KOKOMO, Ind. – A workshop designed to assist college professors in increasing student achievement and retention will take place on the Indiana University Kokomo campus next month. Two public sessions are scheduled that will also focus on fostering critical thinking and harder working students.
The first workshop is set for Thursday, January 6, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Kelley Student Center, Room 130, and is titled, “Key Pedagogical Changes that Can Make a Real Difference in Any College Classroom .” This session is followed by lunch and the second workshop which will begin at 1:30 p.m., titled, “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Additional Explorations.”
“Academic excellence and student success are at the forefront of IU Kokomo’s mission,” said Chancellor Michael Harris. “Our faculty is dedicated to providing the best higher education experience to our students. This workshop is one way for us provide instruction to ensure continued excellence."
Craig E. Nelson, IU emeritus professor of biology and a Carnegie Scholar, will conduct the workshops. He is founding director of environmental programs in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, was instrumental in the development of IU’s award-winning Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program, and was the first president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
The event is sponsored by the IU Kokomo Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA), the IU Kokomo Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, and the Addison Locke Roache Memorial Lecture Fund.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.