2009-2010 Events

Provost's Series on University Teaching and Learning 2009/2010

Jeanette Norden, Distinguished Chair of Teaching Excellence Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Professor of Neuroscience College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, November 13, 2009 (OPEN Enrollment)

Randy Bass, Assistant Provost, Professor of English, Georgetown University, Executive Director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, March 5, 2010 (OPEN Enrollment)

Workshops, Fall 2009

New Faculty Workshops, August 31 , 2009 (Closed Enrollment)

Teaching Fellows Seminar, September 24, 2009 (Closed Enrollment)

Ingredients for Successful Hybrid and Online Course Construction , November 18, 2009 (OPEN Enrollment)

Teaching Fellows Seminar, October  15, 2009 (Closed Enrollment)

New Faculty Workshop, Part I, October 12, 2009 (Closed Enrollment)

Teaching Fellows Seminar, November  5, 2009  (Closed Enrollment)

New Faculty Workshop, Part II, November 23, 2009 (Closed Enrollment)

Teaching Fellows Seminar, December 10, 2009 (Closed Enrollment)

Teaching Fellows Program Overnight Retreat, December 17 & 18, 2009 (Closed Enrollment)

Workshops, Spring 2010

Teaching Fellows Seminar, February 11, 2010 (Closed Enrollment)

Spring Learning and Teaching Workshop, February 11, 2010 (OPEN Enrollment)

Spring Learning and Teaching Workshop, March 11, 2010 (OPEN Enrollment)

Teaching Fellows Seminar, March 11, 2010 (Closed Enrollment)

Montclair State University Learning and Teaching Conference, March 26, 2010 - half day event (OPEN Enrollment)

Teaching Fellows Seminar, April 15, 2010 (Closed Enrollment)

Provost's Series on University Teaching and Learning

PRIMARY SESSION: Promoting Deep Learning on Intellectual and Personal Levels

Friday, November 13, 2009 University Hall Room 1010 11:30 am

Dr. Jeanette Norden, Distinguished Chair of Teaching Excellence, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Professor of Neuroscience, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University

This talk will focus on how to encourage intellectual and personal development in students in a way that also promotes emotional well-being. Dr. Norden will discuss ways to create a learning environment which is “safe” and allows for deep learning.

TO RSVP and Save your seat: OPEN Enrollment - Click Here.

FOLLOW-UP SESSION: How Neuroscience Informs Us about Promoting Deep Learning

Friday, November 13, 2009 University Hall Room 1010 2: 00 PM - 3:00 PM

Discoveries in Neuroscience over the last few decades provide insight into how we learn. This talk will focus specifically on how the brain processes and stores information, and on why establishing a safe environment is necessary for promoting deep learning.

Connecting Life and Learning: Teaching the Whole Person Professor Randy Bass

Friday, March 5, 2010 11:30 AM, University Hall Room 1070

Randy Bass Professor of English, Georgetown University, Executive Director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.

Abstract: One powerful version of integrative learning is helping students connect their academic and intellectual work to their sense of wellness and mental health. This presentation will describe the Engelhard Project at Georgetown University that has used a "curriculum infusion" approach across the disciplines to help faculty and students find organic connections between intellectual material in coursework and issues of mental health and wellness. The success of the program depends especially on the collaborative partnerships forged among faculty, and student health and faculty development professionals. The presentation will put the Project in a larger context of embodied learning, as well as describe the components of the Project, how we have tried to assess its impact, and ongoing challenges.

Follow Up Luncheon: Lunch Discussion to Follow

University Hall Conference Center, 7th Floor 1:00pm-3:00pm

Bringing Theory to Practice and Leadership Coalition Regional Symposium Groups Discussions facilitated by Ken Bain Vice Provost for Instruction and Director of the Research Academy for University Learning

This afternoon working lunch provides an opportunity to explore Bringing Theory to Practice campus initiatives through the lens of research on deep and transformative learning. This gathering will allow us to expand the conversation beyond our individual institutions and will offer ways for faculty, staff, and students to engage in common conversation.

The Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP) encourages colleges and universities to reassert their core purposes as educational institutions not only to advance learning and discovery, but to advance the potential and well-being of each individual student, and to advance education as a public good that sustains a civic society.

