2018 Faculty Symposium

The Faculty Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 20 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Union Building. Proposals are due on Friday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Overview

The Weber State University Teaching and Learning Forum (TLF) and the Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) Committee are pleased to announce the Spring Faculty Symposium that will be held on March 21, 2017 in the Union Building on Weber State’s main campus.

We invite you to participate (by attending and presenting) in this exciting half-day conference focused on the theme "Putting it Together with Teaching, Learning and Research."  This theme is meant to inspire reflections, research and presentations of teaching and learning experiences that have elevated the experiences of students and faculty in and out of the classroom. The conference is open to all WSU faculty (full-time and adjunct faculty) who are willing to share their classroom practices, research, and ideas that elevate the teaching and learning experiences at WSU.

Purpose and Objectives of the Symposium

Why should you participate?  The symposium will provide an opportunity for WSU faculty and staff to share and learn new teaching and learning best practices, innovations, research and lessons learned to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus.  The conference also provides an avenue for faculty and staff to share what they have presented (and also learned) related to teaching and learning at professional conferences.

Symposium Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will feel an increased desire to integrate more effective, efficient, and innovative teaching strategies in their courses.
  • Participants will recognize and apply key principles that they have learned from other WSU faculty to promote more effective, efficient, and innovative learning strategies in their courses.
  • The symposium will provide an opportunity for faculty to share best practices, innovations, and/or lessons learned from their teaching experiences with their colleagues.
  • The symposium will provide an opportunity for faculty to network and develop professional relationships and collaborations with each other based on common interests. 
  • The symposium will provide an opportunity for faculty to give a professional presentation related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. This experience may encourage more faculty to be more involved in research and present their research at professional conferences.
  • The conference will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to share what they have presented (and also learned) at professional conferences with other WSU faculty.

Who Should Attend

The primary target audience for this conference is WSU faculty.  Staff and students may also be included to present and share with faculty presentations, e.g., service learning projects, civic engagement, collaborations, etc. The conference is open to all WSU faculty (full-time and adjunct).