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2018 Colloquium Schedule of Events Posted!

Hot off the presses!

The schedule for this year’s Colloquium has something for everyone!  From 25-minute pedagogical sharing sessions to 50-minute workshops and panels.  We are especially excited about the opening Keynote and the special closing session on immigration that will kick of Stetson’s inaugural Global Citizenship Symposium … and don’t forget a MUST SEE multi-media art installation !  Don’t forget to register!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Lynn Business Center (LBC) | Stetson University | DeLand, FL

<<Download the Schedule>>

We welcome our colleagues from Stetson University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Central Florida, Daytona State College and Adventist University of Health Sciences for a engaging day of learning, reflection and networking.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.

Register now for 2018 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

All Learners Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

Friday, April 6, 2018
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC 108)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt]

The 4th annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.

Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930

Register now for 2018 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

All Learner’s Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

Friday, April 6, 2018
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC 108)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt]

The 4th annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submit your proposal by February 20th, 2018
..click here to submit your proposal..

 

Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930

2018 Colloquium: 11 more days to submit your proposal!

Happy Friday!

We are excited to see the dynamic, engaged and provocative sessions you will craft for this year’s colloquium.  [Click here to submit your proposal]

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All Learners Welcome: Making Excellence Inclusive

SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, April 6, 2018

Calling all Learners: The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence invites proposals for panel discussions, interactive workshops and sharing sessions that describe promising practices aligned with the Colloquium theme, “All Learners Welcome: Making Excellence Inclusive”. [Click here to submit your proposal]

This year’s theme celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

2018 Colloquium Deadlines:

Submission Deadline: February 20, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March 10, 2018
Online registration opened:  REGISTER HERE by Mar 31, 2018
All participants must register. Onsite registration available.

[Click here to submit your proposal]

Call for Proposals: 2018 Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation

Calling all Learners: The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence invites proposals for panel discussions, interactive workshops and sharing sessions that describe promising practices  aligned with the colloquium theme, “All Learners Welcome: Making Excellence Inclusive”.

[Click here to submit your proposal]

All Learners Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

April 6, 2018

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This year’s theme celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse  talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

2018 Colloquium Deadlines:

Submission Deadline: February 20, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March 10, 2018
Online registration opens: Feb 12 – Mar 31, 2018
All participants must register. Onsite registration available.

[Click here to submit your proposal]

Agenda details coming soon!

Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Stetson University’s DeLand campus is located approximately half-way between Daytona Beach and Orlando, just off of I-4 in the Sunshine State of Florida.  Traveling to Stetson? Check here for information on local hotels and ground transportation.

[Click here to submit your proposal]

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or (386) 822-7931.

The Colloquium is made possible by generous donations from Hyatt and Cici Brown, longstanding Trustees of Stetson University.

Past Events

2017 Colloquium
2016 Colloquium
2015 Colloquium

Third Annual Colloquium: A Focus on Project-Based Learning | Stetson Today

[This story was reprinted in its entirety from Stetson Today]

Stetson University’s third annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning was filled with inspiring, innovative and thought-provoking discussions and engagement.

Hosted on April 7 and 8 by Stetson University’s Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, the event delineated innovative approaches to address real-world and complex challenges in the higher education classroom.

Noel Painter

“The Colloquium allows each of us to expand the breadth and depth of learning and scholarship, and examine how we make connections at this institution for a broad scope of learning,” explained Stetson University’s Executive Vice President and Provost Noel Painter, Ph.D., in his opening remarks.

Day one of the event included interactive workshops, sharing sessions, a Brown Innovation Symposium and an experimental art reception.

This year’s keynote speaker was Richard Vaz, Ph.D., inaugural director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Project-Based Learning (PBL). He and his team travel the country to help other colleges and universities implement or improve Project-Based Learning on their campuses.

Richard Vaz

“We’re talking about taking our courses and pushing the framework of theoretical education, moving students past the knowledge-based economy and preparing them for a more innovation-based environment,” Vaz stated in his keynote address. “You’re not just evaluating the results but the process of that project as well. Because projects are real-world based, it brings about very effective and interesting collaboration among faculty members as well.”

COLLOQUIUM EXPANDS

New this year was the expansion of the Colloquium from its traditional one-day event to add an embedded workshop specific to Project-Based Learning on the second day.

Twenty-two participants from four higher educational institutions, including Daytona State College, Capital University and Florida Polytechnic University, in addition to Stetson University, spent their Saturday learning how to implement or better utilize Project-Based Learning for their students.

