Faculty showcase innovation and excellence in teaching during ‘Celebration of Teaching and Learning’

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UNCP faculty will showcase high-impact innovations in teaching and learning during the Teaching and Learning Center’s inaugural Celebration of Teaching and Learning, April 8-12.

“At UNC Pembroke, excellence in teaching and learning is a matter of mission,” said Scott Hicks, Director of the Teaching & Learning Center and professor of English. “The approaches and collaborations featured in the celebration enrich our classrooms, make good on our commitment to personalized education, and prepare our students for life and leadership in an increasingly diverse, global society.”

The TLC welcomes members of the campus community and public to attend these sessions:

  • “Innovations in Teaching & Learning” (Posters) by Dennis Edgell, Ph.D. (Geology & Geography), and Enrique Porrúa, Ph.D. (Foreign Languages), April 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Hickory Hall.
  • “CURES for Core Courses” by Reneè Lamphere, Ph.D. (Sociology & Criminal Justice), Maria Pereira, Ph.D. (Biology), and Conner Sandefur, Ph.D. (Biology), April 8, 10 to 11 a.m., in 208 Chavis University Center.
  • “‘Hare We Go!’: Deploying Films as Historical Texts in the First-year Classroom” by Charles Beem, Ph.D. (History), April 9, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., in 125 Dial Bldg.
  • “Open Classroom: World Literature Book Fair” by Autumn Lauzon, Ph.D. (English, Theatre & Foreign Languages), April 9 and 11, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., in 125 Dial Bldg.
  • “Literacy Disrupted But Not Defeated: Service-Learning at Prospect School after Hurricane Florence” by Laura Staal, Ph.D. (Educational Leadership & Specialties) with Samantha Carson, Codi Pait, Briana Bradley-Chaves, Araceli Cruz, and Michaela Reynolds, April 9, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in 251 Chavis University Center.
  • “Collaborative Classrooms: The New Frontier” by James Lewis (Division of Information Technology), April 10, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in 222 Education Bldg.
  • “Tell Your Story with Sway” by Marquitta Patterson with James Lewis and Tatyana Bell (Division of Information Technology), April 10, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., in 223 Education Bldg.
  • “Partners in Pedagogy: Collaborative Teaching in the Composition Classroom” by Hannah Baggott Anderson, M.F.A., and Autumn Lauzon, Ph.D. (English, Theatre & Foreign Languages), April 11, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., in Hickory Hall Conference Room.
  • “Syllabus Transformations” by Joshua Busman, Ph.D. (Music); Karen Granger, Ed.D. (Teacher Education); Kayonna Pitchford, Ph.D. (School of Education, Office of University-School Partnerships and Clinical Practice); Enrique Porrúa, Ph.D. (English, Theatre & Foreign Languages); Crystal Walline, Ph.D. (Biology); and Jennifer Whittington, Ed.D. (Teacher Education), April 12, 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon, in 251 Chavis University Center.
  • “Third-Party Vendors and What They Can Offer” by Dean Irene Aiken, Ph.D. (Graduate School), Nick Arena, M.B.A. (Management, Marketing & International Business), and Christine Bell, M.B.A. (School of Business), April 12, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in 251 Chavis University Center.
  • “Third-Fridays Book of the Month Club: José Antonio Bowen, Teaching Naked (2012)” by Scott Hicks, Ph.D. (Teaching & Learning Center and English, Theatre & Foreign Languages), April 12, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., in 251 Chavis University Center.

Due to space limitations, registration is required by April 4 for attendance at these sessions: “Open Classroom: World Literature Book Fair,” “Partners in Pedagogy: Collaborative Teaching in the Composition Classroom,” and “Third-Fridays Book of the Month Club: José Antonio Bowen, Teaching Naked (2012).” To register, email scott.hicks@uncp.edu.
For more information, visit <https://www.uncp.edu/departments/teaching-learning-center/celebration-teaching-learning>.

About the UNCP Teaching & Learning Center: Established in 1996, the TLC promotes the teaching excellence for which UNCP is known by generating the ideas, activities, and enthusiasm that foster quality teaching and learning, a mission overseen and executed by the Task Force on Teaching Excellence, an advisory board composed of award winning faculty. As a unit within the UNCP Office of Academic Affairs, the TLC offers comprehensive, purpose-driven, and seamless support for excellence in teaching and learning at UNCP.