2016 Teaching & Learning Symposium program

The UW Teaching & Learning Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2-4:30 in the UW HUB Ballroom. The UW Libraries is a proud co-sponsor of the event.

This year’s keynote highlights the scholarship of UW instructors — from three disciplines and three campuses — who use race and equity to inform their teaching and research.

Here’s the Symposium schedule:

  • 2:00 – 2:05 Opening remarks
  • 2:05 – 2:50 Poster session #1
  • 2:50 – 3:00 Welcome
  • 3:00 – 3:45 Keynote
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Poster session #2

More information can be read here. Come out and learn more about the teaching and learning practices happening across all three campuses.

Faculty & TAs: Present at the 2016 Teaching & Learning Symposium

We invite UW faculty, staff and students to present their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work at the 2016 UW Teaching & Learning Symposium – Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom, UW Seattle.

The Symposium is designed for interactive presentations and discussion among participants.  You are invited to present your work as a poster, and you are welcome to bring handouts or use other media that will help demonstrate your work.

  • Proposal must be received by Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, including application information, see the Center for Teaching & Learning.

From Campus to Career: A Course for Graduate Students

Summer Full-term | Weds., 1:10-3:20 | Gerberding 100

Helps graduate students prepare teaching materials for academic job searches. Focuses on developing engaging and comprehensive written materials that dovetail with research materials. Includes peer review & mock interviews. Recommended for advanced graduate students, year 3 or beyond.  Credits: 2 (CR/NC only).

Visit CTL’s Graduate School Courses page for details.

How do International Students Experience Learning at UW? Implications for UW Instructors

Friday, May 8  |  12:30-2:00  |  HUB Rm. 250, Seattle Campus  |  Doors open at 12:00

Click HERE to register now.

Over the last decade the UW has seen an increase in the number of international students. Although we often hear that these students’ academic experiences differ from those in their home countries, rarely do we get to hear in-depth accounts from students about their own learning experiences.

Join the CTL in a conversation co-led by Wei Zuo (Ph.D. Candidate, English).  Zuo will begin by sharing her dissertation research on Chinese students’ academic experiences at UW, including interviews with the students, their professors, and TAs.  We will use Zuo’s findings as a springboard for an engaging discussion of effective ways to help our international students – and all UW students – learn.

Wei Zuo, Ph.D. candidate, Department of English
Katie Malcolm, Instructional Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning

Light snacks and beverages will be served.


This conversation is open to all faculty, graduate students, and staff from the UW Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. The registration link can be found HERE.  UW NetId is required.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  Space is limited and interested parties will be placed on a waiting list should the session fill.  While registration is highly encouraged, walk-ins are welcome.

11th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium

Three Weeks to Deadline! All proposals need to be submitted by Monday, February 9.

To present your research, submit your poster proposal by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015. (Late proposals will not be considered.)

To Learn More:

  • Come to CTL’s Symposium Information Session this Thursday, January 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,Gerberding 100. Tea and cookies provided.
  • Visit the Teaching and Learning Symposium website.
  • Contact sotl@uw.edu with questions.

Save the Date:  April 14, 2:00-4:30 p.m., HUB Ballrooms.

Each spring CTL hosts the Teaching and Learning Symposium to provide a forum where UW faculty, staff, and students can share their research on ways teaching innovations affect student learning. The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions.

Courses for Graduate Students Interested in Teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering two experiential courses for graduate students during the Winter 2015 Quarter.  Each evidence-based course encourages students to reflect and participate by engaging in active learning.

Please see below for descriptions and how to register.

Winter Quarter 2015

GRDSCH 525/HUM 595:  Acting Up:  Amplifying Voices Through Interactive Theater as Pedagogy
Instructors:  Theresa Ronquillo (Center for Teaching and Learning) and Tikka Sears (Memory War Theater)

When:  Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30-4:20 p.m.
Where:  Gerberding 100 (Center for Teaching and Learning)
Credit:  3 credit (C/NC)

GRDSCH 630: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks and Practices
Instructors:  Calla Chancellor and Karen Freisem (Center for Teaching and Learning)

When:  Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20 p.m.
Where:  Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 228
Credit:  2 credit (C/NC)
Entry Codes:  Entry codes are required for registration in all periods. Contact Calla Chancellor at calla8@uw.edu to request a code.

For course descriptions and further details, please see the Center for Teaching & Learning.

“Welcoming All Students: Teaching Student Veterans”

“Welcoming All Students: Teaching Student Veterans”


Friday, November 7  |  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Odegaard Library, Room 220  |  
UW Seattle 

A teaching and learning workshop that offers teaching strategies to help student veterans – and all students – succeed. This workshop helps faculty members and teaching assistants create a more inclusive classroom for and with student veterans.  The workshop will include a panel of UW instructors, staff and students. Participants will engage in small and large group discussion.

To register please fill out the Workshop Registration WebQ.

Co-sponsored by the Veterans Center.

TurnItIn Workshops

A collaboration of the UW Libraries, UW-IT, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, these workshops examine best practices for using TurnItIn as a pedagogical tool.

“Best Practices and Preparing to Use TurnItIn”

Tuesday, October 21  |  2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Odegaard Library, Rm 220  |  UW Seattle

This workshop explores the first steps of using TurnItIn: designing effective assignments, preventing plagiarism, and using the assignment and assessment tools in Canvas. Participants also discuss questions of ethics and authorship in using TurnItIn through the UW license. Instructors are encouraged to bring a writing / research assignment from one of their courses.

“Setting up TurnItIn and a Report from the Classroom” 

Tuesday, November 4  |  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  |   Odegaard Library, Rm 141  |  UW Seattle

This second workshop explores the logistics of using TurnItIn, from turning it on in Canvas to interpreting and using the reports effectively. Geography faculty member Joe Hannah shares his experiences and lends expertise on how to use–and how not to use–Turnitin as a tool for enhancing student learning.

Attendance at both workshops is strongly encouraged.  To register please fill out the Workshop Registration WebQ.

Large Class Collegium for Faculty and TAs

Wednesday, August 13  |  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  UW Seattle Campus

Registration is now open for the Large Class Collegium. This is a wonderful opportunity for instructors who teach larger classes (100 or more students) to share expertise and learn about instructional innovations. Teaching with technology, assessment, and classroom management are just a few of the topics we’ll discuss. Sessions are facilitated by faculty members, working with instructional consultants and learning technologists.

Seating is limited. For details and how to register, visit:  Large Class Collegium 

Professional Development for Instructors

Check out the latest opportunities available through the Center for Teaching & Learning!

Designing and Grading Assignments for International Students, English Language Learners, and Everyone Else

Friday:  5/16  |  9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  |  Gerberding Hall, Suite 100

Join us for the last discussion of our conversation series on designing and managing writing assignments in a range of disciplines and classroom environments, with an emphasis on working with multilingual student writing.  The topic for this Friday is using group work and peer review to improve student writing.

Please register for this discussion at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ctllc/232409

CTL will host two Learning Communities this Summer QuarterLearningCommunity.jpg

Both communities are open to faculty, graduate students, and staff educators.

For full descriptions, when and where the Learning Communities take place, and registration, please go to the CTL Learning Communities web page.