2020 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Thomas J. Tobin

Registration for the Symposium is now closed.

The Office of Faculty Development’s annual Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 (9:30 a.m. – 3:15 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, and meet and talk with NC State peers who are interested in teaching and learning.

Our 2020 keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas J. Tobin, co-author of Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, our Fall 2019 Reading Circle selection. Dr. Tobin is an internationally-recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in distance education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning. Since the advent of online courses in higher education in the late 1990s, his work has focused on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience.


Schedule of Events:
9:00-9:30 a.m. Check-in
9:30-9:55 a.m. Welcome and Orientation to the Symposium
10:00-10:55 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1A: Shrinking a Large STEM Class: Providing Small Class Benefits in a Large Class (Slides)
Concurrent Session 1B: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: A Case Study of Social-Emotional Learning in Freshman Composition for International Students
11:00-11:45 a.m. Poster Session
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Award Ceremony, and Keynote Address
1:30-2:15 p.m. Poster Session (Continued)
2:20-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables
Concurrent Session 2: Does the Inclusion of Short Mindfulness Practices in Class Help Students?
Roundtable 1: Applying Practical Inquiry Model (PIM) to Discussion Board Questions to Increase Student Engagement with Peers and Course Content
Roundtable 2: Tactile Teaching Tools to Increase Inclusivity in Science Learning
Roundtable 3: Integrating Citizen Science in University Courses
Roundtable 4: We Did It! How to Get Your SOTL Work Published

Registration for the Symposium is now closed.

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