses.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda, Learning Partnerships: Helping Students Develop Self-Authorship

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Marcia Baxter Magolda, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University of Ohio, teaches student development theory and inquiry courses in the College Student Personnel masters program. Her scholarship addresses the evolution of learning and development in college and young adult life, the role of gender in development, and pedagogy to promote self-authorship. Dr. Baxter Magolda will lead us in an interactive session on learning and student development.

Marcia Baxter Magolda will share narratives from her 22-year study of young adult learning and development, highlighting cognitive, identity, and relational growth necessary for achieving common college learning goals. Discussion of video clips of these narratives will give participants an opportunity to explore the extent to which their students experience this developmental journey. Marcia will also describe the Learning Partnerships Model and how to use reflective conversations to promote growth away from authority-dependence toward self-authorship, or the internal capacity to choose one’s beliefs, values, identity, and relationships.

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