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Speaker to Discuss Teaching for the Liberal Arts at Faculty Workshop

September 15, 2008
By: Worcester State University News

Dr. Andrew G. De Rocco will lead a two part faculty workshop series focused on teaching for the liberal arts.  He will speak directly to the challenges and rewards for the college, its faculty and students, as implementation of Worcester State Colleges Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum progresses. Participants will be challenged to explore the opportunities for curricula coherence as they reexamine the meaning of liberal learning and teaching and embark on the design or redesign of courses.

The first of the two workshops will be held on Tuesday, September 23, from 2:30 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, located on the third floor of the Sullivan Academic Building.  Part two of the series will be held on Tuesday, October 7, from 2:30 5:30 p.m., in the same location.  Refreshments will be served and workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. De Rocco one-on-one.  This workshop series was funded by a generous grant from the Davis Educational Foundation.

Dr. De Rocco has a long academic history ranging from Professor of Physics at the Universities of Michigan and Maryland to Dean of Faculty at Trinity College to President of Denison University.  He is a former Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Connecticut, has served as chair of the New England Board of Higher Education, and as senior moderator for the Educational Leadership Program, a national seminar that over two decades brought together college and university faculty and administrators to examine foundations of the liberal arts and sciences and their relationship to the curriculum.

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