2016 Teaching and Learning Fair
When: March 21, 22, 23
Where: Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Free and Open to Everyone on Campus
Institution-wide Strategies for Student Success
Vincent Tinto is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University and the former chair of the Higher Education program there. He is known worldwide for his research on retaining students. His research has focused on ensuring student success in a college environment, and he has written about the significant impact of learning communities on student learning and overall development. His 1994 book, Leaving College, is considered a classic and his ideas about the importance of high expectations and social and academic support now form the foundation of most efforts to improve retention. His most recent work, Completing College looks at how policies can be crafted to support an institution-wide strategy for student success. Dr. Tinto will speak on March 21st between Noon and 2 p.m., with a Q&A period following.
Leading Institutions of Higher Education: Preparing for Change
Former Bowling Green State University presidents, Drs. Sidney Ribeau and Carol Cartwright, and current president, Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, will share their experiences leading this unique institution and give insight into the transformative changes occurring in higher education today. The panel will be moderated by Leon Bibb ’66, news anchor and former BGSU trustee. A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion. Presidents’ Panel will be on March 21st starting at 3:30 p.m., Reception will follow at 4:45 p.m.
BGSU Faculty and Staff to Present
In addition to Monday's Luncheon Keynote and Presidents' Panel, the Fair will feature interactive workshops and panel discussions from BGSU faculty and staff, offering practical ideas that you can use every day in your interactions with students, inside and outside the classroom.
The presentations will be focused on six primary themes that are demonstrably related to student success. They are
- Establishing clear expectations for student success.
- Effective Instructional strategies to support student success.
- Creating environments to support student success (academic, social, financial).
- Encouraging and supporting the development and implement of high-impact practices (HIP).
- Developing and implementing effective assessment/feedback strategies.
- Using evaluation to guide instructional action.