The Office of Faculty Development’s 2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium was held on Monday, April 3 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center.
The 2017 Symposium featured:
- A poster session
- A keynote lecture, delivered by Dr. Rebecca Brent and Dr. Richard M. Felder.
- The 2017 Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony
To see a PDF of the program for the 2017 Symposium, including a full schedule of events, please click here.
Keynote Address: Teaching in Higher Education: A Tale of Two Paradigms
Dr. Rebecca Brent is President of Education Designs, Inc., a consulting firm in Cary, North Carolina. She has more than 35 years of experience in education and specializes in staff development in engineering and the sciences, teacher preparation, and evaluation of educational programs at both precollege and college levels. She holds a Certificate in Evaluation Practice from the Evaluators’ Institute at George Washington University. She coordinated faculty development in the NSF-sponsored SUCCEED Coalition from 1997 to 2003 and new faculty orientation in the Colleges of Engineering and Sciences at North Carolina State University from 2000 to 2013. She has authored or coauthored roughly 65 papers on effective teaching and faculty and teaching staff development. Prior to entering private consulting, she was an Associate Professor of Education at East Carolina University where she won an outstanding teacher award. In 2014, Dr. Brent was named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Dr. Richard M. Felder joined the N.C. State University faculty in 1969. He is a co-author of the book Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, which has been used as the introductory chemical engineering text by roughly 90% of all chemical engineering departments in the United States and many abroad, and he has authored or co-authored over 300 papers on chemical process engineering and engineering education. He has won numerous awards for his teaching, research, and publications, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Warren K. Lewis Award for Contributions to Chemical Engineering Education, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education (first recipient), and the American Society for Engineering Education Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education (first recipient). For a bibliography of Professor Felder’s papers and reprints of his columns and some articles, access his website at http://www.ncsu.edu/effective_teaching.
Drs. Felder and Brent are coauthors of Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Separately and together, they have presented over 450 workshops on effective teaching, course design, mentoring and supporting new faculty members, and faculty development, on campuses around the world. They co-directed the American Society for Engineering Education National Effective Teaching Institute from 1991 to 2015. They are husband and wife, parents of three children and grandparents of seven. Dr. Felder enjoys classical music, cooking, photography, chess, and bridge. Dr. Brent enjoys classical music (she formerly sang opera and choral music), cooking, photo editing, needlecrafts, and bridge.
2017 Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony
NC State honored three dozen faculty members at the 2016-2017 University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony. For a recap of the ceremony, please visit: https://provost.ncsu.edu/news/2017/04/university-teaching-awards-presented/