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Effective Teaching and Learning Conference

Date & Time

Friday, December 03, 2021, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.


Lectures & Speakers


Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall (4th floor)

169 College Ave New Brunswick, NJ, 08901


Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor-Provost | New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Faculty Council

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Reimagining Effective Teaching: Lessons from Our Experiences During the Pandemic

This virtual and in-person gathering of Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty will focus on shifts in teaching and learning precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, including new insights about instruction, innovations in online learning, and what it means to teach effectively in this emerging landscape.

Tours of the Digital Learning Commons will start at 12:30 p.m. and continue every 10 minutes until 1:10 p.m.

Conference Agenda

1:30 p.m.

Introduction and Welcome

Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway, Rutgers–New Brunswick
Marybeth Gasman, Chair, New Brunswick Faculty Council and Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education & Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Education

1:45 p.m.

Interactive Presentation: The Pandemic: A Catalyst for Classroom Change

Christina Bifulco, Associate Director for Learning Analytics, Rutgers Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research
Chris Drue, Associate Director of Teaching Evaluation, Rutgers Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research



2:05 p.m.

Session 1: Innovative Grant Presentations

Computerized Adaptive Testing for Cognitive Diagnosis in E-Learning: Development of Item Cloning Techniques
Chia-Yi Chiu, Graduate School of Education

Hands-On Virtual Engineering Laboratories – A Paradox or Oxymoron?
Kimberly Cook-Chennault, School of Engineering

Transitioning Active Learning and Engagement-based, Introductory STEM
Geraldine Cochran, Roy Montalvo, and John Kerrigan, School of Arts and Sciences



3:30 p.m.

Partnering with Alexander Library

Dee Magnoni, Associate University Librarian, Rutgers University-New Brunswick 

3:45 p.m.

Session 2: Panel: Reimagining Effective Teaching: What we learned


Anna Haley, Associate Professor, School of Social Work


  • Haym Benaroya, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering  
  • Geeta Govindarajoo, Teaching Professor & Academic Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences  
  • Julia M. Ritter, Professor, Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts  
  • Lena Sandberg-Golden, Lecturer, The Writing Program, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Howie Swerdloff, Part-time Lecturer, The Writing Program, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeffrey D. Zahn, Professor & Graduate Admissions Co-Director, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering

4:40 p.m.

Tours of Digital Learning Commons will resume

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