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Conference Information


2013 FaCET

Summer Conference

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

8:00am – 4:00pm

Knicely Conference Center


Featuring Terry Doyle and Barbara Jacoby



                                                The New Science of Learning



Almost daily, neuroscience, biology and cognitive science researchers reveal new insights about how the human brain works and learns. The value of this research is its potential to elevate the learning success of all students regardless of their learning situations and to improve the ways in which teachers teach. This presentation will discuss many of these new research findings and suggest ways to apply them in a higher education setting. Topics will include findings on prepping a brain for learning, movement and exercise, stress, sleep, memory, attention, mindset towards learning and use the of multiple senses in learning. BSCT: approved for 1 credit.



                Terry Doyle


                                                      Enhancing Teaching and Learning:

                                                       3 High-Impact Practices [from Barb]



Research clearly indicates that students prefer active learning. Studies show that during lectures more than 40% of the students are thinking about something other than what the faculty member is talking about. There’s no doubt that learning can only occur if the learner is engaged. When students are not sufficiently engaged and challenged, they do not learn, and boredom can become a real problem. That is why we are hearing so much about high-impact educational practices these days. The benefits of these practices are well documented because they increase the odds that students will invest time and effort in their learning; participate in active, challenging learning experiences; interact with self, faculty, and peers about substantive matters; and discover the relevance of their learning through real-world experiences.

             Barbara Jacoby

                                                             Through the course of my own teaching and work with faculty colleagues around the world, I have identified three high-impact practices that enable students to learn course content better and more deeply and develop the habits of lifelong learning: critical reflection, experiential learning (inside and outside the classroom), and civic engagement. This workshop will introduce participants to these high-impact practices, provide the steps for integrating them into teaching, offer many examples across disciplines, and engage participants with the material. BSCT: approved for 1 credit.


Each 3-hour presentation is repeated in the afternoon.

Come to one session or hear both speakers as your schedule allows!

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Morning Session: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon-Only Registration: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Pre-Registration is required.

Register online at: (

Deadline to register: Wednesday, June 5th.


Sponsored by the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching


For questions, please contact Wren Mills.



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