2016 Teaching Festival | Webster University

2016 Teaching Festival


Join us February 15-19, 2016 for a variety of events related to the scholarship of teaching and learning facilitated by Webster faculty, staff, and students. A poster reception will feature topics such as engaging students in a first year seminar, helping students transition to researchers, bridging the gap between international students and support services, using 'the apprentice' to teach managerial economics, the evolution of an evolution course, creating a global context for student learning, and teaching with innovative technologies. A roundtable will showcase the the capstone and other culminating experiences: What Students Data Can Tell Us About Their Benefits and Challenges.This year’s festival will feature hands-on workshops. Join Mary Ann Drake, Chair, Nursing Department, Don Conway-Long, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology Department, and Kate Parsons, Professor, Philosophy Department for a Safe Zone Workshop which is defined meant to educate individuals on LGBTQ issues and help members of college communities (students, professors, administrators, and staff) become better allies to LGBTQ students and more aware of gender and sexuality issues. Other sessions including Teaching Writing: Genre Theory, and other exciting topics will take place throughout the week.

All events will be held in the Faculty Development Center Suite, 420 Emerson Library, except for the WebNet+ workshop, which will be held in the Library Conference Room.

Schedule of Events

Date & Time Location Title of Event
Monday, February 15, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Faculty Development Center (FDC) Classrooms, Co-Curriculum and Community: Student Transformation in the Scholars Learning community
Monday, February 15, 3:00pm to 5:00pm FDC Poster Sessions
Tuesday, February 16, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Library Conference Room WebNet+ = Add Synchronous Video to Your Teaching Tool Kit
Tuesday, February 16, 2:00pm to 3:00pm FDC Teaching Writing: Genre Theory
Wednesday, February 17, 9:00am to 10:00am FDC Taking a Class Field Trip by Yourself
Wednesday, February 17, 12:00pm to 1:00pm FDC Mentoring Happens Everywhere: The Impact on Students and Faculty
Thursday, February 18, 12:00pm to 1:00pm FDC Roundtable: Capstone  and other Culminating Experiences: What Student Data Can Tell Us About Their Benefits and Challenges
Friday, February 19, 10:00am to 11:00am FDC Detecting and Reporting Plagiarism
Friday, February 19, 12:00pm to 1:00pm FDC Using WorldClassRoom to Create an Engaging Learning Community
Friday, February 19, 2:00pm to 3:00pm FDC Safe Zone Workshop


2016 Teaching Festival Committee:

Jodie Borgerding, Librarian, Instruction and Liaison Services
Carolyn I. Brown, Writing Center and Plagiarism Prevention Coordinator
Kathy Gaynor, Librarian, Instruction and Liaison Services
Judy Geczi, Librarian, Instruction and Liaison Services
Kevin Gitonga, Instructional Designer, Online Learning Center
Erik Palmore, Director, Faculty Development Center
Kate Sprague, Instructional Designer and Training Specialist, Online Learning Center

Posters designed by: Jonah Finocchiaro, Student Assistant, ILSD/Reference Services

FDC Contact Info

Phone: 314-246-8243
Toll-free: 1-866-963-8243
Emerson Library Suite 420

The FDC Suite in the Library is closed, as the University has moved to Modified Operations.

Staff are currently working from home and are available using the contact info above.
We are available 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CT