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  • Friday,
  • October 10, 2014
  • Hollings Special Collections Library
  • Thomas Cooper Library

Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Information Technology, and the University Libraries.

Description

All USC faculty, instructors, and graduate teaching assistants are invited to participate in the fifth annual Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching. Join colleagues from across USC campuses for this free, one-day symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching. The event will include lunch with keynote speaker Todd Zakrajsek, a choice of concurrent sessions presented by your colleagues at USC and a closing reception featuring door prizes and traditional Oktoberfest fare.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Zakrajsek is the immediate past Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his work at UNC, he was the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor.

Dr. Zakrajsek currently directs two Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning; one annually in Traverse City, Michigan, and the other in Bethesda, Maryland. He also sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft.

Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in 42 states and 6 countries.

Propose a Presentation: If you teach at USC, we invite you to Submit a Proposal for a presentation that demonstrates effective or innovative teaching practices: Have you found exceptional ways to engage students or foster collaborations in your classes? Best ways to use technology to enhance your teaching? New ways to integrate service-learning or fieldwork into a course? Think about all the strategies you use in your teaching. Pick your most effective or innovative ones and share them with others!

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Information Technology, and the University Libraries.

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