Students to Exchange Ideas at the "Lounge" on Effective Learning

Students to Exchange Ideas at the "Lounge" on Effective Learning

The Faculty Learning Community that is studying ?How Well Are Students Learning?? and Associated Students Inc. will bring students together to share ideas about effective learning and teaching techniques at the Exchange Lounge on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 3:30-6 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center?s Ursa Minor Room.

The event will feature up to 150 Cal Poly Pomona students participating in three individual 2-hour discussion sessions. In each session, students will brainstorm within a small group on ways to improve teaching and learning at the university.

Faculty facilitators will list all brainstorming ideas and responses to questions, and then students will vote for what they feel are the most important or effective responses.

The findings will allow the Faculty Learning Community to compare students' attitudes and ideas about effective teaching and learning assessment practices with those of faculty and administrators.

The Faculty Learning Community is a multidisciplinary group of eight faculty members engaging in a yearlong program to enhance teaching and learning. The group will present the results of its analysis to the campus community through a Web site and by hosting an Assessment Workshop for university faculty. In addition, the results will be presented at the American Association for Higher Education National Conference on Assessment in June.

The Exchange Lounge will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a reception featuring live acoustic music and a coffee and juice bar with sandwiches and pastries. Group sessions will begin at 4 p.m. Childcare will be provided for students who request it through online registration. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage their students to register.

For more information or to register, visit A free gift will be given to each registrant, and at the lounge, each participant will be entered into a prize drawing.