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Fall 2021 Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Save the Date – August 13, 2021

james lang photoEach year, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) hosts a Teaching Effectiveness Institute (TEI) to inspire faculty for the upcoming semester. We are excited to announce that Dr. James Lang will be our featured speaker on August 13th. Dr. Lang is an internationally renowned speaker, scholar, professor of English, and Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University in Worcester, MA.

Dr. James Lang is author of six books including Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2020) and Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016). He also publishes a column on teaching and learning in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

TEI girl with resources in airDuring the Fall 2021 Teaching Effectiveness Institute, Dr. Lang will lead collaborative discussions and share tips for handling common teaching challenges in Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Results and Teaching Distracted Students. Join your NIU colleagues to boost your teaching for the fall semester!

Mark your calendars for the August 13, 2021 Teaching Effectiveness Institute. Registration information will be available soon!

Recordings of the Spring 2021 TEI featuring Dr. Kevin Gannon, the “tattooed professor,” of Grandview University, Des Moines, Iowa are also available on the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning YouTube channel. Check out the recordings for Spring 2021 TEI: Creating Communities of Hope Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.


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