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25th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning

25th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning

Date and Time

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


  • Eberhard Center » 215-All


We are pleased to announce that the 25th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning will feature Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the author of the book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. In her remarks, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will deliver a personal account of her research and activism to expose and mitigate the effects of the Flint water crisis. 

Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s work serves as a timely and impactful example of the application of skills and knowledge associated with a liberal education. Having heard her speak at conference last year, we were struck by the ways in which her story exemplified each of the Grand Valley Student Learning Outcomes. Related questions arose while reading her book.

How can we help our students strengthen their understanding of the connections among their course work and the “real world” and provide encouragement and motivation for students to engage in their communities in an informed, actionable way?

How can we as faculty and staff explicate the value of a liberal education and engage with our students to address the issues in our own communities and beyond?

These types of questions certainly raise additional avenues of inquiry; we hope to continue the conversation during the coming academic year and invite you to participate.

In alignment with the Conference keynote focus, this year’s program will include contributions from the Making Waves Initiative. As the details unfold, we will update this webpage.


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