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Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum

Sharing Both Auraria and Excellent Teaching

In March 2018, the first ever Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum (TIFF) brought together faculty from the three Auraria institutions. They heard from noted national speakers and discussed principles of effective teaching and learning.

On February 28th, 2020 the third annual Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum will convene in the Tivoli Turnhalle. We will continue with the 2019 event format. Our keynote will be given by Saundra McGuire, Emerita Professor of Chemical Education at LSU and a nationally recognized expert in metacognition and we will again have presentations by a “local expert” from each institution, and Q&A sessions with both the presenters and a student panel.

Keynote and Experts

Keynote:  Saundra McGuire, Ph.D. About her own area of interest, Dr. McGuire says

My interest has been in improving student learning by teaching students metacognitive learning strategies. I work actively with university faculty and students to increase their understanding of the application of cognitive science and learning theory to increasing student academic performance. My current interests include improving learning strategies used by university students, reform of pre-college and college teaching methods, and increasing the number of underrepresented minority and women students who are interested in and prepared to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

CCD’s local expert, TBD.

MSU Denver’s local expert, TBD.

CU Denver’s local expert, TBD.

Q&A sessions with all four presenters and then with a panel of students will cap off the day.

Registration for the free forum—scheduled for Friday, February 28th, from 8:15 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Tivoli Turnhalle—will open in early 2020. Space is limited, so save the date. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


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