Baylor to Host Community College Faculty Conference Oct. 11

Sept. 25, 1996

WACO, Texas - Baylor University's School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences will host the third annual Community College Faculty Conference from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Barfield Drawing Room and the Houston Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Dr. Chester Hastings, professor of educational administration, said the conference is aimed at teaching and learning. "We are trying to meet the professional development needs of community college faculty members utilizing Baylor's expertise," he said.

More than 150 faculty members from across the state are expected to attend the conference this year with most coming from community colleges in Central Texas.

Beginning at 9 a.m., the first session "As Adults Learn" will be led by Dr. Larry Browning, professor of curriculum and instruction at Baylor, in Barfield Drawing Room.

Two sessions will be held from 10 a.m.-10:50 a.m. Dr. Ann Karaffa, professor of curriculum and instruction at Baylor will lead "Models of Teaching and Learning" in the drawing room, and Dr. Betty Jo Monk, associate dean of the School of Education, will lead "Conflict Resolution in the Classroom" in the Houston Room on the third floor of the student center.

Two more sessions will be held from 11-11:50 a.m. Dr. Richard Miller, psychology and sociology instructor at Navarro College, will lead "Learning Styles and Their Applications" in the drawing room, and Michael Jones, multimedia course coordinator for IDEA Center at Texas State Technical College, Waco, will lead "Basics of Powerpoint" in the Houston Room.

Charles L. Burnside, executive director for Texas Community College Teachers Association, will lead the second session "The Teaching Profession: Problems and Prospects" from 1:10 p.m.-2:10 p.m. in the drawing room.

Two additional sessions will take place from 2:10 p.m.-3 p.m. Dr. Dan McGee, professor of religion at Baylor, will discuss "Ethics in Student-Faculty Relationships" in the drawing room, and Chris Jones, coordinator of Baylor's Technology Center for Professional Development & Technology, will lead "The New Technology: Challenging Learners in the Information Age" in Room 139 of the Draper Academic Building.

"One of a Kind" enrichment opportunities will be offered from 3:05-4 p.m. at the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village, Strecker Museum-Waco Mammoth Site Exhibit or the Armstrong Browning Library. Participants can choose to take advantage of one the opportunities.

Cost of the conference is $30. Lunch is included. For more information, contact the Department of Educational Administration at (817) 755-3117.

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