2nd Annual Teaching Excellence Symposium 2020

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We cordially invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Teaching Excellence Symposium on April 24, 2020.

Teaching is fundamentally an intellectual act (Border & Werner, 2012, 314). It is a reflection of our knowledge, interests, values, dispositions, and even our growth. This year’s Teaching Excellence Symposium once again showcases those efforts that reflect the intellectual work we put into our instructional craft. The symposium is an opportunity to share your stories of teaching excellence, inspiration, innovation, and impact.

KEYNOTE WORKSHOPCivility for the Future: Embracing Difference through Authentic Dialogue, Dr. Christopher Phillips

How might we cultivate the requisite kinds of thoughtfulness, authenticity, understanding, and connectedness even -- especially -- as we broach those pressing but potentially polarizing issues that characterize our national and global conversations? What approaches are most effective in seeing to it that most everyone involved in difficult dialogues has a genuine opportunity to be heeded and heard? 
Christopher Phillips will give a presentation about his own efforts in fomenting more 'trust-based societies' on sundry scales. The long-time practitioner of a method and ethos of inquiry the centerpiece of which is 'Socratizing' and 'democratizing,' he'll lead an interactive exploration into how, and why, we can create more open societies, and selves. The goal is to continually engage in the kinds of face to face give-and-takes in which equal consideration is given to widely varying views, so that every interlocutor has a chance to reveal her unique story, expertise and stores of wisdom, making possible the discovery of uncommon common ground.
Event Details
  • WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2020
  • TIME: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • WHERE: Kate Buchanan Room, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
  • AUDIENCE: Faculty, staff, administrators

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (CFP):  Submit by March 30, 2020 - Notifications of acceptance will be sent April 3, 2020 

2020 REGISTRATION LINK: Register by April 22, 2020

Symposium Proposal Formats

Poster Presentation: Academic - Construct a traditional academic poster according to your established disciplinary practices.  

Poster Presentation: Conceptual - This format is an alternative to the traditional academic poster. It highlights a key concept, question, or finding intended to spark conversation. This format can vary, however, this video on how to create a better research poster captures one way to organize this work. 

Poster Presentation: Process - This format is intended to explain a particular approach to teaching and learning that emphasises process more than results. The poster format is more illustrative than descriptive and is intended to focus conversation on a strategy for engagement. 

Digital Slides - Your work will be displayed on a computer monitor running a rolling slide deck. Presenters will talk with attendees about the content of the slides, but in asynchronous ways.


DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2020

TIME: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

WHERE: Virtual

AUDIENCE: Faculty, staff, administrators

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (CFP):  Deadline November 6, 2020


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Schedule Coming Soon!

Questions? Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@humboldt.edu