Teaching Excellence Symposium Fall 2020

Fall 2020: Making Teaching Visible, Thursday, December 3, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Virtual

This year’s Teaching Excellence Symposium once again showcases those efforts that reflect the intellectual work we put into our instructional craft, including the adaptations and shifts in teaching that have emerged during a world pandemic.


Keynote Speaker Recording

Nora Wynne

Adjusting the Lens: Bringing Teaching and Learning Into Focus During a Pandemic

What does it mean to teach and learn in a pandemic? What changes can we take with us into the future? As K-12 schools and universities have pivoted to distance learning in the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is a moment to look carefully at how education has and has not changed and how we might harness the moment. Zoom in to examine the details of instruction and opportunities to learn. Zoom out to see the possibilities of larger systemic changes in education.  Regardless of the lens, keeping the student in focus will help educators meet the needs of the individual learner and will lead to positive outcomes for students. 

The Teaching Gallery

A showcase of a wide variety of teaching inspiration, innovation, and impactful work by HSU colleagues. Explore this showcase on your own or through a guided tour offered at the top of each hour: 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm. See Links for Guided Tours

Pivot Teaching Showcase

Pivot Teaching Showcase

This is a public Canvas space that provides over 80 examples of assignments, activities, and resources shared by HSU colleagues who participated in the Summer 2020 Pathway to Digital Teaching: Pivot to Online Learning and Teaching course. Throughout this four-week, fully online asynchronous course, faculty engaged in a variety of resources, interactions, and design/redesigns of their course to prepare to teach and support their students online, while also taking on the role of an online student. The examples have been shared to highlight this incredible work and offer colleagues an opportunity to re-purpose for their own courses.

Ted-Style Talk Recordings

comfort zone

A collection of impactful, ten-minute teaching stories shared by HSU educators.

Utilizing Kialo for Engaging and Respectful Asynchronous Debates - Jill Anderson, KINS

Out of Comfort Zones amid Polarization: The Ethical Work of Giving Voice to The Dissenter - Rouhollah Aghasaleh, SOE

Virtual Laboratory for Learning Exercise Physiology - Young Kwon, KINS and Kim Vincent-Layton, CTL

Incorporating Effective Learning Strategies into Lectures to Boost Student Engagement - Lorraine Casazza, LC

Reframing BuRNout through Reflective Nursing Practice - Eden Donahue, NURS and Kim Perris, NURS

ESCALA Poster/Presentation Showcase

A collection of student inquiry projects by HSU faculty and staff who completed the 27 hour ESCALA Certification in College Teaching and Learning in Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Of the 44 HSU faculty and staff who have participated in the program focused on culturally relevant pedagogical teaching practices, 24 have completed their certificate and an additional nine are in the process.  This professional development opportunity was supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Program Award #52008703 and a US Department of Education under the Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM Grant #P031C150193.

View the ESCALA Poster/Presentation Showcase