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ADEA Institutional Capacity Building — February 2014

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The Neuroscience of Types of Learning
Sunday, March 16
10:30 a.m. – noon
HBGCC-Room 207 B

This fascinating session by the Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) portfolio delves into understanding the way in which students learn and retain information based on neuroscientific evidence. Dr. Michael Friendlander, founding Executive Director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will explore the many different ways students learn and present experimental neuroscientific evidence.

Dr. Friendlander will also explore how learned processes become consolidated and retrieved for future use in various contexts. He will provide insights into how each learning process engages particular neuroanatomical pathways in the brain and cause a wide array of effects on neurobiological mechanisms. Additionally, he will provide results of studies using behavioral, human functional brain imaging and electrophysiological evidence.

In addition to his role as Executive Director of Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Dr. Friendlander is Associate Provost for Health Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Those who were not able to attend the 2013 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation Summer Liaisons Meeting in Portland, OR in June now have the opportunity to hear Dr. Friendlander.


ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) College President’s Symposium
Sunday, March 16
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
HBGCC-Room 210 A
Followed by the ADEA CCI Reception at 5:30 p.m.
HY-Bowie B/C

This annual Institutional Capacity Building session features excellent presentations by college presidents from a diverse set of institutions that range from the University of Maryland, College Park to Valencia College. This session is for attendees interested in facilitating change on their campuses. Each speaker has a proven track record for successfully instituting large-scale changes at the college level. This year in an open session for ADEA Annual Session attendees, Dr. Ricardo Romo, President of The University of Texas at San Antonio, will speak.

Dr. Romo will discuss how to lead an institution through change and innovation at all levels—administration, faculty and students. He will also discuss how strategic leadership is critical to navigate the ever-present challenges in attempting to facilitate innovative change.