Provost Faculty Forum

Provost Faculty Forum – Fall 2014

The Provost’s Faculty Forum provides an opportunity for full-time faculty members across the university to gather for conversations about innovative teaching.  The theme for Fall 2014 is Learning that Lasts.

Conversations will occur over lunch in the Green Room of the McMullen-Connally Faculty Center unless otherwise noted.  Each conversation will open with brief remarks from a faculty colleague.  The cost of lunch is covered by the Provost’s Office.

The Fall 2014 schedule is listed below.  Because of space limitations, it is necessary to register to attend.  Come join the conversation!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Learning that Lasts – David Garland, Interim Provost

Interim Provost David Garland will launch the Fall 2014 Provost’s Faculty Forum with his thoughts on learning that lasts.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Addressing the Idiosyncratic Nature of Conflict Situations by Teaching with Fiction – Chris Meyer, Management

Note: This forum will be held in the Yellow Room of the Faculty Center

Chris will present his use of literary fiction as an extended case study to help students understand abstract theories.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Toward an Even Greater Good – Andy Hogue, Political Science

Join Andy for a conversation about how we might aim student learning toward a lifelong pursuit of the common good.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 12:00-1:00 PM
The Power of Writing to Learn: Integrating Writing into Your Classroom – Kara Alexander, English

Note: This forum will meet in Pat Neff 300

Kara will discuss pedagogical approaches for using writing to foster student learning.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Leaders Lead AND Leaders Serve – Blair Browning, Communication

Note: This forum will meet in the Yellow Room

Blair will highlight the importance of servant leadership in a college setting and how this approach encourages a lifetime of leading by serving.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Beyond the Subject: Teaching as Embodied Belief – Randall Bradley, Music

Randall will convey how students are changed through encountering a person (the teacher) and the community that the teacher is able to form around the subject.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 12:30-1:30 PM
The Job is Not to Teach (It’s Much Harder Than That) – Hugh Riley, Psychology and Neuroscience

Rather than having students “island hop” from one course to another, Hugh will discuss learning that builds bridges between courses.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 12:00-1:00 PM

From the Textbook to Practice: Ensuring Students Can Apply What We Teach – Tonya Davis, Educational Psychology

Tonya will describe a hands-on training approach in which graduate students put their learning into practice beyond the classroom.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Political Education – Elizabeth Corey, Honors College

Elizabeth will examine what it means to give students an awareness of politics, ideology and current affairs through the study of Constitutional Law.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 12:00-1:00 PM
What Do They Remember Years Later? – Steve Reid – Truett Seminary

Come hear what former students tell Steve they remember from his courses.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Beginning with the End in Mind… – Marjorie Ellis, Career and Professional Development

Marjorie will outline how we can equip our students to have the knowledge and understanding that employers expect of college graduates.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Classroom as Chrysalis–Kevin Dougherty, Sociology

Reflecting on a semester of conversations, contemplate with Kevin the classroom as a setting for transformative change.

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