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Josh Reinhart
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Phone: 217-581-7400
Fax: 217-581-8444

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Charleston, IL 61920

Dec 10, 2012


Professional Development

On Thursday, Jan. 10, Faculty Development and the Center for Academic Technology Support are pleased to launch a collaborative, half-day symposium that promotes excellence in teaching and learning on Easternís campus. We see this as an opportunity to learn from and discuss pedagogical practices and issues with EIU faculty who are actively engaged in examining teaching and learning in their disciplines. This conversation will be sparked by a visiting scholar, Michael Wesch, who will give the opening plenary talk. There will be a break out session following his presentation and then a working lunch in which faculty will have the opportunity to discuss with each other the concepts Wesch introduces.

Dubbed "the Explainer" by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. His videos on culture, technology, education and information have been viewed by millions, translated in more than 15 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, and he was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.

Faculty are encouraged to bring their students to the plenary talk. Lunch will be provided for faculty who register. A detailed schedule can be found here. Registration is available here. For more information, please contact 581-7051 or email

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Dec 06, 2012


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