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Full Contact Teaching: Making the Most of Class Time

DePaul University Teaching and Learning Conference

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 | DePaul Center, 8th Floor Conference Center

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The 2014 Teaching & Learning Conference invited DePaul faculty and staff to consider the value and possibilities of “real-time” interaction in the classroom and online. The theme, “Full Contact Teaching: Making the Most of Class Time,” called us to imagine the range of interactive learning experiences that add value to person-to-person learning.

The keynote speaker was José Bowen, the eleventh president of Goucher College in Baltimore. Previously, he has taught at Stanford and Georgetown Universities, and was dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and has appeared as a musician with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, and others. He has written a symphony, music for Hubert Laws and Jerry Garcia, and is the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning. In addition to the keynote address, Bowen offered an afternoon workshop that gave faculty specific strategies and ideas for making the most out of face-to-face class time.

You can watch a video recording of Bowen's keynote presentation below:


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Presenters’ Materials

José Bowen

Blended Instruction with a Blended Team: A Teamwork Approach to Course Development and Teaching

Jan Costenbader, Ozlem Elgun Tillman, Joanna Deszcz, Jennifer Galka, and Tracey Connor

Work Hard, Play Hard: What We Can Learn From Games

Lauri Dietz

Raising Better Writers: What the Workplace Wants

Judy Friedman, Ron Culp, Jason Martin, and Jill Stewart, College of Communication

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot ? TNT For Writer?s Block, Art Director?s Block, and Any Other Kind of Block

Ken Krimstein, Public Relations and Advertising

Full Contact Learning: Employing the Body as a Learning Tool

Mary Bridget Kustusch and Susan Fischer, Physics

What I Learned From Team-Based Learning

Elizabeth LeClair, Biological Sciences

Inquiry Methods that Lead Students Through the Process of Authentic Scientific Discovery

Sarah Richardson, Biological Sciences

Enhancing Diversity Learning Through Online Modules

D. Scott Tharp, Center for Intercultural Programs


The conference was jointly sponsored by Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS), the Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA), the Committee on Learning and Teaching (COLT), and the Quality of Instruction Council (QIC).

Previous Conferences

Previous conference webpages are available for review, including schedules, presenters, and presentation materials.