2018 Teaching and Learning Summit

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March 28 and 29, 2018
Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Free and open to the campus community!

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire

Author of "Teach Students How to Learn"

March 28, Noon - 2:15 p.m.

Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student UnionDr. Saundra Yancy McGuire

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita of the LSU Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry, is an internationally recognized chemical educator, author and lecturer who has travelled the globe promoting sure-fire strategies to help students, including those underrepresented in science and math professions, to be successful in their coursework and careers. Prior to joining LSU in 1999, McGuire spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. Her latest book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, was released in October 2015 and is a Stylus Publications best seller. Her best-selling book, Teach Students How to Learn, was published by Stylus in 2015. The student version of this book, Teach Yourself How to Learn, was released in January 2018.

McGuire received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, magna cum laude, from Southern University, a Master’s degree from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in chemical education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received the Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Professional Promise. 

McGuire’s most recent accolades include the 2017 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students to Pursue Careers in the Chemical Sciences, the LSU Women’s Center 2017 Esprit de Femme Award, and induction into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction. She also received the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Lifetime Mentor Award and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). She is an elected Fellow of the ACS and the AAAS. In November 2007 the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring was presented to her in a White House Oval Office Ceremony. She is married to Dr. Stephen C. McGuire, a professor of physics at Southern University. They are the parents of Dr. Carla McGuire Davis and Dr. Stephanie McGuire, and the doting grandparents of Joshua, Ruth, Daniel, and Joseph Davis

Download Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire's Presentations from the Teaching & Learning Summit:


Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!

2 hours and 15 minutes keynote presentation

21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning. 

Increasing Student Motivation: Strategies that Work

90-minute presentation

Motivating today’s students to actively engage in learning activities proves challenging for most faculty.   Very often millennial students do not respond as did students in the past to extrinsic motivators such as bonus quizzes and extra credit assignments.  However, as James Raffini presents in 150 Ways to Increase Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom, when the psychoacademic needs of students are met in creative ways, student motivation soars. This presentation will engage faculty in a discussion of addressing student needs for autonomy, competence, relatedness, self-esteem, and enjoyment in order to significantly increase student motivation.
Space is limited to the first 80 Registrants.

BGSU Brown Bag Lunch

Please join students, faculty, and staff for a brown bag discussion on teaching and learning during the 2018 Teaching and Learning Summit. This event, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence, will bring together members of the community to discuss and strategize on ways to support and elevate teaching at BGSU. Beverages and a Sweet Treat will be provided. 

Location: McMaster Room, BTSU 308
Date & Time: Thursday, March 29 from 12:00-1:15 pm