Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching and Enhanced Learning

February 23, 2012
Illini Union
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign

2012 Annual Faculty Retreat

The theme of this year's Retreat is "Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching and Enhanced Learning."  Herbert Simon (2001) once said that "Learning results from what the student does and thinks and only from what the student does and thinks. The teacher can advance learning only by influencing what the student does to learn." Consequently, we as educators must understand how learning works and translate that understanding into practice as we design and teach courses/educational experiences.

We are pleased to have Dr. Susan Ambrose, Associate Provost for Education, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and Teaching Professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon as our plenary speaker. Ambrose is a co-author of How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (2010).

There will be many opportunities for participants to engage in discussion and to expand upon the plenary talk. The Retreat will offer interactive concurrent sessions, poster session, and lunch conversation.  Professor and Head of Entomology May Berenbaum will be our lunch hour speaker.

Goals of the Retreat
The goals for the Annual Faculty Retreat are to build on our collective knowledge about teaching and learning, to share innovative ideas and approaches, and to promote partnerships within and beyond the campus community. 

The 2012 Annual Faculty Retreat is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
the Center for Teaching Excellence, and Online & Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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