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Center for Teaching & Learning

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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8528
mewilson@ucmo.edu





Summer Seminar for Faculty Fellows

The Faculty Fellows Summer Seminar offered at UCM each year is a unique opportunity for selected faculty to supplement their existing instructional knowledge, abilities, and expertise with further exposure to pedagogical issues. This year’s event will focus on Integrated Learning Communities.

A subcommittee of the University Council for Student Development is developing integrated learning communities to fulfill multiple general education requirements while engaging students in interdisciplinary work. The "ILCs" may focus on a single problem or issue from the perspective of two or more disciplines. At UCM, the initial phase might include a course block of 6-10 credit hours. The implementation of integrated learning communities will take time and resources to develop. ILCs developed during Summer Seminar are planned for Spring 2015.

In conjunction with the Summer 2014 Faculty Fellows Workshop on Critical Thinking and Integrative Learning Communities, three PLENARY SESSIONS will be open to all UCM faculty:

CRITICAL THINKING: ARE WE EVEN DOING IT?”

Thursday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in UN 237 A&B

CRITICAL THINKING II: INQUIRY STRATEGIES FOR PROBLEMATIZING THE MATERIAL OF YOUR DISCIPLINE”

Thursday, May 15 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in UN 237 A&B

“WHAT DO I WANT MY STUDENTS TO DO--AND HOW DO I KNOW THEY DID IT?

Friday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. in UN 237 A&B

These are all interactive workshops with a focus on critical thinking, and each will be facilitated by our guest presenter:

Tine Reimers, Ph.D. has taught in a variety of settings, from large American Research I Universities, to small colleges, to universities in France and Japan. Her more than 20 years of classroom experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, and faculty development experience at UNC-Chapel Hill, Indiana University-Bloomington, the University of Texas at El Paso, Cornell University and currently the University at Albany (SUNY) have provided the opportunity to deepen her understanding and communication of the strategies best suited for effective learning in higher education. She works with faculty and graduate students from all disciplines to enhance course design that emphasizes discovery learning and student inquiry. Her workshops are designed for active engagement of the participants, modeling and putting into practice the ideas she is teaching, whether they be critical thinking, using teamwork in the classroom, lecturing effectively, or planning for active learning.