Award-winning educator to lecture on teaching excellence


Kenneth R. Bain, internationally recognized expert on successful teaching, will deliver a lecture based on his recent book,What the Best College Teachers Do,at1:30p.m.Aug. 22 (Monday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Notre DamesKanebCenterfor Teaching and Learning, the talk is free and open to the public.

Bain, a historian specializing in U.S. foreign policy, was an award-winning teacher at Vanderbilt and Northwestern Universities before becoming the founding director of the Center for Teaching Excellence atNew YorkUniversity, where he also serves as vice provost for faculty affairs.He previously served as founding director of NorthwesternsSearleCenterfor Teaching Excellence, Vanderbilts Center for Teaching in theCollegeofArtsand Science, and theHistoryTeachingCenterat theUniversityofTexas.

Based on a 15-year study of 63 outstanding teachers from diverse institutions,What the Best College Teachers Dowon the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society.

Notre Dames Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning offers workshops, presentations and consultations that highlight the best teaching practices and learning environments and encourage the efforts of Notre Dames faculty and teaching assistants.

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