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8th Annual NEEAN Academic Assessment Institute

From my POD listserv: 8th Annual NEEAN Academic Assessment Institute Keene State College, New Hampshire June 7, Thurs 10:00am through June 8, Fri 2:30pm, 2012 Keynote Speaker Steven E. Weisler, Ph.D. Hampshire College Research Fellow for The New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability Purpose The NEEAN Annual Academic Assessment Institute supports college and university … Continue reading

Teaching 21st Century Students Conference

From my POD listserv: Registration for the Teaching 21st Century Students Conference is now open and the program for the conference is posted on the conference website. The conference is being held June 8-10, on the Monterey Peninsula. Please consider attending and share the information with your colleagues. Book by May 10 to get the … Continue reading

Call for Proposals is Now Open – The 13th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching

  From my POD listserv: Please consider submitting your scholarly work on enhancing student learning. The 13th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching – will be held in Traverse City, Michigan at the Park Place Hotel, September 20 – 23. Proposal submission will close June 3, 2012. The overall conference theme is Evidence … Continue reading

John Dewey Lives

  From my AERA-C: Learning and Instruction Forum listserv: Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has denounced John Dewey as the originator of an educational philosophy in which teachers help students through a “touchy-feely period of self-discovery” rather than actually teaching them anything. How might the late great philosopher and advocate of progressive education have responded? An … Continue reading

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching

  From my POD listserv: The new issue of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching is now available in print and online. Volume 22, number 4 (2011) focuses on: Why Do Students Do What They Do? (and How Do We Get Them to Do What We Think They Should?). The issue¹s articles offer evidence-based … Continue reading

Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference

From my POD listserv: Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA 4-5 October 2012 This conference will address contemporary food challenges from interdisciplinary perspectives by exploring new possibilities for sustainable food production and human nutrition. The aim is to consider the dimensions of a ‘new green revolution’ that will meet … Continue reading

Making Academic Change Happen – STEM Workshop

This summer, faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are offering a new, 4-day workshop for faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students interested in improving STEM education. Making Academic Change Happen – impacting your classrooms, colleagues, and campus. Wednesday, May 30 – Saturday, June 2, 2012 The application deadline has passed, but if you are interested … Continue reading

Professor Dancealot

In a recent POD listserv discussion focused on increasing understanding of the core purposes of assessment (assessing learning, and adjusting teaching-learning practice), the YouTube video Professor Dancealot was put forth as ‘one simple task’ which might be used with a group of faculty – in an effort to begin to move an entire campus forward … Continue reading

Call for Papers – World Universities Forum, British Columbia, Canada

Call for Papers – World Universities Forum, British Columbia, Canada, 10-11 January Sixth World Universities Forum, University of British Columbia – Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 10-11 January 2013 The World Universities Forum (WUF) is interdisciplinary in scope, and seeks to explore the meaning and purposes of the academy in times of striking social transformation. The WUF brings together … Continue reading

2nd Annual IUPUI Gateway to Graduation Critical Thinking Symposium

From my POD listserv: Please accept our invitation to the 2nd Annual IUPUI Gateway to Graduation Critical Thinking Symposium at IUPUI, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis on Monday and Tuesday, May 7th and 8th.  We are thrilled that Gerald Nosich, Ph.D., nationally known Critical Thinking expert, will be returning to IUPUI. He is the author … Continue reading

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