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Workshops and Seminars
The Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning regularly hosts two faculty development workshops each academic year.
August, 25, 2016: Pre-College Conference, Vocation and Higher Education: Hope as a National Leader
2016 Pre-College Conference, books mentioned in presentations. 13 books mentioned by Karen Nordell Pearson and David Cunningham, with links to Van Wylen Library catalog.
November 11th: Lunch with Greg Wegner, Director of Program Development at the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA). Mr. Wegner will introduce a new program that the GLCA is launching with support of the Teagle Foundation, called the GLCA Center for Teaching and Learning. The goal of this program is to build a network of faculty members interested in the enhancement of pedagogy and student learning with colleagues of other GLCA member institutions – in effect expanding the resources in support of effective teaching and learning at liberal arts colleges.
In addition, Mr. Wegner will describe existing programs that are available to faculty members of all GLCA colleges. These include:
September 21-23: Dr. Omid Fotuhi, Stanford University. Project Manager of the College Transition Collaborative and Research Associate at Stanford's Intervetions Lab, Dr. Fotuhi's work focuses on finding ways to scale interventions proven to boost college students' achievement and well-being, while narrowing group disparities.
Tuesday, September 2211:00 am - Q&A with FACES students.
7:30 am - breakfast workshop for faculty and staff - "Improving Student Engagement and Learning." This interactive discussion will include a conversation about basics of students' psychology and motivation in the classroom, with an emphasis on tangible strategies that educators can utilize to better convey high standards and foster learning. The session will end with a question and answer period, for a deeper exploration of the issues and solutions. It will be held in Maas Conference Room, starting at 7:30 am with breakfast, and running to about 9:00 am.
4:00 pm - presentation for faculty and staff: "Mindset Interventions to Promote Student Success." VanderWerf 102.
9:00 am - Informal conversation with psychology faculty
March 30: Dr. Barbara Oakley, author of "A Mind for Numbers."
February 21: Initium Retreat on The Imitation of Christ. Open to all faculty, 8:30 -2:30. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1/23.
January 5: Faculty Workshop, 8:30-11:30, Schaap 1118: A Global Approach to Understanding Ebola: Implications for the Academy
January 6, 2014: Faculty Workshop on Best Practices in Global Learning
February 16, 2013: Initium Retreat, How Faith Relates to Teaching and Scholarship
February 10, 2009: Faculty Workshop on Increasing Student Engagement
3/30/15 Visit from Dr. Barabara Oakley, author or "A Mind for Numbers