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Fourth Annual Provost's Teaching & Learning Symposium √ § Ͼ

Featuring a Keynote from Dr. Saundra McGuire

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
University Center

Please join us for the fourth annual Provost's Teaching and Learning Symposium!  This symposium, part of the Hrabowski Innovation Fund initiative, will bring together UMBC faculty and staff to discuss ways to use evidence to inform teaching and learning. Samples of sessions include: 

  • Hrabowski Innovation Fund Fellows’ and Awardees’ Projects
  • Pedagogical Innovation Demonstration
  • Bridging Student Learning Outcomes & Student Success Analytics
  • Closing the Loop with Evidence Based Interventions 
  • Effective and Efficient Grading 
  • Next Steps in Assessing Graduate Student Learning 
  • …as well as posters

For more information, please download the agenda and a detailed program.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Saundra McGuire, Ph.D., author of Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, Stylus Publishing LLC, 2015.

Keynote: Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades:  Metacognition is the Key!  21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels.  Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning.  This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles.  We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning.

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at LSU. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.  She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops at over 250 institutions in 43 states and eight countries.  Her latest book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, was released in October 2015.  The most recent of her awards is the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students to Pursue Careers in the Chemical Sciences.  She received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, her Master’s degree from Cornell and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received the Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Professional Promise.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR LUNCH!  PLEASE CLICK "I CAN ATTEND" BELOW BY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 TO REGISTER FOR LUNCH.

FACULTY ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ANY OR ALL PRESENTATIONS! 

√ Counts toward ALIT Certificate
§ Counts towards INNOVATE Certificate
Ͼ CIRTL graduate students are invited to attend