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temple conference 2016

Faculty Team Attends 2016 Temple Teaching Conference, January 22

A team of eight faculty colleagues attended this regional conference which provided a great forum to exchange teaching practices and ideas with colleagues in the Tri-State area. The practice-based sessions provided excellent ideas for enriching the teaching and learning process. Sponsored faculty members will share their conference take-aways at the Teaching and Learning Strategies, May 11.

temple conference 2016

Faculty Team: Paul Bernhardt, Mathematics and Statistics; Lawrence Cozzens, Human Resources Development; Sunny Hallowell, College of Nursing; Jose Irizarry, Theology and Religious Instructions; Kate Meloney, Sociology and Criminology; Melissa O’Connor, College of Nursing; Cristina Percoco, Romance Languages and Literatures; Cristina Soriano, History


Dr. Stefan Perun, Faculty Fellow for eLearning Pedagogy

VITAL is delighted to welcome Dr. Stefan Perun, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration, as Faculty Fellow for eLearning Pedagogy for the 2015-2016 academic year. In this role, Dr. Perun will support Villanova faculty in developing and/or re-designing asynchronous, blended, and/or online courses for enriched student learning. Dr. Perun is available to work one-on-one with faculty colleagues, consult with departments, and/or facilitate sessions on online pedagogies. Of note, he has contributed to the development of online modules intended to familiarize Villanova faculty with research-supported practices in online course development and instruction. Dr. Perun will be with us one day per week.  Read how Dr. Perun describes his role.

Please contact us via e-mail with projects and/or questions pertaining to eLearning, as appropriate.


Join us for a virtual cup of coffee at the Faculty Online Café to exchange teaching experiences with Villanova faculty colleagues, keep your teaching fresh, collaborate on effective practices, generate new ideas for teaching face-to-face, blended, and online, discuss current topics, and learn about teaching-related events at Villanova. To access the Faculty Café, go to, select the university seal to sign in, and click Faculty Online Café. The Faculty Café replaces the Teaching-Talk, email discussion list for Villanova faculty.


Monday Morning Mentor will begin the week of August 22 until the week of December 5.
Fall 2016 Schedule

Teaching Conferences

Call for Papers: Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference
Bryn Mawr College - Bryn Mawr PA
May 18 - 19, 2016

Catholic Social Teaching Conference
Washington, D.C.
May 20, 2016
Proposal deadline: April 1, 2016

The Teaching Professor Conference
Washington, D.C.
June 3-5, 2016

Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment
Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
September 7-9, 2016
Proposal submission extended to May 31

The Leadership in Higher Education Conference
Atlanta, GA,
October 6-8, 2016

Annual Report 2013-2014 (PDF File)

This Annual Report details the services that VITAL provided to the Villanova academic community to support quality pedagogical and learning environments during the programming year of August 2013 – July 2014. The core goal of all VITAL services is to facilitate dialogue and interaction among faculty who share common curricular and/or pedagogical interests.

VITAL continues to utilize various means to ensure that services are aligned with Villanova’s mission, academic priorities, interests and needs of the academic community: e.g., University and Colleges’ strategic plans, formal feedback data, and conversations with the faculty advisory board. We welcome your suggestions and program ideas; please stop by the VITAL office at 106 Vasey Hall or send e-mail to:

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