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Online registration deadline September 29, 2014
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A forward-looking forum designed to contemplate the rapidly evolving changes in university teaching in response to disruptive technologies and global forces. The program features renowned educators and innovators from a variety of disciplines in lectures, discussions, teaching demonstrations and interactive workshops.

The biennial De Lange Conferences, funded by the De Lange Endowment, were established by C. M. and Demaris Hudspeth in honor of Demaris' parents, Albert and Demaris De Lange.

SPEAKERS TEACHING DEMOS WORKSHOPS

INTERACTIVE AGENDA

 

Monday, October 13, 2014   Rice University, Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC)
Morning Session:

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Introduction – Susan McIntosh, Director, Scientia/De Lange Conferences
8:40 AM Welcome – David Leebron, President, Rice University
8:50 AM Introduction of Jeff Selingo, Chronicle of Higher Education, Arizona State University
by Steve Cox, Chair, Faculty Fellows of the Center for Teaching Excellence

Perspectives on the University and its Teaching Mission (Moderator, Jeff Selingo)

9:00 AM “Technology: Its Potential Impact On The National Need To Improve Educational Outcomes And Control Costs”
Opening Address - William Bowen, President Emeritus, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and President Emeritus, Princeton University
10:00 AM Breakout Activities Teaching Demos
  “The Critique Model” Karim Al-Zand, Associate Professor of Composition and Theory, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

“Teaching with Clickers” Derek Bruff, Director, Center for Teaching and Senior Lecturer of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

"Reassessing Assessment: The new tools and teaching techniques that put learning at the center (and technology behind the scenes)" Paul Corey, Pearson Education

“Teaching Quantitative Methods to Social Science Undergraduates with a Flipped Classroom" Justin E. Esarey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rice University

“Teaching in the Humanities: A Discipline Without Right Answers” J. Dennis Huston, Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English, Rice University

“Implementing Constructivism in General Chemistry” John S. Hutchinson, Dean of Undergraduates; Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

11:00 AM Meaning Versus Utility: Balancing the Demands of an Age-Old Dilemma”
Ruth Simmons, President Emerita and Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University
12:00 PM “The Engaged University: More Connected, More Diverse, More Responsive”
Lunch Address, Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
   

Afternoon Session:

New Insights in Learning and Impacts on the Teaching Process (Moderator, Jeff Selingo)

1:30 PM "Minerva: A New Kind of Higher Education
Stephen Kosslyn, Dean, Minerva Schools of Arts and Sciences
2:30 PM "Applying Principles from Cognitive Psychology to Improve Education
Henry L. Roediger III, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of
Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis
3:30 PM Breakout Activities Teaching Workshops
  “Beyond Surface Learning: Teaching with Clickers to Motivate and Engage Students”
Derek Bruff, Director, Center for Teaching; Senior Lecturer of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University 

"Learning Catalytics:  A cloud-based platform for personalized and interactive teaching" Brian Lukoff, Pearson Education

“Illusions of Learning: Why Teachers and Students Often Use Ineffective Techniques”
Henry L. Roediger III, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis

“Successful Implementation of Project- and Problem-Based Learning Courses Ann Saterbak, Professor in the Practice and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs, Bioengineering, Rice University

“Leveraging Lessons from a MOOC in a Flipped Classroom” Joe D. Warren, Professor of Computer Science, Rice University

“Transforming Students into Effective Communicators” Tracy Volz, Professor in the Practice, Director Program in Writing and Communication and Jennifer Wilson, Director Center for Written, Oral, & Visual Communication, Rice University

4:30 PM Overview of Day 1 by Jeff Selingo
5:00 PM Reception and Posters

 
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   Rice University, Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC)
Morning Session:

7:30 AM Breakfast/Activities
8:45 AM Introduction of Caroline Levander, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Digital Education, Rice University by Joshua Eyler, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Rice University

Impact of Technology on Teaching (Moderator, Caroline Levander)

9:00 AM “Reinventing Education”
Anant Agarwal, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT and
President, edX
10:00 AM Breakout Activities Teaching Workshops
  “Teaching Naked and Flipping: How Technology is Changing the Campus Classroom”
José Antonio Bowen, President, Goucher College

“The Science of Learning and Why It Matters” Josh Eyler, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Rice University

“On the Clock: Small Interventions to Maximize Student Learning in the Classroom”  James M. Lang, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence; Professor of English, Assumption College

"Learning Catalytics:  A cloud-based platform for personalized and interactive teaching" Brian Lukoff, Pearson Education

“What Should They Learn, and How Will We Know?” David Pritchard, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics, MIT

Additional workshops available for repeat

11:00 AM “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone"
Daphne Koller, Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
and Co-Founder, Coursera
12:00 PM The MOOC Balance of Trade: Where are the Net Importers?"
Lunch Address Kevin Guthrie, President, Ithaka

Afternoon Session:

1:20 PM Introduction of George Rupp, President Emeritus, Rice University and Columbia University; Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee by Kathleen
Matthews, Past Chair, Chair, Faculty Fellows of the Center for Teaching Excellence

Into the Future:  Impact of Technology on Teaching and Where Will We Go?
(Moderator, George Rupp)

1:30 PM “From Cobblers to Cooperators: Sharing a Researched Future Researched-Based Educational Resources Must be Widely Shared”
David Pritchard, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics, MIT
2:30 PM Breakout Activities Pre Panel Discussions
3:30 PM Panel, Moderated by George Rupp, President Emeritus, Rice University and Columbia          University; Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
Panel Members:  Anant Agarwal (MIT, edX), José Antonio Bowen (Goucher College), Stephen Kosslyn (Minerva), James Lang (Assumption College), Caroline Levander (Rice)
4:45 PM Overview and concluding remarks George Rupp
5:15 PM Closing— David Leebron, President, Rice University

 
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