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Teaching & Learning Symposium

Join us April 11-18 for the 2023 Teaching & Learning Symposium. This tri-campus event showcases UW’s vibrant teaching community and UW instructors’ new and exciting work in the classroom.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Sustainable Teaching.” The concept of sustainability has the potential to inform our teaching in exciting ways. It might lead us toward practices that better support the well-being of students and instructors. It might focus our efforts on strategies that sustain student interest and make learning “stick.” Or we might use the concept to explore green practices that reduce the impact our teaching has on the planet.

Call for proposals: Faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to submit a proposal for this year’s Teaching & Learning Showcase. We welcome proposals focused on any aspect of teaching and learning, but especially encourage proposals that explore this year’s theme.

Symposium Events

Teaching & Learning Showcase

Open on April 11

The showcase features UW instructors’ learner-centered teaching practices and research. Submit a proposal to have your work featured in this year’s showcase!

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Workshop: Fostering a sense of belonging through the syllabus

Kevin Gannon, Professor of History

April 18 | 9:30-10:30am | Zoom

Led by Kevin Gannon, author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, participants will explore ways the syllabus can support our pedagogical goals and students’ sense of belonging.

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Keynote: “Sustaining Communities of Hope”

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Kevin Gannon, Professor of History

April 18 | 1-2:15pm | Walker Ames Room, KNE 225

Gannon, author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, will invite us to develop a sustainable teaching practice grounded in an ethic of hope.

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Panel: Conversations on Teaching & Learning

April 18 | 2:30-3:45pm | Walker Ames Room, KNE 225

Join UW educators in a live, in-person panel conversation about their teaching.

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About the Symposium

The UW Teaching & Learning Symposium brings UW faculty, staff, and students together to:

  • Build conversation and community around teaching, learning, and related research
  • Highlight research and practices that advance student learning
  • Promote reflection, innovation, and collaboration in teaching