The Office of Teaching and Learning Presents the 6th Annual Teaching and Learning Forum!

The 2017 Teaching and Learning Forum will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 8:00AM to 1:00PM in Mandeville Hall


8-8:45 a.m. Registration and breakfast

8:45 a.m. Introduction by Associate Provost Paul Aspan

8:50 a.m. Remarks by Provost Jeanne Brady

8:55 a.m. Introduction of Keynote speaker by Usha Rao

9-10 a.m. Teaching enjoyably: liberating yourself from unnecessary constraints, Keynote and Workshop by Amy Cheng Vollmer, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College

10-10:30 a.m. How to turn our teaching headaches into learning opportunities for our students, Interactive Workshop by Amy Cheng Vollmer

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

Dr. Paul Aspan
Dr. Paul Aspan
Dr. Jeanne Brady
Dr. Jeanne Brady
Dr. Usha Rao
Dr. Usha Rao

10:45-11:45 a.m. Workshops Session I

Ignatian Pedagogy: From First-Year Seminar to Senior Capstone, MV 103
Presenters: Peter Norberg, Professor of English, and Alfredo Mauri, Associate Professor of Management

Immigration and Refugees in Our Teaching, MV 107
Presenters: Amber Abbas, Associate Professor of History, and Isra Yazicioglu, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies

Improving Student Writing through Revision: How to Get More with Less and Other Tips for Instructors, MV 111
Presenters: Jenny Spinner, Associate Professor of English and Director, Writing Center; Jason Mezey, Associate Professor of English; Alicia Clark-Barnes, Adjunct Professor of English and Assistant Director, Writing Center; and Grace Wetzel, Assistant Professor of English

Alumni Panel on Impactful Teaching at SJU, MV 203:
John Yi, Associate Professor of DSS

When Students' Personal Obstacles Impact their Academic Progress, Warren Moot Board Room 310
Presenter: Kim Allen-Stuck, Office of Student Success and Educational Support, Lia Howard, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science

Design Thinking as an Active Learning Tool, Brennan Moot Board Rm 313
Presenters: Stephanie Tryce, Assistant Professor of Marketing; Chontel Delaney, Don Lowing, Mary Ann McMenamin, Karen Pinto, and Kathy Scarpato, Academic Technology and Distributed Learning

SJU’s Evolving Digital Learning Landscape, Teletorium
Presenters: Fran DiSanti, Office of Information Technology; Peter McLallen, Office of Online Learning; Joe Petragnani, Andy Starr, and Jim Wilson, Office of Information Technology

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Break

12-1 p.m. Workshops Session II

Reflections and Discussion: Teaching Writing Intensive Courses in HSB and CAS, MV 103
Presenters: Laura Crispin, Assistant Professor of Economics, Elaine Shenk, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, and Ken Weidner, Assistant Professor of Management

Combining Social Justice and Academics, MV 107
Presenters: Tim Swift, Associate Professor of Management, and Ann Marie Jursca Keffer, Director, Faith-Justice Institute

Mentoring International Students, MV 111
Presenters: Elena Lvina, Assistant Professor of Management, and John Yi, Associate Professor of DSS

How to Help Students Identify Fake News, Warren Moot Board Room 203
Presenters: Anne Krakow, Drexel Library

Using Quality Matters® Criteria to Design a More Effective Syllabus and LMS Site, Warren Moot Board Room 310
Presenter: Raj Sharma, Associate Professor of Finance

Using Google’s G Suite to Support Teaching and Learning, Warren Moot Board Room 313
Presenters: Janine Firmender, Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Teacher Education; Lauren Adams and Olivia Ward, Office of Information Technology; Don Lowing,  Academic Technology and Distributed Learning

Those who register by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12, will entered into a drawing to win one of ten copies of Professor Ken Bain's eminent book on teaching, What the Best College Teachers Do.