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Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
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Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
The Provost’s Office and the Anderson Center for Innovation in Undergraduate Education held the eighth annual Rensselaer Colloquium on Teaching & Learning May 12–13 in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.

This year’s colloquium focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) interdisciplinary teaching and research. Monday keynotes featured Dan Goroff, professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd and former associate director of the Bok Teaching and Learning Center at Harvard; Don Deeds, professor of biology at Drury University; Jim Gentile, president of the Research Corporation, a foundation dedicated to improving STEM teaching; and Angel Garcia, Senior Constellation Professor in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics. Tuesday’s session featured invited presentations from Rensselaer faculty and staff and several workshops.

“At Rensselaer, we take pride in teaching and research in an interdisciplinary context,” said Prabhat Hajela, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education. “This year’s invited presentations, and in particular the workshop on Faculty Learning Communities, is reflective of a desire to create a formal framework in which faculty members can explore interdisciplinary connections, and to use these to further enrich our curricular offerings.”

To view the full agenda and bios of the speakers, go to http://ciue.rpi.edu/colloquium.html.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 10, June 6, 2008
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