College of Veterinary Medicine

Teaching Academy

Calendar of Events


September 18, 2014:

  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Conlon, BSc (Agr), MSc, DVM, PhD, MEd
    Associate Dean, Students; Director, Hills's Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Description: A brief overview of the Ontario Veterinary College, followed by a discussion describing our companion animal primary care program based in the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre. This will include the impetus for development of the program and an overview of the facility. Dr. Conlon will then expand on the primary care educational program (overview, experiential learning opportunities, communications learning, linkages with the didactic curriculum, outcomes assessment methods), the operation of the clinical service in the practice (overview, staffing, business considerations, makeup of the healthcare team, balancing educational and business drivers), and the current research program and research opportunities. Following the discussion, Dr. Conlon welcomes your questions and our discussions about an exciting area of veterinary education.
  • For more information about Dr. Conlon's visit, see the website
  • Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm
  • Location: VTH 1408/1410

September 19, 2014:

  • University Presentation - Faculty-led Workshop: Clickers? Or old-fashioned hand-raising?
  • Presenting are four award-winning WSU faculty members: Sheila Converse, music; Phil Mixter, molecular biosciences; Andy O’Fallon, electrical engineering; and Samantha Swindell, psychology
  • Description: Unlike previous sessions that have focused mainly on tech tools, this workshop will also cover old-school techniques to help ensure students come to class, and that they are prepared. The workshops are co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Global Campus. Lunch will be provided. Just let them know you’re coming here.
  • Time: 12 pm
  • Location: CUE 518

Sept 25-26, 2014:

  • 2014 TEC-Ed Conference: Technology-Enhanced Curricula in Higher Education
  • Summary: TECH-Ed is a two-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on the understanding and use of technology in teaching and learning in higher education. The overarching goal of the conference is to explore optimal ways to enhance student engagement, achievement, and life-long learning through the use of education technologies. With an emphasis on collaboration and networking, the conference will feature invited panels and presentations and the opportunity for participants to join experts for discussion. Topics include e-learning, flipped classrooms, STEM, Serious Educational Gaming (SEG), MOOCs, and more. Poster displays will be a highlight of TECH-Ed 2014; we invite all members of the higher education community to submit a poster proposal or just to participate.
  • Website & Registration
  • Location: Washington State University - Pullman, WA

October 2, 2014:

  • Topic:
    • "The Mobile Teaching Institute: A New Model for Institutional Change?" Presented by Dr. Bill Davis
    • Description: Bill Davis will provide an overview of the National Academies of Sciences Scientific Teaching Workshop held at WSU in July 2014, the results of initial assessment of the workshop, and outline a vision of a possible future for this program at WSU.

    • "Bringing it home from Boston: Teaching Professor Conference 2014" Presented by Dr. Patrick Wilson
    • Description: A summary of key practices of good teaching shared at the Teaching Professor Conference that I found potentially useful in my teaching Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy (and elsewhere) to engage students and increase retention of material. These will include use of "Fundamental and Powerful Content," asking good questions well, and other points to achieve "student centered learning."

  • Time: 12 pm
  • Location: ABDF 1002

October 7, 2014:

  • Topic: "Testing Accommodations: Providing Access to a Level Playing Field"
  • Description: Faculty play an essential role in the provision of testing accommodations, yet often have questions about pertinent laws and the assessment process required to establish accommodations. Get answers by joining our panel discussion: Meredyth Goodwin, WSU Access Center Director Chris Chapman, Ph.D. and Anne LaFrance, LMHC, CVM Counseling & Wellness
  • Time: 12 pm
  • Location: Bustad 145

Last Edited: Sep 13, 2014 9:44 AM   

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