Dr. Tina Zappile, Stockton University
Steven Koether, Sam Houston State University
Kimberly Schmidl-Gagne, Keene State College
Dr. Patrick Dolenc, Keene State College
We are excited to announce this new partnership with American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), bringing new courses to the Inspark Community to adopt and adapt using the new Smart Sparrow platform.
AASCU’s National Blended Course Consortium (NBCC) is a multi-campus effort to develop and disseminate innovative blended courses for first-year students. Supported by a four-year grant from the Teagle Foundation, NBCC is leveraging the power of faculty collaboration and technology to create a new series of first-year courses that begin with issues, not disciplines, capturing student interest and involvement. These high-quality, low-cost multidisciplinary courses create high-impact intellectual experiences that develop students’ civic and critical thinking skills. Currently, there are three NBCC courses under development and offered by Inspark: Science for Citizens, Global Challenges, and Economic Inequality.