Marketing's Karan Karande will lead next Thursday's (2/14) Provost's Conversation

The Center for Learning and Teaching
invites you to participate in
The Provost’s Conversations on
Teaching and Learning
a brown bag lunch series *
These conversations are intended to gather faculty members
from all across the campus to share, to think,
and to reflect on a wide range of teaching and learning issues.
Come join the next conversation in this semester’s series:
Enhancing Application Skills:
Tools for Improving Student Learning
led by
Kiran Karande

Thursday, February 14  12:30-1:30pm
Learning Commons Conference Room
Perry Library


Presented by the Center for Learning and Teaching, the Office of Distance Learning,
and the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Carol Simpson

For more information:

Questions?  e-mail or phone 683-4252

* CLT will provide light refreshments

 The Provost’s Conversations on Teaching and Learning are open to all faculty members, and offer the opportunity to reflect and share about the teaching and learning process.

On Thursday, February 14, Kiran Karande will lead a Conversation entitled “Enhancing Application Skills: Tools for Improving Student Learning” from 12:30-1:30 in the Learning Commons Conference Room at Perry Library.

Kiran Karande is a Professor of Marketing in the College of Business and Public Administration. His research interests are in retailing and consumer services. In his recent work, he has investigated strategies that companies can use to improve performance of frontline employees, determinants of consumer innovativeness, and the effects of service recovery efforts.  He teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral levels, as well as in executive programs, and has supervised a number of doctoral dissertations.  He also has completed several marketing projects in the community.

Karande believes that, in many disciplines (perhaps in marketing in particular), students need to understand concepts and frameworks and to apply them in real-life settings.  In this Conversation, Karande will present some tools that faculty can use to improve their students’ engagement in their learning as well as the students’ ability to apply concepts/frameworks. 

He looks forward to leading a Conversation that encompasses both his experiences teaching MBA students as well as executives, and his own business experience, and he looks forward to learning more about his colleagues’ experiences making concepts and frameworks easier for their students to apply.  

For more information about the Provost’s Conversations on Teaching and Learning series, including highlights from past years’ Conversations and a calendar of upcoming Conversation dates, visit the Conversations’ website at – or you can view past Conversations on your iPad.  To get the app, search the App Store for CLT ODU on your iPad or use your Web browser to view the iTunes preview


Posted By: Alison Schoew
Date: Thu Feb 07 14:32:33 EST 2013