Faculty Forum

Fall Forum 2013:  "Apprehending Teaching Excellence"


The 2013 Fall Faculty Forum on “Apprehending Teaching Excellence” will be held on Tuesday, August 27 in ENC 112, beginning with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and followed by a luncheon at 1:00 p.m. in EN B121.

peter seldinThe keynote speaker is Peter Seldin, Distinguished Professor of Management emeritus at Pace University, Pleasantville, N.Y. Formerly an academic dean, department chair, and professor of management, he is a specialist in the evaluation and development of faculty and administrative performance, and has been a consultant on higher education issues to more than 350 colleges and universities throughout the United States and in 45 countries around the world. A well-known speaker at national and international conferences, Seldin has presented more than 100 invited addresses, and has been a faculty leader at 50 American Council on Education national programs for division and department chairs and deans specifically designed to enhance department leadership.       

Seldin’s recent, well-received books include, among others: The Academic Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and Service (2009, with J. Elizabeth Miller); Evaluating Faculty Performance (2006, with associates); The Teaching Portfolio, 3rd ed. (2004); The Administrative Portfolio (2002, with Mary Lou Higgerson); Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching (1999); The Teaching Portfolio, 2nd ed. (1997); and Improving College Teaching (1995, with associates). He has contributed numerous articles on the teaching profession, student ratings, teaching improvement, educational practice, and academic culture to such publications as the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Change magazine.   

Among recent honors, Seldin was named by the World Bank as a Visiting Scholar to Indonesia. In addition, he was elected a Fellow of the College of Preceptors in England. This special honor is given to a small number of faculty and administrators who are judged to have made an "outstanding contribution to higher education on the international level."  For his contributions to the scholarship of teaching, he has received honorary degrees from Keystone College (Pennsylvania) and Columbia College (South Carolina).

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