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LT@UC 2019 | Learning & Teaching at UC Conference

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 **REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4***

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Designed for Impact: Building Transferable Skills for Lifelong Learners
 
Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to register for the fourth-annual Learning and Teaching at UC Conference (LT@UC), to be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 in the Langsam Library Digital Commons. This year’s theme, Designed for Impact, focuses on our efforts to cultivate students' transferable skills for careers and lifelong learning. Presentations will focus on pedagogies, philosophies and practices aimed at providing students with, in the words of Cathy Davidson’s The New Education, “an intellectual toolkit of ideas and tactics that are as interactive and dexterous as our post-Internet world demands” (14).

Key topics might include: metacognition, mindfulness, reflection, adaptability, wellness, mindset, critical thinking, flexibility, job skills, innovation, competencies, assessment, machine learning, curricular and co-curricular (re)design, interdisciplinary teaching, trans-disciplinarity, inclusion and equity, digital scholarship, digital learning technologies, digital citizenship, and community impact. 

LT@UC is presented by the Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning (AFTL), the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L), IT@UC's Enterprise Academic Technologies (EAT), and UC Libraries (UCL). 

 

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Developing Transferrable Skills for Lifelong Learners

As instructors and mentors, faculty embrace multiple roles and a range of strategies to prepare students for future success. Questions that emerge for higher education include what are the transferrable skills that are most desired beyond graduation and what strategies might we employ to most successfully engender those skills in our students? This presentation will highlight recent employer research studies, including AAC&U’s latest report entitled Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work. 

Participants will leave with clarity regarding the types of skills employers expect of college graduates today as well as instructional strategies and programs to employ to successfully foster those skills.

C. Edward Watson, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives and Interim CIO with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and formerly Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia. Dr. Watson is nationally recognized for expertise in active learning, classroom practice, course design, faculty development, student learning outcomes assessment, general education, ePortfolios, open education resources, student success, and as a futurist for higher education.

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A Method of Teaching Transferable Skills at UC
Lunch presentation: Jeff Zalar • 12:10-1:00 PM

The two elemental functions of university teaching are to transmit disciplinary knowledge and to train the mind in cognitive skills—analytical perspicacity, logical coherence, higher-order reading comprehension, dialectical maturity, etc.—transferable to any field of professional endeavor.  While the former is obvious to us, the latter has recently come front and center in elaborating the enduring value of university education.  This talk identifies the transferable skills characteristic of higher learning and offers an approach to teaching them at UC.

Jeff Zalar is an Associate Professor of History and the inaugural holder of the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of Cincinnati. 

 

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