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What Students Want Their Instructors to Know About Learning During a Pandemic

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Facilitators: Ellen Yezierski and Gregg Wentzell

Join us for an exciting seminar and gain valuable insights about students' learning experiences this semester. Our interdisciplinary student panel will address instructors' questions and then engage in discussion with faculty participants.

Ellen Yezierski, Center for Teaching Excellence Director. Ellen is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. As CTE Director, Ellen networks with faculty and programs across campus to fulfill the Center’s mission and support student learning through faculty development and innovation in teaching. She has been recognized with a Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction and Mentoring (2018) and a Distinguished Teaching Award (2015) and has taught large undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses. Her research group focuses on improving conceptual understanding of chemistry by examining the dynamics of teaching and teacher change. The goal of their work is to markedly reform instruction and improve chemistry learning across a variety of grade levels (high school and college). Projects employ quasi-experimental designs as well as phenomenological methods to explore teacher beliefs and change, assessment, use of animations, and characterizing teaching and learning in chemistry outreach. Visit the  Yezierski Research Group to learn more about their activities and outcomes.

Gregg Wentzell is Assistant Director of the CTE. He earned his Ph.D. in English at Miami in 1993 and was awarded the Sinclair Fellowship. He has over 20 years of college teaching and faculty development experience and co-facilitates the New Faculty Teaching Enhancement Program (NFTEP). In addition to being Director of the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Gregg does faculty consulting on teaching and coordinates the CTE's seminar programming and administration of Midcourse Assessment for the University. He is Editor-in Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal. He presents faculty development seminars on-campus and at teaching and learning conferences. He has participated in and provides support for Miami's faculty learning communities.

Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00am to 11:30am

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Lectures & Presentations, Information Sessions, Training & Development

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Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
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