2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Saundra McGuire
Dr. Saundra McGuire

Theme: Celebrating Faculty Success and Resilience
Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Zoom

The Office of Faculty Development’s annual Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register now to attend! During this virtual event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions led by NC State faculty, watch a keynote lecture, and meet and talk with NC State peers who are interested in teaching and learning. The Teaching and Learning Symposium is free of charge, and you will receive instructions for joining the Zoom event via email after completing your registration. Proposals are being accepted for virtual roundtable discussion and posters until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 — please see the full call for proposals for details. The complete schedule for the event can be found below.

Our 2021 keynote lecture, Increase Faculty Success by Increasing Student Resilience: Metacognition is the Key!, will be delivered by Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire. Faculty and student success in a new teaching and learning environment requires implementing new strategies. When we teach students new strategies that cause them to experience rapid, extensive academic improvement, they become more engaged in the learning process, demonstrating increased resilience and making faculty more successful.

Dr. McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops on effective learning strategies at over 400 institutions in 47 states eleven countries. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. Her best-selling book, Teach Students How to Learn, was published by Stylus in 2015. The student version, Teach Yourself How to Learn, was released in January 2018.

McGuire’s most recent accolades include being listed in the 2020 edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America, the 2019 Commitment to Excellence in Academic Support Award from the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education, and induction in 2017 into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction. She is an elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in a White House Oval Office Ceremony.

Schedule of Events:
10:00-10:05 a.m. Welcome to Symposium
10:05-10:35 a.m. Increase Faculty Success by Increasing Student Resilience: Metacognition is the Key!
10:35-11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Program (Optional): Outstanding Poster Award and Recognition of Teaching Award Winners
1:00-2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions
2:30 p.m. Symposium Concludes

For information about previous Symposiums, please follow the links below: