Special events

From time to time, the Centre for Educational Excellence hosts special events that address particular needs and interests of the SFU academic community. These occasions often feature external speakers with recognized expertise.

This page lists upcoming special events and provides access to resources such as slideshows and webcasts from past events.

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Learning and Relationships in (and Beyond) Our Courses
A presentation by Dr. Peter Felten
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Please register in advance via the Zoom link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register via Zoom here: Registration closed.

About this event

Decades of research demonstrate that student-faculty and student-student interactions are primary factors in student learning in higher education. Our courses—whether face-to-face, online or something in between—can and should be relationship-rich environments that enhance learning, motivation and belonging for all students. This interactive session—based on nearly 400 interviews with students, faculty and staff from across the United States—will focus on practical, research-informed approaches to cultivate educationally powerful student-faculty and student-student relationships in our courses.

About Dr. Peter Felten

Dr. Peter Felten is professor of history, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University. In his teaching, Peter aims to help students think critically and write clearly about the connections between the lives of individual people and larger themes in history. As a scholar, he has published six books, including (with Leo Lambert) Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020) and Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning (Jossey Bass, 2014). He has served as president of ISSOTL, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and also of the POD Network, the U.S. professional society for faculty developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the Gardner Institute, a foundation that works to advance equity in higher education.


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