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Teaching and Learning in the Animal Sciences
A Conference to Challenge Old Assumptions and Break New Ground for the 21st Century
June 19-22, 2012, The Lowell Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • To reconsider your teaching in order to operate at the forefront of ideas in college education.
  • To gain insights into how to apply learning theories, effective teaching, and learning assessment methods to meet the needs of animal sciences undergraduate programs.
  • To discuss emerging curriculum issues in the field of animal sciences in relation to industry needs, the NIFA priorities, and the university educational priority needs.
  • To debate how to improve current teaching and learning evaluation practices that serve the learning goals of an undergraduate education in the animal sciences.

Registration desk will open Tuesday June 19. Keynote speakers will provide insights and set the stage for break-out sessions for each of the following five topics:
  • June 20 AM - Session I: Challenges and implications of changes in instructors' demographics. Dr. Ronnie Green (University of Nebraska)
  • June 20 PM - Session II: Challenges and implications of changes in students' demographics. Dr. Ken Esbenshade (North Carolina State University)
  • June 21 AM - Session III: Beyond powerpoint presentations — Creating and delivering new curricula in effective teaching and learning environments. Dr. Frank Robinson (University of Alberta)
  • June 21 PM - Session IV: Fostering scholarship and "opening" the doors of the animal sciences classrooms to diverse stakeholders. Dr. Nancy Irlbeck (Colorado State University)
  • June 22 AM - Session V: Providing incentives, and recognizing and promoting effective teaching among current and future instructors. Dr. Michel Wattiaux (University of Wisconsin)

Acknowledgment: This conference has been made possible by a USDA-HEC grant (NIFA Award #: 2011-38411-30559).
The conference has been designed for a diverse audience including instructors and administrators from Doctoral/Research, Master's, Baccalaureate and minority-serving institutions, Ph.D. students or Post-docs interested in academic careers, and other stakeholders including educational researchers and employers.

The conference will be limited to 90 participants. In an attempt to provide for a diverse group of institutions and individuals, those interested in attending this conference should submit a participation request.

Registration includes some meals (breakfasts, lunches and breaks), conference printed materials, and lodging (Tuesday check-in to Friday check-out) on site at the Lowell Inn or off-site at The Edgewater hotel (overflow registrations).

Because the organizing committee has planned for an interactive conference with multiple opportunities to share ideas and insights, participants are invited to submit a short communication and present it at a poster session.

Please see the download page for postings of conference proceedings, including:
FOLLOW-UP: 1-day workshop July 8, 2013, JAM Indianapolis, June 8, 2013.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Dr. Michel Wattiaux, UW-Madison (Co-Chair), Dr. Jean Bertrand, University of Georgia (Co-chair); Sandy Bertics, UW-Madison, Dr. Dave Buchanan, North Dakota State University; Dr. Hasan Khatib, UW-Madison; Dr. Larry Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences; Dr. David Thomas, UW-Madison; Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences.

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