Leading a discussion on “Minding the Gap: Engaging Conversations and Difficult Dialogues” include (L to R) Sharmaine Jackson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and current Brown Innovation Fellow; Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of education, Jessie Ball DuPont chair and current Brown Innovation Fellow; Shawnrece Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor of English; Susan Pepper-Bates, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy. They shared struggles and methods for navigating difficult classroom discussions with non-judgement yet creating teachable, meaningful moments from which students may grow and expand their existing world views.

Leading a discussion on “Minding the Gap: Engaging Conversations and Difficult Dialogues” include (L to R) Sharmaine Jackson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and current Brown Innovation Fellow; Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of education, Jessie Ball DuPont chair and current Brown Innovation Fellow; Shawnrece Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor of English; and Susan Pepper-Bates, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy. They shared struggles and methods for navigating difficult classroom discussions with non-judgement yet creating teachable, meaningful moments from which students may grow and expand their existing world views.

Those attending from Stetson University included: Shawnrece Campbell, Daniel Vaughen, David DiQuattro, Michael Eskenazi, Rajni Shankar-Brown, Madison Creech, Shun Kiang, Sharmaine Jackson,  Heather Edwards, Nichole Porther and Savannah-Jane Griffin.

Michael Eskenazi

Michael Eskenazi, assistant professor of psychology and current Brown Innovation Fellow, said the embedded workshop was invaluable.

“This event has given me the opportunity to redesign a class that I have been teaching for six semesters. It’s a good class, but now it’s even better as it is more project-based. I plan to spend the first half of the semester on instruction, content and engagement, then the second half on the students doing a project,” he said.

PRAISE FOR THE BROWN CENTER

Executive director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, Julia Metzker, Ph.D., and longtime Stetson University Trustee, Cici (Cynthia) Brown, Hon. ’07, talk after the Colloquium keynote address on April 7. Brown along with her husband, J. Hyatt Brown, Hon. ’92, who also serves on the SU Board of Trustees, established the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence in 2014.

Executive director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, Julia Metzker, Ph.D., and longtime Stetson University Trustee, Cici (Cynthia) Brown, Hon. ’07, talk after the Colloquium keynote address on April 7. Brown along with her husband, J. Hyatt Brown, Hon. ’92, who also serves on the SU Board of Trustees, established the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence in 2014.

The Colloquium is a signature program of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, which was established by a generous endowment from longstanding Stetson University Trustees J. Hyatt Brown, Hon. ’92, and his wife, Cici Brown, Hon. ’07. The purpose of the center is to ensure active and continuous support of Stetson Faculty as life-long leaders and innovators, and to assert Stetson as a national higher education leader by modeling the University’s distinct character of learning and teacher-scholar role for future faculty.

“The Brown Center is unbelievable. It is so important for faculty development,” Professor Eskenazi noted. “I have other faculty friends across the country who don’t have the support like I do through the Brown Center, and they are just in awe. This Center and the Colloquium provide concrete ways of offering better engagement with students.”

-Trish Wieland

COLLOQUIUM EXPERIENCE FEEDBACK

Tony Abbott

“The colloquium provided good examples of how project-based learning fosters skills important in nearly all disciplines. The potential for interdisciplinary collaboration is rich work through such pedagogy.”

J. Anthony “Tony” Abbott, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and studies; inaugural Provost Faculty Fellow for international learning.

 

Savannah-Jane Griffin

“Attending this Colloquium has provided me time to network with colleagues across the state and grapple with ways to provide better support through the Center for Community Engagement to faculty that are interested in implementing project-based learning into their courses, as well as enhance the First Year Seminar that I teach.”

Savannah-Jane Griffin, director of community engagement & inclusive excellence; 2017 Colloquium presenter; Embedded PBL workshop participant.

Sharmaine Jackson

“I found the colloquium a great place to exchange ideas and find a community of teacher-scholars-practitioners interested in facilitating direct links of what is learned in the classroom with what is happening in the world around them. I have benefitted significantly as a Brown Innovation Fellow as I have amassed a number of tools to be used in improving my teaching, engaging students both in and outside of the classroom, and in writing about pedagogy.”

Sharmaine Jackson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology – 2016-2017 Brown Innovation Fellow, 2017 Colloquium presenter, Embedded workshop participant.

