18th Annual CELT Conference on Learning and Teaching
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday,
October 17-19, 2012
Presented by the CSU, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Registration Closed. Walk ins welcomed. Check out the CELT Conference Schedule
Sponsored by California State University, Chico, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee (FRAS), and the Office of the Provost, the 2012 CELT Conference offers a wide variety of sessions that will engage faculty, staff, and students in a thoughtful exploration of the nature of learning and teaching.
This year’s CELT Conference theme, Active, Engaged Learning, highlights sessions in instruction, classroom management, interdisciplinary curriculum, internationalization, the use of appropriate technology to enhance student learning, civic engagement, and interdisciplinary curriculum.
CELT is Proud to Host Brenda Allen, Conference Keynote
Brenda J. Allen, PhD, will present the conference keynote, Difference Matters: Forming a More Inclusive Learning Community highlighting the advantages of diversity and why it matters in a higher education setting. She will also share insights on how to accomplish the University’s diversity plan. The keynote is scheduled Thursday, October 18, 1:00 PM. In addition to the keynote, Dr. Allen will present a CELT conference session, Inclusive Teaching Strategies, and a diversity workshop for students.
Brenda J. Allen (Ph.D., Howard University) is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver. She also is a Professor of Communication and she serves as Master Mentor of the Tenure Track Faculty Mentoring Program at the university. Her research and teaching areas are organizational communication, diversity, group communication, and critical pedagogy. Among her numerous publications is a groundbreaking book entitled Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity (2nd Ed., 2011, Waveland Press). In addition to performing her duties at the University, she presents keynote speeches and conducts workshops and consultations on a range of topics, including self-empowerment, diversity, strategic planning, presentational speaking, and teamwork.
Dr. Allen has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication from the National Communication Association (2004). In January 2006, she received the first Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement for Commitment to Diversity at the University of Colorado Denver. She also was named a Master Teacher (2007-2008) by the Western States Communication Association. In 2011, she received the first Annual Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring from the University of Colorado Denver and the Paul H. Boase Prize for Scholarship from Ohio University; she also was the Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecturer at the National Communication Association’s annual convention.
Educators are invited to join Professor Allen, and hundreds of Chico State faculty, staff, and students and take advantage of this educational and professional networking opportunity.
CELT Conference Awards Luncheon
All conference participants are cordially invited to attend the CELT Conference Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, October 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. CELT will honor Outstanding Teacher, Ann Schulte, PhD, School of Education and Outstanding Academic Advisor, Jed Wyrick, PhD, Department of Religious Studies.
The conference and luncheon are complimentary, but require registration.
Registration Closed. Walk ins welcomed.
For more information please call the CSU, Chico Continuing Education office, 530-898-6105, or the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 530-898-3094.
Disability Accommodations and Services: If you need accommodation or access information please contact the Continuing Education office, 530-898-6105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.