MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear TLC Section Members,
I hope this finds you doing well as you begin what has to be the most unusual fall semester on record. I know that you are all working hard and very differently, and that there has never been a more important time for us to share and help each other! The TLC Section is committed to being a resource for you this year.
In that spirit, I want to encourage everyone to attend this year’s TLC Midyear “Colloquium on the Science of Learning,” to be delivered virtually, Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th. The fabulous team of Kim Church (Chair), Markus Ahrens, Julia Frink, Gail Hoover King, and Angela Spencer have planned a great program with both teaching and research tracks. The Colloquium will be facilitated by faculty speakers collaborating with education experts from Texas-area universities. The topics are exactly what we need in the current environment, including sessions on virtual learning, online student engagement, a discussion forum on the book, “How to be an Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi, and many research workshops. Thank you to KPMG for their very generous support of this Colloquium.
At our most recent E-Board meeting, we decided to form two new committees this year: Online Learning and Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum. We want to do everything we can as a Section to support our members in the classroom this year. More to come about the activities of these committees in future emails.
I look forward to working with everyone, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other Board members if you have any questions or suggestions. I appreciate the hard work that all of you do to support AAA activities and more specifically the TLC Section. We would not be successful without your participation in conferences, webinars, committee work, reviews of papers, facilitation of conference sessions and the many other things you do.
I wish everyone success, patience and good health as they start this very challenging school year.
Karen K. Osterheld
AAA TLC Section President, 2020-2021