Michele Randall

“I was encouraged by the number of faculty from our university and other institutions nearby who came together to learn more about high impact practices and how we can best serve our students. One of the best events was the workshop at the end of the day on Friday. We wrote out a few goals and were given an accountability buddy. I’ve been to countless conferences where I’ve left with tons of new ideas, but without plans and actual deadlines, those ideas too easily got lost in the day to day work. Everyone in that session had more than one great idea with clear goals and deadlines before they left for the day.”

Michele Randall, M.F.A., Sullivan Visiting Lecturer in English – 2015-16 Brown Innovation Fellow, 2017 Colloquium presenter and Brown Innovation Fellow mentor.

[This story was reprinted in its entirety from Stetson Today]

RECAP: 2017 Colloquium on Teaching and Learning

On Friday, April 7th, the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence hosted the 3rd annual 2017 Colloquium on Teaching and Learning in the Lynn Business Center on the Stetson University campus.

[Download Program]
[see photos from the day]

KEYNOTE


INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TACKLING COMPLEX CHALLENGES

keynote by Richard F. Vaz, Director, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Project-Based Learning
 [download presentation]

Project-based learning is an effective strategy for engaging students in authentic learning experiences that can develop a wide range of transferable skills and abilities. Using Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s curriculum as a case study, Dr. Vaz will describe how project-based learning can be used in and out of the major and across all four years of an undergraduate curriculum. Participants will explore examples of projects on campus, in the local community, and around the globe. He will present results from a study looking at the long-term impacts of project work on alumni, and will share some lessons learned from four decades of project-based education at WPI.

MORNING CONCURRENT SESSIONS


Program Design for Outside Classroom Experiences

Interactive Workshop
Ryan Manning, Student Development and Campus Vibrancy

Simulations, Technology and Flipped Classes: How Best to Engage?

Sharing Session
Alan Green, Economics and David Hill, Political Science

How Much is Grade Inflation and How Much is More Effective Education?

Birds of a Feather
[download summary]

Valrie Chambers, Accounting and Business Law

Diversifying Student Leadership

Sharing Session
Kristin Gregory and Lizzie Dement, Student Development and Campus Vibrancy

Project-Based Learning using Raspberry Pi

Sharing Session
[download presentation]

Hala ElAarag, Mathematics and Computer Science

Senior Design Capstone Integrated and Collaborative Learning Approach

Sharing Session
Nabeel Yousef, School of Engineering Technology, Daytona State College

Minding the Gap: Engaging Conversations and Difficult Dialogues

Birds of a Feather
Shawnrece Campbell, Adult Degree Completion; Susan Peppers-Bates, Philosophy; Rajni Shankar-Brown, Education; and Sharmaine Jackson, Sociology, Anthropology and Public Health

Integrating the Best of Both Worlds: Problem-Based Learning in a LearnerCentered Course

Interactive Workshop
[download pre-reading]
Dejan Magoc, Health Sciences; Nicole Porther, Sociology, Anthropology and Public Health; Delphine Pinet, Chemistry; Holley Lynch, Physics; and Nadine Bascombe, Health Sciences

PLENARY WORKSHOPS


The Future Visualized: Changing Education Through Post-Graduate Success Data

Interactive Workshop
Resche Hines and Angela Henderson, Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Innovative Approaches to Complex Challenges – Keynote Breakout

Interactive Workshop
Richard F. Vaz, Paula Quinn, and Charlie Morse, Center for Project-Based Learning, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bust the Bubble: Collaborating with Community Partners for Dynamic Experiential Learning

Interactive Workshop
Resources:  
Continuum of 5 Models of Service LearningQuestions | Prezi |  Reflection Toolkit
Savannah-Jane Griffin and Amber Finnicum-Simmons, Center for Community Engagement
Volusia County Non-Profit Partners

AFTERNOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS


Transgressive Transformations: Explorations of Activist Education

Sharing Session
Emily Mieras, Mayhill Fowler and Andy Eisen, History
Steven Smallpage, Political Science
Melinda Hall, Philosophy
Pamela Cappas-Toro, World Languages and Cultures
Jelena Petrovic, Communication and Media Studies

Inspire Change – Intervene!

