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June 26, 1998

New faculty, TAs invited to teaching seminar

New faculty are invited to join graduate teaching assistants at the College Teaching Seminar Aug. 19-20.

"The seminar, traditionally tailored for graduate teaching assistants, has been expanded to include new faculty who have been hired since last January, and many sessions will be directed to them," said Corly Petersen Brooke, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. "This is going to be an outstanding seminar with dynamic presenters and a keynote by Howard Shapiro, newly appointed vice provost for undergraduate programs."

Participants can select from a variety of sessions on such topics as active learning, leading discussions, group process techniques, writing a learner-centered syllabus, using technology in the classroom, and cheating and academic dishonesty.

Sessions are the afternoon of Aug. 19 and all day Aug. 20. The program is free to new faculty and TAs and will include an evening picnic on Wednesday, and lunch and ice cream social on Thursday.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. An online registration form and more information on the seminar is on the Web at

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Graduate College and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, contact Diane Blyler at 4-4535 or

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