2013 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI)
The theme for the 2013 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) is Innovation and Creativity. This internal conference for Davenport University faculty is designed to be a collaborative, engaging, and supportive environment for faculty to come together to talk about teaching and their professional practices. Each year we also bring in outside speakers.
2013 Theme: Innovation and CreativityMeaningful learning results from innovative teaching that builds and sustains student interest and curiosity. An innovative and creative approach to problem solving also supports the agility and resiliency needed for individual and organizational effectiveness. This theme has been further described in four learning tracks, each with their own area of focus connected to innovation and creativity:
- Learning Track #1-- Innovative use of technology to invigorate learning
- Learning Track #2--Teaching creative problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Learning Track #3--Innovative collaborations that enhance teaching practice and organizational effectiveness
- Learning Track #4-- Creating the life you want: Enhancing productivity and personal effectiveness as an educator
Conference Location and Dates The 2013 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) will be held Thursday and Friday August 15 and 16, 2013 in Grand Rapids, MI. Conference workshops and general sessions will convene on the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Lodging for faculty commuting from outside the Grand Rapids area will be provided at a local hotel. All distinguished adjuncts, full-time faculty and lab coordinators as well as full-time library staff and academic leaders are invited to attend. In addition, all other members of the DU community (i.e. adjunct or part-time faculty) are invited to submit proposals to present at the conference. If your session proposal is selected, the University will assist you in covering conference costs. To manage budget responsibly, hotel rooms will be double occupancy and mileage will be reimbursed for groups of 3 traveling together from other campuses.
2013 TLI Planning and Implementation Task Force, comprised of:
Linda Goulet Crosby