Academic Development Day

Once every semester, the College devotes a day to faculty discussions about relevant curricular issues and other faculty development activities. If you have a suggestion for an Academic Development Day breakout session or keynote, please contact us.

Fall 2013 AD Day Program

Jose Bowen TED talk still

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Martin Auditorium
download full schedule here

Related links:
Recording of Bowen's presentation
LibGuide of AD Day Resources

The CTL is excited to announce that Professor José Bowen, professor of music and Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, will be speaking as the fall 2013 keynote about his new book, Teaching Naked.

Bowen argues that the best place for technology is outside the classroom—where it can be used to introduce students to new material—so that class time can better be devoted to the meaningful face-to-face engagement that is the hallmark of residential education.

You can get a preview of Dr. Bowen's work in the following videos:  Teaching Naked: TEDxLSUJosé Bowen, SMU's Meadows School of the Arts.  Plus, copies of Dr. Bowen's book are available in the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Contact Pat Neagle to request one.

Jane BrownWe are also pleased to be partnering with the Office of Disability Services to host an afternoon workshop with Jane Thierfield Brown on "Working with Students with Asperger Syndrome."  

Author of Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel, Dr. Brown has 33 years experience working in disability services.  Her workshop will provide faculty insight into the particular experiences of students with Asperger Syndrome, as well as practical advice for helping these students succeed.



Past AD Day Programs

  • Fall 2012:  "Metacognition in the Classroom" (Saundra McGuire)
  • Spring 2012:  "Stereotype Threat and Academic Achievement" (Geoff Cohen)
  • Fall 2011:  "Decoding the Disciplines" (David Pace & Arlene Díaz); "Creating Inclusive Classrooms" panel
  • Fall 2010:  "Learning to Write/Writing to Learn" (David Fleming)
  • Spring 2010:  "Public Scholarship/Public Pedagogies" (Cathy Burack, Timothy Eatman, & Bob Zellner)
  • Spring 2009:  "Diversity Matters" (Ron Jackson)
  • Fall 2008:  "Navigating the Academic Career"
  • Spring 2008: "Engaging Students In and Out of the Classroom"