Friday, March 10, 2006

An Opportunity to Share Your Expertise with the Rest of Us

Do you have something you could share with the ASP community?  Here's a great opportunity from the program committee of the AALS Section on Academic Support:

CALL FOR PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS

The Section on Academic Support is seeking presenters for the AALS Annual Meeting program.  If you are interested, please send a one or two page description or bullet outline of the content you want to present. Be sure to include a description of your proposed presentation methods along with a biographical description and your qualifications for presenting on this year's topic.
            
        Workshop Topic: "Integrating Academic Support Across the Curriculum."  Our workshop description and suggested subtopics for prospective presenters are as follows:
      
        Brief Workshop Description:  This workshop will highlight ways in which schools can interweave academic support topics throughout their first-year curriculum and beyond.  Studies have shown that the most effective interventions are integrated into students' regular coursework.  The presenters will address how to achieve maximum benefit of academic support throughout a school curriculum.  Workshop participants will be asked to think broadly and critically about what constitutes effective teaching learning in law school.  The workshop will be geared towards both doctrinal and skills professors.
             
        Potential Subtopics:  The presenters could potentially address the following subtopics:
      
        - Including the "Must-Haves" - academic support topics that all schools   should include (such as course outlining techniques, developing analysis - application of law to fact);
       - Integrating academic support concepts into doctrinal and skills courses;
       - Designing, critiquing, and grading individual and group assignments;
       - Team-teaching;
       - Teaching with low-tech and high-tech resources; and
       - A related idea not on this list.
      
      Please send your presentation abstracts to Prof. Robin Boyle via email at:
boyler@stjohns.edu by Friday, March 31, 2006.  If you have questions, you may direct your questions to Prof. Boyle at her email address or call her at (718) 990-6609.(dbw)
      

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