LAWRENCE — The Center for Teaching Excellence has organized a workshop with education expert Pat Hutchings, "Improving Student Learning: The Power (and Limits) of Evidence," which will be 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. April 18 in the Kansas Union's Alderson Auditorium.
The workshop will be an exploration of the various ways evidence can help faculty, individually and collectively, teach better and improve what they do with their students. Evidence is not a magic bullet, so we’ll also look at the conditions under which evidence can really be helpful.
Hutchings is a consulting scholar and former vice president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT). She has written widely on the investigation and documentation of teaching and learning, as well as peer collaboration and review of teaching. Two recent publications include "Ethics of Inquiry: Issues in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" and, co-authored with Mary Taylor Huber, "The Advancement of Learning: Building the Teaching Commons." She continues to work with CFAT on a range of higher education issues. She was chair of the English department at Alverno College from 1978 to 1987 and a senior staff member at the American Association for Higher Education from 1987 to 1997.
To register for the April 18 workshop, email CTE at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 16. After the talk, participants are invited to stay for an informal followup with Hutchings. The event is open to faculty, instructional staff and GTAs. For more information about the visit, contact Judy Eddy via email.