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CASTL Institute Focuses on Scholarly Learning

CASTL Institute Focuses on Scholarly Learning

More than 175 scholars, faculty and administrators from across the country will be attending the Creighton University-sponsored 2008 Carnegie ‘s Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Institute.

The event, which will be held June 4-7, at the Gallup’s Riverfront Campus, is designed to create a community of learners committed to the scholarly investigation of student learning. It will offer a variety of developmental opportunities to faculty, scholars, and administrators who wish to develop and promote the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) as well as explore how institutions of higher education are examining ways to measure the excellence they all profess and encourage.

This year’s theme, “Professional Dispositions and Values,” was selected to broaden the academic dialogue to include professional communities and was a primary reason to hold the institute “out in the community.” Presentations, workshops, mentoring conversations, panel discussions and networking opportunities are all part of the meeting.

Forty-three scholars will also present their research for critical mentor discussion on topics ranging from student writing skills and political engagement, to exploring culture in teaching.

Keynote speakers include Anna Richert, professor of Education and director of the Teachers for Tomorrow’s School MA Program at Mills College, Oakland, Calif. She will discuss her work as a Carnegie Scholar which focused on the use of web-based representations in teaching.

Robert C. Lockwood, partner with the Gallup Organization, will highlight his work to build student, centric, accountability-driven and trust-based institutions.

William Sullivan, co-director of the Carnegie Foundation’s Preparation for the Professions Program, will highlight his examination between formal training and practical reflection in effective education.

More information and a complete schedule of activities can be found at

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