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    Preservation Education: Sharing Best Practices and Finding Common Ground


    September 8 and 9, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday), Biltmore Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

    Preliminary program (516kB PDF file)

    In the twenty-first century, there is an increasing call for higher education to be held accountable for outcomes-based education. What should these outcomes be? How can they be assessed? What are promises and pitfalls ofassessment methods and metrics? What should they be measuring? What is the relationship between these outcomes, curricula, and employable skills? To date, there are no clear answers because little attention has been paid as to how historic environment programs (e.g., historic preservation/heritage conservation) have answered and should answer these questions.

    This conference is designed to bring higher education leaders in historic environment programs together from across the globe to present their research, discuss these questions, and begin to offer answers that will produce better historic environment specialists and further define educators’ roles and responsibilities in the greater professional and public arena. The goal of the conference is to share best practices, current research, and the metrics of academic and professional activities in the field that can help to inform higher education institutions and organizations that provide curriculum guidance and pedagogical practices to historic environment programs.

    The keynote speaker will be Dr. Silvio Mendes Zancheti, Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Integrated Conservation (CECI) and Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Brazil. 

    Questions? E-mail Jeremy Wells, Conference Organizing Committee Chair.

    Hosted by: Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

    Sponsored by:
    Clemson University/College of Charleston Program in Historic Preservation
    Cultural Landscape Laboratory, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia
    University of Florida Historic Preservation Program and Center for World Heritage Research and Stewardship

    Organizing committee:

    Jeremy Wells (Roger Williams University), Committee Chair
    Cari Goetcheus (University of Georgia)
    Steven Hoffman (Southeast Missouri State University)
    Marty Hylton (University of Florida)
    Philip Marshall (Roger Williams University)
    Andréa Livi Smith (University of Mary Washington)
    Barry Stiefel (College of Charleston)