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The Faculty Development Council of Faculty Senate Presents:

Teaching Talks: “Shifting Pedagogy Toward the New Reality”

February 21, 2014 9:00AM – 12:30PM
Dunham Hall Theatre

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. If not, 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.

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 Innovation and Effectiveness

12:00 - Refreshments and Discussion


sr assignment

See how SIUE faculty are using technology in their classrooms.



Visit the ITS Faculty/Staff Training page to find software training opportunities that meet your needs.


Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
Registration is open for the 2014 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC) that will be held Thursday and FridayNovember 13th and 14th, on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. For program details about the two-day conference, visit the 2014 FTTC site at:


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Interested in learning how Open Educational Resources can be used in higher ed? Read about an OER pilot project underway at SIUE and listen to a WBGZ radio broadcast on the project:


Learn more about Turnitin for grading and feedback, preventing plagiarism, improving writing skills, and engaging students through one of their live webcasts or recorded webinars.  


Blending the Best of Both Worlds summer seminar
Each summer, the ITS Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Center offers a course design seminar that explores the pedagogy and tools of the online and blended environments. Teaching faculty and instructors are encouraged to apply.


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