2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium proposals due Jan. 28

The 2019 UW-Madison Teaching and Learning Symposium: Understanding Our Students’ Learning will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019. We are excited to announce that Jill Buban, Chief Academic Officer at Unizin will be the keynote speaker.

Call for Proposals

Submit a presentation or poster proposal form by January 28, 2019.

As educators and scholars, we strive to provide high-quality educational experiences for our students. But, do we always know what assignments, class discussions or assessments are most effective? What concepts are students struggling to understand? How can I provide more useful feedback to individual students and yet have time for responses to many? These are just some of the questions that we will explore at this year’s symposium as we focus on how to use evidence to inform our teaching and our students’ learning.

While each year we pick a theme to provide emphasis to a current campus activity, we also welcome a broad range of proposals that highlight innovations, new approaches, and simple “ah ha” discoveries from our campus teaching and learning community. As the academic year concludes, the symposium serves as the bookend to reflect on our teaching and begin the process of re-energizing our practice for future curricular adjustments.

We are seeking proposals for engaging presentations and posters that spotlight learning across campus. Proposals may address one or more of the following topics:

  • Promoting evidence-based learning via learning assessments
  • Use of learning analytics that support teaching and learning
  • Data informed course development, advising, or co-curricular experiences
  • Strategies and tools to enhance inclusivity in the classroom
  • Reflective practice in teaching
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Enrichment of our students’ Wisconsin Experience

Faculty, instructional professionals, post-doctoral students, teaching assistants, advisors, and other campus leaders are invited to submit proposals for three types of presentations.

Session presentations

There are two options for session presentations:

  1. 30-minute information sharing sessions where the speaker(s) presents new ideas and inspires discussion on implementations beyond a single course to other courses or situations
  2. 60-minute group engagement presentations that involve the audience or a panel in discussion and exchange of ideas on a topic

Poster presentations

Poster presentations provide a more informal interaction forum aimed at highlighting teaching and learning projects, initiatives, and programs including those in student affairs and student services that contribute to the students’ Wisconsin Experience.

If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Stoeckel, co-chair of the Teaching and Learning Symposium, at sheila.stoeckel@wisc.edu.