Lawrence Tech participates in conference on university teaching
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Three Lawrence Tech University faculty presented at the Lilly Conference for College and University Teaching in Traverse City in September — Jon Brewster, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science; Chris Cartwright, associate professor of mathematics and computer science; and Dr. Shannon Timmons, research assistant professor in the Department of Natural Sciences.
Marija Franetovic, course developer from eLearning Services, collaborated and co-presented with the faculty members.
The conference presentations focused on strategies Lawrence Tech University faculty are using to engage students in biochemistry, computer science and calculus.
The Lawrence Tech faculty were exposed to a number of different best practices for engaging students, such as promoting teamwork, resources for holistic and analytic rubrics, insights from current cognitive psychology and usage of Web 2.0 technologies
The Lawrence Tech contingent networked with other faculty and instructional designers from mid-sized Midwest colleges, including Central Michigan University and Oakland University, on teaching and other faculty topics.
For information about the conference, visit this site .