University of Southern Indiana

Teaching and Learning Symposium

2019 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium​

Save the Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Call for Proposals will be available in October 2018.


2018 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
University of Southern Indiana, University Center East

  Registration is free for all participants.  

About the Symposium 

You are invited to spark ideas in your teaching to improve student learning at the 2018 Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium.  Focus areas include improving student engagement and motivation, learning in specific settings or contexts, and fostering inclusion and supporting diversity. 

The Symposium welcomes works of all types that focus on improving student learning and academic success in any setting. These include the implementation and adaptation of effective evidence-based instructional strategies, the development of innovations in teaching and learning, and the results of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and educational research. Works that describe the implementation of best practices and works in progress are also welcomed. 

The Symposium is part of CETL’s Making Teaching and Learning Visible initiative.  

Why participate? 

  • Spark ideas and energize your teaching
  • Learn about the teaching practices and innovations to facilitate student learning, the results of scholarship in teaching and learning (SoTL), and educational research in which colleagues are engaging
  • Discuss teaching and student learning with colleagues across disciplines and areas of work
  • Share your experiences
  • Prompt reflection on your teaching practice

2018 Symposium Program

  • Detailed Symposium Program (updated 1.24.18)
  • Presentation Abstracts (updated 1.16.18)
  • Program Overview
    • 8:30 am-3 pm Registration Desk, Traditions Lounge Entrance
    • 8:30-9:00 am Continental Breakfast, Traditions Lounge
    • 9:00 am Welcome, UC 2217-18
    • 9:15-10:15 am Sessions 1A and 1B: Oral presentations, UC 2217-18 and UC 2207
    • 10:30-11:30 am Sessions 2A and 2B: Oral presentations, UC 2217-18 and UC 2207
    • 11:45 am-12:15 pm Lunch served
    • 12:15-1:00 pm Keynote presentation: Active Learning for the 21st Century, J. Ana Donaldson, Ed.D., Past President Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT), University of Northern Iowa, retired. UC 2217-18
    • 1:20-2:40 pm Sessions 3A and 3B: Oral presentations, UC 2217-18 and UC 2207
    • 2:45-3:45 pm Poster presentations and Reception, Traditions Lounge
    • Participants are welcomed to move between concurrent sessions based on their interests and participate as their schedules permit.

Key Dates

  • November 22: Abstracts submission deadline
  • December 13: Notification of abstract status
  • December 15: Symposium registration opens
  • January 16:  Symposium program available

Call for Abstracts

2018 Symposium Committee members

  • Joanne Artz, Rice Library
  • Belle Cowden, Online Learning Organizing Committee member
  • Srikanth Dandotkar, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Christos Deligkaris, Pott College - Organizing Committee member
  • Urska Dobersek, College of Liberal Arts
  • Katherine Draughon, OPRA
  • Adrian Gentle, Pott College - Organizing Committee member 
  • Joyce Gulley, Pott College Organizing Committee member
  • Denise Lynn, College of Liberal Arts
  • Emily Lynn, OSPRA Organizing Committee member
  • Elissa Mitchell, College of Liberal Arts Organizing Committee member
  • Francesca Ortegren, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Jeff Polak, Pott College
  • Heather Schmuck, College of Nursing & Health Professions Organizing Committee member
  • Anne Statham, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Marius Ulrich, Graduate Assistant 
  • Amy Chan Hilton, CETL - Organizing Committee member

2018 Symposium Sponsors

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) is proud to offer the 2018 Teaching & Learning Symposium.  We are grateful for the support provided by our co-sponsors:

  • Office of the Provost 
  • Department of Online Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Office of Planning, Research and Assessment
  • Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration
  • Rice Library

2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

January 26, 2017, 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
University of Southern Indiana

2017 Symposium Program
The program included 35 oral and poster presentation sessions, an invited panel of teaching award recipients, and a reception.  We are thrilled that over 110 participants attended this inaugural event. 

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