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Vice provost for academic affairs to open CTL series

The Center for Teaching and Learning will open its 2015 spring speaker series Jan. 20 from 1-3 p.m. with a presentation by Russell J. Mumper, UGA’s vice provost for academic affairs.

The spring speaker series and accompanying workshops are themed around flipping classrooms and engaging students through ­innovative pedagogies.

Mumper’s presentation is titled “A Case for the Flipped Classroom: A Three-Year Longitudinal Study of Student Perception, Engagement and Performance.” In it, he will describe the rationale and motivation for the flipped classroom, how it can be developed and executed, qualitative and quantitative outcomes, and how the experience can lead to further design enhancements and outcomes.

Other speakers in the spring CTL series include Audrey Haynes, Meigs Professor in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs on Jan. 29; Jeb Byers, a professor in UGA’s Odum School of Ecology, on Feb. 17; Nicole Woods, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, on Feb. 25; Tina Harris, Meigs Professor of Communication Studies in UGA’s Franklin College, on March 25; and Julie Golia and Robin M. Katz from the Teach Archives at the Brooklyn Historical Society on March 31.

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