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NSF New Century Scholars Workshop

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Below is a message about an NSF sponsored workshop on teaching and learning for junior engineering faculty to be held this summer at Stanford University. You are encouraged to apply and/or share this announcement with colleagues who may find it if int erest. 

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Dear Colleagues: 

This summer, Stanford University will offer an Engineering Education Scholars Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation - "New Century Scholars: Teaching, Learning, and Your Academic Career." The workshop will be held August 2-7, and is des igned for engineering faculty with 1-3 years of experience in their positions. Workshop activities will help faculty understand learning and teaching practices which support effective learning among all students, and will addresses the integration of thi s knowledge with other forms of scholarship, recognizing multiple demands for faculty productivity. Participants will work actively to re-design courses and instructional strategies, taking into consideration new information and research concerning teachi ng, learning, and academic careers. 

Topics include: course design, elements of effective lecturing, project-based learning, technology in teaching, inclusive classroom learning, learning styles, time and stress management, developing a career strategy, and balance in personal and profes sional lives. 

Please bring this workshop to the attention of any eligible faculty. Workshop costs are covered by NSF; participants require only travel monies from their home institutions. Priority for participation will go to pairs of engineering faculty members fr om the same institution. Applications, due April 1, and further information are available on the web site, 

We appreciate your help in alerting appropriate faculty to this opportunity. 


* Sheri Sheppard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford 
* Richard M. Reis, Ph.D., Associate Director, Stanford Learning Lab 
* Michele Marincovich, Ph.D., Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford 
* Carol B. Muller, Ph.D., President, Blue Sky Consulting