Download Conversation #32
A conversation with Roben Torosyan on teaching, learning, and time management.
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Roben Torosyan has held full-time appointments at Columbia University, Pace University, New School University, Fairfield University, and since 2012 as director of teaching and learning at Bridgewater State University (Mass.). There Roben leads a team of 11 faculty receiving course releases to help improve learning by improving teaching institution-wide. He helped introduce a validated student rating system and core curriculum learning outcomes at Fairfield University. He worked to make writing a signature across seven different schools of New School University. He has facilitated 83 workshops or presentations, 42 of them invited, at conferences and institutions ranging from Harvard and Columbia to Suffolk University and Howard Community College. He brings expertise in reciprocal reflection on teaching, trust, conflict, facilitation, and time management. He has taught courses in philosophy, education, psychology and leadership — twelve as new course designs entirely. His work includes chapters on The Daily Show and philosophy and articles in New Directions in Teaching & Learning, To Improve the Academy, and The Teaching Professor. (CV and selected works)
Links for this episode:
- Just one link gets you to a wealth of materials referenced in the podcast: an article on time management, Chance Brown’s awesome 4-quadrant mind map, a worksheet, and slides from a faculty workshop
- Quick starters: New faculty who succeed by Robert Boice
- The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance (formerly titled How to Be Excellent at Anything) by Tony Schwartz
- Email Roben Torosyan at: firstname.lastname@example.org