Sept. 17: Center for Faculty Development 2016 Fall Teaching Workshop

Posted August 26, 2016

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
Great Hall and Founders Hall Auditorium
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus

Conference Theme:
How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Learning is the litmus test of any pedagogy. One of the most important investments professors can make is to understand the learning process so their teaching is intentionally oriented for a student to absorb, and thusly more effective. In this workshop, Dr. Michele DiPietro will synthesize 50 years of research which draws from the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, developmental, and inclusiveness perspectives into seven integrated principles. This interactive workshop will illustrate these seven principles with demonstrations, discussions, and other activities highlighting how each of the principles can enhance participants’ teaching.

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Conference Schedule:
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.:   Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 – 9 a.m.: Welcome
9 a.m. – noon: Workshop and small group discussions
noon- 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Excellence in Teaching and Advising Awards
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Community Faculty Issues Forum

Facilitator: Dr. Michele DiPietro is the executive director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences at Kennesaw State University. He is a former president of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, and a current board member of the International Consortium for Educational Development. With his former Carnegie Mellon colleagues, Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” His innovative course “The Statistics of Sexual Orientation” has been featured on the Chronicle of Higher Education and several other magazines. He has won the 2008 POD Innovation award for the online consultation tool “Solve a Teaching Problem,” and the 2015 Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD award—the highest award in the field of faculty development—in recognition of his career achievements and legacy.

Community faculty participating in this workshop will earn three professional development activity hours, applicable in academic year 2016-2017. All Metropolitan State University faculty and staff are welcome to attend.