Conference features speakers, celebrates faculty


Today marks Kent State’s 14th annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference. This series of events, which is sponsored by the University Teaching Council, will recognize the university’s faculty.

Kim Peer, conference planning committee chair, said all the speakers at the conference will be Kent State faculty presenting their research on college teaching. For example, Jerry Lewis, emeritus professor of sociology, will present “Teaching Styles of Award-Winning Professors.”

The conference also honors this year’s distinguished faculty. This year will be the 40th anniversary of the Distinguished Teaching Awards.

Each year, three tenure track faculty members receive the award out of six finalists.

The Outstanding Teaching Awards honor non-tenure track faculty. Students nominated the award recipients.

Registration to participate in the conference has ended, but Peer said last-minute participants are welcome to show up at all events except the awards luncheon.

Contact academic affairs reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at [email protected].