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2020 Fall Faculty Conference Featuring Dr. Joshua Eyler

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CELT is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2020 Fall Faculty Conference Friday, September 11 (5-6:30pm) and Saturday, September 12 (9-1:30pm). This event is the culmination of the six month Teaching and Learning Series on the Science of Learning centered around Dr. Joshua Eyler’s new book How Humans Learn.picture of Joshua Eyler

We have been fortunate, even in the time of COVID-19, to have spent the last six months guided by some of Saint Mary’s best educators (Tracy Lysne, Sarah Haugen, Melanie Torberg, and Sue Hines) in workshops and book clubs around the topics Dr. Eyler covers in his book. And in the conference, Dr. Eyler will be with us over Zoom to discuss the book further and present two workshops on Saturday, September 12:

  • Why Failure is Essential for Student Learning
  • Resilient Pedagogy: Making Our Courses More Flexible, Adaptable, and Resistant to Disruption

Saturday’s schedule will also include the presentation of the Brother Julius Winkler award for Faculty Excellence at the SGPP.

We are unable to gather in person this year for the traditional dinner and keynote on Friday night, but we know that the dinner was a popular event. So in the spirit of fun, experimentation, and (maybe) failure that is the hallmark of good learning, we are going to have a virtual “game night” on Friday from 5-6:30pm. You don’t have to attend both Friday and Saturday, but we think we’ve got a good program lined up!

We have a summary flyer for the event, a complete schedule of events on Friday and Saturday and we’d love for you to register at the link below. Those who are registered will receive Zoom links before th event.

Josh Eyler is Director of Faculty Development and Director of the Thinkforward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also on the faculty in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. He previously worked on teaching and learning initiatives at Columbus State University, George Mason University, and Rice University. His research interests include the biological basis of learning, evidence-based pedagogy, and disability studies, and he is the author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (WVU, 2018).

Josh is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, and he often consults with centers for teaching and learning on a range of issues related to programming and research. You can contact Josh at or at @joshua_r_eyler on Twitter.

If you have any questions, just email