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HELD: Friday, March 28, 2014

Hughes-Trigg Ballroom
11:45 - 2:30

Luncheon, Speakers, Discussions & Prizes

The Hilltop shines from the glow of outstanding teachers who spark students’ imaginations every day. From light-bulb moments and flashes of insight to bursts of enlightenment and exploding minds, inspiration occurs at SMU thanks to instructors who care about teaching.

Join CTE in recognizing the many outstanding teachers among us at SMU—including you!


11:45 - 12:00 Registration

12:00 Luncheon & Sparks! Talks

Salad and Talks: Four award-winning teachers share six-minute lessons learned, some the hard way


It’s Not Just About the Robots: Successful Group Projects

Mark Fontenot, Lecturer of Computer Science & Engineering, and recipient of the Provost’s Teaching Recognition Award


How Stick Figures and Limericks Saved Theory

Jill De Temple, associate professor of Religious Studies, and recipient of the Golden Mustang Award


The Graduate Seminar: “Truly Pointless?”

Pamela Patton, chair and associate professor of Art History, and recipient of the President’s Associates Outstanding Faculty Award


Baby Steps into the World of Active Learning

David Son, professor of Chemistry, and recipient of the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award

Entree and Sparking! Conversations: Facilitated discussions of intriguing questions

1:30  Dessert and Sparkers! Awards: Light-hearted prizes for serious achievement

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

SMU students share their appreciation of faculty members who shine as teachers -- check out their Shout Outs.