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Celebrating Teaching and Learning at UWSP

Posted by UWSPcps - January 19, 2012 - Academics, Faculty & Staff, Featured, On Campus

Emeritus deans Gerry McKenna (College of Fine Arts and Communication) and Joan North (College of Professional Studies).

The 16th Annual UW-Stevens Point Teaching Conference, Celebrating Teaching and Learning: Stories of Inspiration, Motivation, and Innovation, was held in the Alumni Room of the Dreyfus University Center on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The Teaching Conference Planning Committee assembled various panel discussions and poster presentations that demonstrate UWSP’s ongoing commitment to quality teaching that leads to student success.

“By sharing our very best and celebrating our various successes, we hope to motivate and inspire one another and open the door to new collaborations,” said Greg Summers, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “In short, we hope to reaffirm the value of education and remind ourselves of all the ways teaching and learning are at the core of UWSP.”

Emeritus deans served as the featured speakers on what makes UWSP such a valuable place to live and learn, including Alan Haney (College of Natural Resources) and Justus Paul (College of Letters and Science), Gerry McKenna (College of Fine Arts and Communication) and Joan North (College of Professional Studies).

The Center for Academic Excellence and Student Engagement (CAESE) seeks to foster a learner-centered culture of teaching at UWSP by engaging faculty and staff in an ongoing, collaborative process of instructional professional development.

College of Professional Studies faculty and student presentations included:

  • Pam Terrell (Communicative Disorders): Team-Based Learning – Adapting to Various Classroom Contexts
  • Tim Wright (Physical Education and Athletic Training): Enriching Undergraduate Level Courses to Meet the Needs of Graduate Students
  • Lyna Matesi and Kristi Frank (Business and Economics): Leader in Action: Online Simulation and Leadership
  • Carole Paulson (Health Care Professions): Service-Learning in the Health Sciences – Inter-Campus Collaboration and Health Advocacy
  • Kathe Julin (Interior Architecture): First-Year Seminar as a Travel Experience
  • Sterling Wall (Health Promotion and Human Development): First-Year Seminar Integrating College and Real Life

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