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TILT conference and workshop May 19-20

May 12, 2010

The Institute of Learning and Teaching holds its summer conference and workshop on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20, respectively. Jay Phelan, highly regarded scholar and co-author of the national bestseller, 'Mean Genes,' will speak about learning, teaching, and critical thinking.

TILT summer conference
Wednesday, May 19
Check-in/breakfast: 8 a.m.
Conference: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lory Student Center

Learning, teaching, & critical thinking

The Institute of Learning and Teaching's summer conference on 'Learning, Teaching, and Critical Thinking' will be held Wednesday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Lory Student Center. All members of the CSU community are invited to attend.The conference will feature:

  • A keynote address  and workshop led by Jay Phelan
  • Two sets of concurrent sessions addressing the integration of critical thinking into courses
  • Lunch
  • A closing reception

TILT summer conference keynote speaker and workshop leader, Jay Phelan, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the UCLA Life Science Core Program.

Registration is now open. View the preliminary schedule

TILT summer workshop
Thursday, May 20
Check-in/breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Conference: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lory Student Center

Integrating critical thinking 

TILT's third annual summer workshop on "Integrating Critical Thinking into Your Courses" will be held Thursday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lory Student Center. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Workshop participants should bring a course syllabus or course assignment to the workshop. The workshop will include:

  • Presentations
  • Panel discussions
  • Group work
  • General discussions

Enrollment limited to 40

The workshop is limited to 40 participants and is intended for members of the CSU community who are primary or co-instructors in a course. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is no charge for the workshop. Registration is now open.

About Jay Phelan

Jay Phelan has been on the faculty of the UCLA Life Sciences Core Program since 1997, specializing in evolutionary biology, human behavior, and genetics. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard in1995, and master's and bachelor's degrees from Yale and UCLA. He is co-author of the international bestseller, Mean Genes

Jay has served as an instructor at the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Program, his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and he has appeared on:

  • ABC's Nightline
  • CNN with Paula Zahn
  • The BBC
  • National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation

His work has been featured in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, and Elle magazine, as well as in more than a hundred newspapers. He is the recipient of more than a dozen teaching awards.

Contact: Sally Hibbitt
Phone: (970) 491-2726