Faculty Institute 2023
The Carter Center for Excellence in Teaching invites you to attend our annual Faculty Institute. Join us for a thought-provoking two-day institute on the transformative power of good teaching. Our keynote session, "How Good Teaching Can Change the World," will inspire and motivate attendees to recognize the vital role that educators play in shaping the future. Through engaging talks and interactive workshops, participants will gain insights into techniques and best practices in teaching. This is the perfect opportunity to learn, share your ideas, and connect with like-minded professionals who share your passion for education. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the conversation about how we can use education to create a better world.
This event will be held in-person on the Marple campus. Can't make it in person? Join us on Zoom.
May 16 & 17 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Keynote session: How Good Teaching Can Change the World, Pamela Barnett, Ph.D.
In many cases, college represents the most diverse environment our students have ever experienced. As educators, we have a unique opportunity to prepare students to be architects of and actors in a better, more inclusive world. Good teaching is at the core of this opportunity. In every discipline, we can and should enable diverse students to learn from each other, work with each other, solve problems, and envision possibilities together. Students who are engaged in active, engaged and collaborative learning are stretched to consider different experiences, perspectives and ideas. The collaboration leads to better understanding of course content in all disciplines, and prompts students to learn about themselves – and about themselves in relation to others. Collectively, these are skills students need to be full and effective participants in 21st century work, civic and social life.
Pamela Barnett’s career and research in higher education have focused on advancing learning for diverse student bodies. On July 1st, 2023 she will join The College of New Jersey as Dean of the School of the Arts and Communication. Barnett began her career as a professor of English and African-American Studies at the University of South Carolina where she was named an Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Her earlier writings focused on the literature of political and social liberation in the 1960s and 70s, while her more recent intellectual work aims to advance diversity and inclusion in higher education. She has also written about motivation for teaching in higher education, online teaching, evaluating teaching effectiveness and advancing organizational change.
She currently serves as Dean of Arts & Sciences at La Salle University in Philadelphia. Before joining La Salle in 2018, she served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC one of the nation’s few remaining women’s colleges. In one of her first administrative roles, Barnett was Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Temple University. In that role she brought the research on learning and best practices in higher education to support the university’s academic portfolio.
Barnett is a graduate of Barnard College (B.A.) and Emory University (Ph.D.). In 2010, she earned a certificate in Diversity Leadership at Temple University which has deeply informed her work as a teacher and academic leader. She is a Fellow of Dr. Ken Bain’s Best Teachers Institute, which promotes research-based teaching practices.
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