The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Saint Mary’s University is pleased to invite Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP) and College faculty to register for this year’s virtual Fall Faculty Conference taking place on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Led by Peter Felten, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and professor of history at Elon University, this interactive virtual workshop will explore the meaning and impact of cultivating educationally powerful human interactions. The workshop draws from Felten’s research and his most recent book, “Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College.”
Last year as an integrated university approach, CELT brought together both SGPP and College faculty during the Fall Faculty Conference. Traditionally, this conference has been a culmination of a Teaching and Learning series that takes place over the summer. This year’s Fall Faculty Conference will play a slightly different role, making connections both to where we have been and where we are going. The emphasis on relationship-rich education will be crucial to our ongoing conversations related to diversity and human dignity, helping us think through how the connections we make and maintain as part of our Lasallian heritage, with our students and with each other, support student success as well as the continuous development of ourselves as educators.