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Panel Discussion Focuses on High-Impact Practices

Nov. 1, 2013

Defining and incorporating high-impact practices into the classroom is the focus of a Faculty Development Center Nov. 5 forum available in person or by teleconference.

The 1:30-3 p.m. program will feature six faculty members from four colleges discussing lessons they have learned and how other campus members can apply those lessons to incorporate such practices in the courses they teach.

Members of the main campus community can see the discussion live in Room 130 of the Pollak Library. Those who are at the CSUF Irvine Campus may view it via teleconference in Room 245.

Participants and their projects are:

  • Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, associate professor of political science, "Town Hall Meeting: Common Intellectual Experiences"
  • Maia Farkas, assistant professor of accounting, "Case Study Collaborative Project: Projects and Assignments"
  • Saul Tobias, assistant professor of liberal studies, "Service Learning in LBST 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences: Service Learning"
  • Tony Fellow, professor of communications and acting chair of Radio-TV-Film, "Florence Summer Abroad Program: Diversity/Global Learning"
  • Phillip Armstrong, chair and professor of geological sciences, "Undergraduate Thesis and Montana Field Experience, Geology: Capstone Project, Undergraduate Research Experience and Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Irena Praitis, professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, "Building Community in High Intensive Writing Courses — the ENGL 105 Model: Writing-Intensive Courses

Also on the panel will be Dawn Macy, director of the Center for Internships and Community Engagement, Kathryn Morrissey, study abroad adviser, and Lay Tuan Tan, director of international programs, to share information and answer questions about internships and overseas study. Amir Dabirian, vice president for information technology, will introduce the event.

For more information, call the Faculty Development Center at 657-278-4722.

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