15th Annual CSU, Chico CELT Conference October 7-9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09-03-2009

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143
Joe Picard
Continuing Education
530-898-6105

California State University, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching presents the 15th Annual CELT Conference, Oct. 7-9 on the CSU, Chico campus.

CSU, Chico faculty, staff and students and educators throughout northern California will gather to explore new ways to create high-quality learning environments.

This year’s CELT theme, Change, Continuity and Collaboration, will offer participants a wide variety of sessions and networking opportunities that will address the teacher/scholar model, teaching techniques and classroom management, internationalization, sustainability in the 21st century and using technology to enhance student learning.

The University is proud to host Dennis K. Pearl, PhD, professor of statistics and biostatistics, Ohio State University. Pearl will present the CELT keynote presentation, “Cooking for the Buffet: Individualizing Core Content to Improve Learning.” The keynote session is scheduled Friday, Oct. 9 at 8:30 a.m. in Meriam Library, Studio A. After the keynote, Pearl will be available to share his expertise with participants and host a Course Transformation Workshop.

Conference participants are invited to attend the CELT Conference Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Wed., Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m., Bell Memorial Union Auditorium, honoring CSU, Chico Outstanding Teacher Robert Tinkler, PhD, (History) and Outstanding Academic Advisor, Esther Larocco, PhD, (Professional Studies in Education). Reservations for the luncheon are required.

“We are looking forward to another great CELT conference. We have a full schedule of sessions focused on new ways of creating and maintaining high-quality learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. It’s a chance to discover new approaches and meet with peers who are facing common challenges. This is especially valuable considering these unsettled times for both faculty and students. I encourage all my colleagues to take advantage of the CELT opportunity and join us as we strive to enhance the Chico experience,” said Lee Altier, PhD, CELT director.

Registration is now open. Please visit: http://rce.csuchico.edu/celt for session schedule and enrollment details.

The CELT conference is sponsored by CSU, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teacher, the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee and the Office of the Provost.

For more information please call the Center for Regional and Continuing Education office, 530-898-6105, or the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 530-898-3094.

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