Fifteenth Annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
"The Evolving Landscape of Teaching and Learning at GVSU"
“I used to think being a good student meant getting good grades. Now, I think it’s being able to reflect and say what you’ve learned.”—student in focus group, 2/09
- For a general schedule of events, see below; for a detailed schedule of sessions and presenters, click here.Teaching and learning are changing at Grand Valley. To give us an appreciation of the changes, two members of the Pew FTLC Advisory Committee—Susan Edwards (Finance, SCB; also, chair, Pew FTLC Advisory Committee) and Peter Riemersma (Geology, CLAS)—will present an analysis of recent data on teaching and learning at Grand Valley, including how they relate to student graduation rates.
We’re proud of teaching and learning at Grand Valley, but we’d also like to do better. At the afternoon plenary, a colleague from James Madison University, one of our peer institutions, will describe their approaches to teaching and learning. Carol Hurney is Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation, and Associate Professor, Biology.
In between the two plenaries, Grand Valley faculty and staff will offer workshops related to the conference theme. The conference will also feature posters in the Henry Hall Atrium summarizing recent faculty projects on teaching and learning. One, on Supplemental Instruction in the professional colleges, is a result of Vincent Tinto's visit as part of the Student Success initiative. The other two, on the capstone course as integrative learning and portfolio assessment groups as teaching circles, are final projects from two Associates in the Liberal Education Academy.
The general conference schedule follows:
8:30 Continental breakfast, Henry Hall Atrium, Allendale Campus
9:00 Welcome and Plenary Session I, Loutit 102
10:30 Concurrent Sessions I, Padnos and Mackinac Halls
11:40 Concurrent Sessions II, Padnos and Mackinac Halls
12:40 Lunch, Henry Hall Atrium
1:15 Plenary Session II, Loutit 102 (concludes at 2:15)
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