Events



Faculty-To-Faculty:
Interactive Lectures And Active Learning In Lecture Classes

Professor Doris Wagner, Biology and Professor Melissa Wilde, Sociology

Tuesday, February 21 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Academic Freedom and Free Speech in the Classroom: A Panel Discussion on Opportunities, Tensions, Limits and the Implications for Our Teaching

Professors Sigal Ben-Porath, Education, Carolyn Marvin, Annenberg and David Rudovsky, Law

Tuesday, February 28 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: In this open panel disscussion Sigal Ben-Porath of Education, Carolyn Marvin of Annenberg, and David Rudovsky of Law will discuss the meanings of academic freedom and free speech in the classroom and the implications of those ideas for taking stands in class, shaping the terms of classroom discussions, and making space for student perspectives. This discussion of both our teaching practices and the rules and traditions that shape those practices. We will addresses faculty concerns, in the current moment of political change, about factors that may open up or constrain what we can say in the classroom and how we create a classroom environment that encourages intellectual inquiry. All faculty, graduate students and other instructors are welcome. The session will include time for informal conversation at the close.

Teaching With Technology:
Using Multi-Media Creative Projects To Help Students Understand Complicated Material

Professors Deborah Thomas, Anthropology and David Comberg, Design

Friday, March 17 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: Teaching with Technology discussions bring faculty together to discuss why and how they might use specific technologies in their teaching. Each conversation focuses on a different goal or challenge and on particular technologies faculty use to address those aims. Each session is moderated by two faculty members, who will share their experiences and guide the discussion; instructional technology support staff will also participate to help faculty consider how to implement the ideas discussed. Faculty from across Penn are welcome. To encourage interactive discussion, though, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
Lunch is provided for all those who register in advance.

Faculty-to-Faculty:
Helping Students To Learn From Their Work And Feedback On It

Professors Brian Gregory, Biology and Meg Kassabaum, Anthropology

Thursday, March 23 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Faculty-To-Faculty:
Teaching Contentious Topics

Professors Jonathan Moreno, History and Sociology of Science, and Medical Ethics and Heather Sharkey, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Thursday, April 20 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.