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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 8:30-4:30 on the UW–Milwaukee 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 University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. 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.

In recognition of her work and service to the field, Dr. Fryberg has received the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Louise Kidder Early Career Award, the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, the University of Arizona Five Star Faculty Award, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Service Award. In 2011, Dr. Fryberg was inducted into the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame at Stanford University.

Testimonials from 2019

Last year, the symposium offered 37 sessions with 54 presenters and had over 260 attendees, consisting of instructional and non-instructional academic staff, faculty members, and graduate teaching assistants from a wide range of disciplines across campus. Here’s what a few attendees said about the symposium:

  • “This was my first time attending the symposium. I was very impressed. All of the sessions I attended were relevant to my teaching, and it was a nice opportunity to network with other colleagues. I will certainly recommend it to others next year.”
  • “The keynote speaker’s presentation was outstanding. It was also a great experience to do a team presentation with a colleague from another department. Having the symposium as an outlet for my ideas was very important for me.”
  • “I feel very proud that I am in the same institution as so many great and inspiring teachers. I also received some concrete ideas that I can use for my class in the spring as well. The keynote speaker’s speech was informative and fun!”
  • “It was fantastic to hear what educators across the university were doing in their classrooms. The networking alone was fantastic!”


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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Please Register at the Event!

The 2020 Program is now available!

Call for Proposals
The call for proposals is now closed.