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Faculty who received CELTSS funding share their research
at the Day in May. The most recent event was held on May 15, 2013.
Click here to see the complete program.

Our keynote speaker for 2013 is Dr. Kathy Takayama.

Kathy Takayama is the Director of the Sheridan Center for
Teaching & Learning and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at
Brown University.

Dr. Takayama's keynote presentation is titled Crossing Boundaries: How Integrative Experiences Can Contribute to Interdisciplinarity.

Abstract: What are the portals through which we uncover new perspectives, approaches and audiences for re-examining our disciplines?  Cross-disciplinary dialogues in teaching and learning create opportunities for the emergence of shared understandings and novel insights.  Intriguing "portals of engagement" invite new teaching partnerships, as well as the emergence of "hybrid pedagogies" that evolve from Shulman's (2005) signature pedagogies.1  What might these "hybrids" look like?  What are some of the common ideas or habits of mind that create interdisciplinary connections?  This presentation will explore some examples of and insights gained from arts-science collaborations and their roles in fostering teaching and learning across disciplinary boundaries.

1Shulman, Lee. 2005. "Signature Pedagogies in the Professions." Daedalus 134 (3): 52-59.

Kathy Takayama is the Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University.  Kathy holds a B.S. in Biology from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Rutgers Medical School.  She was a faculty member at the University of New South Wales before joining Brown University.

Kathy was selected as a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in 2003 and is a founding member of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), serving as the first Regional Vice President (Australasia) of ISSOTL.  She has received numerous teaching awards, including the David White Award for Excellence in Teaching (Australian Society for Microbiology), the Australian College of Educators Teaching Award, and the UNSW Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.  She was a founding member of the US National Science Foundation Biology Scholars Program, and created and co-chaired the NSF Biology Scholars SoTL Residency.  In 2008 she was named National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the US National Research Council.  She serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and is Research Editor of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 

She has recently co-authored a book chapter with historian David Reichard entitled “Exploring Student Learning in Unfamiliar Territory: A Humanist and a Scientist Compare Notes”. Currently, she is Co-Principal Investigator on a 2-year study funded by the Teagle Foundation on Engaging Evidence to Improve Student Learning through Faculty Development at the Departmental Level.

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