Update 12/22/21: Based on the recent announcement from President Kinzy, the 2022 Symposium will now be held entirely online.

The long tradition of including nationally recognized voices in the largest conversation about teaching and student learning at Illinois State will continue on Wednesday, January 5. In fact, two such scholar-teachers will deliver keynote presentations and special workshops at the 2022 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium. Together, they’ll help hundreds of faculty, staff, and graduate students unpack this year’s theme, Listen, Encourage, Inspire, Challenge: Building a Relationship-Rich Campus.

David Rettinger

David Rettinger

The morning will begin online with Dr. David Rettinger’s keynote presentation, “Promoting a Culture of Authentic Learning and Academic Integrity,” which begins at 9 a.m.

Rettinger is the director of Academic Integrity Programs at the University of Mary Washington. He has taught psychology at the college level for over 20 years, served as a procedural advisor to UMW’s student-run honor system for more than 10 years, and has published frequently on the psychology of academic integrity. With a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, he is also well versed in the basic principles of learning science that underlie excellent teaching.

His academic research interest is in academic integrity behavior, having published research on the psychology of cheating in Theory into Practice, Research in Higher Education, Ethics and Behavior, and Psychological Perspectives on Academic Cheating. His research has demonstrated the importance of students’ attitudes toward school and beliefs about peer behavior in determining whether students will cheat.

Rettinger’s follow-up workshop, “Academic Integrity as an Outcome of Authentic Learning,” is also online and starts at 12:15 p.m.

Peter Felten

Peter Felten

Dr. Peter Felten will explore ways to ensure all students are inspired to learn in his keynote presentation, “Relationship-Rich Education and the New Normal,” starting online at 11:15 a.m.

Felten is executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and professor of history at Elon University. He works with colleagues on institution-wide teaching and learning initiatives, and on the scholarship of teaching and learning. In his teaching, Peter aims to help students think critically and write clearly about the connections between the lives of individual people and larger themes in history.

As a scholar, he has published six books about undergraduate education including most recently (with Leo Lambert), Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers.

Felten’s lunchtime workshops, also beginning at 12:15 p.m., is entitled, “Learning and Relationships in (and beyond) Our Courses.”

Learn more about the keynote presenters and the Symposium theme in this recent episode of CTLT’s podcast, Let’s Talk Teaching.

Let’s Talk Teaching Episode 071: Building a Relationship-Rich Campus

About the Symposium

The 2022 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium will be held on Wednesday, January 5. It will be held entirely online: The morning workshops and keynote presentations will be begin at 9 a.m. After lunch on your own, join us for online for afternoon presentations and panel discussions. Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, the poster session and reception has been cancelled.

If you need help with registration or a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact CTLT at CTLT@ilstu.edu.