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FAU Inaugural Master Teachers Symposium

Closing the Gap Between Teaching

and Learning in the Modern University

Faculty from across the University will gather to look at the current
state of learning in the modern classroom and beyond

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1-5 pm
FAU Stadium Recruiting Room, Reception to follow


1-1:15 pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dr. John Kelly, President, Florida Atlantic University

1:15-1:55 pm
The Science of Learning: What Research Most Informs Higher Education

Facilitator: Russell Ivy, Dean of the College of Science
Panelists might include the following:
Barbara Ridener, Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
Dan Meeroff, Associate Chair and Professor of Engineering (former Teacher of the Year)
Marlaine Smith, Dean, College of Nursing
Marcella Munson, Associate Professor of French
Mary Lou Duffy, Professor Exceptional Student Education

2-2:45 pm
Innovation in Higher Education: New Technology Versus Learning Traditions

Facilitator: Jeffrey Buller, Dean Honors College
Panelists might include the following:
Kimberly Dunn, Professor, Department of Accounting (former Master Teacher)
Ed Pratt, Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Donna Chamely-Wiik, Director, Undergraduate Research Inquiry
Dan Kane, Board of Trustees
Kim Gramm, College of Business, Tech Runway
Mirya Holman, Associate Professor of Political Science (Master Teacher)

2:50 - 3:45 pm
Closing the Gap Between Teaching and Learning:
Creating a Lasting and Sustainable Impact

Facilitator: Kyle Prescott, Professor of Music/University Conductor (Master Teacher)
Panelists might include the following:
Colin Hughes, Professor of Biology
Marlon Dechausay, Director of the Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence
Michael Cepeda, Student Body President
Jeff Galin, Director of the University Writing Center
Marianne Gosser, Director, University Honors Program
William Trapani, Associate Professor of Communications (Chair of the Agora Project)
Jenny Peluso, Assistant Provost for Student Success

3:45 - 4:30 pm
Looking to the Future:  Open discussion

Facilitated by Steve Engle, Professor of History (Master Teacher)

4:45 - 6 pm
Cocktail Reception with President Kelly, Facilitators, and Panelists

For more information regarding the Inaugural Master Teachers Symposium
call, 561-297-2444 or e-mail

 Last Modified 12/3/14