Texas Tech University

The John M. Burns Conference

Burns Conference

The Undergraduate Experience: What Matters Most for Student Success?

Morning Session: 10:30am-12:00pm (Part One)

In our book The Undergraduate Experience (Jossey-Bass, 2016), Peter Felton and his co-authors identified six core themes that matter most for student success: Learning, relationships, expectations, alignment, improvement, and leadership. This interactive session will explore the research that demonstrates why these themes are important not only for students but also for instructors and for institutional culture. During the session, we will critically consider what each of us can do, no matter what our context and role, to cultivate a generative culture of learning and teaching.

Lunch & Poster Presentations: 12:00-1:00pm

The TLPDC will provide lunch. Please be sure to specify any special dietary needs when you register.

The poster session will feature presentations by the recipients of the 2017 Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship: Lucy Barnard-Brack (Educational Psychology), Jackie Fitzpatrick (Human Development and Family Studies), Duane Gilson (English), Comfort Pratt (Curriculum and Instruction), Aaron Zimmerman (Curriculum and Instruction), Maria Nida Roncesvalles (Kinesiology and Sport Management) and Allie Smith (Honors College).

Afternoon Session: 1:00-2:30pm (Part Two)

Dr. Felton will continue his discussion of the six core themes for student success found in The Undergraduate Experience (Jossey-Bass, 2016) which include learning, relationships, expectations, alignment, improvement, and leadership. Dr. Felton will also help to consider our assets and collaborations at Texas Tech University, and how we confront the challenges facing higher education as we consider the relationship of the themes identified in his work to our institutional culture.

About Dr. Peter Felten

Peter Felten

Peter Felten is professor of history, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. As a scholar, he is particularly interested in learning and teaching, individual and institutional change, and student experiences and agency in higher education. His books include the co-authored volumes: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass, 2016); Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); and, Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

For more information on the conference, please contact Kerri Pike at 742-0133.

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The Texas Tech University Teaching Academy presents the 17th Annual John M. Burns Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning featuring Dr. Peter Felten.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Room 151, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center

Conference Schedule

Morning session(10:30am to 12:00pm)

Lunch& Poster Presentations (12:00 to 1:00pm)

Afternoon session (1:00 to 2:30pm)

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center