Center for Teaching and Learning
The Scarborough Library, which houses the Center for Teaching and Learning, holds the largest non-profit array of solar panels in West Virginia thanks to a 100K EBSCO grant received by Librarian, Rachel Hally and Environmental Scientist, Dr. Jeff Groff (pictured above).
What’s Coming up (besides lots of solar energy)?
Common Reading Events
Shepherd University’s Common Reading program is hosting “Concussion: Implications for Health and Academic Success” on Wednesday, October 23, at 6 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will follow. Dr. Kelly Watson Huffer, assistant professor of nursing education, will discuss the impact concussions may have on student health and academic success. Huffer will cover the mechanism of concussions. “We’ll discuss a little anatomy and physiology, what happens, why it happens in the manner that it does, and what some of the long-term and short-term consequences are,” Huffer said.
Save the Date for Tuesday, November 5th when “Concussion” author, Jeanne Marie Laskas visits campus for a discussion, book-signing, and reception; that event is scheduled for 7:00 pm in the Frank Center Theater and is also free and open to the public. More information to follow!
FOSL with lunch
Meeting the Needs of the Net Generation through Disruptive Innovation
|Discover best practices for online teaching and learning through the lens of disruptive innovation. The ‘Net Generation’ is a new education consumer who has different approaches to learning that aren’t optimally met through traditional approaches. Join us as we jump out of the proverbial “schoolhouse” box and explore innovative and successful approaches to teaching and learning online.|
Online Teaching Certification Training
The next session will take place over the 2019 winterim term from December 16th through December 22nd. This is a fully-online, intensive course requiring 2-3 hours of time per day. Free. If you are interested in enrolling, email Laura Renninger at email@example.com.
For more on faculty support, please click to visit our Faculty Support Page.
I’m Laura Renninger, Dean of the Ruth Scarborough Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning here at Shepherd University. Thank you for taking a moment to visit our site.
In 2009, we established a “Learning Commons” here at Shepherd – in essence, a one-stop shop where students can find assistance with writing, study skills, advising, the effective use of technology, and tutoring in any subject ranging from mathematics to foreign languages to music. And, a one-stop shop where teachers can find pedagogical and technological classroom resources and exchange ideas with colleagues; a place where excitement about learning permeates every corner, every hallway, and every room. The Scarborough Library, the “intellectual heart of the campus,” has provided us with the perfect spot.
Our mission to support teaching excellence and to foster learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom continues to flourish. In one centralized location one can now find all of the following resources and support programs: Academic Support, Instructional Technology, Assessment of Student Learning, Common Reading Information, the First-Year Experience (FYEX) Program, Faculty Development Workshops, New Faculty Mentoring, Academic Advisement Information, the Center for Teaching & Learning Library, the TRiO Student Support Services and Upward Bound Programs, and Career Services.
Please visit us soon and let us assist you with your learning needs.
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