Provost’s Lecture Series: Deeper Learning by Design: Seven Key Lessons from a Quarter Century of Research
Dr. Thomas Angelo is Assistant Provost, Founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and Professor of Higher Education at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. Over the past twenty-five years, Tom Angelo has served, often concurrently, as a faculty member, faculty developer, academic administrator and/or researcher at several institutions, including: Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, California State University, Long Beach, Boston College, the University of Miami, the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and La Trobe University (Australia). He has directed six university teaching and learning centers, four of which he also designed and founded. Throughout, he has continued to teach undergraduate courses in political science, freshman composition, teacher education, and introductory statistic, as well as postgraduate courses in applied linguistics, assessment and evaluation, and higher education. His research interests focus on formative assessment, curriculum renewal and redesign, and research-led teaching. His best-known publication is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition (with K. Patricia Cross, 1993), with more than 100,000 copies in print. A substantially revised 3rd edition will be published later this year. Other publications include Classroom Research: Early Lessons from Success,Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and Research Findings, and more than thirty-five articles and chapters. Co-Sponsors: Teaching, Learning & Technology Faculty Center; College of Arts and Sciencs; Program in Undergraduate Biology; Center for Science and Mathematics Education; Center for Inclusive Education.
Abstract: Over the past 25 years, research in cognitive science, psychology and higher education has advanced dramatically. Yet other than new technological tools in use, and some changes to teaching practice, how significantly has the design of most courses and programs changed as a result? In this highly interactive lecture, we’ll consider seven potentially transformative “lessons” and their implications for promoting deeper learning through research-informed curriculum design. Topics will include: metacognition, critical thinking, distraction/multi-tasking, self-assessment, stereotype threat, studying, and feedback. In each case, we’ll identify relevant, practical applications to curriculum design and teaching and even try out a few ourselves. Whatever your discipline, you can expect to take away at least three research-based strategies/techniques to apply to your own work, as well as resources and references for future use.
Thursday, August 8, 4:00 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
|The Research Foundation (RF) has achieved a major milestone in service to campuses by making its policies, procedures and guidance documents available on the RF public website.”The accomplishment of this key operational goal provides a valuable and desired service to our campuses and sponsors, and supports our commitment to transparency to our public constituencies and stakeholders,” said RF President Dr. Timothy Killeen. “The public posting of this information allows sponsors of SUNY research to see how our policies and procedures conform to federal and state laws and regulations, and enables RF employees at campus locations across the state to perform their work more efficiently and effectively. This has been a collaborative effort across the SUNY research enterprise to which campus input and expertise was essential.”RF policies and procedures cover every step of the research grant life cycle – from application review and agreement execution to copyright and intellectual property protection. A new focused search allows users to quickly find a particular policy, procedure, or guidance by keyword and the alphabetical index lets users scan for a document by title or keyword (for example, the Bids and Proposals policy is found under both “B” for Bids and “P” for Proposals).
The RF Compliance Office is directing the next phase of this project – a long-term effort to review and standardize all policies and procedures, prioritized by risk.
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This month’s featured student is Vihitaben Patel, a senior double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Math & Statistics. Vihita has worked for the last year under the mentorship of Dr. Clinton Rubin, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Ete Chan, a member of the Rubin Musculoskeletal Laboratory. This past October, Vihita and several undergraduates working in the Rubin laboratory presented at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society meeting in Atlanta Georgia. Vihita was selected as a recipient of the competitive, international Research and Design Award by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) for her work on “Low Intensity Vibration Treatment Tapers Obesity-Induced Type 2 Diabetes by Decreasing the Size of Adipocytes in Mice.” Prior to joining the Rubin group, Vihita had gained research experience working in the BME laboratories of Dr. Yi-Xian Qin and Dr. Helmut Strey. Vihita has presented at the annual URECA poster symposium (2011, 2012);and participated in the 2012 URECA Summer program. Vihita has held the positions of Social Chair for the SBU Biomedical Engineering Society (2012); and Director of the District Safe Kids Training program for the SBU Circle K Club; and has worked as a tutor with the PASS Tutoring Program – Undergraduate Student Government (2011); as a TA for Calculus IV (2011); and as a clerk for Financial Aid Services (2010-present). Vihita also volunteers at Stony Brook Hospital in the pain management ward, and in her freshman year was a member of the University Color Guard. Vihita emigrated from India while in high school, and graduated from Deer Park HS, NY.
For the full interview/feature, please go to: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ureca/researcher-month.shtml