Kick-start the spring semester with a day dedicated to exploring Next Steps in Student Engagement. Catch up with hundreds of colleagues from across campus and share your best teaching ideas at the 2015 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium. Find inspiration to take back to your classroom. Discover new ways to help students actively participate in the learning process. Lunch is free, but registration is required before Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please call the CTLT front desk at (309) 438-2542.
Internationally known scholar, educator, and consultant, Dr. Elizabeth Barkley, will come to be the keynote speaker. Dr. Barkley’s book, Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, focuses on the concern with student engagement and quality in higher education. Through academic research, theory and good practice literature, her book identifies over 100 practical tips, techniques, and strategies to help faculty engage their students in today’s collegiate classroom. Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, explores the challenges that educators from across the country face every day to try to create a motivated and active learning environment for their students. Dr. Barkley is a Professor of Music at Foothill College in Los Altos, California, as well as the Founder and Coordinator of Fine Arts Individualized Study Center at Foothill College.
The 2015 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium, which is free to attend, will be held on January 7, 2015 at the Marriott Conference Center in Uptown Normal. Contact Dr. Julie-Ann McFann with questions about proposals or the event itself at email@example.com or 438-5848.
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology partners with several others to put on this annual event. The 2015 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund. It is also made possible through the generous support of the Office of the Provost and the Fell Trust.