Annual Teaching Day 2011
Student motivation and success is the theme for this year’s Teaching Day.
For this centennial year, we are bridging both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses for a multi-day teaching day event. Transportation will be available for those wishing to travel to either campus for this event. Information about each of the keynote speakers is below.
Agenda for Monday, August 29, 2011 at Brantford campus
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Todd Zakrajsek
Dr. Todd Zakrajsek is the Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was previously the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor in the psychology department. Todd also directs the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning at Traverse City, Michigan, and the International Conference on Improving University Teaching. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in over 30 states and 4 countries in the past several years.
|11:30 a.m.||Student Panel|
What can instructors do to facilitate learning when they encounter students who
seem uninterested and even apathetic toward course content and assignments?
|2:15 p.m.||Academic Integrity Session|
|2:45 p.m.||Day concludes|
Agenda for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Waterloo campus
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Pychyl
Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl (Tim) is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University (Ottawa) where he is also the director of the Procrastination Research Group (procrastination.ca). Tim has received numerous teaching awards including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Ontario Federation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award, and the University Medal for Distinguished Teaching. He has been an invited speaker across the country for over a decade working with faculty towards more effective practice and self-understanding in their role as teachers in higher education. Tim's research complements his passion for teaching with a focus on the breakdown in volitional action commonly called procrastination. Through this work, he has gained insight into student motivation and strategies to foster more engagement in the classroom. You can learn more about his work at his Don't Delay blog on Psychology Today (psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay), his iProcrastinate Podcast on iTunes, or through his new book, The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle (procrastinatorsdigest.com).
How do we light the fire for learning in our students?
|11:30 a.m.||Student Panel|
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch and Gallery|
|1:15 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|2:15 p.m.||Closing Reflections with Dr. Tim Pychyl|
|2:30 p.m.||Day concludes|