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AAC&U: Integrative Learning in US Undergraduate Public Health Education – Effective High-Impact Practices, Volume II

Undergraduate public health degree programs have flourished over the last decade in the United States. Through the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative, the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) has advocated for undergraduate public health education as a model of a practical liberal education.
In association with AAC&U, Dr. George D. Kuh outlined a set of ten high-impact educational practices (HIPs) in 2008 that address the often-fragmented undergraduate learning experience and that result in increased rates of student retention and student engagement. Authentic and intentional assignments are fundamental to HIPs and encourage “integrative learning,” both a simple and complex approach to pedagogy. High-impact practices invariably target written and oral communication, teamwork, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and the application of knowledge.
The aim of this second volume is to address further the role of effective high-impact practices within the curriculum of undergraduate public health programs that contribute to a prepared public health workforce, align with the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative, promote integrative learning experiences, and enable the development of transferable skills desired by employers.
Submission deadlines are May 5, 2021 for the abstract and September 6, 2021 for the manuscript. For more information, contact:  publichealth@frontiersin.org.
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