Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference - 2021
The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference offers an ensemble of keynote addresses, faculty innovations during concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits. The conference program has evolved over the years to reflect emerging trends in technology applications in higher education and shared expertise in online teaching experiences and strategies.
We are pleased to announce the 2021 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, a midwest regional conference held this year VIRTUALLY and FREE to all members of the higher education community. We want to be considerate of attendee health and budgetary concerns and we feel this format will give us the best opportunity to still network and share our collective knowledge while being most flexible for everyone. This is our way of supporting colleagues in these challenging times. We are fortunate to be able to provide complimentary registration due to the continued generosity of our institutional partners and sponsors. We hope to see you all virtually this year and look forward to being back in person in 2022!
ACUE Lunch and Learn Series: Open to All Members of Our Teaching Community
Almost 50 faculty at UMSL were selected to participate in ACUE's "Effective Online Teaching Practices" year-long program that wrapped up in April 2021. Faculty participants from last year's program will host monthly Lunch and Learn meetings in 2021-2022 to share what they found to be successful in their courses. These monthly meetings are open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and graduate students to learn more about the innovative work of our colleagues.
The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) "Effective Online Teaching Practices" program provided faculty with an opportunity to learn evidenced-based teaching strategies, apply, and reflect on what they have learned. We have been featuring faculty from the program who employ practices from the program in our CTL newsletters over this past year. Please check out past issues to learn from the creativity of your colleagues.
You will have the opportunity to continue to learn from and with your colleagues through a virtual Lunch and Learn Series where ACUE credentialed faculty will share strategies that have been successful in their courses and then host discussions about how you can employ those strategies in your own context. All members of the UMSL community (faculty, staff, graduate students) are welcome to attend.
- Date of the first Lunch and Learn: September 17th, 12:00 - 12:50 PM
- Presenters: Erin Whitteck (CTL and Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Maureen Quigley (Art & Design)
- Topic: Accountability Groups with Students and Faculty
- Location: Virtual (see Registration below)
If you have any questions please reach out to CTL Assistant Director Erin Whitteck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can register for the Fall ACUE Lunch and Learn Series here.