|Pre-registration for Reflecting on Teaching colloquium is extended to Oct. 9|
By now, you've probably seen posters and brochures for the Reflecting on Teaching colloquium, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Memorial Union. This is the third of what we hope will be a regular, biennial event on the UND campus: a full day and a half focused on teaching, with a well-known guest speaker and concurrent sessions featuring over 50 UND faculty, followed by a very practical hands-on workshop the next morning. The full schedule and registration form is available at http://www.oid.und.edu/ .
Our featured speaker this year is John Tagg, professor of English at Palomar College and Core Faculty Member with the Collaboration's Institute for Academic Innovation. Tagg's 2003 book, "The Learning Paradigm College," addressed some of the most persistent and important questions in higher education. What is college for? Is there a way to make it more learning centered? And if so, how can institutions of higher education produce more deep and genuine student learning? Relevant to all these questions is the topic Tagg will focus on in his Colloquium keynote, "Scholarship for a Change: The University as a Learning Organization." In addressing this topic, John Tagg will draw on his Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research, as well as years of practical experience working with students and faculty.
The Colloquium also offers plenty of opportunity for informal discussion and conversation over breakfast, lunch, and a concluding reception at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Since we need a headcount for these food-related events, we are asking you to register by this Friday, our Oct. 9 extended deadline, letting us know which ones you plan to attend. Pre-register on-line here ( http://www.reflecting.und.edu/ ) or at the OID web site. Pre-registration is also required for Tagg's Saturday Workshop on the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning entitled "Closing the Learning Loop: Asking Questions that Count."
If you won't be joining us for the meals, the reception or the workshop, just register on-site. We hope to see you there.
-- Anne Kelsch, Program Director, Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233