Speaking of Teaching 2012

"Speaking of Teaching..." Spring 2012

Monthly sessions will be held Fridays in KBR 006 from 2:30-4 p.m.

Online advance registration is encouraged.

Beginning February 10, “Speaking of Teaching” features University of Delaware faculty who have been honored for their outstanding contributions to education locally and nationally.

James Magee
"Conceptions and concepts in constructing constitutional law"

February 10, [Video recording]

This presentation focuses on developing students' critical thinking and analytical skills, drawing from Magee's experience in teaching constitutional law. James Magee is a professor of political science and international relations, and is a three-time recipient of the UD Excellence in Teaching award as well as a recipient of the UD Excellence in Advising award.


Janice Selekman
“Technology, tantrums, and teaching: Have we really improved collegiate education?”

March 9, [Video recording]

This presentation will explore the challenges and controversies of synchronous and asynchronous distance education from both the student and the faculty perspective. Questions addressed include “Which format is better?”, “For whom?” and “Why are we doing this?” Janice Selekman is a professor of nursing and recipient of the Excellence in Education Award from the Society of Pediatric Nurses, the Nurse Educator Award from the Delaware Nurses Association and the School Nurse Educator of the Year from the National Association of School Nurses.


Jules Bruck, Terry Harvey, Tony Middlebrooks, and Troy Richards
Silos, bridges and designing stew

April 13, [Video recording]

During this panel discussion, members of the Delaware Design Institute will discuss development and implementation of their multidisciplinary, design-oriented courses.  Jules Bruck is an assistant professor of plant and soil sciences; Terry Harvey is an assistant professor of computer and information science and recipient of the UD Excellence in Teaching award; Tony Middlebrooks is a professor of public policy and administration and recipient of the UD Excellence in Advising award; and Troy Richards is an assistant professor of art.


Peter Rees
“The challenge of the geographically challenged 

May 11, 2:30-4 pm, KBR006 [Register]

This presentation will discuss the challenges and successes of developing students’ geographic perspectives as a way of looking at the world. Peter Rees is an associate professor of geography and Latin American studies, and is a recipient of the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education of as well as a recipient of the UD Excellence in Advising award.

Speaking of Teaching is sponsored by the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE), Center for Educational Effectiveness (CFEE), IT Academic Technology Services (IT-ATS) and the Office of the Provost.