UD is hosting its annual Summer Faculty Institute. University researchers provide the newest insights in educational research as well as the latest opportunities presented by technological advances. Here are the presentations on tap from College of Health Sciences faculty (a.k.a. the ones you don’t want to miss).

Starting a program to address experiential learning

Date: Wednesday, June 1

Time: 10:20 a.m. – 12 noon, first set of three presentations at this time

Location: 104 Gore Hall

Speakers:

  • Carolyn Haines, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Managed Primary Care Center
  • Jacquie Truluck, Director of Clinical Education, Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

Physical activity monitoring as a source for engaged learning

Date: Wednesday, June 1

Time: 10:20 a.m. – 12 noon, second of three presentations at this time

Location: 104 Gore Hall

Speaker: Jeremy Crenshaw, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Presentation Description: With recent technology, student physical activity can be recorded, automatically updated to a database, and made available as a resource for teaching, research, and health services. The objective of this pilot/feasibility study, to be completed at the end of the Spring 2016 semester, is to create a resource for engaged, experiential learning that concurrently benefits student wellness.

Mindfulness in academia: Refining awareness to foster learner engagement

Date: Thursday, June 2

Time: 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Location: 104 Gore Hall

Speaker: Michael Mackenzie, Director of the Applied Health Behavior Science Laboratory and Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health & Nutrition / Human Development & Family Studies

Presentation description: Closing plenary session. Based on an emerging body of research in the area of Mindfulness in Education, participants will learn to develop and capitalize on both their own and student attentional skills for success in and outside the classroom.

 

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