This learning community is open to all teaching faculty who are interested in research based practices for improving student learning. We’ll read How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching and examine the pedagogical research behind successful strategies for collecting evidence of student learning and documenting learning gains. Weekly meetings will address a variety of teaching contexts and emphasize practical adoption of effective practice. The discussion is intended for non-experts, but our learning community may spawn others for faculty interested in specific topics like memory, cognition, assessment, or instructional technology.
Seven weekly meetings
Tuesdays from Noon to 1:00pm
March 5th, March 12th, (No meeting on March 19th due to Spring break), March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, (No meeting on April 23rd), and April 30th 2013
Center for Teaching Excellence
860 Van Vleet Oval, Copeland Hall 101
Dr. Mark Morvant, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dr. Morvant was appointed Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Oklahoma in October 2012. He is charged with increasing the numbers of OU faculty who use new and emerging technologies and high-impact instructional techniques to help drive student success. Dr. Morvant joined the OU faculty in 2006 as an associate professor of chemistry; in 2011, he was named assistant chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to teaching classes and leading labs in organic chemistry, he has taught the First-Year Mentoring Program and developed and leads the conjoined study abroad courses Chemistry in Italy – Organic Chemistry I and Chemistry and Culture of Wine in Italy. While at OU, he has been recognized with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Longmire Prize for Outstanding Teaching and with the Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching. Dr. Morvant earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry magna cum laude from Tarleton State University and his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from OU.
If you interested in this or other faculty learning communities, please contact The Center for Teaching Excellence.
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For questions, contact Dr. Morvant at email@example.com or (405) 325-0763.