Building Pedagogical Bridges: English Department Fifth Annual December Teaching Conference, Dec. 6th, 2011Posted: December 1, 2011
I’m posting this notice to alert the pedagogically-minded on campus that the English dept. will be hosting its December Teaching Conference next Tuesday, Dec. 6th, from 8:30-1:50 in Roy Cullen Hall.
Here is the program:
The CTE’s own Allison Laubach Wright and Bruce Martin will be chairing and presenting at a roundtable on critical teaching in a diverse environment, and I’ll be chairing an interactive panel, along with Kate Anderson of English, on Threshold Concepts in literary studies and linguistics. Hope to see you there.
Please note that the SoTL Commons conference held annually at Georgia Southern University will be taking place March 7-9, 2012. Proposals are due by Oct. 31. This would be a terrific conference for TAs or Faculty who would like to present and participate in a pedagogy conference.
I’ll be applying myself to to go to this conference, and would like to see if others would be interested, as well.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested or need additional information.
Conference Announcement: Please come to “Teaching Excellence in the 21st Century,” Friday Oct. 14th, 2011Posted: September 24, 2011
On behalf of the University of Houston Center for Teaching Excellence and honorary conference chair Caroll Robertson Ray, we would like to invite you to be part of an exciting conference to be held Friday, October 14, 2011. “Teaching Excellence in the 21st Century” 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.
We will be discussing a number of topics regarding instruction at UH, but one particular focus will be the question of High Impact Practices like undergraduate research affect student performance both in coursework and in postgraduate careers.
The keynote speaker will be James Lang, associate professor of English at Assumption College, author of Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of Teaching, and columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Other highlights of the conference will include a variety of breakout sessions, complimentary lunch with hosted discussion tables, and the chance to win a copy of Prof. Lang’s On Course, compliments of the University of Houston Libraries. Registration is free and open to all.
The conference will be held in the Houston Room of the University Center on the University of Houston Main Campus.
Updates and other news on the conference will be announced here, at the CTE blog.
Thanks, and if you have any questions, please put them here on the blog, or email me at email@example.com
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