|Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series continues Feb. 22|
This spring the Office of Instructional Development launched the Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series. Libby envisioned this series as a campus-wide conversation on the process of inquiry into better teaching.
For our Feb. 1 kick-off we welcomed nationally known teacher/scholar Craig Nelson to campus. The series continues with a presentation by Dexter Perkins (professor of geology), a UND Bush Teaching Scholar, Thursday, Feb. 22. He will address “Thinking About Teaching and Teaching About Thinking: What Should Our Students be Learning in Our Classrooms and How Will We Know When They Have Learned It?” The reception is from 3:30 to 4 p.m., with the presentation following from 4 to 5:30 in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library.
Rounding out the spring series will be a presentation by Patti Alleva, Rodney and Betty Webb Professor of Law, another UND Bush Teaching Scholar, Thursday, March 29. She will address “Learning for Life: The Imperative of Self-Awareness in Teaching and Practicing.” A reception will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m., followed by the presentation from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library.
While other speaker series focus on the results of research or scholarly activity, the SoTL series will also focus on what questions prompt scholars to look into their teaching —- and their students’ learning —- more deeply, what methods of inquiry they used, what they learned from the experience, and how their teaching has changed as a result.
Please mark your calendar and plan on coming for some interesting talk and lively discussion on topics of interest to faculty from all disciplines.
-- Anne Kelsch, Assistant Professor, History, email@example.com, 777-6489