Interactive Workshop
Colleen Vanderlip, Wellness and Recreation
Erin Kelly, Wellness and Recreation

How to be a Productive Writer During the Semester

Interactive Workshop
Michael Eskenazi, Psychology
Madison Creech, Creative Arts
Vernita Glenn-White, Education
Antonio Golan, Communication and Media Studies

Being Present: Contemplative Practices to Increase Student Learning and to Keep You Sane

Interactive Workshop
Andy Dehnart, Communication and Media Studies and Lua Hancock, Campus Life and Student Success

Global Citizenship Collaboratory

Birds of a Feather
Paula Hentz and Roxanne Lewis, WORLD: The Rinker Center for International Learning
Jessica West, Finance

The Courage to Teach: Using a Faculty Learning Community to Reframe the Role of the Professor

Interactive Workshop [open prezi]

Carol Azab, Marketing
Rachel Core, Sociology, Anthropology and Public Health
Madison Creech, Creative Arts
Heather Edwards, Mathematics and Computer Science
Michael Eskenazi, Psychology
Sharmaine Jackson, Sociology, Anthropology and Public Health
Shun Kiang, English
E. Lamerial McCrae, Counselor Education
Joyce Mundy, Education
Grace Ramsey, Creative Arts
Michele Randall, English
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Education
Petros Xanthopoulos, Decision and Information Sciences

Unconference Participatory Workshop

Interactive Workshop
Julia Metzker, Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence Rosalie Richards, Office of Academic Affairs and the Provost

EXPERIMENTAL ARTS RECEPTION


PROJECT-BASED LEARNING TRACK


hosted by the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, project-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being used to enhance student learning and skill development. The institute, delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) explores ways to use PBL engage students with real-world, complex challenges. Participants include teams from Stetson University, Capital University, Florida Polytechnic University and  Daytona State College.

 

Last chance to register for the 2017 Colloquium!

Join us on April 7th for the 3rd Annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation!  Where else can you explore project-based learning, contemplative practices and engage with potential community partners?

Registration Deadline: March 31
Onsite registration available.

Download the Schedule-at-a-Glance

KEYNOTE

Project-based learning is an effective strategy for engaging students in authentic learning experiences that can develop a wide range of transferable skills and abilities.  Using Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s curriculum as a case study, I will describe how project-based learning can be used in and out of the major and across all four years of an undergraduate curriculum.   We will explore examples of projects on campus, in the local community, and around the globe.  I will present results from a study looking at the long-term impacts of project work on alumni, and will share some lessons learned from four decades of project-based education at WPI. 

Dr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Project-Based Learning. The Center provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies, he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • The Courage to Teach: Using a Faculty Learning Community to  Reframe the Role of the Professor
  • Inspire Change – Intervene!
  • Program Design for Outside Classroom Experiences
  • Diversifying Student Leadership
  • Project based learning using Raspberry Pi
  • Simulations, Technology and Flipped Classes: How Best to Engage?
  • Minding the Gap: Engaging Conversations and Difficult Dialogues
  • Transgressive Transformations : Explorations of Activist Education
  • How to Be a Productive Writer During the Semester
  • Integrating the best of both worlds: Problem based learning in a learner centered course
  • Global Collaboratory
  • How Much is Grade Inflation and How Much is More Effective Education?
  • Being present: contemplative practices to increase student learning and to keep you sane

Register now for the 2017 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Innovative Approaches to
Tackling Complex Challenges

April 7-8, 2017

The 3rd annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  addresses or responds to innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges. Join colleagues from across the nation for a celebration of learning excellence.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Submit your proposal by March 20th, 2017
Call for Proposals

Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

As part of the Colloquium, the  Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a two-day project-based learning track as part of the Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation. The workshop will be delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

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Colloquium Themes

  1. Integrative Learning and Signature Work
  2. Persistence, Retention, and Grit
  3. Teaching and Learning Innovations
  4. The Teacher-Scholar
  5. The Brown Innovation Symposium

Project-based Learning Workshop, April 7-8

Innovative Approaches to
Tackling Complex Challenges

a two-day project-based learning workshop
April 7-8 on the Stetson University Campus
in DeLand, FL

Register now at eventbrite.com.

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a 2-day project-based learning workshop delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Problem-based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, project-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being used to enhance student learning and skill development.  Participants will explore ways to use PBL engage students with real-world, complex challenges.

Call for applications will be posted shortly.  Registration is $275/person or $1,000/team (4 or more) – includes breakfast and lunch.

Register now at eventbrite.com.

vaz-photoDr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, which provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

Dr. Vaz received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from WPI, and has been a member of the WPI Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty since 1984.  He has also held systems and design engineering positions with Raytheon, GenRad, and the MITRE Corporation.