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CTE Seminar: “Pardon the Interruption:” Civility and Cooperation in the College Classroom 1:00-2:30 pm

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Aug 5, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, room 511 Description: "Cell phones going off." "Students coming in late in a loud manner." "Side chatting conversations." These are just some of the behaviors that can disrupt the educational process in the classroom. This workshop deals with creating an atmosphere for promoting appropriate behavior. Techniques for handling inappropriate behavior will also be discussed. About the Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Gabriel is a professor at California State University, Chico. Following 14 years of teaching high school social science, she developed academic support programs for at-risk and unprepared college students at the University of Kansas and the University of Arizona. She also served as a Faculty Development Specialist with the University Teaching Center at the University of Arizona, creating and facilitating workshops on the art and science of teaching for both faculty and graduate teaching assistants. Dr. Gabriel speaks at universities and colleges across the United States. Her book, Starting Behind…Finishing Ahead, is a blueprint for helping at-risk college students succeed. This seminar is co-sponsored by TRIO Programs and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, visit www.sc.edu/cte, email cte@sc.edu or call 803-777-8322.