Three-Day and Weeklong Seminars


June 9-11 or JUNE 9-13, 2014

For more than 30 years, Alverno College has been a leader in ability-based curriculum design and the assessment-as-learning approach to education. Alverno's curriculum requires all students to master, within the disciplines, what the faculty has developed as eight core abilities critical to the worlds of work, family and civic community. Those abilities include communication, analysis, problem solving, valuing in decision-making, social interaction, developing a global perspective, effective citizenship and aesthetic engagement.

Every year, hundreds of educators throughout the United States and the world visit Alverno to learn about its teaching methods. Attend one of these educator workshops to learn more about Alverno's principles and practices and how this approach can be adapted to your curriculum.

All workshops offer participants the experience of a dynamic, innovative, and hospitable institutional learning culture. Participants also interact and collaborate with educators from around the world.

The weeklong conference features sessions designed according to the learning principles that guide the Alverno curriculum. Educators will have the opportunity to learn how Alverno's widely respected ability-based curriculum and assessment methods are integral to teaching.

Three-day workshop participants will:

  • Participate in hands-on work sessions and receive one-on-one assistance with their projects from experienced Alverno faculty and staff
  • Gain insight from professionals with extensive experience designing and implementing assessment methods
  • Observe student assessment in action and learn firsthand how to foster student learning
  • Receive feedback on their assessment design, teaching practices and curriculum

3-Day 1 Participant
Early Bird Registration (before May 23, 2014) - $1,250
Registration (after May 23, 2014) - $1,350

3-Day 2 or More Participants (same institution)
Early Bird Registration (before May 23, 2014) - $1,190
Registration (after May 23, 2014) - $1,290

Five-day workshop participants will:

  • Participate in the above three-day workshop
  • Receive additional hands-on opportunities with concepts and ideas under the facilitation of faculty
  • Have more time to reflect and work on a project or an area of inquiry with individualized feedback and support

5-Day 1 Participant
Early Bird Registration (before May 23, 2014) - $1,575
Registration (after May 23, 2014) - $1,675

5-Day 2 or More Participants (same institution)
Early Bird Registration (before May 23, 2014) - $1,545
Registration (after May 23, 2014) - $1,655



 If you are a member of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), participation in this workshop is accepted as an elective opportunity towards your Experiential Education Academy (EEA) certificate. Please indicate your NSEE membership on your Alverno Institute registration. 


Room blocks have been arranged at local hotels.  Please ask for the Alverno College Workshop rate when making your reservations.

The Comfort Suites
Milwaukee Airport Hotel
6362 S. 13th St.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
$89 + taxes per night guaranteed through May 22, 2014
Hotel website

Breakfast and free wi-fi are included. Duffy's Pub hosts happy hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday (hot appetizers Monday-Thursday!).
Comfort Suites airport shuttle is also included. 

Doubletree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown
Milwaukee City Center
611 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
$122 + taxes per night guaranteed through May 16, 2014
Hotel website

The Doubletree Hotel provides warmly furnished upscale guest rooms and suites and features luxuriously comfortable "Sweet Dreams" beds, generous work surfaces, microwaves, refrigerators and in-room safes, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and more.

Both hotels will provide a free shuttle to the Alverno campus throughout the week.

Limited residence hall rooms are available on campus. Please call 414-382-6087 for information.