Workshop: Classroom Civility (May 21)

Posted on 4/3/2008 3:41:05 PM

Students talking while the professor is lecturing, disrupting class work with inappropriate behavior, eating up teaching/learning time while they argue with the teacher or challenge information or demand additional class-time attention: these are the students that can make our roles as teachers frustrating and anxiety-ridden. How can we structure our classes and our relationship to our students to prevent such episodes? If they do occur, how can we best deal with them?

Location: Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall

Date: Wednesday, May 21

Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

About Dr. Barbara Frey

Barbara A. Frey received her D.Ed. from Pennsylvania State University and her M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Senior Instructional Designer in the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh where she provides support and training to faculty on a variety of teaching and learning projects. In addition, she teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Learning and Performance Systems Department of Pennsylvania State University World Campus. Her research interests include Web-based distance education, program evaluation, and human resource development. In addition to her work with instructional design, she has done presentations on promoting classroom civility.

About this Workshop Series

Over the course of the year, the Center for Teaching Excellence has heard from a lot of faculty about the kinds of workshops they would like to attend.  I am very happy to say that we have been able respond to two of those recent topic requests. IUP is very lucky to have Dr. Barbara Frey (pronounced “Fry”) coming to conduct two very different workshops in May, during pre-session: “Classroom Civility” and “Best Practices in On-line Pedagogy”. The description above will be fleshed out in more detail as Mindy Wygonik, Faculty Liaison for Instructional and Research Technologies, and I have the chance to speak with Dr. Frey and share faculty interests and concerns. If you have any specific aspects that you would like Dr. Frey to address, please respond to  I realize that they are mid-week, but that is not possible to change, given Dr. Frey’s schedule.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to