March 2, 2009
Written by: Jessica BehnhamTexas Tech University will host the 5th Annual Conference on Advancing Teaching and Learning Thursday and Friday (March 5 & 6). During the conference, workshops will take place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the Teaching Learning and Technology Center and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Merket Alumni Center. The conference will feature Diane Halpern, a renowned teacher and scholar who has written extensively on the topic of critical thinking. On Thursday, Texas Tech and Wayland Baptist University faculty members will lead conference workshops. Halpern will present a morning session about the development and establishment of critical thinking in the classroom, and an afternoon session that highlights the pressures of combining academic careers and family responsibilities. The conference is co-sponsored by the Texas Tech Office of the President, the Rawls College of Business, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and Wayland Baptist University. Other sponsors include the Texas Tech Honors College, the College of Outreach and Distance Education, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Arts and Sciences. Registration for the event is free, and a complimentary lunch will be provided each day at noon. To register, visit http://www.tltc.ttu.edu/content/asp/conferences/atalc/ConfRegistration/Register.aspx. CONTACT: Suzanna Tapp, unit assistant director, Teaching Learning and Technology Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742- 0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.