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Invited Guest Speakers


Visiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Andrew West


Improving Our Teaching

April 11, 2018
Dr. Andrew West

Dr. Andrew West, PhD is the Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.  His role includes working with faculty to develop innovative approaches to sustain and promote excellence in educational programs and to make improvements in areas identified by faculty, students, alumni, employers, and the veterinary profession.  Prior to joining CSU, Andrew was an Assistant Professor of Science Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University.   Andrew holds an MEd and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri and a BS in Biological Sciences from Montana State University.


Schedule of Events:

    Wednesday (April 11th):
  • 12:10 pm -  Strategies for a More Effective Lecture
    • Description: Giving lectures can be one of the most difficult things that we do as teachers, in part, because the context is typically one of passive learning and limited interaction. How do we change this paradigm without having to completely rewrite all of our lectures? In this session, Andrew will share strategies that can be incorporated into existing lectures to help make them more engaging and more effective.

Location: ADBF 1002

Presentation Recorded on Panopto

    4:00 pm - Balancing Student Learning with Caseload and Hospital Efficiency

      Description: In the midst of a busy clinic day, it can be challenging to provide both high quality care and high quality teaching. In this session, Andrew will share several potential strategies for addressing this challenge

      Location: VTH 1408/1410

      Presentation Recorded on Panopto

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