The Office of Support for Effective Teaching presents the sixth annual Success in the Classroom: Sharing Practices That Work on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Student Union Building. Ed Nuhfer delivers a luncheon keynote address on "Orphaning of the Affective Domain: Our University Tradition of Teaching to Half of the Brain."

Nuhfer is director of faculty development and professor of geoscience at California State University, Channel Islands.

Success in the Classroom is a forum for instructors to share insights into successful teaching and learning. Participation is open to all instructors from all UNM campuses. The conference provides an opportunity to broaden a teaching commons of UNM faculty desiring to aid one another in developing effective learning pedagogies and teaching practices. It defines classrooms broadly as learning environments – including virtual, laboratory, online, field and experiential.

Preliminary session topics include teaching with open-access journals, student engagement and Web 2.0, peer teaching assistants, active learning in large courses, extracurricular review and video cameras as writing tools. Speakers include instructors in accounting, chemistry, education, earth & planetary sciences, English, foreign languages and literature, marketing, medicine, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology and transitional studies. Presenting instructors come from UNM campuses in Albuquerque, Gallup and Valencia. A poster session also provides a venue for discussion.

No registration is required to attend the conference. A reservation is required for the luncheon and keynote address. Contact OSET at (505) 277-2229 or oset@unm.edu.