2017 Transformative Learning Conference

2018 Transformative Learning Conference

March 8-9, 2018 Downtown
Oklahoma City, OK

STLR Institute: Measuring Beyond-Disciplinary Learning Inside
and Outside of the Classroom

Drawing upon evidence-based research, High-Impact Practices (HIPs), Transformative Learning, and authentic assessment tools, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR, http://stlr.uco.edu)* is a non-proprietary model with a proven track record for increasing retention, student academic achievement, and workforce readiness. Other institutions that have adopted and adapted STLR to their missions, cultures, and specific needs are now finding this to be true for them, too, whether they call the process “STLR” on their campuses or name the process something more suited to their branding.

CETTL and STLR facilitators will cover:

  • the STLR framework of operationalizing Transformative Learning on a campus-wide scale using a collaborative, cross-campus, silo-breaking model;
  • how UCO measures and assesses student development of beyond-disciplinary skills and experience in both the curriculum and co-curriculum, with faculty and staff all using the same rubrics, which are based on the Association of American Colleges & University’s development of the VALUE rubrics (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) as part of the LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) Program for preparing students with an “education for a world of unscripted problems (AAC&U, 2017)”;
  • how the STLR tracking system works, including a Learning Management System (D2L) demonstration;
  • the resulting STLR printout page and ePortfolio;
  • how STLR built faculty buy-in and trained faculty and staff side-by-side;
  • the importance of building well-written student critical reflection prompts that help students integrate and articulate their learning for future interviews, jobs, graduate schools, the community, and family (i.e., for “life”);
  • impressive retention and achievement data results through 3+ years of STLR implementation; and,
  • insights gained/lessons learned.

Facilitators from other institutions will share:

  • what steps they took to adapt the STLR model to their own institutional needs; and,
  • lessons learned from their experience so far.

The Institute is a workshop style format, with hands-on, interactive components, case scenarios, and group work time.

Institutional team time will be built into the Institute program to allow participants to conceptualize a plan of implementation or framework at their home institutions.

Teams will be able to consult with Institute facilitators about their own plans or models during team time. In addition to STLR Institute staff, UCO STLR faculty, Student Affairs staff, and IT staff will be available for answering questions or suggestions (such as how to get faculty or administrative buy-in; how co-curricular groups, events, and projects work within the framework and document the learning; how the program works in the LMS behind the scenes; etc.)

*There’s no licensing fee or any proprietary ownership connected with STLR, which was scaled up with the support of a U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant.
Hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma

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TL Conference March 8-9, 2018

Call for Proposals 

Opens August 4, 2017


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