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2015 Summer Institute Reflections

Last week the CETL, in partnership with Avid for Higher Education hosted the 2015 Summer Institute. The focus for this year’s event was enhancing student engagement. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination is a non-profit organization offering strategies to assist campuses in improving college success. Speakers for the event were Billy Madigan and Kristi Gerdes, of AVID for Higher Education. The first day’s sessions were led by Billy Madigan. His thought-provoking opening keynote, Culture, Connection and Embodied Cognition was inspiring and insightful. Madigan encouraged faculty to reflect on the strategies they incorporate to build strong connections with students. Empathic connections, taking the time to really get to know students, and adjusting approaches […]

Check out the 2015 Summer Institute Schedule

Our Summer Institute, in partnership with AVID, will be held on MAY 19-20. The focus this year will be High Engagement Strategies. Bill Madigan will lead day one and Kristi Gerdes will lead day two. Faculty members are encouraged to bring a syllabus to apply high engagement strategies presented during the sessions to a module or lesson in their course. The CETL staff will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks for all attendees. Please RSVP.

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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