Presidential Symposium Series Lecture Will Feature Topic of Challenges for Faith-Based Universities

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Dr. Lee S. Shulman, president emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
March 29, 2011

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Dr. Lee S. Shulman, president emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will lecture on "Learning to Profess: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberal Education in Faith-based Universities" at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Kayser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor University campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is a part of the Presidential Symposium Series presented in honor of Baylor President Ken Starr's first year in office. The series features scholars from across the United States speaking on topics relevant to the Baylor mission.

Shulman, who served as the eighth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is also Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and a founding co-director of the Institute for Research on Teaching.

He is a frequent speaker regarding the study of teaching, the education of teachers and cultures in higher education. His recent research is on the improvement of teaching in elementary, secondary and university settings; new approaches to the assessment of teaching; and the methods and quality of educational research.

Shulman also is the former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and of the National Academy of Education. He has received AERA's career award for Distinguished Contributions to Educational Research and the American Psychological Association's E.L. Thorndike Award for Distinguished Psychological Contributions to Education.

For more information, call (254) 710-3555 or visit www.baylor.edu/president/symposium.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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