Flipping the Script Conference: A new perspective on teaching and learning (Dec. 1)

YPSILANTI — When it comes to teaching, while faculty are clearly the content experts, students have a unique perspective on their own learning. And, we should listen to them, and take their perspective seriously.

To this end, Eastern Michigan University’s Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center presents “Flipping the Script,” a student-led teaching and learning conference, which is generously supported by alumnus Kirk Profit. This conference, which will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, will “Flip the Script” to empower the learners to become the teachers, and the teachers to become the learners. The collaboration between faculty and students to make this conference possible, and the ideas we will learn from it, highlights the value of students and faculty working together. 

We encourage faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other members of Eastern’s community to join us for this first-time experience at Eastern. Come for the food (we are offering breakfast, lunch, and a snack), and stay for a presentation or two. (Please register, so we’ll have enough food for you!)  We greatly appreciate any time you can join us; supporting these students and their hard work is just one small way you can support your Eastern community. Presentations, workshops, and panels will cover a multitude of topics, including support for the needs of diverse students, incorporating innovative techniques in the classroom, and understanding the breadth of the student experience here at EMU.  

This conference is an extension of the Faculty Development Center’s Teaching and Learning Together (TaLT) initiative, which aims to "hit the reset button" and enhance connections between students and faculty.  We hope to support and build upon the deeply-held mentoring, connecting, and partnering between students and faculty that are a hallmark of EMU.  This work is part of Eastern Michigan University’s strategic commitment to prioritize student-centered learning and academic success.

Stay tuned to the conference website for more information regarding the schedule and presenters. Click here to access our website for more information and updates, and click here to access our registration form.

(Story submitted by the Faculty Development Center.)

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

November 15, 2023

Written by:
Liv Overbee

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