Fall 2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium: Motivation, Innovation, and Evidence

October 9, 2017 | Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center

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Course Design and the Broken Escalator
Presented by Dr. Michael Palmer, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor and Lecturer in Chemistry, at the University of Virginia. Dr. Palmer directs a variety of educational development programs, such as Tomorrow's Professor Today, the annual Course Design Institute, Nucleus, and Ignite. He won the 2014 POD Network Innovation Award for work on a valid & reliable syllabus rubric, the 2015 Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development for work on student perceptions of syllabus, and the 2016 POD Network Innovation Award for work on a highly interactive, online learning environment for course design.  For a more complete description of the keynote presentation, please click here to view the symposium website.



Please select one of the following three interactive breakout sessions. The workshop style breakout sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Each session focuses on a specific evidence-based teaching method and includes time for active participation and discussion. Choices 1 and 2 are highly participatory sessions that focus on teaching challenges deemed of critical importance by prior symposium participants. Choice 3 uses a speed presentation format to cover a number of teaching hints/helps. For complete descriptions of each session, click here.


Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.  Beverages will be served during check-in and snacks and beverages during the break. For complete descriptions of the keynote presentation and interactive breakout sessions, please click here to visit the website. Or if you have questions, please contact Marie Barber at mbarber2@unl.edu or 2-4354.

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