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10-08-2014

Clarkson University's Bell to Address Generation Z Study Habits in Talk

Clarkson University Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Art Bell will speak on the study habits of "Generation Z" at the Teaching Effectiveness Conference sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley on November 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence University.

Art BellBell's topic will be "Facebook, Twitter, Smart Phone, iPod, TV, Red Bull: Now I'm Ready to Study." He will discuss common study habits of the generation now entering college -- Generation Z -- with implications for reading and homework assignments, classroom learning processes, and instructor preparation and expectations.

Clarkson's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning serves faculty, staff, and graduate assistants involved in creating and delivering interesting, cutting-edge instruction that engages all in the classroom. The center achieves its goals through teaching workshops, class visits and follow-up consultation, guest presentations, and assistance with curricular design.

Before coming to Clarkson, Bell held administrative and academic posts with the University of San Francisco. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Concordia University, a master of arts degree in English from the University of Southern California, and both a master of arts degree and Ph.D. in English from Harvard University.

For more information about the conference, please contact Ben Dixon, Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley administrative coordinator at bdixon@stlawu.edu.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/abell.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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