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May 13 Provost’s Lecture with Robert Boice

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boiceProfessors and Imagination: Mastering Mental Imagery to Improve Teaching/Writing and Reveal Hidden Genius

Robert Boice, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University, and world-renowned author, is notable for his studies in faculty development and progress. Having received numerous awards in teaching, he also has published several books and more than 200 published articles. Some of his works include: Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing, Procrastination and Blocking, and Advice for New Faculty Members. His work is highly regarded for its practical use and worthy guidance for new faculty.

Boice is currently making final revisions on his forthcoming book, tentatively titled Imagination and the Professor, drawn from his current research on building higher minds by way of learned skills of imagination. His distinguished career has been dedicated to counseling new faculty on balancing their research work and classroom instruction. The focus of much of his work has been with helping faculty to overcome their writing problems so that they are able to turn their attention to their students and, therefore, become effective educators.

This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by Teaching Learning + Technology, will be held on Friday, May 13, at 4:00 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center, Room 201.

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