Save the date: 2011 Winter Faculty Institute kick-off is Jan. 6
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3:29 p.m., Oct. 25, 2010----“Impactful Learning” will be the theme of the University of Delaware's 2011 Winter Faculty Institute. The institute will begin Thursday, Jan. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Clayton Hall Conference Center.

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With the primary focus on UD's approach to e-portfolios as a teaching, learning and assessment tool, faculty will gain new insights into melding reflection, assessment and technology to create impactful learning experiences for students.

Randall Bass, associate professor of English, assistant provost for teaching and learning initiatives, executive director of the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, and director of the Visible Knowledge Project at Georgetown University, will be the keynote speaker.

Well known for his candid and humorous insights about the interconnections among student engagement, teaching effectiveness, technologies and assessment of student learning, Bass will address the potential of e-portfolios as evidence-based documents that create rich portraits of impactful learning at the student, program and institutional levels.

The Winter Faculty Institute is a month-long series of events designed to enhance teaching, learning and assessment using technology. The event is free and open to the University community. Online registration is available at the IT training calendar.

The Winter Faculty Institute is coordinated by Information Technologies and is co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Educational Assessment, Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, UD Online, Office of Service Learning, Office of Educational Technology and Undergraduate Research.

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