The Teaching & Learning Forum was created by a group of faculty in 1992. The Forum offers retreats, book groups, workshops, collaborative projects, and other initiatives in support of faculty development. Activities are directed by the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) Committee , a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, and the appointed coordinator who also serves as chair of the TLA Committee. Forum offices are located in Room 326 of the Stewart Library. The office is staffed year round. Please visit our library of books and materials on teaching and learning, including updated versions of MLA, APA and AMA manuals for publication and editing.
Honors Eccles Fellowship
Would you like to teach that course that you've never had time to prepare? Would you like to work with a colleague to develop a new interdisciplinary course? The Honors Program is seeking applications for the Honors Eccles Fellowship. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, October 18th at 4:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
Call for Proposals
February 28 - March 2, 2019 Conference on Teaching for Active & Engaged Learning
Call for proposals is open through October 13th. Conference registration is open; early registration pricing available now.
May 30 - June 2, 2019 Conference on Designing Effective Teaching
Call for proposals is open through February 22. Conference registration is open. Early registration pricing available now.
August 5-7, 2019 Conference on Innovative Strategies to Advance Student Learning
Call for proposals is open through April 12. Conference registration is open. Early registration pricing available now.
Traverse City, MI
October 18 - 20, 2019 Conference on Advancing Teaching and Learning
Save money on registration fees when you register by September 17th! Regular registration rates end on Sept 17th. Plenary speakers include Kathleen Gabriel, California State University, Chico and Lynne Gillette, Lake Superior State University. We are excited to utilize the newly constructed conference center at the Park Place Hotel! Enjoy the fall colors, the quaint downtown, locally owned shops and restaurants. This town is a popular travel destination for the fall color tours.
November 15 - 18, 2019 Original Lilly Conference
The full schedule for the 38th annual Original Lilly Conference is now complete and online. Join us on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, November 15-18, 2018. The Early Bird registration deadline ($50 off registration) is October 1. Registration is limited to 600 participants; register early to avoid the rush!
January 10 - 12, 2019 Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning
Conference registration is open. The call for proposals remains open for poster presentations. The conference schedule will post as soon as presenters have confirmed their presentations. Plenary presenters include Tara Gray, New Mexico State University; Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Mount Holyoke; and Joshua Eyler, Rice University. Conference registration is open. Discounts for institutional teams or cosponsors can be found on the website.
Save the Date
Lilly Conference Asia
May 16-18, 2019
Conference details are being finalized. The confirmed plenary presenters have been posted to the website. The call for proposals will open in December. We are excited to work with our international colleagues to experience a Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Hong Kong.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Now available: Volume 29, number 2 (2018), focusing on It Is All About the Learning. Coming Soon: Volume 29, numbers 3 & 4 (2018) focusing on Academic Integrity and Ethical Behavior in College Students.
Twice monthly contributors share approaches to address contemporary issues in today's higher education classrooms. Unlike typical blogs, each post describes or analyzes a relevant topic with cited references. These brief writings include discussion questions that can be used to facilitate conversations in seminars with graduate students, TA training, or faculty brown-bag lunches. Subscribe to receive notifications when a new publication is posted.
Possible presentation opportunity for Ten Before Tenure
We are pleased to release this Call for Proposals for the 2019 High-Impact Practices in the States Conference, which will be held between February 20-22, 2019 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
All information pertaining to the conference, including links to the proposal submission system, the conference registration system, plenary speakers, the final conference program, and any additional information pertaining to the conference will be posted at wku.edu/hips.
On behalf of HIPs in the States, we hope to see you there.
Michael T. Stephenson, Texas A&M University
ISETL 2018 in Tempe, Arizona
48th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe Arizona
October 10-13, 2018
ISETL encourages college and university faculty and practitioners from all disciplines to develop, study, and apply learner-centered principles of teaching, learning, and assessment in innovative, yet effective and practical ways.
The program committee invites proposals for 50-minute presentations - interactive teaching sessions, academic research sessions, roundtables or poster sessions - that reflect these goals. We are especially interested in presentations that demonstrate practical and creative teaching and learning techniques based on personal experiences and/or research that will appeal to colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines. Preference will be given to presentations that promise to model alternative teaching methods and engage their audiences in activity and dialogue.
All conference information is available on the Conference website:
The proposal submission system is now open and can be accessed by going to http://www.isetl.org/index.
Are you trying to publish for tenure and promotion? Do you have some research focused on teaching and learning? Here are some selected journals on teaching and learning to which you could send your submission. Good luck!
The Digital New York Times at Weber State University
Weber State University faculty, students, and staff will have full complimentary access to the New York Times online (NYTimes.com) thanks to a university wide subscription that includes New York Times mobile apps, international editions and archives.
The New York Times initiative supports Weber State’s emphasis on promoting student success, fostering inclusion and diversity, supporting active learning and promoting global awareness by providing access to the International, Chinese language and Spanish language editions of the daily publication, as well as providing access to The New York Times’ historical archives and educational resources for teaching faculty. The initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos, opinion and interactive features. With the subscription, users will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.
So, what do you need to do to access the online offerings of The New York Times? It's easy! Create an account by following the steps below:
1. Go to accessnyt.com
2. Type in the name of the university, "Weber State University"
3. You will be given instructions for logging in
5. When you go back to nytimes.com and log in, you should be able to see your name in the top right hand corner
If you are interested in accessing instructional tools right now, The New York Times in Education is a growing library (16+) discipline-specific curated content from influential educators around the world. Faculty and instructors have access to various teaching strategies, articles, discussion questions, case studies and more to support integration of content from The New York Times into the curriculum.
If you have questions about the transition, contact the Teaching and Learning Forum. We'll send you another email as the digital date approaches. Let's go digital!
-Colleen Packer and Rachel Cox-