Celebrating Teaching and Learning: Strategies that Transform Educational Experiences and Enhance Student Success

What:

A Day-Long Teaching Event called “Celebrating Teaching and Learning: Strategies that Transform Educational Experiences and Enhance Student Success.”

Collaborators will give featured presentations on key topics (e.g., the library will present on how instructors might integrate information literacy into course work) and a call for proposals will go out to instructors so they can share teaching strategies related to student success. There will also be opportunities to discuss hot teaching topics, as well as a keynote speaker (Laura Rendon) discussing ways to improve persistence and graduation among URM, low income, and first generation students.

When:

Thursday, May 18 from 8:30am-4:30pm

Where:

University Center, 2nd Floor

Who:

Collaborators:  Campus Units (e.g., Community-Based Learning, LEARN, library, First Year Experience. Office of Assessment) and Initiatives (e.g., ePortfolio, Academic Innovation, LEAP)

Participants: Instructors, Instructional Support Staff, Administrators, anyone interested in teaching and learning!

Why:

Instructors often comment that they would enjoy attending more professional development events related to teaching and learning but often comment that they are too busy with so many responsibilities for teaching, research, and service, to attend during the semester. With grades due on Wednesday, May 17, and the final day of contract on Friday, May 19, Thursday, May 18, seems like a perfect day to celebrate the fantastic teaching that happens at UWW and learn from one another!

There are a number of very interesting teaching and learning initiatives active on campus at the present time. This collaboration also would give campus members a chance to learn more about the exciting opportunities in teaching and learning without requiring them to attend separate events.