Friday, November 8, 2019

The UI College of Education was proud to recently host a portion of the ACT Global Academy for Measurement and Learning in the Baker Teacher Leader Center, bringing 38 educational and business leaders and researchers from ten different countries around the world to campus. The event was held in conjunction with ACT’s 60th anniversary and fostered discussion on international student recruitment, retention, and programs and services.

The guests left with a better understanding of what Iowa and other institutions are doing to ensure that international students are engaged, set up to succeed, and supported in their post-secondary journey. Dean Daniel Clay welcomed the guests, and credited ACT with being  a very strong partner on a number of initiatives related to using Artificial Intelligence platforms to build new assessments and learning approaches to facilitate learning, to developing approaches to Social Emotional Learning in schools to help student succeed, and helping to identify ways to create a diverse teaching  workforce that is as diverse as our society.  An Iowa faculty and staff panel and UI international student  panel shared insights with the academy.

“We have a long and fruitful relationship with ACT, and we are proud to be partners with them,” Clay said.