All faculty and staff in the CSU system were invited to attend the 15th CSU Symposium on University Teaching, held at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday, April 14, 2012. A pre-conference workshop on the scholarship of teaching and learning was held on Friday afternoon, April 13, at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library.
SAVE THE DATE for the 16th CSU Symposium: February 24, 2013, at CSU Maritime in Vallejo, CA!
The CSU Symposium recognizes and advances excellent instructional practice, disseminates innovative ideas, promotes collaboration, encourages the continued exploration of teaching.
Our theme for 2012 was "Learning by Design." How are we deliberately and intentionally creating learning experiences for our students that support them in achieving carefully crafted learning outcomes that are important to our students, our disciplines, and ourselves? How do we know that our efforts are achieving our goals?
Pre-conference workshop facilitator: Dr. Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University, Mathematics
Dr. Dewar's recent work has focused on the scholarship of teaching & learning in mathematics and more broadly in higher education. From 2006- 2009, Jackie led LMU in supporting the university's work as the coordinating institution of the Carnegie Affiliates to the Institutional Leadership Program. She was selected as one of 26 scholars for the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning based on her proposal to study how mathematics contributes to a liberal education. Jackie received the Mathematical Association of America's Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in 2006. Jackie is an accomplished and engaging workshop facilitator, extremely knowledgeable in designing scholarship of teaching & learning projects for our own improvement and for publication to the broader academy.
Plenary speaker: Dr. Edward Prather, University of Arizona Steward Observatory & Department of Astronomy
Dr. Prather is the Executive Director of the NASA and NSF funded Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) at the University of Arizona. Ed's research investigates the conceptual and reasoning difficulties that students have in astronomy, astrobiology, physics, and planetary science. The results have informed the development of innovative instructional strategies to intellectually engage learners and significantly improve their understanding of fundamental space science concepts. Ed is an appointed member of the American Astronomical Society's Astronomy Education Board and the American Institute of Physics' National Committee on Physics Education. Ed is a delightfully dynamic speaker who will challenge our ideas about designing classes for learning.
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