Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

The 2015 Fall Teaching Conference: Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 8:30 am-3:00 pm in the Walb Classic Ballroom

Students as…Co-researchers? Consultants? Course co-designers? Change agents? … impossible!

Though sharing power and control is often uncomfortable for both students and faculty, increased student and faculty engagement, deeper learning, and increased rigor are worth the struggle according to Peter Felten, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching at Elon University in North Carolina, an internationally recognized expert on transformative teaching. Dr. Felten will help you understand the benefits of student-faculty partnerships and show you how you can start to develop partnerships with your students—in course design, by responding to a course as it unfolds, in assessment, and as partners in inquiry into to teaching and learning (SoTL). Felten’s interactive morning workshop will be followed after lunch by short presentations from faculty who have formed student-faculty partnerships in their teaching and a student-faculty panel. By the end of the day you will have concrete strategies backed by evidence-based rationales for building transformational partnerships with your own students.

8:30 am-8:50 am Registration

8:50 am-9:00 am Introductions

9:00 am-12:00 pm Interactive Workshop

Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning
with Dr. Peter Felten, Center for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching at Elon University in North Carolina

12:00 pm-12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm-12:40 pm Scholarly Teaching Crossword Drawing

Scholarly Teaching Crossword Puzzle

12:45 pm-1:15 pm Session A

Your Final Exam is to Re-write This Syllabus: Sharing power in the Classroom
Guest speaker Jake Mattox, English, IUSB and FACET member

1:20 pm-1:50 pm Session B

Negotiating the Final: Meaningful classroom experiential learning
Marcia Dixson, COM and FACET member


Student and Faculty Collaboration in Academic Support (Student Panel)
Barton Price, CASA; Audrey Whetstone, Writing Center; Ian Gatchell, Supplemental Instruction; Joshua Cripe, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring.

1:55 pm-2:25 pm Session C

(select one)

Games, Goals, and Groups: The benefits of teaching with less control and more choice
Lesa Rae Vartanian, PSY and FACET member


Socratic Goes Virtual: Working with students to decipher their own digital experiences
Art Herbig, COM

2:30 pm-3:00 pm Session D

Student-Faculty Panel
Panelist include: Michael Bendele, PSY and FACET member; Maisie Ross, PSY Teaching Assistant; Kimberly O’Connor, OLS; Korey Lininger, OLS Teaching Assistant; Irwin Mallin, COM and FACET member; Amanda Seilheimer, COM Graduate Student; Vincent Maloney, CHM and Ian Gatchell, Supplemental Instruction

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