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Testimonials of SITE customers. 

I have utilized their online classes, live presentations, and consultancy services. In each case I was able to acquire new pedagogical knowledge and skills, practice scenarios in a safe environment, and receive expert feedback to enhance my teaching. The consultancy service is a particular source of ongoing help. An added benefit of the SITE is that as a tenure-track professor I am able to use my SITE activities in my teaching portfolio as evidence of my commitment to the teaching mission of Penn State.

Harleah G. Buck

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

The Teaching Professor

Check out the article Active Learning Wins in the June/July Issue of The Teaching Professor.

Learning Design
Summer Camp

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Institute consultant Kathy Jackson is lead planner for the event.

During June Luncheon, Provost Shares Vision for Promoting Teaching Excellence

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During a luncheon with department heads at the Schreyer Institute, Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones shared some of his vision on how to promote teaching excellence.

In addition to his suggestions, he asked the group for their thoughts on how to “elevate the role of teaching in a strategic way.” The group discussed ideas on how to do this in both word and deed, such as referring to teaching as an “opportunity” instead of a “load;” continuing to find ways to promote balance when it comes to teaching, learning and service; and encouraging teaching even while serving as an administrator. The group also discussed ways to provide quality learning experiences for all Penn State students, such as by offering an array of options for students to take classes from recognized researchers/teachers or offering more opportunities for undergraduates to do research.

It was a pleasure to bring together the Provost and department heads to further the conversation about teaching excellence.

6/30/15

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