5th Annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 9 am - 3:35 pm CST via Zoom
Sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
You are invited to participate virtually in the fifth annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium, sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana. The Symposium includes works focusing on improving student learning, academic success, and curriculum in higher education. It provides opportunities to present and hear about teaching and learning efforts framed as teaching practice or the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Presentations that focus on adaptions and issues related to teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic are also welcomed.
The program includes a variety of presentation and session formats to provide you with opportunities for learning, sharing, and interacting with participants: a keynote interactive presentation, a student panel session, SoTL presentations, teaching practice interactive sessions, poster presentations, and networking breaks.
Keynote Session: Balancing Flexibility and Rigor to Support Student Success
Presented by Carie Cardamone and Heather Dwyer, Tufts University
Description: As the pandemic continues, instructors strive to incorporate flexibility in their courses while preserving academic rigor. In this session, we will explore the concept of rigor and its relationship to inclusive, flexible teaching. Using Universal Design for Learning as a framework, we will discuss proactive strategies for maintaining high course standards while reaching all students. Instructors adopting Universal Design models have seen their results increase student retention and engagement.
Carie Cardamone, Associate Director, Tufts University Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, brings her passion to make science education both inclusive and exciting to her work supporting faculty. Dr Cardamone draws on her experience as an education researcher in exploring the ways that assessments can be used to support student learning and advance equity in the curriculum. She earned her PhD in Astronomy at Yale University.
Heather Dwyer is currently Assistant Director at Tufts University’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. Dr. Dwyer’s professional interests include evidence-based teaching, inclusive teaching, and measuring the impact of CTL efforts. Her article “A Mandatory Diversity Workshop for Faculty: Does it Work?” was published in 2020. She earned her doctorate in Ecology at the University of California, Davis.
Schedule Overview - All times are shown in Central (CST). View the Detailed Program (updated 2.24.21).
9:00 - 9:40 am Welcome and Student Panel Session
9:50 - 10:10 am Concurrent Sessions 1 and 2
10:20 - 10:40 am Concurrent Sessions 3 and 4
10:45 - 11:15 am Poster Session 1 and Networking Break
11:20 - 11:40 am Concurrent Sessions 5 and 6
11:50 am - 12:10 pm Concurrent Sessions 7 and 8
12:10 - 12:40 pm Break and Networking
12:40 - 2:00 pm Keynote Session
2:10 - 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions 9 and 10
2:40 - 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions 11 and 12
3:05 - 3:35 pm Poster Session 2 and Networking Break
You are welcome to participate as your schedule permits. All sessions will take place virtually using Zoom.
Register here. We kindly request registration by February 23 (free registration). Pre-registered participants may choose to enter the drawing for "door" prizes.
Health Professional Continuing Education (CE) credits may be earned by participating in the Symposium.
To provide flexibility and encourage participation, two sets of proposal submission and notification dates are available.
Call for Proposals
Presentation abstracts will be added to USI's Scholarly Open Access Repository (SOAR), which is a searchable repository to provide broader dissemination of our presenters' works.
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2021 Symposium Sponsors
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) is proud to offer the fifth Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium. We are grateful for the support provided by the Office of the Provost, David L. Rice Library, Online Learning, Information Technology, and Office of Planning, Research, and Assessment.
About the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposia
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at the University of Southern Indiana is proud to sponsor this annual symposium for the community. The goal of the Symposia is to provide participants opportunities to share their teaching efforts to support student learning, engage in conversations to enhance one's teaching practice, and build community. The Symposium is an example of CETL’s focus on Making Teaching and Learning Visible.
Presentation abstracts from the Symposium series are available publicly through USI's Scholarly Open Access Repository (SOAR).
February 5, 2020, University of Southern Indiana
Approximately 90 individuals attended the fourth annual Symposium, with participants from five institutions in the region. The program included 23 oral and poster presentations, a plenary luncheon presentation "In the Company of Others: Learning Analytics and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" by Dr. Jennifer Meta Robinson (Indiana University Bloomington).
February 6, 2019, University of Southern Indiana
More than 100 individuals attended the third Symposium, with participants from nine institutions in the region. The program included 30 oral and poster presentations, a plenary luncheon presentation "Good Teachers, Scholarly Teachers, and Scholars of Teaching and Learning" by Dr. Jennifer Friberg (Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University).
January 25, 2018, University of Southern Indiana
More than 90 individuals attended the second Symposium, with participants from five institutions in the region. The program included 26 oral and poster presentations, a plenary luncheon presentation "Active Learning in the 21st Century" by Dr. J. Ana Donaldson, and a reception.
January 26, 2017, University of Southern Indiana
The program included 35 oral and poster presentations, an invited panel of teaching award recipients, and a reception. We were thrilled that over 110 participants attended this inaugural event.