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Excellence in Teaching at UIS

Fall faculty forum 2014 - short posterThe 2014 Excellence in Teaching at UIS Series focuses on the scholarship of teaching. A highlight will be a faculty forum with Dr. Robert Duke from the University of Texas Austin. The series offers UIS faculty the opportunity to focus on developing teaching excellence in face-to-face and online classrooms.

Technology Day: Thursday, September 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Keynote 11 a.m.: “Adding TEC-VARIETY: Activities for motivating and retaining learners online” (Brookens Auditorium)
  • Speaker: Dr. Curt Bonk
  • Special features: 
    • Breakout sessions presented by UIS Faculty and Staff (PAC first floor conference rooms)
    • Lunch provided for keynote attendees
  • Sponsored by Center for Online Learning, Research, & Service (COLRS) and Office of Information Technology Services (ITS).

Fall Faculty Forum: Friday, September 26, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; reception to follow

  • Keynote 1 p.m.: “Why students don’t learn what we think we teach” (PAC C/D)
  • Speaker: Dr. Robert Duke
    • Duke photoRobert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and Director of the Center for Music Learning. He is also directs the psychology of learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. His research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, including motor skill learning, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. His most recent work explores procedural memory consolidation and the cognitive processes engaged during musical improvisation. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system. He is the author of Scribe 4 behavior analysis software, and his most recent books are Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core Principles of Effective Instruction and The Habits of Musicianship, which he co-authored with Jim Byo of Louisiana State University. He is a co-host of the NPR radio program Two Guys on Your Head, produced by KUT in Austin.
  • Special features:
    • Faculty panel & breakout sessions
    • Wine and Cheese Reception – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sponsored by Office of the Provost

Open Learning Events: Thursday, November 13 & 14

  • Speaker: Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons, speaking on eTextbooks and Open Learning