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30th Showcase on Teaching and Learning: How Learning Works

Registration is now open!

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Showcase Highlights:

8:00–8:50 a.m. Faculty Senate: The New Electronic Curricular Process

Join Dr. Sharmistha Self, Senate Chair; Brian Edmond, Senior Systems Analyst; and Richard Sisco, Workflow Systems Analyst; for a continental breakfast and learn about a new electronic curricular process beginning Fall 2015.

9:00–11:20 a.m. Faculty Workshops and Professional Poster Sessions

50-minute Faculty Expert Sessions, 75-minute Faculty Scholar Sessions, and Professional Poster Sessions presented by MSU Faculty and Staff.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michele DiPietro

Dr. DiPietro’s book, How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching, distills the research on learning of the past 50+ years into 7 principles and provides pedagogical strategies for educators. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University and served as Director of the POD/KSU International Institute for New Developers which brought together 100 individuals from 10 countries to learn how to foster teaching and learning at the higher education level. His course “The Statistics of Sexual Orientation” has been featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education and in other publications as a highly innovative course.

1:30–3:30 p.m. How Learning Works Workshop with Dr. Michele DiPietro

Dr. DiPietro will provide a more in-depth look at some of the principles in his book and provide faculty with practical strategies that can easily be integrated into their own courses.

Please register for Showcase on Teaching and Learning and the Keynote Luncheon on My Learning Connection under the category of “Showcase on Teaching and Learning.”

For more information, send an email to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Register Now for the Summer Writing Retreat

writingretreat2015Dates: Monday through Friday, June 15 – June 19
Location: Meyer Library, 204
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Are you looking for a positive and motivating environment in which you can work on your scholarly writing project? Would you find mini-sessions about developing good writing habits and removing productivity challenges helpful? If so, sign up now for the 2015 Summer Academic Writing Retreat!

View retreat schedule and registration information

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