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The New Learning Compact: Building a New Approach to Continuous Learning

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

The disruption created by the COVID19 pandemic underscore the vital need for continuous learning that promotes collaborative and systemic improved outcomes for students, faculty and staff. A rapidly changing environment requires campuses to evolve as agile and adaptive learning organizations. The New Learning Compact, an Every Learner Everywhere asset, offers evidence-based principles for high impact professional development and a framework for continuous learning and strategic capacity building. This session introduces the NLC Framework and ways to leverage professional learning and development to meet the challenges of the pandemic era and prepare for a future of on-going change.


Laura M. Gambino

Vice President, New England Commission of Higher Education

Dr. Laura M. Gambino is a Vice President for the New England Commission of Higher Education. Prior to joining NECHE in 2018, Gambino was Associate Dean for Assessment and Technology and Professor of Information Technology at Guttman Community College (CUNY) and a Visiting Scholar at the Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Gambino, a leading ePortfolio and assessment practitioner and researcher, co-authored High-Impact ePortfolio Practice and co-edited Catalyst in Action: Case Studies of High-Impact ePortfolio practice with Bret Eynon.

Bret Eynon

Associate Provost (Ret), LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Bret Eynon retired as the Associate Provost of LaGuardia Community College, where he led strategic change efforts related teaching and learning, professional development, digital learning, high impact practices, ePortfolio, assessment, advisement and Guided Learning Pathways. Under his leadership, LaGuardia more than doubled its graduation rate in five years.

Eynon’s many articles and books include Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution: An Inquiry into the Civil War and Reconstruction; Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem (with Randy Bass); High Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty and Institutional Learning (with Laura M. Gambino); and, with Bass and Gambino, The New Learning Compact: A Framework for Professional Learning and Educational Development (2019).

Randall Bass

Vice President, Strategic Education Initiatives, Georgetown University

Randy Bass is Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives and a Professor of English at Georgetown University. In his Vice President role, he leads the Red House incubator for curricular transformation, which serves as Georgetown’s “educational R&D unit.” His writing and digital projects have long focused on the need for innovation and transformation in higher education in order to be responsive to our present and future. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem (with Bret Eynon, 2016), Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (with Jessie Moore, 2017), and most recently, The New Learning Compact: A Framework for Professional Learning and Educational Change (With Bret Eynon and Laura Gambino, 2019).