Trencher to Discuss Engaging Students in Large Classrooms

Posted: October 8, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Susan Trencher, acting chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will present “Engaging Students in Large Classrooms” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room H. The session is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Instructional Resource Center.

During her presentation, attendees will view video clips from a lecture and see how she uses effective communication methods to motivate her students to actively participate in class discussions. Trencher, winner of a George Mason Teaching Excellence award in 1995, currently teaches Introduction to Anthropology, Cultures in Comparative Perspective, Contemporary Controversies in Anthropology, and Anthropological Linguistics.

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Instructional Resource Center also cosponsor an event on Friday, Oct. 25, at noon in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room C. Faculty members from the College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) will share experiences about their distance learning activities. Topics include how distance learning activities are working in CNHS; engaging students in an online environment; facilitating and meeting learning objectives; and integrating student support activities.

For more information, contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at (703) 993-8652 or lfathe@mason.gmu.edu.

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