May 2016 Conference:
Teaching and Learning in an Increasingly Interconnected World
May 23 & 24, 2016
8am – 4:30pm
Tufts University Medford Campus
Gilda A. Barabino, Ph.D. – Professor and Dean of The Grove School of Engineering, City College of New York
Dr. Barabino has appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and the CUNY School of Medicine. She is a noted investigator in the areas of sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering, and race/ethnicity and gender in science and engineering. Dr. Barabino has over a decade of experience in leading NSF initiatives for women and minority faculty and is the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity. Learn more.
Derek Bruff, Ph.D. – Director of the Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
Derek Bruff is the director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. He speaks internationally about active and engaged learning, creative uses of technology for learning, and has developed a MOOC on teaching in STEM as part of an NSF grant. Dr. Bruff’s research interests include educational technology, visual thinking, and social pedagogies and he is also an active blogger on teaching and learning. Learn more.
L. Lee Knefelkamp, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University & Senior Fellow, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning & the Global Commons AAC&U
Dr. Knefelkamp is a senior fellow with AAC&U and has been a national panel member for the American Commitments and Greater Expectations initiatives. She teaches a wide range of courses in both intercultural communication and in professional ethics. Dr. Knefelkamp studies curriculum transformation; issues of race, ethnicity, & gender; campus climate assessment; the psychology of organizational change & resistance to change. Learn more.
This conference is part of a larger program working toward teaching for inclusive excellence.* Day 1 is geared towards Tufts faculty and will feature several intensive workshops on inclusive teaching in large lectures, cultural competency in teaching, and technology and diversity. Day 2 will be a combined conference with the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC), featuring faculty work from Tufts and other institutions across New England.
*This conference is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Emily Davis after Mr. Davis’ retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarket, Inc. The conference is also sponsored by the Office of the Provost, UCTFD, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), Educational Technology Services (ETS), and the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC).