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2016 Teaching and Learning Strategies at Villanova

Wednesday, May 11, 9:30a.m. - 4:15p.m., Bartley Hall

The closure of the academic year provides a wonderful venue to think about how we supported our students’ learning, how we helped them discover and realize their potential. As members of Villanova’s teaching community, we come together to share a range of teaching and learning approaches that we have found successful in helping our students learn in different settings.

Villanova faculty from all colleges will demonstrate, share, and discuss a range of innovative instructional strategies for in-person, blended and online learning environments. The program will feature two special tracks: (1) Assessment of Student Learning; (2) Blended and Online Learning. A poster session with reception will provide a collegial forum for reflecting on a rewarding academic year and will conclude the learning-centered day.

To assist your faculty colleagues in session planning, please register online at your earliest convenience by Friday, May 6 at the latest. Click here to register; lunch will be available if selected on the registration form.

Co-sponsor: UNIT-Center for Instructional Technologies (CIT)

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Research, Temple University.
She has twenty-five years of experience in higher education including: administration, accreditation management, teaching, faculty development, and program evaluation and assessment. She has advised and collaborated with senior leadership on academic program development, strategic planning and assessment. In her current role she works with faculty, administration, internal governing bodies, external governing and accrediting bodies, and funding agencies.
Curriculum Vitae

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Link to Agenda and Session Descriptions

9:30-10:00a.m. - Breakfast
10:15-Noon, 1:30-3:15p.m. - Concurrent 45-Minute Sessions
12:15-1:15p.m. - Lunch and Keynote "Assessment Mirror on the Wall, Now What Do I Do With It All?" with Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Research, Temple University
3:15-4:15p.m. - Poster Session and Reception

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The demonstration of specific ways to increase student participation in online courses. I will definitely incorporate some in my online course.

I got some great ideas on getting students to come to class prepared.

I found the entire day uplifting. The enthusiasm among the faculty was contagious and renewed my interest in being the best teacher possible.

Sessions raised my awareness of gender issues and micro aggressions and it made me more conscious of the need to create an inclusive learning environment.

The poster session was very helpful as a mixer to meet other faculty and talk about their teaching.

I appreciate the opportunity to discuss what I’ve learned with enthusiastic, motivated, intellectually curious, and caring colleagues.

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