CELT symposium offers ways to recharge your teaching

Whether you’re a seasoned scholar or a new faculty member just starting out, consider attending the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Morrill Professor Panel and Teaching Poster Symposium on March 30 (3-4:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Campanile Room).

Attendees will have a chance to browse approximately 30 poster displays showcasing the results of the CELT Teaching Partners and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) programs. Poster topics address various philosophies of learning and teaching techniques, including the results of team-based learning and test anxiety experiments. The Teaching Partners program pairs a senior faculty member with a group of two or three junior faculty members who work together on a particular teaching strategy or concern. CIRTL, a professional development program for graduate students and post-docs, aims to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning of all students at every college and university, increasing the nation's STEM literacy.

At 3:30 p.m., the 2014 Morrill Professors will speak about how teaching has impacted their lives, students and disciplines. The Morrill Professorship, first awarded in 2013, recognizes faculty members with outstanding success in teaching and learning in undergraduate, graduate or extension/outreach programs. The speakers are:

  • Cinzia Cervato, Morrill Professor of Geologic and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Robert Stephenson, Morrill Professor of Statistics
  • Donald Simonson, Morrill Professor of Music

All faculty, graduate students and post-docs are welcome to attend. No registration is required. Refreshments will be served.