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Annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference Takes Place Oct. 25-26

Posted Oct. 1, 2012

The 19th annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference takes place Oct. 25 and 26 at the Kent Student Center.

This year’s pre-conference workshop, “Simulation and Learning,” will be held in the Moulton Hall Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1:30 - 4 p.m. The workshop will look at ways to help students translate their academic experiences to the post-academic world.

The conference features internationally recognized speaker, Young Zhao, Ph.D., presidential chair and associate dean for global education, College of Education at the University of Oregon;  Professor Emeritus of History Thomas Sosnowski, Ph.D.; and Carole Bersani, M.A., Professor Emerita of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies and director of the Child Development Center.

The conference opens on Thursday, Oct. 25, with the Read Distinguished Lecture, “World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students,” delivered by Zhao at 7 p.m., in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

On Friday, Oct. 26, the conference continues at 8:30 a.m. with the Provost’s Breakfast, followed by refereed round tables; invited round tables; a panel discussion on Student Engagement and Experiential Learning to Promote Retention, with related round tables; poster displays; the President’s Luncheon; and Glenn W. Frank Lecture. The conference culminates with a dessert reception at 2:30 p.m. to honor recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Awards and the Outstanding Teaching Awards and the wealth of teaching excellence at Kent State.

Bersani will present the Glenn W. Frank Lecture, “The Teaching-Learning Relationship,” and Sosnowski will host the Emeritus Round Table, “The Old vs. the New: Does the Old Pedagogy Still Work in Our ‘Age of Technology’?”

Celebrating 19 years of relevance, the annual conference on college teaching focuses on the four pillars of a Kent State undergraduate curriculum — knowledge, insight, responsibility and engagement.

All events are free and open to the public. However, registration is required for the breakfast and luncheon. To register, click here.

For more information about the conference, contact Kim Peer at 330-672-0231 or kpeer@kent.edu.