University of Southern Indiana

Teaching and Learning Symposium

Save the Date: 4th Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Symposium will provide opportunities for you to share your teaching and learning activities.  The call for proposal abstracts will be announced in October, with a submission deadline in late November. 


2019 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium​

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8 am - 4 pm
University of Southern Indiana, University Center East

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About the Symposium  

You are invited to participate in the 3rd Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium, held at the University of Southern Indiana. The Symposium welcomes works that focus on improving student learning and academic success in any higher education setting. These works include the implementation and adaptation of effective evidence-based instructional strategies, development of innovations in teaching and learning, and results of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Topics include improving student engagement and motivation, learning in specific settings or contexts, and fostering inclusion and civility. Works in progress are welcomed.

Thank you to the 100+ participants from nine institutions from across Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois for participating! 

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Why Participate?

  • Share your efforts in supporting student learning and success and advancing one's teaching practice. 
  • Gain knowledge on 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 over 30 oral and poster/demonstration presentations, a keynote luncheon, and a special afternoon session on SoTL. 

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

Registered participants will receive an entry for the door prizes.  Poster session participants will receive an additional entry. 


Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Jennifer Friberg 
Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University

"Good Teachers, Scholarly Teachers, and Scholars of Teaching and Learning"

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Materials from Dr. Friberg's Presentations

University instructors approach course design in unique and personal ways, often reflective of their own experiences, preferences, and perspectives. Despite the array of approaches instructors might use during a semester to teach, explore, or assess content, what IS uniform across course design efforts is the desire to advance students’ thinking and learning. While some course instructors look to design meaningful learning experiences through instinct and past training, others turn towards evidence to inform their pedagogical choices. Others engage as scholars to study learning in their classroom settings. This keynote will explore good teaching, scholarly teaching, and the scholarship of teaching and learning to explain a continuum of teaching and learning in university classrooms. Resources will be provided to support evidence-based approaches to teaching and the systematic study/reflection of teaching and learning. 

Dr. Friberg also will present an afternoon session "Planning Your Own SoTL Project.”  Interested in planning a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project to explore a phenomenon in your own teaching/learning contexts? This session will extend today’s keynote and provide an overview of steps faculty can take to develop a SoTL project. Those in attendance will be provided ample resources for their future use to guide project development, implementation, and dissemination. 

Dr. Jennifer Friberg is the Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In her capacity as the Cross Endowed Chair, she supports, mentors, and engages in research on teaching and learning on her campus and beyond. She is the Founding Associate Editor for Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, and has authored and edited a variety of books, journal articles, and blog posts on the topic of the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is co-chair for the Advocacy & Outreach committee for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and is the outgoing Chair of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.


Directions and Parking

The Symposium will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern Indiana, in the second floor of University Center East (address 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712).  This building is adjacent to the Fuquay Welcome Center and the Screaming Eagles Arena (under construction). The nearest and accessible parking is Parking Lot C. Parking is free. 


Key Dates

  • November 26: Proposal abstract submission deadline
  • December 3: Symposium registration opens
  • December 14: Notification of proposal decisions and reviews
  • December 20: Presenters confirm participation
  • January 14: Revised abstract submission deadline
  • January 21: Symposium program available
  • February 5: Upload presentation files. See Presenter Guidelines.

Call for Proposals (closed)

  • Call for Proposals with abstract instructions and rubric
  • All proposals will be evaluated using a double-blind peer review process
  • Proposal submission form opens November 2
  • Submit abstracts by Monday, November 26, 2018 

2019 Symposium Committee

  • Belle Cowden, Online Learning - Organizing Committee member
  • Mark Creager, Pott College - Organizing Committee member 
  • Srikanth Dandotkar, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Jara Dillingham, College of Liberal Arts
  • Urska Dobersek, College of Liberal Arts - Organizing Committee member
  • Katherine Draughon, OPRA
  • Adrian Gentle, Pott College - Organizing Committee member 
  • Joyce Gulley, 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
  • Jeff Polak, Pott College - Organizing Committee member
  • Heather Schmuck, College of Nursing & Health Professions Organizing Committee member
  • Wesley Phy, College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Moriah Smothers, Pott College
  • Andrea Wright, Rice Library - Organizing Committee member
  • Carrie Wright, Pott College
  • Amy Chan Hilton, CETL - Organizing Committee member
  • With assistance from:
    • Tammy Johnson, Online Learning
    • Heather Meredith, Graduate Assistant
    • Erin Meyer, University Communications
    • Marius Ulrich, Graduate Assistant 

2019 Symposium Sponsors

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) is proud to offer the 3rd 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

2018 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

January 25, 2018, University of Southern Indiana

More than 90 individuals attended the 2nd 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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