Inaugural William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching & Learning: Randy Bass April 5

| March 20, 2013

Randy Bass, PhD., 2013 William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Provost Julian Schuster is pleased to invite the Webster University community to a talk by Randy Bass, PhD., as the inaugural William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning on Friday, April 5, 1-2 p.m. in the East Academic Building, room 253.

Bass is associate provost and professor of English at Georgetown University and executive director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), a campus-wide center that supports faculty work in new learning and research environments.

He has been working at the intersections of new media technologies and the scholarship of teaching and learning for twenty years, including serving as director and principal investigator of the Visible Knowledge Project, a five-year scholarship of teaching and learning project involving 70 faculty on 21 university and college campuses.

In January 2009, Bass published a collection of essays and synthesis of findings from the Visible Knowledge Project, “The Difference that Inquiry Makes: A Collaborative Case Study on Technology and Learning, from the Visible Knowledge Project.”

From 2003-09 he was a consulting scholar for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he served, in 1998-99, as a Pew Scholar and Carnegie Fellow. In 1999, he won the EDUCAUSE Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Undergraduate Education. Bass is the author and editor of numerous books, articles, and electronic projects. Most recently, he authored “Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education” (EDUCAUSE Review, March/April 2012).

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