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Spring 2006 Workshops
Excellence in Learning and Teaching Initiative

Improving Class Discussion, Student Learning and Course Management with BLACKBOARD
Roger Boyd, Assistant Professor in Social Work, and Rita Arras, Assistant Professor in Family Health/Community Health Nursing, will address how Blackboard can be used to engage students in class and beyond the classroom.

Thursday, March 23
1-2 p.m.
CAS Conference Room, PH 3117

Building Student Problem Solving Skills by Utilizing Alternative Problem Types
Kathleen Harper, Director of Undergraduate Curriculum Development in the Department of Physics at The Ohio State University, discuss new research on approaches to problem-solving and how to make students become more adept in this area.

Monday, March 27
1-3:30 p.m.
Mississippi/Illinois Room, MUC

Increasing Active Participation in Class
Linda Forbringer, Assistant Professor in Special Education and Communication Disorders, will demonstrate a variety of strategies to get students actively involved in the classroom and thus increase student learning.

Wednesday, April 5
1-2 p.m.
Illinois Room, MUC

Promotion at SIUE
Associate Provost David Sill will direct this workshop focused on criteria, documentation, and organization as linked to advancing to the full professorate.

Thursday, April 27
1-3 p.m.
Room To Be Announced

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