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2014 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh 

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Lamberton Great Room

The goal of the Symposium on Teaching and Learning is to highlight new, interesting, and effective approaches to teaching and learning at Lehigh. We hope to disseminate good ideas, inspire others to try new approaches, and recognize the work of those who have met with success of one kind or another in their teaching.  A number of these courses received support from CITL and other LTS staff, many of whom will be at the Symposium to discuss opportunities for future collaboration and support.

The Symposium is free and open to all members of the Lehigh community, but registration is required.  Registration closed on on April 4th.

Schedule (read on for presenters and brief descriptions)

10:00am -11:45 am  "Teaching Online or with Online Tools"
12 noon - 2:15 pm    "New Approaches to Teaching Students to Research, Write, and Present"
2:30pm  - 4:00 pm    "Projects that Engage Students"
4:00pm  - 5:30 pm    Reception

Feedback from faculty who attended the 2013 Symposium on Teaching and Learning:

"It's very rare that we get the opportunity to experience what's going on in other faculty member's classrooms. It was exciting to have the chance to hear from faculty first-hand about the innovative things they are doing in their classrooms... "

"Excellent interaction and many new ideas being developed and shared. One of the best I have attended in a long while -- even better than some of the Teaching and Learning Conferences I have attended!"

"The faculty who presented expressed great enthusiasm and showed a variety of ways to use technology in the classroom. I also really appreciated their candor as to what did and did not work for them."

"Based on the presentation I saw (innovative use of iPads in the classroom), I personally was inspired to try more of these ideas in my own classes."

Full schedule:

10:00am-11:45 am  "Teaching Online or with Online Tools"

Bill Forster (CBE-MGMT) on using case- and simulation-based teaching in a Distance Education "Classroom LIVE" course
Erica Hoelscher (CAS-Theater) on teaching "History of Fashion and Style" online
Jerry Lennon (RCEAS-CEE)  on 'flipping' an Engineering/Natural Science course
Mark Orrs (CAS-SDP) on enhancing in-class discussion by integrating a Sustainable Development course with a Columbia University MOOC
Scott Garrigan (COE-TLT)  on creating and using quality videos for online teaching modules
Michael Lehman (RCEAS-TechEnt) on using Google Glass in class

noon - 2:15 pm "New Approaches to Teaching Students to Research, Write, and Present"

Presentation of the 2014 Libraries Research Prize for excellence in scholarship and research to undergraduate students John Behre and Carolyn Sivco.
Scott Gordon (CAS-ENGL) and Vince Munley (CBE-ECO) on helping students research Lehigh's history and share their research on "Still Looking For You," a digital library site with GIS mapping tools
Kim Carrell-Smith (CAS-HIST) on co-learning with students how to research, write, engage constructively with the community, and work with technology
Steve Savino (CBE-MKT), Jim Santanasto (CBE-RBC), and Greg Skutches (CITL-WAC) on a new approach to teaching writing and presentation skills in Lehigh's "Introduction to Business" (BUS1)
Ilena Key (CITL-InstTech) and AP Orlebeke (CITL-TRAC)  on using iPads to improve student writing by enhancing the writing conference and commenting process

2:30pm - 4:00 pm "Projects that Engage Students"

Joan Ramage-Mcdonald (CAS-EES) on having students use satellite images to produce documentary films in "Eyes in the Sky," a CAS first-year college seminar
Pat Farrell (Provost, RCEAS-MechE) on teaching hands-on projects, and getting back into the classroom
Alan Snyder (VP-Research, RCEAS-ECE) on Lehigh's vision of student learning at Mountaintop, plus an overview of upcoming Mountaintop courses
Monica Miller (CAS-REL, AfricanaStu) on enhancing the discussion forum in discussion-based classes

4:00 - 5:30 Reception for all presenters and attendees

Questions? Contact Greg Reihman (8-6840 or grr3 at or Donna Cressman at (8-3006 or

The Symposium on Teaching and Learning is organized and sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, with support from Library and Technology Services and the Office of the Provost