25th Annual Campuswide Workshops for Graduate TAs

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nebraska Union

This year's program will feature various teaching skills sessions, a lunch buffet, and a set of disciplinary breakout sessions, all sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Terry Doyle

Dr. Terry Doyle is an author, nationally recognized educational consultant, and Professor of Reading at Ferris State University where he has worked for the past 38 years. From 1998 to 2009 he served as the Senior Instructor for Faculty Development and Coordinator of the New Faculty Transition Program for the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at Ferris State.

Dr. Doyle has presented over seventy workshops on teaching and learning topics at regional, national, and international conferences since 2000. During the past five years he has worked with faculty in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, South Korea, Canada and faculty on one hundred and forty different college and university campuses across the United States on ways to develop a learner centered approach to teaching.

He is the author of the book Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice that was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Selected New Books in Higher Education in 2012 and the book Helping Students Learn in a Learner Center Environment: A Guide to Teaching in Higher Education which was just translated into Chinese.

His newest book – The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain – was co-authored with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek and was written for college and high school students. The book has been described as breaking new ground in helping students understand how learning happens and also suggests a new paradigm for how students should prepare themselves for learning. The New Science of Learning was a finalist for the 2013 USA Best Book Award in the Education/Academic category.