2004-2005 Academic Year

Join Pitzer College for the First Annual Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning Symposium

CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 11, 2005) – Pitzer College, as a member of the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL), an organization that identifies models of great teaching for the improvement of student learning, will be hosting a group session to view CIEL’s spring symposium via Web cast. The symposium will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 from New College in Sarasota, Fla. Students, staff and faculty of the Claremont Colleges are invited to join us in Bernard 207 to watch the Web cast of the presentations.

The symposium will strengthen connections between CIEL colleges and students and provide the community with insights into innovative teaching. The audience will consist of students and staff at New College and a broader Web cast audience at each of the CIEL home institutions.

Students from each member institution will have 15 minutes to present their research projects, followed by a short question-and-answer period from the virtual and actual audiences.

Nicole Brams, a Pitzer senior, will present on women and children in prison in the U.S. and Ecuador from 1:20 to 1:45 p.m. Chelsey Hauge, a Pitzer senior, will present visual work documenting women’s issues in the LA garment industry, Mexico’s sexual rights movement, and among Ontario’s immigrant population, from 1:45 to 2 p.m.

Pitzer is a charter member of CIEL, which is committed to innovative pedagogy centered on outcomes, experiential learning, student responsibility, promotion of diversity, academic flexibility and clarity of focus, campus shaping and governance, and risk-taking.

CIEL was established in 2001 and is funded by a 3-year cost-sharing grant awarded by the Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE). Member colleges include Pitzer, Alverno College in Milwaukee, Daemen College in Buffalo, Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., Fairhaven College of Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash., Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and New College.