President's Teaching Scholars Program seeks conference proposals

March event to address how students learn
By Staff

The President's Teaching Scholars Program and the President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative invite proposals from university faculty for sessions at the spring conference on teaching.

The conference, themed "How Our Students Learn: Implications for Faculty," will run from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. March 5 at the Anschutz Medical Campus. All CU faculty members are invited to register for one of 100 seats.
Proposed sessions of one or two hours should address the conference theme, aspects of which could include: learning and brain science, how brain development influences student behavior, the development of learning and problem solving, individual differences in learning, and what faculty should know about how the brain works.

Proposals may include a nomination for a CU plenary speaker, though no honorarium is available from the conference organization. Workshop-style sessions that emphasize active participation by attendees, rather than passive listening, will be strongly favored by the organizing committee.

To propose a session, submit the following information by Jan. 29. Submissions will be selected by the organizers based on relationship to the theme, judged audience interest and balance with other sessions.

Session title:
One-paragraph description:
Name of (optional) CU plenary speaker:
One-paragraph description of plenary speaker:
Has the speaker been contacted and indicated a willingness to attend with no honorarium?
Your name and contact information (e-mail and phone):
Names of any other session leaders, with one-sentence descriptions:
Other information you wish to provide:

Proposals and other questions may be sent by e-mail to