Fall 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Teaching Symposium


Friday, NOVEMBER 5, 2021


The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and the Center for Transformative Teaching are pleased to sponsor the fall 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium on Friday, November 5 hosted in-person and via Zoom. The symposium provides an opportunity to engage in conversations about teaching and learning and to hear from experts on emerging issues in improving student outcomes to improve teaching at Nebraska.

November 5

10:30 a.m.

Welcome from director Nick Monk, Center for Transformative Teaching.

10:45 a.m.
Interactive Keynote

Alison Cook-Sather

Alison Cook-Sather is Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Dr. Cook-Sather has developed internationally recognized programs that position students as pedagogical consultants to prospective secondary teachers and to practicing college faculty members.

She has published over 100 articles and book chapters and given as many keynote addresses, other invited presentations, and papers at refereed conferences on six continents. Author or co-author of eight books, including Pedagogical Partnerships: A How-To Guide for Faculty, Students, and Academic Developers in Higher Education (with Melanie Bahti and Anita Ntem, Elon University Center for Engaged Learning Open Access Series, 2019) and Promoting Equity and Justice through Pedagogical Partnership (with Alise de Bie, Elizabeth Marquis, and Leslie Patricia Luqueño, Stylus Publishers, 2021), she is the founding editor of Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education and founding co-editor of International Journal for Students as Partners.

Presenting remotely

Recorded Keynote | Keynote Presentation (PDF)

Alison Cook-Sather

Alison Cook-Sather

Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (For those attending in person, a boxed lunched will be provided. Those registering after Wednesday, October 27 at 12:00 p.m. will not be guaranteed a boxed lunch.)

1:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1: Students and Courseware Design – a Collaborative Process

Matt Waite, UNL Professor of Practice, Journalism

Ever want to write and host your own courseware, update it whenever you want and not pay a dime to do it? Good news! With a little know how, it’s not only possible, it’s pretty easy. In this session, we’ll do a speed run through the process and you’ll leave with everything you’ll need to do it yourself. I’ll show you how I use the tools to keep a course text constantly updated and evolving with student feedback, even changing things while students are in class suggesting edits. All for the low low price of free.

In-person presentation, Platte Rive Room

Recorded Session 1

1:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2: Jumping off a Cliff

Sabine Zempleni, UNL Assistant Professor of Practice, Nutrition and Health Sciences

New and innovative, co-creation of knowledge promises to increase student engagement and empower student learning. What does co-creation look like in real life? Learn about the exhilarating experience and the many valuable strategies and lessons learned while partnering with students in the re-design of a standard course in nutrition sciences including the creation of an open educational resource.

In-person presentation, Chimney Rock Room (Directly above Platte River)

Recorded Session 2 | Zempleni Presentation (PDF)

2:15 p.m.

Collaboration Panel: Students as Collaborators, Co-creators, and Partners in Learning

Student-faculty co-creation takes many forms, ranging from what might be called “engagement” to “collaboration” to “partnership.” In this session, we’ll briefly discuss a typology of co-creation then a panel of faculty and students will describe their collaborations and share lessons learned.

Co-creation challenges the consumer model of education where expert faculty are expected to transmit their knowledge to passive student-clients. Instead, teaching and learning becomes a shared responsibility, fostering greater engagement and understanding of learning as a dialogic experience.

In-person panel

Recorded Panel | Panel Presentation (PDF)

3:25 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Speed Sessions

Inspired by James Lang’s ideas in Small Teaching, the featured speed sessions will highlight strategies and techniques that have been effective in classes throughout the university. Each presenter will spend five minutes presenting an effective teaching technique or technology.

In-person presentations

Recorded Speed Sessions | Speed Sessions (PDF)