Center for Teaching Excellence

22nd Annual Teaching Effectiveness Symposium

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hughes Trigg lower level
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Teaching that Shapes World Changers

 Agenda

8:10-8:30

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:50

Welcome & Opening Remarks 
Provost Paul Ludden

CTE & Coming Events
Michael Harris, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

8:50-9:20

Plenary Session
Lee Alvoid, Education Policy and Leadership

The Students We Shape
Today’s college students grew up in a K-12 system dominated by reforms from No Child Left Behind, Common Core, Race to the Top, and numerous high stakes tests.  What is the state of these reforms and how does this impact the students who will be arriving in your classroom.  Lee Alvoid, chair of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and a longtime educator in Carrollton-Farmers Branch I.S.D., will overview recent trends and lay out the implications of K-12 reforms for our students and classrooms.

9:20 - 9:30

Break

9:30 - 10:20

Breakout Session 1
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10:20-10:40

Resource Area - Learn about SMU services for you and your students. 

10:40 - 11:30 Breakout Session 2
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11:30 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:30

Breakout Session 3
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12:30

Luncheon
Stephanie DuPaul, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

Ready for the Challenge?
Do you know the academic profile of SMU’s students?  This information can prove valuable in planning class.  During our lunch session, Stephanie Dupaul, associate provost for enrollment management, will present data on SMU’s entering class and how this profile has changed in recent years.  Whether new to campus or a long time faculty member, this session will provide you with the most recent data on the academic profile and experiences of our students.

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins will be accommodated, space permitting.

breakout sessions