Have a voice in the largest conversation about teaching and student learning at Illinois State University. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology invites proposals for 2020 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, January 8, at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Uptown Normal.
While all proposals related to teaching and student learning are welcome, we especially encourage proposals that address the symposium theme, Intentional Technologies: Reclaiming Our Spaces.
Much has been said about the use, or in some cases, the overuse, of technology in education. As we cast our eyes forward, peering across the next decade, we need to think intentionally about the technologies we use, the ways in which we use them, and the predilections and prejudices which inform our choices. Doing this may allow us to reclaim physical, virtual, mental, and emotional spaces for our teaching.
As you frame a proposal for this Symposium, you may consider some of the following:
For example, you might explore a technology that works well in your discipline that could be of use in others. You might have successfully substituted a newer technology for an older one, such as pen and paper. Or, you may have experimented with a new technology only to abandon it in favor of a more traditional approach.
Successful proposals will not only explore these questions but also engender robust discussion and leave your colleagues with new perspectives and tangible practices to take back to their own spaces.
Everyone with teaching responsibilities at Illinois State University (full and part time faculty, teaching assistants, and administrative/professional staff), as well as those who support student learning in co-curricular contexts, are encouraged to share the insights gained from their recent projects, research, and reflective teaching experiences in one of the following formats:
Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019. Detailed selection criteria and example submissions are also available online. Note: Proposed session descriptions must be no more than 200 words in length.