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Five Lycoming College faculty members attended the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching in Washington, D.C., June 3-5. In attendance were Dr. Cullen Chandler, assistant professor of history, Alison Gregory, assistant professor and instructional services librarian, Dr. Mary Morrison, assistant professor of biology, Sue Nelson, assistant professor and instructional services librarian, and Dr. Todd Preston, assistant professor of English. Lycoming was one of the co-sponsors of the conference, which drew participants from 116 colleges and universities around the country.
At the conference, Lycoming faculty presented three posters. Chandler and Gregory presented "Sleeping with the Enemy: Wikipedia in the College Classroom." Morrison presented "Brains Are Us! Learning by Teaching: Neuroscience Education in Elementary Schools with Undergraduates as Activity Leaders." Nelson and Preston presented "Explore! Discover! Contribute! Identifying, Selecting and Appraising the Jewels of the Discipline."
Forty posters were presented at the conference. Chandler and Gregory's poster was awarded one of three "Best Poster" prizes, based on participant feedback about (1) contribution to new or innovative way to approach or directly impact student learning, (2) research and theory upon which the concept is based, (3) likelihood participants will find the information directly useful in their own teaching, and (4) visual presentation of the material. The prize includes a total of $400 in credits toward the Lilly 2011 conference registration.
Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning.