Teaching Effectiveness Symposium



CTE is excited to celebrate the  25th anniversary of the
Teaching Effectiveness Symposium (TES) this fall. 

TES helps you get ready for a new academic year by spending time with colleagues and reflecting on teaching. Come hear from nationally recognized experts, interact with colleagues across campus, and celebrate CTE


Hughes Trigg Student Center
Lower Level
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
August 18th, 2017 


Ken Bain

Ken Bain is the author of What the Best College Teachers Do, which won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education.  It has been translated into twelve languages and was the subject of an award-winning television documentary series in 2007.  The sequel, What the Best College Students Do and has become an international best seller. He founded teaching centers at four major universities (Vanderbilt, Northwestern, NYU, and Montclair State), served as a professor of history for more than thirty years (winning several teaching awards), and held various administrative posts,including provost of the University of the District of Columbia. Currently, he is the founder of The Best Teacher's Institute.



James Lang

James Lang is the author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, a book that draws on recent research in the learning sciences to help college faculty create dynamic and engaging courses. His previous book, Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013), provides an overview of how both institutions and individual faculty members can help create a culture of academic integrity. Jim writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he introduces readers each month to new research, programs, and people that support excellence in higher education.  He is the Director for the Center of Teaching Excellence and Professor of English at Assumption College.



8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks 
9:30 am Fostering Deep Learning (Ken Bain)
 11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm  From Small Teaching to Deep Learning (Jim Lang)
 2:30 pm Q&A Session