Spring 2019 Teaching Learning Symposium

Teaching Symposium

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor is pleased to sponsor the Spring 2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium. The symposia provides an opportunity to engage in conversations about teaching and learning, to hear from experts on emerging issues in improving student outcomes, and to network with others seeking to improve teaching at Nebraska.

The Spring 2019 Symposium features UNL faculty who will share their expertise for supporting learners from undergraduates to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The keynote session will engage participants in completing two surveys and examining how the results can be used to inform their pedagogical choices and course interactions. Following the keynote, breakout sessions include the following:

  • College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Fellows presenting research they conducted on their courses using the Teaching Goals Inventory.
  • Kelly grant recipients sharing how they promoted affordability and excellence using open educational resources.
  • Reach training for suicide prevention and supporting students’ mental health.
  • Multi-lingual learners and classroom pedagogies.
  • Career preparation and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

New this year: a reception for all attendees will immediately follow at the Mill.

Schedule of Events Learn more about the Keynote and Breakout sessions below

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

Celebrating the "I" in Impact and Innovative Instruction: Connecting Who We Are to What We Believe Students Should Be Learning in our Classrooms

Manda Williamson in collaboration with the CAS Teaching Academy Fellows

This keynote will invite participants to complete two empirically validated surveys—The Teaching Goals Inventory and The Big Five Personality Test—to explore how pedagogical contexts are shaped by one’s unique teaching values and identities. Participants will explore how reflecting upon these survey results can inform pedagogical choices and course interactions within the context of their personalities.

Download the presentation slides

Take the Big Five personality test

2:00 p.m.

Break

2:15 to 3:00 p.m.

Interactive Breakout Sessions: Round 1

These collaborative breakout sessions allow instructors to further discuss their interpretation of their essential goal cluster and to share active learning strategies they have successfully used that reflect that goal cluster. Facilitators will also share one or two assessments (from the Teaching Goal Inventory Manual) through which to provide faculty a means to gather empirical evidence for the effectiveness of the methods shared.

Higher Order Thinking Skills

Leenkiat Soh: CAS Teaching Academy Fellow

Location: A1 & A2


Basic Academic Success Skills

Debbie Minter: CAS Teaching Academy Fellow

Location: A3


Liberal Arts & Academic Values

Wayne Babchuk: CAS Teaching Academy Fellow

Location: B3


Work and Career Preparation

Cal Garbin: CAS Teaching Academy Fellow

Location: B2


Reach Part 1: Suicide Gatekeeping Training (90-minute session)

Speakers: Connie Boehm (Director of Student Resilience, Student Affairs); John Goldrich (CAPS); Laura Shell (Coordinator, Big Red Resilience and Well-being)

Location: Banquet Hall

3:00 p.m.

Break

3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Interactive Breakout Sessions: Round 2

Kelly Fund – Promoting Affordability & Excellence through OER

Speakers: 2018 Kelly Grant Recipients - Joshua Brummer (Math), Courtney Hillebrecht (Political Science), Carolyn Brown-Kramer (Psychology), David Mabie (Biological Systems Engineering)

Location: A1 & A2


Supporting Multi-lingual Learners in the Classroom

Speaker: Jenelle Reeves (Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education)

Location: A3


Supporting Career Preparation/Skills for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Speaker: Sydney Everhart (Department of Plant Pathology)

Location: B3


Reach Part 2: Suicide Gatekeeping Training (90-minute session)

Speakers: Connie Boehm (Director of Student Resilience, Student Affairs); John Goldrich (CAPS); Laura Shell (Coordinator, Big Red Resilience and Well-being)

Location: Banquet Hall

4:00 p.m.

Reception

Location: The Mill @ NIC

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