Visiting SoTL Scholar and Inspirational Teacher Maryellen Weimer Dates

From: Center for Faculty Innovation

Dear Full & Part-Time Faculty
Join us for a series of events with internationally renowned Visiting SoTL Scholar and Inspirational Teacher Maryellen Weimer! Attend one or all of her events; please register by clicking on the respective title.

Learner-Centered Teaching Institute
Tuesday, October 18
East Campus Library Room 3311
11 2pm (lunch will be served)
Dr. Maryellen Weimer, author of Learner-Centered Teaching and one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching, will offer a 3-hour institute on the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom. Participants will focus attention on what their students are learning, how the students are learning, the conditions under which students learn, whether students retain and apply learning, and how current learning positions students for future learning.

Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: A Faculty Roundtable
Wednesday, October 19
East Campus Library Room 3311
9 10:30am (Coffee and continental breakfast will be served)
Dr. Maryellen Weimer will speak to the core themes of her book Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning, with particular attention to understanding how this body of research can be legitimized and advocated for across disciplines. This discussion will foster understanding of the value of two main categories of SoTL work - the wisdom of scholarship and research scholarship.
(This event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Public Service and the Faculty Research Council.)

Faculty Voices of Experience: Maintaining Instructional Vitality
Wednesday, October 19
East Campus Library Room 3311
12 1pm (lunch will be served)
Thursday, October 20
Taylor 404
8 9am (Coffee and continental breakfast will be served)
The development of a college professor is a journey laden with triumphs and tribulations, successes and failures. In her groundbreaking work, Inspired College Teaching, author and professor Maryellen Weimer inspires faculty colleagues to adapt to challenges in novel ways, awaken their own intellectual curiosities, and maintain both inspiration and the courage to teach. This talk part of CFI's new Faculty Voices of Experience series is designed to motivate, inspire, and encourage faculty across all ranks and levels of the academy.

In 2007 Maryellen Weimer retired from Penn State as a Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning. For the last 13 years of her career at Penn State she taught communication courses, first year seminars and other courses business students at one of Penn State's regional campus colleges. In 2005 she won Penn State's Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching. Before returning to full time teaching, Dr. Weimer was the Associate Director of the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning and Assessment, a five year, $5.9 million, U. S. Department of Education research and development center. The Center, a consortium of six universities, was part of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State University where Dr. Weimer was a senior research associate.