Transformational Learning in ISL and the Value of Program Planning in Strengthening SL Course Design and Assessment

IUPUI welcomes Dr. Richard Kiely

IUPUI is pleased to host Dr. Richard Kiely from Cornell University for two and a half days this spring. Dr. Kiely is an expert in adult learning with special interests in the intersections between democratic engagement, critical pedagogy, and Jack Meizrow's transformational learning theory. He has an active publication record and has ongoing research projects devoted to international service learning program design and assessment, intercultural learning, transformative student learning outcomes in service learning, and critical global citizenship. 

In addition to his personal scholarly interests and accomplishments, Dr. Kiely also acts as a change agent in his role at Cornell as director of engaged learning and research. He a key member of Cornell's larger effort to transform civic and community engagement through the Engaged Cornell Initiative. Dr. Kiely and his team have piloted efforts to deepen intentional design and assessment efforts within academic departments at Cornell that both enhance student learning, foster co-learning roles among academic and community partners, and foster faculty/staff engagement through public scholarship and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

While on  campus, Dr. Kiely will share his expertise related to the scholarship of teaching and learning and course/program design and assessment. In addition, he'll also participate in several meetings with members of the campus community to share lessons learned at Cornell as part of their Engaged Cornell Initiative that may aid our campus as we seek to strengthen the culture of community engagement in light of IUPUI's new strategic plan.