Faculty Invited To Learning-Centered Workshop


Faculty Invited To Learning-Centered Workshop
Terrence Doyle

Cal Poly Pomona faculty members are invited to attend a workshop on Friday, Feb. 9, to hear Terrence Doyle lend his expertise on student engagement in a learning-center environment.

Doyle, who is chief instructor of faculty development at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., will lead the workshop titled “Helping Students to Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment,” at 9 a.m. and again at 1:15 p.m. at the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor.

For the past two years, Doyle has worked with dozens of faculty members at Ferris State to develop courses that are learner-centered. This process addresses three major areas of preparation.

The first area addresses ways that teachers could become more engaging in a learner-centered classroom. The second area addresses changes that students would have to make to learn in that environment. The third area focuses on what faculty would have to do to help students adapt to their new roles and responsibilities. Doyle's workshop will focus on the later two.

Doyle is a professor of reading and learning disabilities at Ferris State where he has taught for the past 29 years. For the past eight years he has been Ferris State's chief instructor for faculty development and coordinator of the year-long New Faculty Transition Program.

For more information about his work visit: http://www.ferris.edu/.

The Faculty Center for Profession Development is hosting the workshops. For more information and online registration, visit: http://www.cpp.edu/~facultycenter.