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2018 Teaching and Learning Strategies Program at Villanova

Wednesday, May 16, 9:30a.m. - 4:00p.m., Bartley Hall and Dougherty Hall

 to program agenda (PDF)

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terry Doyle, Author, Professor Emeritus, Ferris State University
Helping students learn in a learner-centered environment (2008) and
Learner-centered teaching: Putting the research on learning into practice (2012)
Link to brief bio (PDF)
Link to T. Doyle, keynote on Helping Students Understand How the Research on Learning Supports a Learner Centered Approach to Teaching(VU login required)

The end of the academic year offers a fitting venue to reflect on our instructional experiences: What did we learn from our teaching? How did our course modifications impact our students’ learning? The TLS program provides a stimulating campus-wide forum to share instructional practices that advance our students’ learning, exchange ideas with colleagues, and celebrate our accomplishments. 

Faculty will demonstrate and discuss a range of instructional strategies for engaged student learning. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Terry Doyle, author, educational consultant, Professor Emeritus at Ferris State University, will engage us in a timely discussion on learning-centered instruction. The program will include 50-minute practice-based concurrent sessions and small-group roundtable discussions. The event will conclude with a reception plus academic resources and posters. Join your colleagues, share your stories, and celebrate the end of the academic year.

Agenda Overview


Registration, Light Breakfast


Concurrent Sessions


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terry Doyle




Concurrent Sessions


Small Group Discussions
8-10 participants per roundtable


Reception, Posters, Academic Resources

The program is co-sponsored by UNIT-IT


Resources for creating a poster:

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.

Past TLS Programs