LEXINGTON, Ky.—A faculty team from Transylvania University has been selected through a national competition to participate in the Public Health and Liberal Education Faculty Development Workshop in Washington, D.C. on July 9 and 10. The workshop is the first joint education project of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).
Transylvania’s faculty team is composed of Kathleen Jagger, professor of biology and associate dean of the college; Jack Furlong, professor of philosophy; and Barbara Lomonaco, associate professor of anthropology. The workshop participants will tailor the experience to their own needs and interests by focusing on one of three breakout sessions—Public Health 101, Epidemiology 101 and Global Health 101. Each content area will provide curricular frameworks and syllabi illustrating the types of materials that can be used as well as successful teaching techniques. The workshop will offer hands-on participatory exercises designed to provide practice using and critiquing a range of approaches to teaching and curriculum design.
APTR in collaboration with AAC&U is leading the development of undergraduate public health education. The Faculty Development Workshop is the outgrowth of the APTR-sponsored Consensus Conference on Undergraduate Public Health Education that recommended all colleges and universities offer introductory courses in public health. The workshop is made possible through the generous support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U works to reinforce the commitment to liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help more than 1,100 member colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges.