Jay Morris will lead Thursday's Provost's Conversation: "Reaching the Modern Learner"


The Center for Learning and Teaching
invites you to participate in

The Provost’s Conversations on
Teaching and Learning
a brown bag lunch series *
These conversations are intended to gather faculty members
from all across the campus to share, to think, 
and to reflect on a wide range of teaching and learning issues.
Come join the first conversation in this semester’s series:

Theory and Practice:
Reaching the Modern Learner

led by
Jay Morris
Senior Lecturer
Computer Science

Thursday, January 17  12:30-1:30pm
Learning Commons Conference Room
Perry Library


Presented by the Center for Learning and Teaching, the Office of Distance Learning,
and the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Carol Simpson

For more information:  http://clt.odu.edu/pctl

Questions?  e-mail clt@odu.edu or phone 683-4252


* CLT will provide light refreshments


The Provost’s Conversations on Teaching and Learning are open to all faculty members, and offer the opportunity to reflect and share about the teaching and learning process.


On Thursday, January 17, Jay Morris will lead a Conversation entitled “Theory and Practice: Reaching the Modern Learner” from 12:30-1:30 in the Learning Commons Conference Room at Perry Library.


Jay Morris is in his 15th year teaching in the Department of Computer Science, following just as many years teaching in the public schools.  Twice nominated for the Tandy Technology Scholars Award for Excellence in Teaching, he holds lifetime certificates in K12 Mathematics, Physics, General Science, and Computer Science.  He earned an MSME (1993) and an MPhil (1995) from Yale University.


Twice he has been recognized as “most influential faculty” by Computer Science honor graduates.  He received the ODU Distinguished Educator Award (2011) and several Gold Star Awards. Morris is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


His Conversation will focus on effective techniques for instruction – from Madeline Hunter’s ITIP to Ramsden’s six keys.  Morris promises to support and criticize, “mercilessly pointing out” their strengths and weaknesses.


Morris hopes to open a debate about the changing role of the professor in the classroom – not only as a lecturer and pontificator, but as mentor, role model, counselor, enforcer, and the “hundred other opportunities for personal growth in the land of the ivory tower.”


For more information about the Provost’s Conversations on Teaching and Learning series, including highlights from past years’ Conversations and a calendar of upcoming Conversation dates, visit the Conversations’ website at http://clt.odu.edu/pctl – or you can view past Conversations on your iPad.  To get the app, search the App Store for CLT ODU on your iPad or use your Web browser to view the iTunes preview



Posted By: Alison Schoew
Date: Sun Jan 13 16:46:45 EST 2013