Registration Required. OPEN Enrollment - Click Here to Register

 

Workshops Fall 2009

New Faculty Program (Closed Enrollment)

Monday, August 31, 2009 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall, ADP Center, Room 1120

A day-long discussion about teaching at Montclair presented by the Research Academy. Dr. Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor of History, and Director, Research Academy for University Learning and Dr. James Zimmerman, Associate Director, Research Academy will focus on such issues as (1) what it means to learn, (2) how best to cultivate that learning, (3) how teachers and students can best understand the progress of that learning, and (4) how teachers can measure their contributions to that learning. It will be an opportunity to share experiences (both positive and negative) and to explore some of the implications of the research and theoretical literature on university learning. Tentatively, they are planning to explore cutting edge ideas about how to structure a syllabus, how to think about deep versus surface learning, and how to create a natural critical learning environment, but they also want to include other issues that are important to all educators.

Closed enrollment.

Teaching Fellows Program Mixer (Closed Enrollment)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: Sprague Library, Main Floor Reading Lounge

As promised last spring, we are holding an informal reception on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 (Opening Day) at 4:15 PM for Fellows and Mentors from both last year and the new Fellows and Mentors in the Teaching Fellows Program (2009-10). It will be in the Library (same place where we held the final dinner last April) and will be catered with a selection of hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. We will introduce the new Fellows and Mentors to the program. We have also invited some of the new faculty members at Montclair State University.

Closed enrollment.

Teaching Fellows Seminar (Closed Enrollment)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall, ADP Center, Room 1120

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

Ingredients for Successful Hybrid and Online Course Construction (OPEN Enrollment)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm James Zimmerman, Associate Director, RAUL, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Where: Sprague Library, Classroom 31 (downstairs)

In response to persistent faculty inquiries, James Zimmerman, Associate Director of the Research Academy for University Learning will conduct a workshop entitled "Ingredients for Successful Hybrid and Online Course Construction". Participants in the workshop will leave with an enhanced understanding of four broad characteristics typically found in hybrid and online courses that encourage students to take a deep approach to their learning. The workshop will expose participants to ways in which these characteristics have been interpreted in a range of academic disciplines and provide an opportunity for participants to explore how these ideas can inform their own practice. For those seeking to transition their classrooms into an online or blended learning environment, specific steps will be introduced to begin that process.

We anticipate continuing this conversation with additional workshops in the Spring (February 11th and March 11th). Attendance at all workshops is not mandatory.

Registration required. Open Enrollment. Click here to register...

Teaching Fellows Seminar (Closed Enrollment)

Thursday, October 15, 2009 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall, ADP Center, Room 1120

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

Teaching Fellows Seminar (Closed Enrollment)

Thursday, November 5, 2009 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall, ADP Center, Room 1120

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State University and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

New Faculty Roundtable (Closed Enrollment)

Monday, October 20, 2009 Tuesday, December 2, 2009 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall

Closed enrollment.

Teaching Fellows Seminar (Closed Enrollment)

Thursday, December 10, 2009 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall, ADP Center, Room 1120

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

Teaching Fellows Overnight Retreat December 17 & 18, 2009

Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: Off site

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

Workshops Spring 2010

Teaching Fellows Seminar (Closed Enrollment)

Thursday, February 11, 2010 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall, ADP Center, Room 1120

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State University and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

Spring Learning and Teaching Workshop (OPEN Enrollment)

Thursday, February 11, 2010 James Zimmerman, Associate Director, RAUL, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Where: Sprague Library, Classroom 31 (downstairs)

Details and registration information coming soon.

Registration required. Enrollment Limited.

Teaching Fellows Seminar (Closed Enrollment)

Thursday, March 11, 2010 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: University Hall, ADP Center, Room 1120

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

Spring Learning and Teaching Workshop (OPEN Enrollment)

Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:30pm - 4:00pm James Zimmerman, Associate Director, RAUL, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Where: Sprague Library, Classroom 31 (downstairs)

Details will be posted soon, please check back!

Teaching Fellows Seminar (Closed Enrollment)

Thursday, April 15, 2010 Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Instruction, Professor, History, Director, RAUL

Where: Sprague Library, Main Floor Reading Lounge

The program allows a select group of tenure-track but not yet tenured faculty members and an equal number of tenured mentors to attend a series of dinner seminars and a mid-year retreat in which they will explore some of the cutting-edge ideas and research about college teaching and learning. The program will emphasize practical and specific ways to engage students and to improve their learning, methods that have been used successfully at Montclair State and elsewhere. It will help participants explore ways to create better learning environments for their own students and to become campus and national leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning movement.

Closed enrollment.

  • Brian Coppola, Arthur P. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan, October 31, 2008, (OPEN Enrollment)
  • Cyrus Patell, Professor of English, New York University, March 6, 2009 (OPEN Enrollment)