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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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'Employing Real-World Examples' Is Topic for Provost's Conversations

Presented by the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), the Office of Distance Learning and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Carol Simpson, these conversations are open to all faculty members, and offer the opportunity to reflect and share about the teaching and learning process. The CLT will provide drinks and dessert.

Stiner will speak on "Employing Real-World Examples to Increase Student Engagement" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons Conference Room at Perry Library.

Stiner has taught at ODU since 1988, having worked both as a commercial loan officer with Philadelphia National Bank and as a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch. She teaches Corporate Finance and Investments. She is a graduate of both Miami University and the University of Pittsburgh.

It is her belief that the more faculty can make their teaching relevant to their students' daily lives, the more good they are doing as teachers. She strives to use relevant practical examples to illustrate theories, and in so doing, hopes that she is giving her students not only an academic education, but also stronger life skills.

In her Conversation, she will share some of the ways she has used real-world examples to engage students and to further their learning, and she hopes to hear some of her colleagues' examples, as well.

For more information about the Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning series, including highlights from past years' Conversations and a calendar of upcoming dates, visit

Past Conversations can also be viewed on your iPAD. To get the app, search the App Store for CLT ODU on your iPad or use your Web browser to view the iTunes preview.

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