Dr. Teri Balser

Education for a Global World – Monday, April 11, 2016

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Center for Educational Effectiveness, and Academic Technology Services are pleased to invite you to a series of workshops, sessions and talks:

Education for a Global World

Monday, April 11th

The Grove (Surge III), 1310

Workshops and Sessions Led by Dr. Teri Balser, Dean of Teaching and Learning at Curtin University, Perth Western Australia

About Teri Balser

Professor Teri Balser is Dean of Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University, where she came after having been a Professor of Soil and Water Science and Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida.

Dr. Balser is co-founder of the Society for Advancement of Biology Education Re-search (SABER) and a National Vision and Change Fellow with the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education. She is currently in India under the aegis of the Fulbright-Nehru program as Distinguished Chair to help build capacity for pedagogi-cally advanced STEM education.

She has also received numerous accolades for her educational accomplishments includ-ing the USDA/APLU National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award in 2009 and recognition as the 2010 U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Re-search Universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Last year she was announced as one of three finalists for the 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the largest teaching prize in the English-speaking world.


8:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.: Motivation in the Postmodern Classroom.

This event is a hands-on, half-day workshop where participants explore the role of student and instruc-tor attitudes for creating a dynamic learning environment. Space is limited. Please register at: https://form.jotform.com/60895392934166

1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.:  Engaging Large Classes. No Registration Required

This session explores elements of quality learning, and challenge assumptions we may have about large classes. Through examining the impact of class size on the learning environment, participants consider ways to implement and scale best practices in pedagogy/delivery to optimize learning.

4:15 – 5:00: Transforming Life Sciences. No Registration Required

Participants will learn about the findings of a study conducted for improving learning experiences in life sciences courses. Participants will try out a set of rubrics for considering curricular transformation and will discuss potential application for use in their own institutions.

You can watch the live video stream from your preferred location by going to:


Questions? Contact Cheryl Diermyer (cdiermyer@ucdavis.edu), Academic Technology Services.

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