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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


University Center Ballroom
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY

Teaching and Learning Conference 2017

Adelphi University’s Faculty Center for Professional Excellence is pleased to host the 8th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

Ken Bain, Ph.D.

Ken Bain, Ph.D.

This year’s theme, “Small Shifts, Big Impact” draws inspiration from James Lang’s book Small Teaching, in which he highlights research-based teaching strategies that are easy to implement.

The spring conference which celebrates Adelphi’s leadership in teaching excellence will feature both breakout concurrent workshops on evidence-based teaching practices and trends in technology and pedagogy, a keynote address from a leader in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), vendor fair and luncheon.

This year’s keynote speaker, Ken Bain, Ph.D.,  president of the Best Teachers Institute, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, professor of history and founding director of several centers for teaching and learning, will deliver a 75-minute interactive session from 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Two sets of three concurrent, faculty-led sessions will be held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.

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Conference Format (there will be a total of nine sessions):

10:00 a.m.–10:40 a.m.

Registration (University Center Ballroom)

10:40 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

Welcome Remarks from Dr. Perry Greene (University Center Ballroom)

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Redesigning Writing Assignments for Clarity, Beauty and Focus: WID Faculty Share Strategies with Dr. Michael Matto, Coordinator of University-Wide Writing, Department of English; Dr. Dana Battaglia, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Professor Laura Messano,
Department of Management, Marketing and Decision Sciences; Dr. Cristina Zaccarini, Department of History
Small Changes, High Impact with Dr. Judy Fenster, School of Social Work; Dr. Belle Gironda, Faculty Center for Professional Excellence
Active Advising with Dr. Les Baltimore, Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Student Success

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.

Interactive Vendor Space and Light Refreshments (University Center Ballroom)

With Top Hat, Turning Point, the NYTimes,, IT, the Libraries and the Student Access Office

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Keynote Address with Dr. Ken Bain, President of the Best Teachers Institute, Author of What the Best College Teachers Do, Professor of History and founding director of several centers for teaching and learning (University Center Ballroom)

2:40 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion Discussions in the Classroom with Dr. Anne Mungai and Dr. Pavan Antony, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
Creating Accessible Learning Environments with Rosemary Garabedian and Brian Flatley, Student Access Office
Integrating an Electronic Platform to Improve Students’ Writing with the School of Education Technology Committee, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

3:40 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Raffle Prizes Announced and Closing Remarks from Nathalie Zarisfi, Director of the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence (University Center Ballroom)

Photos from the 2016 FCPE Conference:

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