17 May 2019
Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Brandeis University
"Transparent Instruction Promotes Equitable Opportunities for Student Success"
The 2019 featured speakers are listed here.
2019 Conference Program
The 2019 Pedagogicon Program can be viewed here.
2019 Call for Proposals
Transparency in Teaching and Learning
The proposal submission window has closed.
The conference theme, “Transparency in Teaching and Learning,” encourages us to examine and promote transparent strategies for teaching and learning that engage students in deep, transferable academic experiences.
Do you have an exceptional strategy to share? Do you have a new theory or practice that might enhance teaching and learning, faculty development, educational practices, or student engagement at your institution and beyond? Presenters are encouraged to engage their audience, so preference will be given to those submissions that specify how this engagement will be provided. The conference will host an opening session on transparency in learning and teaching.
Threads might include but are not limited to:
- Use of technology to enhance transparency in teaching and learning
- Creative instructional techniques that engage students in transparent learning, especially deep learning
- Faculty development initiatives, programs, and processes that promote transparency in teaching and learning
- New ways to use Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to enhance transparency in teaching and learning
- Strategies for incorporating diversity, culturally responsive pedagogy, and/or inclusive excellence into transparent teaching and learning
- High-Impact Educational Practices that enhance transparent teaching and learning
- Student perspectives on transparent teaching and learning
Review of Proposals Criteria:
- Relevance to conference theme
- Clarity and coherence of the session description
- Specific examples of active engagement of participants
- Likelihood session will provide useful information, skills, and ideas
- Contributions to new or innovative practices
Presenters will also have the opportunity to submit their work for consideration in the annual Proceedings, published by New Forums Press.
Poster presenters should print posters at 36x48. Foam board and push pins will be available on site for display.
Transparency in Learning & Teaching (TILT) - Perspectives from an EKU Pilot
"TILT has given me a structure through which to explain the requirements of an assignment in a clear manner. It has helped me in planning complex projects by making me think critically about why I am requiring my students to complete each task in projects with multiple stages of development." - Dr. Travis Martin, First-Year Courses
"I am more intentional. I make references to the assignments in class and am able to relate in-class examples to their assigned work. TILT has also made me rethink my assignments and really determine what skills students are building by completing them. I have also learned to include more structured guidelines for my assignments and clearly outline expectations." - Krista Kimmel, Department of Communication
"TILT has allowed me to be more aware of my expectations for students and myself. Redesigning the syllabus to be more student-focused and integrating grading rubrics/standards forced me to justify the reasoning behind my assignments." - Courtnie Morin, Applied Creative Thinking
"Grades have been higher and there has been less overall confusion regarding assignment expectations." - Dr. Eileen Shanahan, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Register for the 2019 Pedagogicon
Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Conference Registration Rates (Friday, May 17):
Full-time faculty/staff: $35
Part-time faculty/staff: $15
The pre-conference workshop will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2018 | Register for the pre-conference workshop (registration is free)