HPU To Feature Presentation By Director Of Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center For Teaching Excellence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2010 – High Point University will feature a special presentation by Dr. Susan Ambrose, director of Carnegie Mellon?s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, on Friday, Oct. 29 in the Francis Auditorium in the Phillips School of Business. The presentation will be made to faculty from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is not open to the public.

Ambrose will present research on Carnegie Mellon’s efforts to enhance education. Her presentation is titled “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.”

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, which Ambrose heads, is a nationally recognized program that identifies and responds to changing needs of students and faculty to continually improve the quality of education.

The “learner-centered perspective” is the hallmark of the Eberly Center’s approach to teaching, and its strategy is to empower instructors by helping them develop a deep understanding of how students learn in order to effectively apply and adapt teaching strategies to meet the needs of students.

“At High Point University, we put student learning at the center of the teaching process. Everything we do is about promoting student learning and performance,” says Dr. Carole Stoneking, dean of the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Ambrose’s research reflects that same emphasis on the learner. As a part of our own student-centered academic initiatives, we are excited about this opportunity to collaborate with one of the nation’s leading educational innovators.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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