“Fostering Deep Learning”: CTE Fall Conference, 11-16-2012: UPDATED

On behalf of the University of Houston Center for Teaching Excellence, we would like to invite you to be part of an exciting conference to be held Friday, November 16, 2012.  “Fostering Deep Learning” will bring together faculty, staff, students, local businesspeople, civic leaders, and other members of the greater Houston community to learn about, discuss, and celebrate teaching and learning at the city’s only Carnegie-ranked Tier One public university.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ken Bain, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History and Urban Education at the University of the District of Columbia. He is the author of the book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard Press 2004), which won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize.  It has been widely adopted by universities around the world for their faculty development programs, and is one of the top selling books on college education. “I am fascinated with human learning,” said Bain, whose research has concentrated on a range of issues, including deep and sustained learning and the creation of natural critical learning environments.

Other highlights of the conference will include a variety of breakout sessions, complimentary lunch, and the chance to win a copy of Dr. Bain’s book compliments of the University of Houston LibrariesRegistration is free and open to all.

UPDATE: Lunch reservations are only available until 9 am on Monday, November 12. After that time, lunch is not guaranteed and will be available only if space permits.

There will be 6 breakout sessions devoted to the best methods of encouraging deep learning in your courses and discipline.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel on the University of Houston Main Campus.

If you have any further questions, please email conference Co-Chairs Prof. Sara McNeil (smcneil@Central.UH.EDU) or David Mazella (dmazella@uh.edu).

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