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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Academic Affairs Office of Neumann University hosted the 5th annual Faculty Convivium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the OLA Spiritual Center on Monday, October 20, 2014. The evening began with a reception and the opportunity to interact with the faculty showcasing their scholarship with poster presentations.


These poster presentations included:

Assessment Study in a Psychopathology Course Offered in Three Modalities by Ramona Palmerio-Roberts, PsyD and Colleen McDonough, PhD

Implementation of Collaborative SEPCHE STEM Programs to Enhance Learning in the Sciences by Rebecca Petre Sullivan, PhD


Teaching Evidence Based Practice Using a Model Journal Club by Lisa Selby-Silverstein, PhD, PT, NCS


Using Social Media to Enhance Students Learning in a Research Methods Course by Leanne Owen, PhD


During the poster presentations, live entertainment in the form of background music was offered by Mac Given, Silvia Riviello, and Rick Sayers. A short evening prayer preceded the dinner portion of the Convivium. This prayer was composed by Ryan Savitz, chair of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee. 


Oral presentations followed the dinner. Presenters and topics were as follows:

Reflective and Contributive Processes in the Capstone by Suzanne Mayer, IHM, PhD and Beth Toler, ThD


Integrating STEM and Humanities: Promoting Effective Communication, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Information Literacy for 21st Century Career Readiness by Sylvia Riviello, PhD and Margaret C. Stewart, PhD.


The office of the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA) coordinated the evening’s events and reservations under Sr. Janet Thiel, OSF, PhD (AVPAA) and her assistant, Susan Long. Approximately 40 faculty and administration were in attendance.



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