Thursday, August 8, 2013
Technology in teaching and learning is the theme of the Aug. 21-23 Convocation, St. Cloud State's annual assembly of employees, ideas and information.
Convocation begins 9 a.m. Aug. 21 in Ritsche Auditorium with President Earl H. Potter III's address to employees. Potter is expected to discuss plans and priorities for the coming academic year, including new approaches to incorporating the University's Learning Commitments into a St. Cloud State education.
Convocation's technology theme will be writ large in the 10:30 a.m. Aug. 21 grand opening for the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) building.
The $45 million, 100,000 square-foot teaching-and-research facility opens this fall to serve mostly upper-level and graduate-level science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medical technology and radiology students.
More than a dozen information sessions are set for Aug. 22 in Atwood Memorial Center (AMC), including a panel on heteronormativity, a University budget update, suicide prevention training and training on the new electronic curriculum-approval tool. View the convocation schedule (PDF).
Faculty members and Henry May, chief information officer, will lead a keynote conversation about technology in teaching and learning 9:45 a.m. Aug. 22 in Atwood Ballroom. Audience members may join the conversation via a live blog.
Joining May in the conversation will be Mario Hesse, associate professor of criminal justice; Sharon Cogdill, professor of English; Diana Rehling, professor of communication studies; Martin Lo, assistant professor of teacher development; Laurie Crane, assistant professor of nursing; and Wendy Bjorklund, assistant professor of communication studies. Moderating will be Jeff Ringer, professor of communication studies.
More than two dozen displays at the Aug. 22 Teaching & Learning Fair will showcase how faculty and staff engage students. The fair runs 12:30-2:30 p.m. on second floor of the Miller Center. View the fair brochure (PDF).
During the fair, professors Theresa Estrem, Chaturi Edrisinha and Sarnath Ramnath will be honored as Miller Scholars for their motivation, excellence and leadership in teaching and learning.
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