July 31, 2018
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi University, Department of Biology

Adelphi Hosts Summer Institute Devoted to Teaching the Sciences


Teaching the sciences is an art, and one that can be taught. Adelphi is helping faculty members from nearby colleges and universities improve their pedagogical skills by hosting the Mobile Summer Institute, a series of workshops devoted to evidence-based student-centered teaching approaches that have been found to improve student learning, especially among first-generation college students and members of underrepresented groups.

The workshops—which are also being held at Columbia, Ohio State, Georgia, North Carolina and other top universities—were brought to Adelphi by Eugenia Villa-Cuesta, assistant professor of biology.

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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

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Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi University, Department of Biology