Date: 23 May 2014 | Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm| Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru
Fees: Early Bird RM300 (USD 150) | Normal Fees RM400 (USD 200)
RICHARD M. FELDER
Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Richard M. Felder, Ph.D., is Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received the B.Ch.E. degree from the City College of New York and the Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University, and worked for the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Harwell, England) and Brookhaven National Laboratory before joining the North Carolina State faculty. He is the coauthor of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005), which has been used as the text for the introductory chemical engineering course by roughly 90% of American chemical engineering departments and at many international institutions for over three decades, and has authored or coauthored over 300 papers on chemical process engineering and engineering education. His honors include the R.J. Reynolds Industries Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Extension, the Chemical Manufacturers Association National Catalyst Award, the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award for innovation in engineering education, the AIChE Warren K. Lewis Award for contributions to Chemical Engineering Education, the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division Lifetime Achievement Award for Pedagogical Scholarship, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education (2010, first recipient), the ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education (2012, first recipient), honorary doctorates from the State University of New York and the University of Illinois, and a number of national and regional awards for his publications on engineering education. Many of those publications can be found at <http://www.ncsu.edu/effective_teaching>.
President, Education Designs, Inc. Cary, North Carolina, USA
Rebecca Brent, Ed.D., is President of Education Designs, Inc., a consulting firm in Cary, North Carolina. Her academic degrees are from Millsaps College (B.A. in Education), Mississippi State University (M.Ed.), and Auburn University (Ed.D.), and she holds a Certificate in Evaluation Practice from the Evaluators’ Institute at George Washington University. Her areas of expertise include staff development in engineering and the sciences, teacher preparation, evaluation of educational programs at both precollege and college levels, and classroom uses of instructional technology. She has published roughly 100 articles on those topics. Prior to undertaking full-time consulting, she was an Associate Professor of Education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
As anyone who has attempted to present a seminar or workshop on teaching to faculty members in science, mathematics, or engineering knows, the participants at such programs may not all be warmly receptive. Many may believe that subject knowledge is all that is needed to teach effectively, and they are quick to dismiss as irrelevant any material on pedagogy that they cannot immediately connect to their disciplines.
Presenting an effective teaching workshop to academic staff in technical fields requires answering these questions:
- How can I design and promote a workshop that will attract substantial numbers of participants?
- How can I select content that is relevant to the learning interests and needs of the participants, especially when those interests and needs may vary and I cannot be sure in advance what they are?
- What can I do to make the workshop instructive and enjoyable? How can I get the participants actively involved? What mistakes should I avoid?
- What problems might arise before and during the workshop (logistical problems associated with scheduling and registration, time management, difficult participants, equipment failure, etc.)? How should I deal with them?
This workshop provides answers to all of these questions.