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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.
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:
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.
- Disciplinary Journals on Teaching and Learning Research
Links to scholarly publications available at the UW Libraries that feature research on teaching and learning. The list is organized by academic disciplines within UW departments, schools, and colleges.
- Interdisciplinary Journals on Teaching and Learning Research
Links to print and online interdisciplinary periodicals that feature articles and research related to teaching and learning in higher education. All journals on the list are available through the UW Libraries.
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Where Do I Begin?
CIDR page on conducting research on teaching and learning. Features information on research design, human subjects review, evidence, and making your scholarship public.
The Faculty Council on Teaching and Learning focuses on policies relating to improvement of teaching and learning at the University.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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."