Fall 2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium

All faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to the Fall 2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium.

When: 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017, Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center

Symposium Theme: Motivation, Engagement, Innovation and Evidence

Keynote: Course Design and the Broken Escalator In this presentation, Dr. Palmer asks, “What do you do when your course “breaks down” and is no longer leading to the types of student engagement and learning you hoped for?” In this highly participatory session, we’ll explore three principles of effective course design that will help you step off the broken escalator and help your students discover the value of your course, recognize and appreciate the knowledge and skills they will learn, and learn to love the beauty that makes studying your discipline worthwhile.

Dr. Michael Palmer, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Professor and Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Virginia, directs a variety of educational development programs. He won several awards for outstanding and innovative teaching, including the 2014 POD Network Innovation Award for work on a valid & reliable syllabus rubric, the 2015 Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development for work on student perceptions of syllabus, the 2016 POD Network Innovation Award for work on a highly interactive, online learning environment for course design, and a 2012 University of Virginia Outstanding Teacher Award.

Interactive Breakout Sessions: Three breakout sessions, each addressing a specific teaching challenge deemed of critical interest by past participants, will follow the keynote presentation. The workshop-style format allows time for active participation and interaction and a deeper dive into key concepts highlighted in the keynote.

Flipping Classrooms Increase to Increase Engagement (In order to increase student engagement without lowering her standards for student performance, Dr. Martha Mamo launched a course redesign which led to students interacting with content more frequently and deeply outside of class.)
Fostering Efficacy-Based Partnerships with Students: Mentoring Students toward Independence (In this session, Dr. Manda Williamson will explore how to facilitate efficacy-building strategies within the classroom to increase academic risk-taking in students.)
Teaching Hints and Helps (Small Teaching Strategies Based on the Science of Learning) (Dr. Chad Brassil will moderate this series of talks covering “small” teaching strategies (teaching tips) that UNL faculty have found engaging for students while promoting effective learning—all while being implementable without overhauling an entire approach to teaching.)

To Register: For more information and to register, go to http://academicaffairs.unl.edu/events/teaching-learning-symposium-fall-2017

Contact: If you have questions, please contact Marie Barber at mbarber2@unl.edu or at 2-4354.

More details at: http://academicaffairs.unl.edu/events/teaching-learning-symposium-fall-2017