2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Dr. Marc Grimmett

The Office of Faculty Development cordially invites NC State faculty and staff to attend the 2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium on Thursday, February 28 (9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.) at the McKimmon Center. During this one-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions led by NC State faculty, attend a keynote lecture sponsored by TH!NK, and meet and talk with NC State peers who are interested in teaching and learning.

This year’s Symposium will feature:

  • A poster session highlighting innovation and research in teaching and learning by NC State faculty and staff
  • Four concurrent sessions facilitated by NC State faculty
  • The TH!NK Lecture, “Educating for Innovation,” delivered by Dr. R. Keith Sawyer (Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill). Dr. Sawyer is one of the country’s leading scientific experts on creativity. His most recent book is Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity — a Spring 2019 OFD Reading Circle selection. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

A buffet lunch will be provided to the first 125 NC State faculty and staff to register.

Schedule of Events

9:00-9:30 a.m. Check-In
9:30-9:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
10:00-10:55 a.m. Concurrent Session 1A: Teaching for Social Justice: A Toolkit for Change (Maru Gonzalez)
10:00-10:55 a.m. Concurrent Session 1B: Engaging students in the Land-Grant Mission: The Untapped Potential of Service-Learning (Janice Odom, Chandler Marr, Chyra Savage, Riley Stephenson)
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Poster Session A
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch and TH!NK Lecture: “Educating for Innovation,” Dr. R. Keith Sawyer
1:30-2:15 p.m. Poster Session B
2:15-3:10 p.m. Concurrent Session 2A: Using Virtual-Reality Simulation for Connecting Teaching and Learning of Social and Emotional Skills in Post-Secondary Settings (Penny Shumaker Jeffrey, Cynthia Edgington)
2:15-3:10 p.m. Concurrent Session 2B: Community collaboration and cross-disciplinary perspectives: Lessons learned from engaging with fathers in recovery (Angela Wiseman, Qiana Cryer-Coupet, Ashley Atkinson, Stephen Gibson)
3:15-3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Awards


Registration for the Symposium is now closed.

Questions may be directed to Jonathan Holloway (jphollow@ncsu.edu).