University of Southern Indiana

Teaching and Learning Symposium

Fourth Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
University of Southern Indiana, University Center East

You are invited to submit proposals for the fourth annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium, held at 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 share teaching and learning efforts as one of three types of works: reflective teaching, scholarly teaching, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). The Symposium will provide opportunities for you to share your teaching and learning activities with oral and poster presentation sessions. 

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 different settings.
  • Foster reflection on your own teaching practice, including improving and measuring student learning.

The Symposium is part of CETL’s Making Teaching and Learning Visible initiative. It will provide opportunities to share teaching efforts in support of student learning and success and for interaction among participants across disciplines in oral and poster/demonstration presentations and a keynote luncheon. 

Call for Proposals

  • Call for Proposals with abstract instructions and rubric
  • All proposals will be evaluated using a double-blind peer-review process
  • Proposal submission online form opens by Monday, October 28
  • Submit proposals by Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Key Dates:

  • Informational sessions/webinars: Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5 (time/location to be announced)
  • Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Registration opens: Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Notification of proposal status: Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Confirmation of intent to present: Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Revised abstract submission deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Symposium program available: January 17, 2020
  • Upload presentation files: February 4, 2020

2020 Symposium Committee

  • Laura Bernhardt, Rice Library - Organizing Committee member
  • Belle Cowden, Online Learning - Organizing Committee member
  • Mark Creager, Pott College - Organizing Committee member 
  • Srikanth Dandotkar, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Christos Deligkaros, Pott College
  • Jara Dillingham, College of Liberal Arts
  • Urska Dobersek, College of Liberal Arts
  • Katherine Draughon, OPRA
  • Adrian Gentle, Pott College - Organizing Committee member 
  • Stacey Keown, Pott College
  • Denise Lynn, College of Liberal Arts
  • Emily Lynn, OSPRA Organizing Committee member
  • 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
  • Laurel Standiford Reyes, College of Liberal Arts Organizing Committee member
  • Andrea Wright, Rice Library - Organizing Committee member
  • Amy Chan Hilton, CETL - Organizing Committee member

2020 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 
  • Department of Online Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Office of Planning, Research and Assessment
  • Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration
  • Rice Library

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 5 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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