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Teaching and learning scholar Gardiner on campus Sunday, Monday

By Catherine Doss

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 09 - October 23, 1997

Lion Gardiner, associate professor of zoology at Rutgers University and noted scholar on teaching, learning, and academic excellence, will visit Virginia Tech October 26 and 27. Gardiner will lead a series of faculty workshops and discussions on a number of topics including student development and academic advising; improving quality and producing results; and strategies for increasing dramatic gains in student learning.
Gardiner is the author of Redesigning Higher Education: Producing Dramatic Gains in Student Learning and Planning for Assessment; Mission Statements, Goals, and Objectives. His research focuses on improving the quality of student learning in higher education.
A former co-coordinator of the teaching assistant training program of the Graduate School-Newark, Gardiner teaches a course in effective college teaching for Rutgers graduate students and faculty members at New Jersey colleges and universities. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education and serves as a consultant to colleges and universities and a presenter at conferences around the country.
Gardiner's visit is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. He will be presenting workshops to selected audiences across campus. For more information, contact Delores Scott at extension 1-4133 or by e-mail at scottdw@vt.edu.