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Annual Teaching Award Ceremony & Reception
Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Annual Teaching Award Ceremony & Reception

The entire campus community is invited to join us as we celebrate teaching at Rice and—in particular—those instructors who care very deeply about student learning. There will be a wine and appetizer reception in Herring Hall 129 following the ceremony. All students, faculty, alumni, and staff are encouraged to attend! No RSVP required.

2016 Brown Lecture on Teaching Excellence:
Presented by Yousif Shamoo
2015 Recipient, George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Vice Provost for Research
Professor of Biosciences
Wiess Career Development Chair
Director, Institute of Biosciences & Bioengineering

Awards Presented:
George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching
George R. Brown Awards for Superior Teaching
Charles W. Duncan Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty
Nicolas Salgo Outstanding Teaching Award
Presidential Award for Mentoring
Sarah A. Burnett Teaching Prize in the Social Sciences
Sophia Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching (Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award)
NEW! STC Teaching Award (for Student-Taught Courses)
(T+R)^2 Award, School of Engineering

A special presentation of the George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit will be made to Michael C. Gustin, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The Certificate bestows the status of honorary lifetime recipient, and its winners are retired from the Brown competition.

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Mikki Hebl: Baylor University’s Cherry Award Lecture
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Mikki Hebl: Baylor University’s Cherry Award Lecture

Mikki Hebl, Professor of Psychology, is a finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award—a national teaching award housed at Baylor University.  As a finalist, she has already won $15,000 for herself and $10,000 for her department.  If she wins the award, she will receive $250,000 for herself and $25,000 for her department.  This award is a tremendous honor and is only given out once every two years.  More information on the award can be found here.

As a finalist, Mikki must give one lecture at Baylor and one here at Rice.  The home-base lecture will take place on Monday, October 5th, at 4:00 in McMurtry Auditorium.  Our Provost will offer welcoming remarks, and a reception will follow the event.  The Center for Teaching Excellence is coordinating the details for the lecture, and we are hoping that many from the Rice community will consider attending.

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2015 University Teaching Award Ceremony and Reception
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

2015 University Teaching Award Ceremony and Reception

The entire campus community is invited to join us as we celebrate teaching at Rice and—in particular—those instructors who care very deeply about student learning.

Awards:
(T + R)^2 Award, School of Engineering
Sarofim Teaching Award, School of Humanities
Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award
Presidential Award for Mentoring
Nicolas Salgo Outstanding Teacher Award
Charles W. Duncan Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty
George R. Brown Awards for Superior Teaching
George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching
George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit

2015 Brown Lecture on Teaching Excellence:
“Common Lessons from the Common Wealth”
Michael O. Emerson, PhD
Allyn & Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology
2014 Recipient, George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Wine reception following ceremony. All students, faculty, alumni, & staff welcome!

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TA Training for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

TA Training for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Are you a graduate or undergraduate student working as teaching assistant (TA) this semester? If so, please join the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 in Humanities 117 from 7- 8:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn some valuable tips, ask questions, and find out how to make the most of your experience working as a TA. Both new and experienced TA’s are welcome to attend. We will have cookies!!

Topics will include:

  • Communication with your faculty supervisor
  • Time and scheduling concerns
  • Developing and using a grading rubric
  • Conducting a class/lab
  • Office hours and working with students outside of class
  • Rice’s Amorous Relations Policy for graduate and undergraduate TAs
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De Lange Conference IX: Teaching in the University of Tomorrow (Day 2)
Oct
14
7:30 AM07:30

De Lange Conference IX: Teaching in the University of Tomorrow (Day 2)

  • Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to participate in this forward-looking forum designed to contemplate the rapidly evolving changes in university teaching in response to disruptive technologies and global forces. The program features renowned educators and innovators from a variety of disciplines in lectures, discussions, teaching demonstrations and interactive workshops.

Looking broadly, this conference begins with exploring our historical understanding of teaching, learning, and the goals of university education and moves to addressing questions regarding the future.  How do contemporary transformations affect our perceptions of teaching?  How might technological advances -- those existing as well as those anticipated -- impact when, where, and how we teach?   The De Lange Conference IX on October 13-14, 2014 will provide a setting in which collective reflection on these issues will occur in concert with the opportunity to experience, envision, and discuss ways of transforming our own teaching practices.

Online registration now open through September 29, 2014. View the complete conference schedule here.

Organized and hosted by De Lange Conferences, Scientia: Institute for the History of Science and Culture, and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

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De Lange Conference IX: Teaching in the University of Tomorrow (Day 1)
Oct
13
7:30 AM07:30

De Lange Conference IX: Teaching in the University of Tomorrow (Day 1)

  • Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to participate in this forward-looking forum designed to contemplate the rapidly evolving changes in university teaching in response to disruptive technologies and global forces. The program features renowned educators and innovators from a variety of disciplines in lectures, discussions, teaching demonstrations and interactive workshops.

Looking broadly, this conference begins with exploring our historical understanding of teaching, learning, and the goals of university education and moves to addressing questions regarding the future.  How do contemporary transformations affect our perceptions of teaching?  How might technological advances -- those existing as well as those anticipated -- impact when, where, and how we teach?   The De Lange Conference IX on October 13-14, 2014 will provide a setting in which collective reflection on these issues will occur in concert with the opportunity to experience, envision, and discuss ways of transforming our own teaching practices.

Online registration now open through September 29, 2014. View the complete conference schedule here.

Organized and hosted by De Lange Conferences, Scientia: Institute for the History of Science and Culture, and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

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