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Center for Teaching and Learning

The Western New England Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with access to cutting-edge, empirically validated teaching strategies. Through workshops, faculty presentation, and consultation, the Center serves as a repository for teaching related information and gives students access to faculty who are well trained to be excellent in and out of the classroom. Founded in 2011, the Center continues to build and develop programs focused on teaching and teaching related activities.

Upcoming Events


2016-2017 NEW FACULTY LUNCHEON SERIES

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Supporting Student Athletes
Dr. Sharianne Walker, Professor of Sports management and NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m
Welcome Center Conference Room

2016-2017 FACULTY & STAFF WORKSHOP SERIES

Thursday, April 20, 2017
LGBTQ at WNEU
 Dr. Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 4p.m. to 5p.m
 Bear's Den, Campus Center

 

2016-2017 NEW FACULTY LUNCHEON SERIES

 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Supporting Student Athletes
Dr. Sharianne Walker, Professor of Sports management and NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative
12:30p.m. to 1:45p.m
Welcome Center Conference Room

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Taking on the Role of Advising and Registering Students
Kerri Jarzabski, Dean of First Year Students, and Dr. Denine Northrup, Professor of Psychology
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Welcome Center Conference Room

D'Amour Library Workshops

Thursday, February 23rd at 4pm
D’Amour Athenaeum Series
D’Amour Library 319
Dr. Jason Seacat, Associate Professor of Psychology

"Community-Level Recycling: Policies, practices and outcomes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"

Over the last couple years, my research team at Western New England University has collected data on community recycling practices, policies and outcomes for 350 communities across the commonwealth of Massachusetts. My talk will focus on the information learned from this state-wide assessment as well as practical and policy implications for improving recycling generally. Massachusetts is one of the leading states in the nation with regard to recycling outcomes with approximately 38% of all material solid waste (MSW) being recycled annually. Despite being a leader in this area, Massachusetts still buries or incinerates approximately 7 million tons of MSW annually. Of this disposed amount a further 3-4 million tons could be recycled, but is not. Data from our study show that communities implementing or enforcing programs such as pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) for waste disposal may significantly increase community recycling rates but the public perception of (PAYT) has been mixed. Strategies to effectively implement PAYT and other programs will be discussed. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.