More About Executive Director Peter Felten

Peter Felten, Director

Peter Felten is assistant provost for teaching and learning, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and professor of history.  His recent publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014). From 2010-2011, he served as president of the POD Network, and in 2015-2016 he is president-elect of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He also is a co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development.

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Feature Interview in About Campus, “Executive Editor Frank Shushok, Jr. Sits Down with Peter Felten and Charles C. Schroeder to Discover What Matters Most for a Meaningful Undergraduate Experience,” March 2017.

Keynote, “Connecting with Students as Partners in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff (Canada), November 2015.

Panel with David Pace (Indiana University), Susannah McGowan (University of West London), and (3 Elon undergraduates) Mary Rouse, Julia Phillips, and Rachel Mehaffey, “Undergraduate students decoding the disciplines: A SoTL partnership studying the political science literature review,” European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University College Cork (Ireland), June 2015.

Featured session with Desiree Porter (Elon undergraduate), “Engaging Students as Partners in Course Design,” Gateway Course Experience Conference, Charlotte (North Carolina), April 2015.

Keynote, “Mindful SoTL: Inquiry in and as Practice,” OPID Spring Conference, University of Wisconsin System, April 2015.

Keynote, “Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning: A High Impact Practice for All?” Faculty Development Conference, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, January 2015.

Keynote, “Toward Mindful Assessments: Assessment in and as Practice,” Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, University of Washington, October 2014.

Keynote, “Students as Partners in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” Teaching is Touching the Future: Academic Teaching within and across Disciplines, University of Bremen (Germany), September 2014.

Keynote, “On the Threshold with Students,” Fifth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Durham University (U.K), July 2014.

Invited lecture, “Partnering with Students on Teaching and Learning,” McMaster Seminar on Higher Education, McMaster University (Canada), February 2014.