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K-State Today

June 30, 2015



K-State faculty presenting at the Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference

By Jana Fallin

The second Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference will be July 30-31 at Oklahoma State University. Eight K-State faculty members and two graduate students have been selected to present. The following will be representing the K-State family:

Mick Charney, associate professor of architecture, will present "Reclaiming the Lecture: Students Positive Perceptions of Large Lecture Classes" and "Decoding Disney: Translating Imagineering Tricks into Teaching Strategies."

Patricia Ackerman, professor of arts, science and business at K-State Salina, will present "Transforming Teaching Culture through an Interdisciplinary Faculty Teaching Exchange."

Mary Copple, associate professor in modern languages, and Yasmin Gavigan, Spanish assistant coordinator/instructor in modern languages, will present "This is Your Brain in Spanish."

Beth Turtle, associate professor at Hale Library, will present "Open Educational Resources for Teaching."

Kimetris Baltrip, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications, will present "Understanding in 3-D: Demystifying Diversity Dynamics."

Jana Fallin, director of the Teaching and Learning Center; David Fallin, instructor of marketing; and Whitney Jeter and Monica Vaca, both graduate research assistants from the Teaching & Learning Center, will present "Is this for a Grade?: Designing Formal and Informal Assessment Strategies that Promote Student Learning and Success."

Congratulations to these K-State professors for their selection to present at the Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference. More information about the conference can be found on the Teaching and Learning Center website.