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The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar Series


The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar Series features inspiring faculty from across the disciplines sharing their thoughts and strategies about the art and science of teaching and learning. We welcome new faculty, new stories, and new ways of thinking about the art of teaching. Join us via Zoom on the first Thursdays of the month from 12 pm to 1 pm.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist . . . Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. (John Steinbeck)

Toni Marie Gist
Justine Karduck

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Experiential Learning

Toni Marie Gist (FSHN) and Justine Karduck (FSHN)

Award-winning faculty from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition will host an engaging session discussing how to infuse experiential learning into the course curriculum. Dr. Justine Karduck and Mrs. Toni Gist will collectively share about student-peer mentorship, internships/externships, student-run campus fairs, converting a course for study abroad, and James Scholar experiences. 

Now more than ever, students seek meaningful connections with their peers. One can transcend a student's traditional class into something more experiential with deeper, sustainable learning through peer mentorship, internships/externships, student-run campus fairs, study abroad, and James Scholar projects. During this discussion, Justine Karduck and Toni Gist will showcase tips and tricks for implementing new practices in your class to keep students engaged and connected.  Please come with questions because there will be a lot of time for everyone to share ideas.





The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar Series has been inspiring instructors and building connections since 2021.

  • In Spring 2021, we showcased CITL Faculty Fellows and some of the research they have been doing on their teaching.
  • In Fall 2021, we featured faculty who are early in their careers sharing tools and strategies they are still developing.
  • In Spring 2022, we looked at alternative approaches to teaching and learning that included social justice, game-based pedagogy, and newer approaches to assessment.
  • In Fall 2022, we returned to the theme of faculty research with exemplary presenters sharing how they are conducting research on their teaching or using research to inform their teaching.
  • In Spring 2023, we heard from faculty who used innovative methods and resources to support students online and learned how to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Stay tuned to learn more about our plans for Spring 2024!

Previous Art of Teaching Presentations



All sessions will continue to be recorded and presenter materials gathered. For more information, or to suggest a speaker for the series, please contact Jordan Leising at