2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Forum

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Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to attend the second annual Teaching and Learning Forum which will be held on Friday, June 7 from 9:00am – 5:30pm in the Cardinal Foley Campus Center. Last year, more than 120 faculty, administrators and guests attended the Forum and 85% of the attendees rated the Forum as Excellent or Good. We expect this year’s Forum to be equally valuable. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Building Learning Communities” and the faculty-led program committee has developed an agenda to promote discussion and engagement among our faculty. Given your expertise as teachers and educators, your involvement is vital to the success of the forum. I hope you’re able to attend and fully engage in the conversation. To register for the event, please visit the forum registration site.

The agenda on the 7th is:

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome by the President & Provost
9:15 – 9:45 Video: Seniors Reflect on their Learning Experiences at SJU
9:45 – 10:45 Faculty Panel:  Discussion & Reflection on the Student VideoPanel:  Jim Caccamo, Janine Firmender, Ginny Miori, Tim Swift
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Faculty Led Breakout Sessions — Focus on Course Design and PedagogyLeaders: Jim Caccamo, Janine Firmender, Ginny Miori, Tim Swift
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Faculty Poster SessionsTanya Brezovski: Teaching with a Smart BoardKristin Burr: Working with Video in Class

Kevin Clapano: Online Course Development

Jonathan Fingerut: iPad Author

Allen Kerkeslager: Google Earth

Christine Schwartz: Use of Blogs to Promote In-Class Discussion

Elaine Shenk: Learning Through Interaction: On- and Offline

Sam Slike, JoAnn Thierfelder:  Using Collaborate for Online Collaboration

Ken Weidner: Integrating Film, Comedy and Social Justice in First Year Seminar

2:00 – 3:00 Vendor PresentationsIncludes presentations by Apple, Extron, TideBreak and others
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 Closing Session: Addressing the Needs of Future Students
4:30 – 5:30 Reception

It is only in partnership with our faculty that the University can advance this discussion and continue to refine our academic plans for the future so I hope you’ll plan to join us on June 7.

Brice Wachterhauser
Provost

Permission to post was granted by the Office of Academic Affairs 05/24/13.