Teaching and Learning Symposium

The 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held on April 14th, 2015 at the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education.

This one-day event recognizes excellent teaching on NC State’s campus. Highlights of the day include a poster session featuring NC State faculty members’ scholarship on their teaching, a keynote address, and the presentation of several university awards, including the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching , the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award, the Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Gertrude Cox Award. Certificates of Reflective Teaching are also presented at this event.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Linda B. Nilson, founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University. She is the author of many books, the most recent of which is Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time (Stylus Publishing, 2014).

We are also pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend the University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony, hosted by the Provost in conjunction with the 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium. The Luncheon and Ceremony will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on April 14th at the McKimmon Center. Space is limited, so please RSVP at go.ncsu.edu/utaluncheon by March 31st; seats will become available based on the order in which RSVPs are received. We will notify you by April 2nd if a seat is available.

Please note that there are separate RSVP forms for the Teaching and Learning Symposium and the University Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception.

To RSVP for the Teaching and Learning Symposium, please visit go.ncsu.edu/tls2015.
To RSVP for the University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony, please visit go.ncsu.edu/utaluncheon.

If you are interested in presenting a poster at this year’s poster session, please see the information at the bottom of the page.

Schedule of Events:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Poster Session and Gertrude Cox Award Demonstrations
10:00-10:30 a.m. Keynote Address by Dr. Linda B. Nilson
10:30-11:00 a.m. Q&A and Book Signing with Dr. Linda B. Nilson
12:00-1:30 p.m. University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony


Call for Posters
The Office of Faculty Development invites NC State faculty and staff to submit poster proposals for the 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium. Posters should address the theme “Teaching, Engagement, and Student Learning,” and can deal with a wide variety of topics, including teaching with technology, innovative pedagogical techniques, SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) and Scholarship of Community Engagement projects and more.

Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 200 words. Presenters can make submissions here: go.ncsu.edu/symposiumposters. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30th, 2015. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.