2nd Annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching & Learning: Dr. Linda B. Nilson

| September 23, 2013

Provost Julian Schuster is pleased to invite the Webster University community to a presentation by Dr. Linda B. Nilson, the 2nd Annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning.



Nilson is a widely published author and founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University. Her presentation will focus on topics of her latest book, Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills (Stylus, 2013). The book provides the theoretical background to student self-regulation, the evidence that it enhances achievement, and the strategies to help students develop self-regulated learning techniques.

This topic is of current relevance to faculty and staff and contributes to the momentum of working group discussions about strategies to help students succeed academically to retain students that come to Webster University.  The study of self-regulation is also a central component for a newly formed Faculty Learning Community exploring ways to foster the metacognitive capabilities of students.

Nilson will discuss tested activities and assignments through which students can progressively reflect on, monitor and improve their learning skills; describe how they can be integrated with different course components and on various schedules; and elucidate how to intentionally and seamlessly incorporate them into course design to effectively meet disciplinary and student development objectives.

The presentation will take place in the East Academic Building Room 253, on Friday, Nov. 15, from 1-2 p.m., followed by questions and refreshments until 2:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

View this event on the University Events Calendar.

The annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching & Learning is funded through the generosity of the William T. Kemper Foundation.  The Kemper Foundation also funds the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is awarded annually to two full-time and two adjunct faculty members who exhibit the art of teaching at its finest. 

To learn more about 2014 Kemper Award nominations at Webster, visit the Provost’s Faculty Resources page.

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