Event Title

Keynote Address - Evidence-Based Teaching: What We Know and How to Promote it On Your Campus

Location

Campus Center Auditorium, Univerity of Massachusetts - Amherst

Event Website

http://www.umass.edu/studentsuccessconference/index.php

Start Date

19-9-2014 11:30 AM

End Date

19-9-2014 12:45 PM

Description

Over the last twenty-plus years, educational research has provided a better understanding of how students learn, how learning works, and what teaching approaches most help students learn. This interactive session extends the conversation about how to improve student learning with a parallel exploration of how to support effective teaching. We will look at the current understanding of what evidence-based teaching practices are, the factors that encourage or discourage adoption of successful classroom practices, and what faculty and student affairs leaders can do to promote the use of effective pedagogical approaches on their own campuses.

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Mary Deane Sorcinelli is a well-known researcher in the areas of academic careers, faculty professional development, and higher education teaching and learning. She has written more than 100 articles, book chapters, and books in a wide range of sources. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she founded the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD). The Center supports the professional development of UMass faculty across all career stages and disciplines with a wide range of programs and resources focused on teaching, mentoring, scholarly writing, career advancement, and work/life balance. Under her direction, the CTFD has promoted instructional and faculty development innovations that have been recognized with a range of national awards and externally funded grants.

In 2013, Sorcinelli was named the inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Mount Holyoke's Weissman Center for Leadership. She was honored with the University of Massachusetts' 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Massachusetts/ACE Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education. In 2006, she was awarded the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD (Professional and Organizational Development) Award for outstanding lifetime achievement and leadership in the enhancement of teaching and learning. She also served as president and executive board member of the POD Network (2000–2004) and as senior scholar to the American Association for Higher Education.

Sorcinelli has provided faculty development teaching and consultations in international settings that include Canada, China, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan.

She holds a B.A. in English from Westfield State University, an M.A. in English from Mount Holyoke College and an ED.D in Educational Policy from UMass Amherst.

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Sep 19th, 11:30 AM Sep 19th, 12:45 PM

Keynote Address - Evidence-Based Teaching: What We Know and How to Promote it On Your Campus

Campus Center Auditorium, Univerity of Massachusetts - Amherst

Over the last twenty-plus years, educational research has provided a better understanding of how students learn, how learning works, and what teaching approaches most help students learn. This interactive session extends the conversation about how to improve student learning with a parallel exploration of how to support effective teaching. We will look at the current understanding of what evidence-based teaching practices are, the factors that encourage or discourage adoption of successful classroom practices, and what faculty and student affairs leaders can do to promote the use of effective pedagogical approaches on their own campuses.

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