The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor will host this spring’s Teaching and Learning Symposium from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive.
Open to all faculty, the symposium provides an opportunity to engage in conversations about teaching and learning, hear from experts on emerging issues in improving student outcomes and network with others seeking to improve teaching at Nebraska.
The event will begin with a keynote speech by Nebraska’s Manda Williamson, associate professor of practice of psychology. College of Arts and Sciences teaching fellows will then engage attendees in The Teaching Goals Inventory and The Big Five Personality Test surveys, culminating in a guided discussion exploring how pedagogical contexts are shaped by one’s unique teaching values and identities.
Following the keynote address, attendees can participate in two rounds of interactive workshops. The first round offers four sessions on higher order thinking skills, basic academic success skills, liberal arts and academic values or career preparation. The second round will promote affordability and excellence with open educational resources, supporting multi-lingual learners in the classroom or career skills and professional development for graduate students and postdocs.
In place of these workshops, participants can also choose a 90-minute gatekeeper training session for suicide prevention and supporting students’ mental health.
A reception at The Mill, also on Nebraska Innovation Campus, will follow immediately afterwards.