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2014-2015: Teaching and Learning in the University of Tomorrow 


 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

4:00-5:15 PM, McMurtry Auditorium

Duncan Hall, Rice University

(reception after colloquium)

“The Traditional Classroom: What Future?”

Panel Discussion with:

Özge Gürcanli, Lecturer, Psychology
Dennis Huston, Gladys Louise Fox Professor, English
Rachel Kimbro, Associate Professor, Sociology
Caroline Levander, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Digital Education; Carlson Professor, English  
Kathy Matthews, Stewart Memorial Professor, BioSciences
Joe Warren, Professor, Computer Science

Moderated by:

Neal Lane, Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Senior Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute

The rapid development of online course and content delivery technologies, advances in web-based adaptive learning systems, and the widespread problem of device-driven distraction in class raise the question of how useful the traditional classroom will remain in the future.  As Rice rolls out its initial online courses for our students and ramps up its MOOC initiative -- and in advance of the De Lange Conference (October 13-14) on "The Future of Teaching" -- this faculty panel will consider the future evolution of the traditional classroom as a physical space for learning and interaction.  How might it be reconfigured or transformed?  Could it, as some have predicted, become obsolete?

This event is free and open to the public


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Anthony Brandt
Associate Professor of Composition and Theory
Shepherd School of Music
“Why Minds Need Art”

Mahmoud Amin El-Gamal
Professor of Economics and Statistics
Social Capital and Finance”

Elizabeth Long
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology 
“Local:Global = David:Goliath”

John B. Boles
William P. Hobby Professor of History
Editor, Journal of Southern History
“Getting to Know President Lovett”

Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Stanley C. Moore Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering
“Learning to Swim”

Thomas Killian
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“The Pursuit for Total Control”

Paula A. Sanders
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; Professor of History
“Thinking with History”

Elaine Howard Ecklund
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director, Religion & Public Life Program
“Risk”

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Mark Embree
Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Director, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
Numerate Citizenship”
 
K. Jane Grande-Allen
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Mechanobiology”
 
James Pomerantz 
Professor, Department of Psychology
“Mind, Brain & Reality”
 
Marcia G. Brennan
Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Art History
“The Love of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Love”

Yousif Shamoo
Professor, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
“Saying Goodbye to Rube Goldberg”

Matthias Henze
Watt J. & Lilly G. Jackson Professor in Biblical Studies
“Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Unfinished Ethics”

Janet Braam
Chair and Professor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology
“Life is Incredible”

Lora Wildenthal
Associate Professor and Chair, History Department
Gender”

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Fall 2014 Events

Tuesday, September 23, 4:00 PM
McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
Panel Discussion

“The Traditional Classroom: What Future?”


Özge Gürcanli, Lecturer, Psychology
Dennis Huston, Gladys Louise Fox Professor, English
Rachel Kimbro, Associate Professor, Sociology
Caroline Levander, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Digital Education; Carlson Professor, English
Kathy Matthews, Stewart Memorial Professor, BioSciences
Joe Warren, Professor, Computer Science


Moderated by Neal Lane, Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Senior Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute

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October 13-14, 2014
BRC, Rice University
Conference

“Teaching in the University of Tomorrow”
A forward-looking forum designed to contemplate the rapidly evolving changes in university teaching in response to disruptive technologies and global forces. The program features renowned educators and innovators from a variety of disciplines in lectures, discussions, teaching demonstrations and interactive workshops.

For additional information and to register, please visit our website delange.rice.edu

Registration closes September 29, 2014

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