Belmont Faculty Present at Lilly Conference on College Teaching

Fifteen faculty members from across Belmont University, associated with the Teaching Center and the Office of General Education, recently contributed six presentations at the 34rd Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching.  The theme for the 2014 conference, held November 19-22 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.” At the Lilly Conference, faculty scholars of teaching and learning from across the United States and from select international institutions share innovative pedagogies and have vibrant discussions about teaching and learning. The six presentations from Belmont faculty all stem from ongoing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects and collaborations.  These presentations included:

America 2050: Examining the Challenges of Representation in a Diverse, Multilingual/Multicultural Society
Frank Gorgie, Political Science, Belmont University

Helping College Students Succeed by Encouraging a “Growth Mindset”
Peter Giordano, Psychological Science, Belmont University
Mike Pinter, Mathematics, Belmont University

Zombies in the Classroom? Popular Culture as a Student Engagement Strategy
Jason Lovvorn, English, Belmont University
Sue Trout, English, Belmont University

Trans-Disciplinary Teaching Exchange: Forging Faculty Connections to Broaden Student Perspectives
John Watson, Art Department, Belmont University
Abbie DeBlasis, College of Law, Belmont University
Edgar Diaz-Cruz, Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Science, Belmont University
Jessica Mueller, Theater and Dance Department, Belmont University
Maria Neophytou, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Belmont University
Mitchell McCoy, Foreign Languages Department, Belmont University

From Serendipitous Connections to Curriculum Overhaul: Three Professors Discover Interdisciplinary Potential in a Study Abroad Program to Geneva
Andrea Stover, English, Belmont University
Ruby Dunlap, Nursing, Belmont University
John Paine, English, Belmont University

A Student Code of Conduct: Development, Implementation, and Evolution
Jennifer Thomas, Biology, Belmont University
Peter Giordano, Psychological Science, Belmont University