President Sullivan to Headline August Teaching Workshop

July 29, 2010 — The Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia will hold its annual teaching workshop on Aug. 18 and 19. President Teresa A. Sullivan will kick off the events on Aug. 18, welcoming the participants with opening remarks in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.

This year's August Teaching Workshop: Getting Connected is re-envisioned and tailored to the needs of experienced faculty, as well as incoming faculty, said Marva Barnett, TRC founding director and professor in the French department.

To inspire experienced colleagues, Ken Bain, author of "What the Best College Teachers Do," will explore "Deep Approaches to Learning" at the Thursday plenary session. Bain's April 2009 workshop here attracted nearly 200 faculty members and teaching assistants, who rated his presentation a 4.74 out of 5 points.

The schedule also includes two separate sets of workshops, specifically designed for faculty and for new graduate teaching assistants. All sessions will be held in Old Cabell Hall and New Cabell Hall.

Faculty members will lead some of the workshops, among them: Dennis Proffitt, Commonwealth Professor and Chair of Psychology; John Bean, John Marshall Money Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mitchell Green, Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy; Maggie J. P. Harden, director of the Institute for Faculty Advancement and assistant to the vice provosts; and Barnett.  Information technology staff will also present an overview of resources at U.Va.

Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development, the teaching workshop has additional support from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
All new and returning faculty and postdoctoral fellows are invited. Pre-registration is requested.

For workshop descriptions and to register online, visit the Teaching Resource Center websites for faculty and graduate teaching assistants.