Constructing your Institution’s Passport Block: Perspectives from 4-Year and 2-Year Institutions

Tuesday, October 25th, 2018 at 12:00pm MT

Kari Brown-Herbst
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Laramie County Community College

Thomas B. Steen
Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota

Tuesday, October 25th, 2018 at 12:00pm MT

What’s involved in creating a Passport Block? Who and what should be included? How long will it take? What happens when it’s completed? If you are curious about these questions, this webinar is for you. Come learn about how to construct a Passport Block from the perspectives of both 2-year and 4-year institutions.


Kari Brown-Herbst, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Laramie County Community College

Kari Brown-Herbst is the Director for the Center for Teaching & Learning at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her responsibilities include faculty development and support and student learning assessment. Kari currently serves as faculty representative to the LCCC Foundation Board and is also a member of the Peer Review Corps of the Higher Learning Commission. Before arriving at LCCC, she received her Master’s in Education Technology from Marian University (Wisconsin) and her Bachelor’s in Sociology with an Education endorsement from Kalamazoo College (Michigan). Kari has 18 years of K-12 teaching experience in Alaska and Wisconsin, and began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati. She is currently studying for her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests include investigating the impact of purposeful faculty development on student retention in the online environment.

Thomas B. Steen, Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota

Tom Steen is the Past Director of Essential Studies, the University of North Dakota’s program in general education. Tom was appointed as the first Essential Studies director when the program was implemented in 2008, and he frequently speaks and writes about GE issues such as program design, student learning assessment, and transfer policy. Tom also served as the president of the North Dakota General Education Council in its initial year, co-led the state’s work in the AAC&U’s Quality Collaboratives project, and is now serving his second term on the Executive Council of the Association of General and Liberal Studies (AGLS). He received his education at Calvin College (A.B.), University of Oregon (M.S.), and the Ohio State University (Ph.D.). Tom’s academic specialty is teacher education for physical education; he is also a Professor Emeritus at UND in Kinesiology and Public Health.

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