University of Southern Indiana

Teaching and Learning Symposium

5th Annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium
Thursday, February 11, 2021 
Virtual Format

You are invited to participate virtually in the fifth annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium, sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana. The Symposium welcomes 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) works.

Why Participate?

  • Share your efforts in supporting student learning and success and advancing one's teaching practice. 
  • Gain knowledge of evidence-based strategies and technologies that support student learning and success across settings and disciplines.
  • Foster reflection on your teaching practice, including improving and measuring student learning.

The Symposium will provide opportunities to share teaching efforts that support student learning and success while interacting with participants across disciplines in oral and poster/demonstration presentations and a keynote presentation. The Symposium is an example of CETL’s focus on Making Teaching and Learning Visible initiative. 

Participants are welcomed to move between concurrent sessions based on their interests and participate as their schedules permit.  Presentation formats include:

  • SoTL Oral Presentations
  • Teaching Practice Interactive Breakout Sessions
  • Poster Presentations

Key Dates

  • Proposal submission deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • Registration opens: Monday, December 7, 2020 (free registration)
  • Notification of proposal status: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Authors confirm intent to present: Friday, January 8, 2021
  • Revised abstract submission deadline: Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Symposium program available: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • Upload presentation files: Monday, February 8, 2021

Call for Proposals (announced by October 30)

  • Call for Proposals with instructions and review rubric
  • All proposals will be evaluated using a double-blind peer-review process
  • Proposal submission online form opens by Monday, November 2
  • Submit proposals here by Tuesday, December 2

Register 
We request registration by January 29. Pre-registered participants will receive an entry for the door prizes. Poster session participants will receive an additional entry. 


2021 Symposium Committee

  • Laura Bernhardt, Rice Library - Organizing Committee member
  • Rob Carroll, Pott College 
  • Belle Cowden, Online Learning - Organizing Committee member
  • Mark Creager, Pott College - Organizing Committee member 
  • Srikanth Dandotkar, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Christos Deligkaris, Pott College
  • Jara Dillingham, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Adrian Gentle, Pott College - Organizing Committee member 
  • Stacey Keown, Pott College
  • Denise Lynn, College of Liberal Arts
  • Elissa Mitchell, College of Liberal Arts Organizing Committee member
  • David O'Neill, College of Liberal Arts
  • Katherine Peak, College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Heather Schmuck, College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Moriah Smothers, Pott College
  • Sabinah Wanjugu, Romain College of Business
  • Amy Chan Hilton, CETL - Organizing Committee member

2021 Symposium Sponsors

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) is proud to offer the fourth Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium.  We are grateful for the support provided by our partners: 

  • Office of the Provost 
  • David L. Rice Library
  • Department of Online Learning
  • Information Technology
  • 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 Symposia is part of CETL’s Making Teaching and Learning Visible initiative. 

Abstract Collection in SOARPresentation abstracts are available through USI's Scholarly Open Access Repository (SOAR).


2020 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

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).


2019 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

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).


2018 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

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.


2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

January 26, 2017, University of Southern Indiana

2017 Symposium Program
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. 

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