Thursday, October 22, 2015, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
University Library, Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130)
Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2015 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address titled Applying SOTL to Quickly Make Major Improvements in the Curriculum by Craig E. Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Indiana University. In the talk, he will address how we can use Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) processes to rapidly improve student success and examine an overview of the processes and some important examples. Professor Nelson's 50 papers on teaching and learning in college address critical thinking and mature valuing, diversity, active learning, teaching evolution and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
A drawing for five free copies of the book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a reception and poster presentations by 2014 CEG recipients will follow the keynote address.
The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2014 awardees and their projects, go to http://ctl.iupui.edu/programs/CEG
Attending the CEG symposium is especially recommended to faculty who may be interested in submitting proposals for CEG funding in the future, but all faculty are encouraged to attend.
Pre-symposium All CEG Cohorts Meeting, 1-1:45 pm (for past and current CEG awardees only)
Welcome and Introductions, 2-2:15 pm
Keynote Address, Applying SOTL to Quickly Make Major Improvements in the Curriculum, Craig Nelson 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Faculty Panel, 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Poster Session and Reception, 3:45 – 5 pm
About the Keynote Speaker: Craig E. Nelson is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Indiana University where he has been since 1966. His biological research (60+ articles) has been on evolution and ecology, most recently on sex-determination in turtles. He has taught biology, intensive freshman seminars, various honors courses, several collaboratively taught interdisciplinary courses (mostly in environmental studies) and a graduate biology course on Alternative Approaches to Teaching College Biology. His 50 papers on teaching and learning in college address critical thinking and mature valuing, diversity, active learning, teaching evolution and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has presented hundreds of invited workshops at individual institutions and national and international meetings (in 37 states and 8 countries). He has served on the editorial boards of national journals on pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He has also served on teaching grant review panels for the National Science Foundation and other national programs. He was co-director (for 10 years) of a set of NSF funded institutes for high school biology teachers on “Evolution and the Nature of Science,” was 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 (SOTL) program and was the first President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He received several awards for distinguished teaching from IU and nationally competitive awards from Vanderbilt and Northwestern. In 2000, he became a Carnegie Scholar and was designated as The Outstanding Research And Doctoral University Professor Of The Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He received the President's Medal for Excellence, "the highest honor bestowed by Indiana University," in 2001, the P. A. Mack Award for Distinguished Service to Teaching from Indiana University in 2003 and a Lifetime Contribution Award (for “Vision”) from the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in 2009.