2020 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Achieving Equity

January 9, 2020

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is proud to announce the 5th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium! The Teaching and Learning Symposium is a one-day event that will take place on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 8:30-5:00 on the UW–Milwaukee main campus. This year’s theme is “Achieving Equity.”

This event provides an opportunity for colleagues to engage in thoughtful conversations about pedagogical strategies, course designs, technology tools, and initiatives that facilitate student success. The symposium is an annual celebration of the excellent work that UWM instructors and staff do.

Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephanie A. Fryberg. Dr. Fryberg, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington State, is the William and Ruth Gerberding University Professor of American Indian Studies and Psychology at the University of Washington. As a social and cultural psychologist, her primary research interests focus on how social representations of race, culture, and social class influence the development of self, psychological well-being, physical health, and educational attainment.

Select publications include: The truly diverse faculty: New dialogues in American higher education (Edited volume with E. J. Martínez), Cultural models of education and academic performance for Native American and European American students (with R. Covarrubias & J. Burack), Unseen disadvantage: How American Universities’ focus on independence undermines the academic performance of first-generation college students (with N. M. Stephens, H.R. Markus, C. Johnson, & R. Covarrubias), When the world is colorblind, American Indians are invisible: A diversity science approach (with N. M. Stephens); and Of warrior chiefs and Indian princesses: The psychological consequences of American Indian mascots on American Indians (with H.R. Markus, D. Oyserman, & J. M. Stone). In recognition of her work and service to the field, Dr. Fryberg received the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Louise Kidder Early Career Award, Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, University of Arizona Five Star Faculty Award, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Service Award, and in 2011 was inducted into the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame at Stanford University. Dr. Fryberg also provided testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs regarding the impact of racist stereotypes on Indigenous people, was lead psychologist on an Amicus Brief (file date October 16, 2009) for Susan S. Harjo, et al. V. Pro-Football Inc., and served as an expert witness in the Keepseagle v. U.S. Department of Agriculture class action lawsuit.

Testimonials from 2018

Last year, the symposium offered 36 sessions with 63 presenters and had over 200 attendees, consisting of 118 instructional and non-instructional academic staff, 51 faculty members, and 32 graduate teaching assistants from a wide range of disciplines across campus. Here’s what a few attendees said about the symposium:

  • I found the sessions and the keynote speaker to have valuable information that will definitely impact both my teaching and my interactions with colleagues. Awesome! 🙂
  • Almost every session I attended not only included valuable information but discussion and hands-on practice. I will apply those in my teaching definitely.
  • So great to learn from others around the campus. Some presenters gave very specific ideas about incorporating these ideas into our classes.
  • The most helpful and energizing aspect of the symposium was meeting more colleagues across campus. I made a lot of good connections that I think will prove invaluable.
  • Keynote was excellent!


Contact Dylan Barth with any questions about the symposium.

The UWM Teaching and Learning Symposium is supported by a UWM Academic Staff Group Professional Development Award and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

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2019 Program
The 2019 program is now available!

Register by December 15, 2018.

Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals is now closed.