Webster University Teaching Festival 2012 Archive

Webster Groves Campus

February 20-23, 2012

Webster University's Faculty Development Center, in partnership with the Online Learning Center and Emerson Library, is proud to present the Webster University Teaching Festival, an occasion to celebrate and share effective and innovative teaching of Webster University faculty.


Program of Events

All Times in Central Standard Time

Events Take Place in the Faculty Development Center,
Emerson Library, Room 420

Monday, February 20

Time Event

12:00 Noon Panel

Showcasing Transformational Learning

Note: This event takes place in the Emerson Library Conference Room

Presenters: Roy Tamashiro, Professor, Multidisciplinary Studies Department

John Aleshunas, Associate Professor, Department of Math & Computer Science, and his student, Alyssa Dalton

Beckah Reed, Chair & Professor, Dance Department, and her student, Shannon Bucklin

Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya, Adjunct Professor, International Languages and Cultures, and her student Matthew Crecelius

Bill Barrett, Professor - Electronic Photographic Media Department, Director - May Gallery

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Poster Presentations and Opening Reception

Poster presentations are opportunities for faculty members to share effective and innovative teaching using compelling, large-format print displays. Posters will be on display throughout the week and will be presented at the festival opening reception

 

Tuesday, February 21

Time Event

9:00 AM

Half-Hour Talk

Making it Blend: Integrating and Assessing Information Literacy in an Existing Course

Presenters:

John Watts, Instruction & Liaison Services Librarian, Webster University Library

Emily Scharf, Instruction & Liaison Services Librarian, Webster University Library

10:00 AM

Half-Hour Talk

Debate for the Novice

Presenter:

Katherine Jenkins, Professor, Communications & Journalism Department

11:00 AM

Half-Hour Talk

Techniques to Encourage Student Engagement

Presenters:

Thomas Cornell, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts, Reading, & Early Childhood Education Department

Paula Witkowski, Associate Professor, Communication Arts, Reading, & Early Childhood Education Department

12:00

Noon Panel

Experimenting With Collaboration

Presenters:

Carla Colletti, Assistant Professor, Music Department

Chris Sagovac, Assistant Professor, Electronic & Photographic Media Department

Tori Meyer, Chair and Assistant Professor, Audio Aesthetics & Technology Department

1:00 PM

Half-Hour Talk

WebCollegiality and NeverEnding Courses

Presenter:

Karl M. Kindt, III, Adjunct Professor, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

2:00 PM

Half-Hour Talk

Connecting the Academy to the Community: Students Building a Bridge through Service Learning

Presenter:

Kevin C. Sellers, Adjunct Professor, Business Department, Colorado Springs Metro Campus

5:00 PM

Half-Hour Talk

Beyond Academia: Adapting the Classroom for the Business World

Presenter:

Cynthia Shaw, Adjunct Professor, Business Department, Louisville, KY Metro Campus

 

Wednesday, February 22

Time Event

9:00 AM

Half-Hour Talk

The 3R Approach: Teaching Academic Writing Through Roles, Research, and Reflection

Presenter:

Lydia Wazir-Staubmann, Faculty, Webster University Vienna Campus

10:00 AM

Half-Hour Talk

Addressing Wellness and Student's Habits in the Classroom: The Results of Required Wellness Projects in Management Classrooms

Presenter:

J.P. Palmer-Schuyler, Assistant Professor, Management Department

11:00 AM

Half-Hour Talk

20 Time Saving Tips for Overworked Teachers

Presenter:

Stephen Anthony Werner, Adjunct Professor, Department of Religious Studies

12:00 Noon

Roundtable

Teaching in the 4-hour Block Format

Presenters:

Janet Kourik, Professor, Department of Math & Computer Science

Victoria McMullen, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education

Robin Jefferson-Higgins, Chair, Director & Assistant Professor, Legal Studies Department

Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Associate Professor, Legal Studies Department

Terri Reilly, Adjunct Professor, Communications & Journalism Department

1:00 PM

Half-Hour Talk

Writing an eBook on Content Area Reading

Presenters:

Dianne Koehnecke, Associate Professor, Communication Arts, Reading, & Early Childhood Education Department

Paula Witkowski, Associate Professor, Communication Arts, Reading, & Early Childhood Education Department

 

Thursday, February 23

Time

Event

12:00 Noon Panel

Kemper Award Winners Panel

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Closing Reception