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Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium

The 2013 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. and will take place in the HUB Lyceum, 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 feature a keynote panel and concurrent poster sessions, featuring the innovative work of faculty, students and staff on all three UW campuses.

Event schedule:
2:00 - 2:15 Welcome
2:15 - 3:00 Poster Session #1
3:00 - 3:45 Provost Welcome & Keynote Panel
3:45 - 4:30 Poster Session #2

Come and see what your colleagues have been discovering about teaching and learning!

Titles and abstracts for posters presented in previous years:

University of Washington Resources

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

CTL provides instructional consultation services for faculty, TAs, and administrators; assists with instructional development and TA training programs across campus; and develops workshops and assessment materials for programs in departments.

Faculty Council on Teaching and Learning

The Faculty Council on Teaching and Learning focuses on policies relating to improvement of teaching and learning at the University.

UW Libraries: Teaching and Learning Research

Site intended to help UW Faculty, TAs, Librarians, and other scholars access the scholarly literature on teaching and learning in their disciplines. Authored by CIDR and the University Libraries.

Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (Website)

Faculty and graduate students working with the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) are engaged in a number of research projects examining how students best learn engineering. CELT also serves as a resource for the College of Engineering faculty members and teaching assistants to help them test out new teaching methodologies and technologies.

CELT is also home to the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), an NSF-funded center focused on advancing scholarship in engineering teaching and learning, increasing the use of effective pedagogies in engineering classrooms, and strengthening research and leadership skills of the engineering faculty and graduate student community.

Computer Science and Engineering Education and Educational Technology Group (Website)

The Education and Educational Technology Group investigates "methods and tools for teaching computer science and applications of computing to education in general." The group organizes two seminars--one that concentrates on published research and another that examines teaching methods--as well as informal meetings where participants "quietly scheme about revolutionizing the way UW the world teaches computer science (and other fields)."

The group's web site includes links to research tools, members' projects, publications and presentations, and an extensive list of publications and organizations for scholars interested in computer science education and educational technology and engineering education.

New Scholarly Approaches to Teaching Slavery

In this paper, UW History Professor Stephanie Camp writes on the "promises and problems of teaching diverse content to a student population that is both diversifying, and not very diverse." This paper was presented for the UW Curriculum Transformation Project Diversity Teaching Workshop on November 14, 2001.

Rethinking the Classroom

An A&S Perspectives article in which UW faculty members Michael Brown, Monty McGovern, Merrill Hille, and Lisa Coutu discuss how they revised their courses and their teaching to improve the learning process.

Scholarship of Teaching Research Group at UW Tacoma

The subject of a 2002 University Week article, the Scholarship of Teaching Research group is "a four-person interdisciplinary research team comprised of education, nursing, and business administration faculty . . . focused on developing [their] teaching practice while producing relevant scholarship that advances the use of self-study of teaching at the university level."

Teaching Meetings: Providing a Forum for Learning How to Teach (UW Restricted)

An article by UW Bothell Librarian Sarah Leadley argues that "developing or improving as a teacher happens not when teachers are working in isolation but when teaching and learning are the subject of serious discussion and inquiry among its practitioners."

Teaching with Technology: Catalyst Profiles

Featuring UW instructors from multiple disciplines, Catalyst profiles "highlight campus educators and their use of technology, focus on the way educators use technology to advance their instructional goals, and discuss the pros and cons of educators' experiences introducing technology in teaching."