A group of Belmont faculty members recently participated in the August 2016 Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching in Asheville, North Carolina. Drs. Jenny Crowell, social work, Cynthia Curtis, religion, Mike Pinter, mathematics and the Teaching Center, Robbie Pinter, English and Jennifer Thomas, biology and Teaching Center joined professors from around the country in workshop sessions on the conference’s theme, “Creating Innovative Learning Experiences in Higher Education.”
Curtis and Robbie Pinter presented a session entitled “Memoir: Reading and Writing Life in a Learning Community” where they offered details of their experience teaching in a Learning Community during the spring 2016 semester including goals and outcomes. Mike Pinter and Thomas presented a session entitled “BeATLe Readers: A New Spin on Book Groups” that described the Teaching Center’s 2015-16 initiative with in-semester applied teaching and learning reading groups and included outcomes.