Online submissions are now being accepted for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology‘s 2014 University-wide Symposium, Teaching and Learning Across Contexts: In and Beyond the Classroom. 

You can submit your proposal using this convenient online questionnaire.  If you’re interested in presenting or displaying a poster at this event, consider submitting your proposal as soon as possible– this year’s deadline is earlier than in the past– 11:59 p.m. on September 30th.

Who Can Submit?

Proposals are welcome from anyone in the campus community with teaching responsibilities or those who support  student learning in co-curricular contexts– including full and part-time faculty members, teaching assistants, and administrative-professional staffers.

The Theme: “Teaching and Learning Across Contexts: Engaging Students In and Beyond the Classroom”

This theme recognizes that teaching and learning extend beyond our classroom walls. They can occur in co-curricular, pre-professional, and research settings. They can take place on campus, in the community, or around the world. They can happen in the presence of faculty, or in our absence. Research suggests, in fact, that some of the most significant learning our students experience occurs when they make connections between and among their courses and between their lives inside the ivory tower and their lives beyond it.

But how do we foster, encourage, and support this kind of integrative learning? What kinds of assignments and support mechanisms can we provide so that such learning becomes intentional rather than serendipitous? How can we encourage students to think and learn, not only within specific classroom and programmatic contexts, but across them? How do we make sure students are thinking about and engaging with the content of our courses outside the context of our classrooms?

Types of Proposals

CTLT encourages participants to to share the results of and insights gained from their recent projects, research, and reflective teaching experiences in one of the following formats:

  • A 20-minute presentation (maximum 2 presenters)
  • A 40-minute panel presentation (at least 3 and no more than 5 presenters)
  • A poster (posters will be produced by CTLT at no charge, using your design)

Don’t forget to consider whether the research you are presenting at the Teaching & Learning Symposium needs IRB approval. If you have any questions, see Dr. Gary Creasey’s article in the June 2009 CTLT Link and/or the University’s Research and Sponsored Programs website.

Again, submit your proposal here. The deadline for submission of your proposal is no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2013. 

For more information, including an archive chronicling past symposia, check out our Teaching and Learning Symposium pages.

Symposium registration for the public one-day event is free, and lunch is also included. Questions about the 2014 Teaching and Learning Symposium should be directed to Julie-Ann McFann at or (309)438-5848.