The TLC Responds to Maryellen Weimer ​

Friday, January 27
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bovee University Center

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.In October, the TLC welcomed Maryellen Weimer to campus to give several presentations based on her 2013 publication, Learner-Centered Teaching. Following her practical and insightful workshops, faculty discussed strategies to improve students’ engagement, skill, and independence as learners. On Friday, January 27th the TLC invites you to an all-day faculty conference to build on the momentum from Maryellen Weimer’s visit. Presenters will discuss a wide range of classroom strategies that focus teaching on a larger question - not just what students know, but what they can do with what they know. 

Conference Themes

  • CMU’s climate for teaching and learning 
  • Designing assessment tools to develop learning skills 
  • Tech tools and active learning 
  • Learner-centered resources from the Quality Initiative 
  • Game-based active learning across the curriculum 
  • Pedagogical innovations from WI Institute participants 
  • Teachers tal​k about learning

Click here to view the conference flyer


This event is free, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided for all registrants. ​Registration closes at 2:00 pm one day prior to the event or when capacity is reached. Register early as spots are limited!​

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About Maryellen Weimer

Maryellen Weimer's book cover - Learner-Centered TeachingMaryellen Weimer, PhD, professor emerita at Penn State University and recipient of Penn State's Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching, is one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching. Highlights of her career include teaching Communications courses and First Year Seminars, serving as the Associate Director of the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (U.S. Department of Education) and serving as Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State. In addition, since 1987 she’s been the editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and she authors The Teaching Professor blog

Book Review:Journal of Technology Education

Conference Schedule

8:45 a.m.
Registration and Refreshments

Session 1 (9:15 to 10:45 a.m.):
  1. Game-Based Pedagogy and the Learner-Centered Classroom
  2. Teaching in Writing Intensive Courses

Session 2 (11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.):
  1. Designing Assessment Tools to Develop Learning Skills
  2. Technology and Active Learning

12:15 p.m. Lunch - Free for all registrants

Session 3 (1:15 to 2:30 p.m.):
  1. Pairing Asynchronous Learning with Active Learning in the Classroom
  2. CMU's Climate for Teaching and Learning

Session 4 (2:45 to 4:00 p.m.): 
Round Table Discussion: Creating Engagement in the Classroom
Participants: Gary Gagnon, Adam Barragato, Joe Sommers, Cathy Willermet, Anna Monfils
​ Moderator: Rachael Barron-Duncan
Click here to view handouts from Cathy Willermet

Conference Links

About TLC

The Teaching and Learning Collective (TLC) is a grass-roots faculty initiative committed to improving students' academic achievement by developing the academic skills they need to become active and engaged life-long learners. 

Conference Sponsors

The 2017 TLC Winter Conference is co-sponsored by the College of Humanities, Social and Behavioral ​Sciences (CHSBS) and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning​ (CETL) at Central Michigan University. ​