CMU College Teaching and Learning Symposiums

Supported by CMU Academic Development
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Starting in 2018, we will refine the focus of our Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning towards events directly related to specific areas of instructional enhancement within CMU’s colleges. While this means discontinuing the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, we are excited about the new ways we can support CMU faculty’s instructional communities.

The Need: Designed by CMU Faculty, for CMU Faculty

Consultation with representative CMU faculty revealed that many instructors want to be more engaged in the identification of meaningful curricular, pedagogical, and instructional solutions for their own practice. So rather than having faculty come to development opportunities (both face-to-face and virtual), the combined expertise of Academic Development and other partners will come to your college and department. We will provide faculty with a springboard for sustainable on-going professional development, reflection on practice, and increased peer communication, collaboration, and support.

College Symposiums: What are they?

The purpose of the symposiums will be to focus on the unique needs and key initiatives of the college/departments; showcasing exciting/innovative applications, demonstrating best practices, and creating greater awareness of resources and services.

Symposium sessions will be hosted at the Mt. Pleasant campus and delivered with flexible participation options (i.e., face-to-face and virtual) for all college faculty.

Each symposium will end with identification of sustainable action plans for the college, e.g., workshops targeting college/department needs and work sessions to connect faculty with instructional designers (versed in face-to-face, hybrid, blended, and online pedagogy), subject matter librarians, media services, and other resources that target their specific needs.

How Do We Get Started?

Contact CETL to schedule a meeting with a College Symposium contact and begin identifying faculty peers who are passionate about instructional development. We’ll arrange for a focus group of college faculty and connect with your college administrators to get started. Together, we’ll outline an event that meets your current interests/needs! Then, our team will take care of event management and identifying how to make YOUR symposium a meaningful time of networking, idea sharing, and implementation planning.