Provost Faculty Forum

Provost Faculty Forum – Fall 2013

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 2013 is Learning Together.

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

The Fall 2013 schedule is listed below.  Because of space limitations, it is necessary to register to attend.  Come join the conversation!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Learning Together – Elizabeth Davis, Provost

Provost Davis will launch the Fall 2013 Provost’s Faculty Forum with her thoughts on transformational education as a shared pursuit.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Learning to Play Well with Others– Anne-Marie Schultz, Philosophy and B.I.C.

Anne-Marie will offer reflections on what she has learned from 15 years of team teaching in the BIC.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 12:30-1:30 PM
The Power of Positive Testing– Alex Beaujean, Educational Psychology

Alex will discuss the value of classroom testing and offer some empirically-supported suggestions for university faculty.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Returning the Excitement to Science– Marty Harvill, Biology

Marty will describe how to use inquiry based laboratory to teach science.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Why Baylor Needs to be a Voice in Humanitarian Engineering–Brian Thomas, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brian will outline the new field of Humanitarian Engineering and make the case that Baylor is well-positioned to contribute to it.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Finding the Timeless in the Trendy–Lorynn Divita, Family and Consumer Sciences

Lorynn will share how she encourages students to recognize universal ideas in a flavor-of-the-month culture.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Who is Responsible for Learning in the University Setting?–Rachelle Rogers, Curriculum and Instruction

Join Rachelle for a conversation about the roles of faculty and students and their shared responsibilities for mastering content.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 12:15-1:15 PM
Changing Places: Developing (More) Passion for Learning- Jennifer Good, Modern Foreign Languages

Jennifer’s remarks will consider ways to invite students to assume a passion for learning in every class, no matter the discipline or their major.

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Defamiliarizing Popular Culture- Jim Kendrick, Communication

Jim will speak about the unique challenges and pleasures of helping students to engage with movies, TV shows, and music from different–and sometimes uncomfortable–perspectives.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Working with Graduate Assistants: Collaboration, Apprenticeship, or Academic Slavery?- Laine Scales, Graduate School

Laine will prompt participants to recall their own experiences as graduate students and to consider a Christian teacher’s right relationship with graduate students as we learn together.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Service Learning in a New Media Environment– Mia Moody-Ramirez, Journalism

Mia will highlight service-learning strategies for using social media in courses.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Transforming Crowd to Community–Kevin Dougherty, Sociology

Kevin will present sociological principles for community-building in classes large and small.

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