Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Educators descend on Texas A&M-Kingsville for best teaching practices conference

Memorial Student Union Building - 04/09/14 - 04/18/14

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Administrators from the Kingsville Independent School District will join faculty and students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and other universities at the Second Annual Student Success Conference: Best Teaching and Learning Practices for Hispanic Serving Institutions. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Memorial Student Union Building on the Texas A&M-Kingsville campus.

A preconference reception will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Founder’s Room in Lewis Hall.

The focus of the conference is to share best practices, develop a productive network among colleagues and offer various professional development opportunities to enhance student success for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Maryellen Weimer, who will address best teaching and learning practices for HSIs, during her lunchtime talk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. She also will give an afternoon workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. entitled What Makes Teaching Learner Centered.

Weimer also will take time to sign her book, Learner-Centered Teaching, from 1 to 1:20 p.m.

Conference registration is now open at the university Market Place at http://tinyurl.com/k3fobhz. For more information, call 361-593-2847. 

About Dr. Maryellen Weimer

Maryellen Weimer has been editor of The Teaching Professor since 1987. She is Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning at Penn State. Prior to her retirement, she taught a variety of communication courses, first-year seminars and in-learning communities.

In 2005, she won Penn State’s Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. She has consulted with over 400 colleges and universities on instructional issues. She regularly presents keynotes at national meetings and regional conferences.

In addition to editorship of the newsletter, Weimer has authored and edited eight books, most recently Learner-Centered Teaching and Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning.                                                     -TAMUK-

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