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ACES Call for Applications-Informational Meeting

Date: March 20, 2013
Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Category: Events
Location: Mary and John Gray Library, Room 622

Each academic year, beginning in 2009, an exclusive group of LU faculty has been selected to participate in the Active and Collaborative Engagement for Students (ACES) Fellows program. The ACES Fellows program is designed to allow faculty to redesign an existing class or create a new class using active and collaborative teaching and learning methods. The ACES Fellows program is the vehicle used to promote the development of the classroom into a student-centered learning environment. Current ACES Fellows have implemented innovative strategies that provide students with opportunities to learn independently and from one another and coach them in the skills they need to do so effectively. This student-centered instruction is a broad approach that includes such techniques as substituting active learning experiences for lectures, holding students responsible for material that has not been explicitly discussed in class, assigning open-ended problems requiring critical or creative thinking that cannot be solved by following text examples, involving students in simulations and role-plays, assigning a variety of unconventional writing exercises, and using self-paced and/or cooperative (team-based) learning. Essentially, the ACES Fellows are committed to using teaching strategies that allow students to build a 21st century skill set.

Contact: Melissa Hudler