February 17, 2006
06-033

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

VSU's first annual Best Practices in Teaching Seminar

Valdosta State University's Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration (COBA) will host the first annual Best Practices in Teaching Seminar, on Friday, February 24, 2006, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Pound Hall Room 202 on the Rea & Lillian Steele North Campus. A reception will follow.

The seminar's theme is "Understanding and Serving Students' Needs" and will consist of seven presentations taught by COBA faculty: (1) "Business Ethics Across the Curriculum � a Customizable Plan," by Dr. Donna Cunningham, (2) "SOX . . . It's Not Just Something You Wear . . . Its Something You Teach," by Dr. Ray Elson, (3) "Introduction to Merlot," by Ms. Jennifer Gill, (4) "Effective Group Management for Class Projects," by Drs. Tim Reisenwitz and Jacqueline Eastman, (5) "Using Feedback As Part Of A Continuous Communication Loop To Enhance Student Learning," by Drs. Sanjay Gupta and Ray Elson, (6) "Automating Students' Records by Using Class Action TM - An Easy Way to Keep Up and Keep Students Updated!" by Mr. Carl Blenke, and (7) "Utilizing Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom" by Dr. Jim Muncy.

The presentation is open to the public, but guests are encouraged to RSVP by February 16. This event, taking place during VSU's centennial year, is sponsored by Mr. Bart Greer of Southeastern Records Management. For more information or to register, please call 333-5991 or visit www.valdosta.edu/coba/bestpracticesindex.html .