March 15, 2017
The theme for the 2017 NJEDge Faculty-to-Faculty Showcase is Ensuring Student Success. The life cycle of a student’s tenure begins once the student is identified by the institution through graduation and, hopefully, continues to when the alumni becomes a benefactor and donor. Central to student success are effective teaching by the faculty; learning by the students; mentoring; student engagement with faculty and other students, and content. The 2017 NJEDge Faculty to Faculty Best Practices Showcase – Ensuring Student Success -- creates an opportunity for faculty to share their innovative integration of teaching and learning. The showcase’s mission is to be the forum to show best practices that improve learning, engage students, explore teaching methods, and assist faculty on how to apply tried-and-true pedagogy in their teaching with technology.
The NJEDge.Net Faculty Best Practices Showcase is an excellent venue to showcase your work, work-in-progress or posters to the NJ Higher Ed and K-12 communities. Presentations are 25 minutes in length and covers innovative uses of technology and instructional methodologies. It’s very accessible and economic way to show your best practices, one that does not rely solely on the conference allocation from your department. Presenters are only charged $35 while attendees pay $50. Affiliates who want to exhibit are charged $200 for the opportunity.
This year we are highlighting best practices that ensure student success, with additional tracks in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and gamification.
Vendors: Academic vendors only. Specializing in support for faculty, instructional design and professional staff. Contact Sheri Prupis at prupis@NJEDge.Net
Dr. Paff joined the faculty at Penn State Berks, one of Penn State University’s regional campus colleges, in 2001. Integrating professional experience as a certified public accountant (CPA) with subsequent training as an economist, she teaches introductory and advanced courses in accounting, business and economics. Lolita’s pedagogical interests are classroom and online interaction, metacognition and critical learning skills, learning-centered instruction, and the implications of teacher power and control on student learning. She has published research on class participation and student interaction in technical courses and received the 2014 MERLOT Classics Award in Business, a peer reviewed national honor, for authoring an exemplary online learning resource. She serves on the boards of national teaching, learning, and academic leadership conferences and leads faculty development workshops internationally on a variety of topics.
Lolita received her BS in Accounting from The College of New Jersey, MBA from Seton Hall University, and Ph.D. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.