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March 18, 2019

Dan Bernstein to present Anatomy and Physiology Seminar

Submitted by Gail Eyestone

Dan Bernstein, professor emeritus from the psychology department at the University of Kansas, is the featured speaker for the Tuesday, March 19, Anatomy and Physiology Seminar. He will present "Peer Collaboration as a Contribution to Peer Review" at 4 p.m. in the Mara Conference Center, 407 Trotter Hall.

Bernstein earned his doctorate in psychology at the University of California at San Diego and his bachelor's in psychology at Stanford University. He served as director at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas from 2002-2014. He was a charter member of the University of Nebraska Academy of Distinguished Teachers and a Carnegie Scholar in 1998. Bernstein is a past president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

His writing has focused on electronic course portfolios centered on student learning, and he helps colleagues showcase their teaching practices that yield high-quality student work. Recent grants from the Teagle and Spencer Foundations have developed team-designed assignments and scaffolding, explored the use of assessment data in curriculum change, and promoted interactive learning in humanities instruction. Previous grants supported substantive peer review of the intellectual work in teaching, resulting in a 2006 book titled "Making Teaching and Learning Visible."

Bernstein was instrumental in establishing Kansas State in the Peer Review of Teaching, a program which continues to this day.

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