2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium: Celebrating Faculty Success and Resilience

The Office of Faculty Development’s 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium was held on Friday, February 26 virtually via Zoom. During this one-day event, more than 120 attendees participated in interactive sessions led by award-winning NC State faculty, viewed a keynote lecture, and met NC State peers who shared their interest in teaching and learning.

The 2021 Symposium centered on the theme “Celebrating Faculty Success and Resilience” and featured:




Poster Session

Thirty-one teams of faculty, staff and students presented at the Teaching and Learning Symposium’s poster session. Judges chose from these poster presentations an Outstanding Poster Award winner:

“Integrating Service-Learning in a Landscape Design/Build Course in a Hybrid Format” (Julieta Sherk (Associate Professor, Horticultural Science), Dallas Bretzman (Graduate Student, Horticultural Science), and Lee Ivy (Senior Lecturer, Horticultural Science)

All of the posters are available for viewing on our website.


NC State faculty members facilitated six roundtable discussions. Resources shared in these roundtables can be found below.

Room Roundtable Topic Facilitators Resources
1 Anti-racist education in an asynchronous online class Elizabeth Uzzell
Peter Hessling
(Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development)
2 Asynchronous Tools in Online Course Design to Promote Success for Low-bandwidth Learners Michelle Bartlett
Carrol Warren
(Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development)
3 Getting Students Involved in their Learning: Strategies to Increase Motivation, Even in Times of Difficulty Lauren Brooks
(Foreign Languages and Literatures)
4 Scaffolding Courses for Higher Order Cognitive Skills Elaine Bohórquez
(Physiology Graduate Program)
5 Supporting Faculty Success and Resilience with the Open Pedagogy Incubator David Tully
Will Cross
Erin McKenney
Shaun Bennett
Alison Edwards,
Amanda Dahill-Moore
(NC State University Libraries)
6 Use of Interactive Video for Teaching Online Laboratories During Covid and Beyond Amy Johnson
(Crop and Soil Sciences)
Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality



Increase Faculty Success by Increasing Student Resilience: Metacognition is the Key!

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.

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Saundra McGuire
Dr. Saundra McGuire

About Saundra Yancy McGuire

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 11 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.