The President's Teaching Scholars has set March 4 for the Spring Conference on Teaching. Proposals are being sought from University of Colorado faculty for sessions on teaching and learning in the classroom that address the conference theme, "Critical, Creative and Interactive Student Learning and Faculty Teaching."
The conference will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Details will soon be announced on how CU faculty may register for a seat (limited to 100).
One-hour sessions may be proposed. Workshop-style sessions that emphasize active participation by attendees, rather than passive listening, will be strongly favored by the organizing committee.
The conference organizers take a broad view of the conference theme. Aspects of the theme will include individual classroom examples of: inclusion of specific social and cultural issues from the learning and course environment; the development of learning and problem solving; individual differences in learning; online course learning; classroom research (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) on a particular aspect of learning in one's course; how to deal with differential student openness; and closure to learning. (Proposals regarding programs and their development will not fit the focus.)
Submissions will be selected by the organizers based on relationship to the theme, judged audience interest, and balance with other sessions.
To propose a session, please submit the following information by email to email@example.com by Jan. 21:
- Session Title
- One-paragraph detailed description
- Name and contact information
- Other information you wish to provide
Address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.