Apr 04, 2013
Humboldt State will host its fourth Institute for Student Success Aug. 20 on the HSU campus.
The goal of the one-day professional event is to provide staff, faculty, and administrators with information and strategies to support student learning needs and enhance student success. The Institute consists of a variety of workshops on effective learning, mentoring and the student experience.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. In addition to leading a research program in optical physics at Harvard, Mazur is interested in education and education research, science policy and outreach. In 1990, he began developing Peer Instruction, a method for teaching large lecture classes interactively. He is also author of Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual and helped produce the DVD Interactive Teaching.
Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to submit proposals sharing their experiences, ideas and strategies for supporting student success. Collaboration among staff and faculty across disciplines is encouraged.
The deadline to submit workshop and poster proposals is April 10 at noon. To submit a proposal online, visit humboldt.edu/institute. Submitters will be notified of their acceptance April 15.
The fall institute will be held Aug. 20 on the HSU campus. Registration begins April 29.