2016 Classroom Research and Teaching Symposium
A Symposium for Current and Future Faculty
Monday, May 16, 2016 from 8:30-5:00 pm • 423 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
This annual one-day symposium highlights the research of graduate students and postdocs who investigated questions about teaching in 2015-2016. Events will include a poster presentation session and a workshop on how to use research skills to inform and improve teaching, as well as a keynote workshop on the concept of reflective teaching and the use of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) as a basis for reflection on teaching. This year is our 5th annual symposium, so come join the celebration!
2016 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Regina F. Frey, Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Frey’s interests include developing and evaluating new pedagogical methods, including those that utilize active- and collaborative-learning techniques. Currently, her research projects focus on three broad areas: introductory learning in STEM, teaching with technology, and promoting faculty development of scholarship on teaching and learning. In addition, Dr. Frey is executive director of The Teaching Center and co-director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE). Speaker Bio
Faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to attend as many of the sessions as they can. This event is brought to you by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CU-CIRTL), with funding from the National Science Foundation (DUE# 1231286). Please register for events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Conversation
9:00-10:15 a.m. – Workshop on Teaching as Research
What is Teaching as Research? How can I use research to inform and improve my teaching and my students’ learning? What are some ways I can plan and use these strategies in my classroom? Dr. Kimberly Williams and graduate student fellows of the Center for Teaching Excellence will lead an interactive workshop on this topic. More about Teaching as Research
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Poster Session of Graduate Student and Postdoc Teaching as Research Projects
Graduate students and postdocs who have conducted scholarship on teaching and learning in 2015-2016 will present their research in a formal poster session. Student researchers come from all disciplines and were supported through several one- to two-semester programs, and include Cornell’s Graduate Research and Teaching Fellows, Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellows, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Practitioners, and the University of Rochester’s Teaching as Research Fellows.
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. – Lunch and Discussion about Opportunities for Classroom Research
1:00-3:30 p.m. – Keynote Workshop by Dr. Regina F. Frey: Reflective Teaching – How do I begin to evaluate and refine changes in my teaching?
In Dr. Regina F. Frey’s keynote workshop, participants will learn about the concept of reflective teaching and the use of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) as a basis for reflection on teaching. Speaker Bio
Brief description: CATs are short, easy-to-implement strategies that provide instructors with feedback about what students know or are thinking. CATs may be used within the framework of a class or across the semester. Via case studies, we will discuss the results from several CATs and possible modifications one might make in response to the data. We will finish by discussing how reflective teaching might lead to a project on learning, and will describe some of the projects we have conducted on student learning.
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Wine and Cheese Reception
A chance to engage in informal discussion with peers and our keynote speaker, Dr. Regina F. Frey, Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis