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Second Annual Showcase of Teaching

April 15, 2014

 

Thank you to everyone that participated in Drexel's Second Annual Showcase of Teaching. This event served as an excellent opportunity for faculty and PhD students to share their innovative teaching practices and techniques, proving Drexel's continued commitment to offer students a quality education.

Poster Presentation Winners

Morning Session

1st place: "Improving Student Performance in Large Lecture Courses in Fifteen Minutes" by Jonson Miller, PhD - Associate Teaching Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences

2nd place: "Let Me Introduce You To Your First Virtual Patient" by Sandra Friedman, MSN - Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions

3rd place: "Enhancing Biomechanical Engineering Education Through Problem-Based Learning" by Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD - Associate Professor in the College of Engineering

 

Afternoon Session

1st place: "The Adaptation of Kellerization to an Introductory Psychology Course" by Alexandra Greenfield and Elise Turner - Graduate Students in the College of Arts and Sciences

2nd place: "Efficient and Effective Letters of Recommendation" by Rona Buchalter, PhD - Director, Drexel Fellowships Office; Jamie Callahan, Ed.D- Teaching Professor, School of Education

3rd place: "Negotiating Retransmission Consent: A Classroom Simulation for Future TV Managers" by Al Tedesco, MA - Teaching Professor in Westphal College of Media Arts and Design ; Philip Salas, BS - Assistant Teaching Professor in Westphal College of Media Arts and Design; Peter Bernbaum, Esq - Adjunct Professor, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

 

Sample Poster Presentations

Benjamin Barnett, MS - "Preparing International Students for Graduate Studies in the United States"

Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD - "Enhancing Biomechanical Engineering Education Through Problem-Based Learning"

Rona Buchalter, PhD and Jamie Callahan, EdD - "Efficient and Effective Letters of Recommendation"

Jonson Miller, PhD - "Improving Student Performance in Large Lecture Courses in Fifteen Minutes"

Theodoros Katerinakis, PhD student and Maria Hnaraki, PhD - "Students Learn through the Looking Glass: Blended Experiential Pedagogy in the Drexel Abroad in Crete Program"

Click here for the full event program, including all presentation abstracts.


 

Schedule of Events

Drexel's Second Annual Showcase of Teaching is an all-day event, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall. Here is a breakdown of the day's events:

9:30 a.m. - Welcome Address from Dr. N. John DiNardo, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Morning Roundtable Session #1

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Morning Roundtable Session #2

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Morning Poster Session

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Keynote Lunch Address by Brian Coppola, PhD, University of Michigan                         

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Afternoon Roundtable Session #1

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Afternoon Roundtable Session #2

Click here for the full event program, including all presentation abstracts.

 

Save the Date Information

Planning is currently underway for the Second Annual Showcase of Teaching. Building on the success of last year’s First Annual Showcase of Teaching, the DCAE asks you to save the date of April 15, 2014 for the second installment of this university-wide event, which will feature roundtable and poster sessions highlighting how Drexel professors and PhD students across all disciplines are shaping their students learning in the classroom. Additionally, the event will feature a keynote address by Brian Coppola, PhD from the University of Michigan. Dr. Coppola is a Professor of Chemistry, recent recipient of the Cherry Award for Great Teaching, advocate for science education and promoter of global higher education partnerships across continents.  The proposal submission window will be open through March 3, 2014.

For more information on Dr. Brian Coppola, please visit his website.

 

How to Submit a Proposal

All faculty and PhD students are welcome and encouraged to submit a proposal. Please note the following guidelines prior to submitting:

1. Group presentations are welcome but the maximum number of presenters is limited to 3.

2. Faculty presenting during the poster session are welcome to use technology but the DCAE cannot provide technological support, power outlets or supplies of any kind.

3. The maximum number of applications a faculty member/PhD student can submit is two.

We look forward to reading your proposal.  Please fill out an application form by March 3, 2014. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at dcae@drexel.edu or 215-895-4973.