2024 Faculty Showcase Program

2024 Faculty Showcase Program

When: Wednesday, May 8, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: ADP Center (University Hall Suite 1122) and Zoom

The Office for Faculty Excellence (OFE), the ADP Center for Learning Technologies, the Challenge Based Impact Lab (CBiL), and the Office for Undergraduate Education are pleased to announce the 2024 Annual Faculty Showcase highlighting the work of Montclair faculty. Please join us for this day-long showcase of Montclair’s teaching, learning, and innovative excellence. 


9 – 9:30: Registration and light breakfast: ADP Center Commons

9:30 - 10:30 am Sessions

10:45 - 11:45 am Sessions

12-1: Lunch: ADP Center Commons

Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education

Engage with some “Human Books” in UH 1121.

1 - 1:45: Keynote address: Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, Senior Research Scientist, Yale School of Medicine

UH1030; Zoom

Introduction by Danielle Insalaco-Egan, Acting Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College

Keynote: Self-Regulation of Creativity: Transforming Ideas Into Products

Creativity-related skills are increasingly important in an era of automation and rising artificial intelligence. In this talk, I describe two key processes that enable creativity, the first related to a decision to engage in creative work and the second concerning transforming creative ideas into actions and creative outcomes.

When facing an open-ended task, people effectively ask whether the benefits of the original ideas are greater than the risks. I describe our studies with students that show three kinds of attitudes toward creativity: anticipating negative consequences, anxious risk avoidance, and the importance of creativity. The challenge of education is shifting the attitudes from those of apprehension to curiosity.

However, having and sharing creative ideas is not sufficient. Processes of self-regulation of creative action transform creative ideas into outcomes by facilitating revising and re-strategizing during creative work and sustaining effort in the face of (inevitable) obstacles. To successfully teach creativity, educators need to gain knowledge of the nature of the creative process and model strategies for effective self-regulation of creative work.


1:50-2:50 pm Sessions

3 - 4 pm Sessions

Questions about the new syllabus template for fall 24?

Stop by the ADP Commons to chat with Pam Fallivene and Patrick Scioscia from ITDS between 9-10:45 and 1:45-3:30.