2007 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium
The 2007 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The Symposium will take place in the HUB West Ballroom, and will provide you with opportunities to interact with UW instructors who are actively engaged in examining teaching and learning in their disciplines.
The Symposium will open with a keynote address by Scott Freeman, UW Department of Biology, on the topic of "Using Data to Design (and Re-design) Courses." The keynote address will be followed by concurrent poster sessions featuring the work of 70 faculty and TAs, representing 32 different departments and programs:
Come and see what your colleagues have been discovering about teaching and learning!
2:30 p.m. - Symposium Opening and Keynote Address
3:15-4:30 p.m. - Concurrent Poster Sessions
"Using Data to Design (and Re-design) Courses"
Scott Freeman, UW Department of Biology
What is the best course design to use in a large, introductory course in order to maximize learning and performance by all students?
Scott Freeman will present how he and a group of colleagues have used data from the research literature and from their own teaching to redesign Biology 180, a large gateway course for Biology majors, with the goal of increasing student learning and lowering the traditionally high failure rate in the course.
In his presentation, Scott will review
- several contrasting course designs that have been tried in Biology 180,
- why each course design was expected to improve student learning and success in the course, and
- how the current design of the course has been informed by research and by data collected through previous offerings of the course
This study is part of a broader effort to evaluate the role of active learning in improving the quality of science education.
Posters Sessions are grouped into five areas:
Engaging students in learning through experience
Learning Through Assessment
Using assessment data to improve teaching and learning
Using strategies or technologies that extend learning in different ways, or to different learners
Developing new courses or re-envisioning established courses
Exploring how we think and make decisions about teaching
You can also preview sessions by going to the presenter index or the department index.
Learning Through Assessment
Flexible learning spaces: the integration of pedagogy, physical design, and instructional technology
Rebecca Etheridge and Stern Neill -
Teaching and Learning Center & the Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma
Exploring Mountains Beyond Mountains: Teaching about Global Health Inequities
Alka Arora, Center for Curriculum Transformation
Motivational Filters: How students decide which material is worth the effort
Susan B. Nolen, Chris Ward, Ilana S. Horn, S. Sunshine Campbell, Karan Mahna -
Educational Psychology and Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education
Decisions about teaching: What factors do engineering faculty consider?
Jessica Yellin, Yi-Min Huang, Jennifer Turns, Brook Sattler -
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching
Semi-Exempt?: Institutional Review Boards, SoTL, and the Ethics of Review
Michael Goldberg -
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
Are Graduate Students Being Left Out of the SoTL Movement?
Angela Davis, Danielle Beck, Jaime Diaz, Janice Driver, Erin Hunter, Gregory Reaume -