Institute for Teaching & Learning

The 16th Annual CSU Symposium on Teaching and Learning

The theme for the 16th Annual CSU Symposium on Teaching and Learning, held on February 22 and 23, 2013 at the scenic campus of The California Maritime Academy at its Morrow Cover campus, was “Teaching for High Impact: Deep and engaged learning.” Hosted by the Center for Engagement, Teaching and Learning at Cal Maritime and organized by its Director, Vivienne McClendon, the event showcased the shore-side campus and CSU faculty achievements. The workshops, posters and concurrent sessions were chosen to bring greater understanding of methods employed by CSU faculty who contribute new ways of learning, apply learning to real world contexts, and improve learning through effective assessment practices.

Pre-Conference workshops “High-Impact Writing: Improving the Metacognition of Prose Composition” presented by Dr. Meg Gorzycki, Ed.D., the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at San Francisco State; “Light Their Fires: Increasing Motivation and Engagement of Struggling Students: by Assistant Professor Dr. Kathleen F. Gabriel, Ed.D., California State University, Chico; and “Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement in Today’s College classroom” by Dr. Elizabeth Barkley set the tone for symposium tracks which embraced mechanisms for improving student engagement.

The symposium had five session tracks including “Teaching with Technology”, “Deep Learning and Reflection”, Authentic and Connected Learning, “Civic Engagement and Interdisciplinary”, and “Other Promising Practices: Wild Card.” Faculty as individuals or teams from 21 CSU campuses presented 16 posters and 83 concurrent presentations demonstrating the practices of quality teaching and service learning are the cornerstones of the CSU.

Sessions and faculty presenters can be found at the symposium website. An archive of selected presentation materials and photos from the Symposium are available to view.

Following the success of the Symposium, please plan to submit an abstract for presentation at next year’s 17th Annual CSU Symposium on Teaching and Learning.

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