Join us for the final event in our fall faculty development Lunch & Learn series, Managing the Workload in a Student-Centered Course! Dr. Laura Poms and Prof. Luanne Norden will each share examples of student-centered teaching methods in their courses and tips for managing the workload for these approaches. Together they bring a range of teaching experience across formats, including face-to-face, online, and active learning.

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Research Hall 163

Whether you teach online, hybrid, flipped, or face-to-face, all Mason faculty, staff, and GTA/GRAs are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Space is limited, RSVP here!

This series is co-sponsored by Mason Online, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, and ITS Learning Support Services. For recordings from previous Lunch & Learns, visit

luanne nordenProf. Luanne Norden is the Coordinator of Student Teaching for the Health and Physical Education Teacher Licensure Program. She also observes and evaluates teacher candidates at their placement schools. Also, Prof. Norden developed and teaches two online courses for the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, including HEAL 516: Program Development and Resources in Health Education and HEAL 110: Personal Health.

laura pomsDr. Laura Poms is an Assistant Professor in Global and Community Health. She is an occupational health psychologist focusing on how an individual’s work environment influences physical and mental health. Her research interests include employee attendance, work-family balance, and the influence of protective factors on health behaviors. She has a range of experience in different formats, including Mason’s Active Learning with Technology (ALT) classroom.