Events and TALE Resources

Unless otherwise specified - All seminars will be held in the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center, Andruss Library, 4th floor, room 419

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Bloomsburg University faculty attended the Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching in Bethesda, Md., from May 31 to June 2, 2018, courtesy of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center (TALE).

Lilly Conference 2018
(L-R) Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesus, Mary Jo Larcom, Dina Clark, Melissa Cheese, Rodger Benefiel, Kristy Sands and Cassandra Sachar.

Lilly-Bethesda is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For nearly 40 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education.

TALE Outstanding Teaching Award recipients with (L-R) Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesus (TALE director), Victoria Geyfman (finance department), David Fazzino (anthropology department), Claire Lawrence (English department), Steven Welch (management department), and Mark Tapsak (Dean of Graduate Studies and Research).

Outstanding Teachers 2018

Graduating seniors and graduate students, who have earned 15 credits, are invited to submit online a nomination for outstanding teaching. Each student is limited to one nomination. The nomination form requires students compose a narrative indicating why the professor is deserving of the award. The selected professors will receive a plaque and professional development money, funded by the BU Foundation at the May commencement ceremonies.

Seminars/Workshops/Webinars - Archive

First Generation College Students: What to Expect - How to Help (PDF)

Active Learning for Busy Skeptics (and True Believers)

Presentation by Dr. Michael Prince, March 22, 2017

Active Learning    Active Learning

First Generation College Students: What to Expect—How to Help

Two BU faculty members, who were both first generation college students themselves, will take their learning's from a recent Lilly conference as well as their own personal experiences and present one contributing factor to 1st generation college students’ reported lower levels of engagement and academic success in college—limited interaction with faculty members. They will examine 1st generation faculty-student interactions and the correlation with academic success. Strategies will be discussed to increase interaction and hopefully increase 1st generation students' success in college.
Faculty: Beth Rogowsky, Regina Bobak.

First Generation College Students

Lilly Conference - June 2017

Seven Bloomsburg University faculty attended the 2017 International Lilly Conference in Bethesda, Maryland, June 1-4, 2017. Faculty attendance to the conference was sponsored by the TALE Center.

Faculty: Tung Cu, Kai Kuang, Walter Zilz, Dennis Frohlich, Heather Ervin, Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesus, and Erin Brummett.

Lilly Conference