FOCUS ON TEACHING CONFERENCE MAY 1, 2013
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER, DR. TODD ZAKRAJSEK!
Dr. Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Todd has either founded or restructured three centers for teaching and learning: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Central Michigan University; and Southern Oregon University. While at Southern Oregon University Todd taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor. Todd also directs two Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning and sits on two educationally related boards: Education Research Initiative for Lenovo Computer and Teacher Education Initiative for Microsoft. Todd received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University and has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) facilitates academic professional development with an emphasis on the quality of students’ learning experiences and support for those experiences both in and outside classrooms. This includes support for the program development and review process. The emphasis is on internal PD as well as external PD that leads to improved student learning through improved teaching and learning practices, systems, and support. Our hours of operation are 8:30am -4pm in K105.
Janice Priest - Dean (ext.1421)
Nina Koniuch - Associate Dean (ext.1821)
Debora Moore - Administrative Assistant (ext. 5153)
Bob Marchessault - Instructional Designer (ext. 1665)
Annique Boelryk - Faculty Developer/ Instructional Designer (ext. 1151)
Amy Goruk - Instructional Designer (ext. 1075)
Greg Rodrigo -Faculty Developer (ext.1775)
Kelly Mannen - Curriculum Coach (ext. 1092)
Alissa Bigelow - Instructional Technologist (ext. 1162)
Ashley Taylor - OntarioLearn Coordinator (ext. 5116)
Amy Hutchinson – OntarioLearn Coordinator (ext. 1672)
- To encourage and facilitate discussions about professional teaching practice at the post secondary level, through workshops, mentoring, online learning, and open dialogue.
- To facilitate skill development regarding the effective use of technology for teaching and learning.
- To create instructional and resource materials for faculty on a variety of topics related to assessment, teaching strategies, and teaching with technology.
- To provide and support technological (i.e. scanners, development software, digital camera, web links) and print (i.e. books, journals) resources to enhance teaching and learning
- To develop skills in the academic areas for making and implementing informed delivery choices for curriculum.
- To implement a model for new faculty orientation and development.
- To provide support in continuously improving college curriculum.