Event Focuses on Student Learning


Event Focuses on Student Learning
Holly Greene tallks about her poster at last year's Stories of Successful Learning event.

The Bronco Student Center will be overflowing with exhibits that showcase learning in action at Cal Poly Pomona during the second annual Stories of Successful Learning. More than 40 displays highlighting a variety of programs that facilitate student learning will be presented by students, faculty and staff.

The event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ursa Major Suite. Refreshments will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“There are a variety of efforts across campus to promote learning centeredness,” says Dr. Claudia Pinter-Lucke, associate vice president of Undergraduate Studies. “What's better, these presenters are not only doing things but are reflecting on what they've done to make it better the next time around.”

The Student Research & Creative Activity Poster Competition is partnering with this event. About 20 presentations from the competition, hosted by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, will be on display. Last year, students presented research results from topics such as autonomous flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle, appearance codes in delivering a nonverbal communication message, and a campaign to raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur.

The Stories of Successful Learning showcase is designed to give the campus community a better understanding of educational effectiveness and how the university is fulfilling its mission to be learning-centered. This event aims to bolster a campus culture of inquiry, evidence and improvement — all of which are at the core of a learning-centered community.

Several poster presentations focus on teaching and learning techniques such as universal design, field experience, collaborative work and online tutorials. Also on display will be the efforts of university programs such as a redesign of Career Center curriculum, an educational campaign by the Health Center and the Renaissance Scholars program.

For more information about the event, visit www.cpp.edu/learningstories/.