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February 2014

Title: Teaching Talks: Shifting Pedagogy Toward the New Reality

Date: Friday, February 21, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Dunham Hall Theatre


  • 9-9:25 “Coordinating the Development and Delivery of Experiential Learning Activities at SIUE
    Edmund Hershberger, Management and Marketing
    Experiential Learning is valuable to undergraduate education. This presentation will focus on how instructors can coordinate diverse activities within the undergraduate curriculum.
  • 9:30-9:55 “International Experience: A Transformative Experience
    Mary Sue Love, Management and Marketing
    The international experience offers exciting and transformative changes. This presentation will focus on not only the great things we are already doing but also on what we can do to improve the experience with help from faculty, staff, and students.
  • 10-10:25 “A Path For Improving Pedagogy At SIUE
    Laurie Puchner, Educational Leadership
    Methods of enhancing face-to-face pedagogy in the classroom.
  • 10:30-10:55 “Online Teaching and Creating Realistic Expectations in the Online Classroom
    Jocelyn DeGroot, Speech Communication
    This presentation discusses students’ and teachers’ expectations of online classes as well as how teachers can create realistic expectations for the students.
  • 11-11:25 “Sharpening the Axe: Enhancing Effective Online Pedagogies at SIUE
    Adam Weyhaupt, Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty cannot simply offer more online courses without adequate resources, knowledge, and preparation to make the online experience meaningful and rigorous; in this session, we explore methods of enhancing online pedagogy at SIUE.
  • 11:30-11:50 Concluding Remarks
    Denise Cobb, Assistant Provost, Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness
  • 12:00 Refreshments and Discussion

About:  The changing landscape of higher education in recent years presents many challenges for teaching and learning at SIUE. How might the impact of these challenges affect what we do and how we do it?  What issues are faculty and students facing as they adjust to these realities?

Faculty members who have participated in discussions related to these and other questions have some ideas to share. There are alternative approaches to teaching that may better meet the demands of today’s higher education climate. The purpose of “Teaching Talks” is to disseminate and discuss these ideas.

We hope you can join us for some or all of these talks. Please see the attached announcement for a schedule of the talks. If you are busy on the 21st, you will have the opportunity to view the talks at a later time and participate in online discussions of the issues surrounding our current challenges. If you have any questions, contact Faith Liebl (, Chair of the Faculty Development Council.

March 2014

Title: Seventh Annual Teaching and Technology Conference

Date: Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14

Location: Missouri S&T Campus-Rolla, Missouri, Butler-Carlton Hall

Information: The theme for this years conference is Student Engagement. EdTech is looking for presentations that showcase how technology can be used to help engage students in all stages of their learning process. EdTech will review all submissions regardless of content.

Title: Transformative Learning Conference 2014

Date: Friday, March 28

Location: University of Central Oklahoma- Nigh University Center

Information: The concept and process of Transformative Learning continue to be at the forefront of discussion and research in the Higher Education community. The future of Transformative Learning has immense potential to change the delivery of education and move students toward a more complete and universal learning experience. This year's conference theme is centered on the collaborative and innovative proccesses institutions must engage in to organize and quantify this dynamic learning paradigm. Join attendees from across the globe to share ideas, practices, and successes in mobilizing resources to create transformative learning experiences and to consider best practice in assessing this experience.

Click here for more information and registration

For information, contact:
Dr. Lynn Bartels at

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