2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Engaging the Whole Student

January 10, 2019

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium! The Teaching and Learning Symposium is a one-day event that will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 8:30-4:45 on the UW–Milwaukee main campus. This year’s theme is “Engaging the Whole Student.”

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. Elizabeth Barkley, a Professor of Music at Foothill College in Los Altos, California, and the author of Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty and co-author of Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty.

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.