The next University Teaching and Learning Symposium is Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at the Bone Student Center.
Join hundreds of colleagues in a deep exploration of the art and science behind student success. The 2024 Symposium will be held entirely in-person at the Bone Student Center, with sessions facilitated by Illinois State faculty and staff throughout the morning. A boxed lunch will be provided. The day will also include a special workshop and an afternoon keynote address by Dr. Bryan Dewsbury, director at the RIOS (Racially-Just Inclusive Open Science) Institute at Florida International University. The Symposium concludes with a reception featuring drinks and hors d'oeuvres, showcasing poster presentations, and celebrating the annual Outstanding University Teaching Awards recipients.
Participants who choose a boxed lunch can select either a turkey sandwich with sides (regular meal) or a vegan quinoa bowl with tomatoes, herbs, olives, and navy beans (for all dietary restrictions including milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy and sesame allergies).
The annual Teaching and Learning Symposium is free and open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students at Illinois State.
If you have questions about meal choices or need an accommodation to fully participate in the Symposium, please email ProDev@ilstu.edu. If you receive an error message while attempting to register, please contact the Technology Support Center.
To thrive at the university goes beyond academic achievement to include engagement in and outside the classroom, social connectedness, and opportunities to engage with diverse perspectives. It goes beyond feelings of happiness and academic accomplishment to include feelings of connection, purpose, and growth (Su, Tay & Diener, 2014). At this year’s Symposium, we would like to center conversations on how our teaching practices can foster opportunities for ourselves, as instructors, and for our students to thrive in and out of the classroom.
The deadline to submit proposals for the Symposium has passed. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Dana Karraker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science education professor Dr. Bryan Dewsbury will conduct a workshop of faculty and deliver the keynote address for Thriving at Illinois State: The 2024 University Teaching & Learning Symposium on Wednesday, January 10, at the Bone Student Center.
Dewsbury is the principal investigator of the Science Education and Society research program at Florida International University, where his team conducts research on the social context of education. He is also a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute and a director at the RIOS (Racially-Just Inclusive Open Science) Institute.
Dewsbury conducts faculty development and support for institutions interested in transforming their educational practices, including teaching and mentoring pertaining to creating inclusive environments. He has worked with over 200 institutions across North America, the United Kingdom, and West Africa. He is a certified trainer on mentoring from the National Research Mentoring Network, and he is a co-author of Norton’s Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching, available for free as an e-book.
Dewsbury is also the founder of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Deep Teaching Residency, a national workshop aimed at supporting faculty in transforming their classrooms to more meaningfully incorporate inclusive practices.