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Cal State L.A. hosts CSU Symposium on University Teaching

March 9, 2015

Hundreds of faculty members from across the CSU will share innovative ideas, strategies for improving classroom teaching

What:  Cal State L.A. has been selected to host this year’s California State University Symposium on University Teaching on March 13 and 14. Featuring 30 posters and 56 presentations geared toward improving classroom teaching, the symposium is called "GRIT--Exploring Perseverance, Mindset and Character in the Classroom." Grit refers to the non-cognitive ability to focus on a goal with passion and persistence.

Who:  More than 300 faculty members from 20 CSU campuses will converge at Cal State L.A. for a celebration and exploration of building character, persistence, mindset, and focus in the classroom.

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Rachel Beattie of Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Beattie will speak on “Productive Persistence: Tenacity + Good Strategies: A Practical Theory of Student Success.” Winkelmes will discuss “Transparent Teaching and Learning Strategies that Enhance Students' Success.”

When:  Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14.

Where:  Cal State L.A. Golden Eagle Ballroom and University-Student Union. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Public (dispenser) parking is available in Lot 5 or upper level of Parking Structure C. For campus map and directions:

More:  For the symposium schedule:

Info:  For details, call the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-6594.

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