TIF-2017

2017 TIF Conference

Date: May 17 and May 18, 2017

This year, we were delighted to welcome Nancy Chick from Calgary as our keynote speaker.

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Nancy Chick is University Chair in Teaching and Learning, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, and Teaching Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is also the founding co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning/ISSOTL), co-editor of two books on signature pedagogies, and author of a variety of publications about SoTL projects she’s conducted as well as SoTL as a field.

Nancy’s keynote discussed Publishing SoTL: Towards a SoTL Writing Culture

Many SoTL projects that would help us understand and improve learning and teaching sit in the files of teacher-scholars, without ever making it to the desktops of editors.  This premature endpoint can be attributed, in part, to systemic barriers (e.g., what “counts,” dearth of time and resources), but not completely.  Programs, scholarship, and other supports in SoTL are front-loaded: we regularly address the processes of designing SoTL projects, and are often careful to make these discussions relevant across disciplines. However, discussions of how to go public–other than the necessity to do so–are rare. Even more rare is the discussion of how to make this critical step accessible and meaningful to SoTL practitioners across the disciplines. What do SoTL publications look like? What are the expectations and possibilities for these publications? And why is this not already a regular part of SoTL conversations?

Teaching in Focus 2017

Wednesday May 17

 

9:30-10:00          Registration – open space next to DB 0001

10:00-10:10         Welcome and Introduction – Director Teaching Commons – DB 0001

10:10-11:10         KeynoteProfessor Nancy ChickDB 0001

11:15-12:00         MakerSpace, Interactive Sessions & Panels

 

12:00-12:50         Lunch and Poster Session

12:50-1:35           MakerSpace and Interactive Sessions

 

1:35-1:45             Transition Break

1:45-2:30             MakerSpace and Interactive Sessions

 

2:30-2:40             Transition Break

2:40-3:30             Featured Session – Exploring the First Year Experience Toolkit  – DB 0001

3:30                     Closing Remarks – DB 0001

 

Teaching in Focus 2017

Thursday May 18

 

9:30-10:00           Registration – space outside DB 0001

10:00-10:10         Welcome and Introduction – Director Teaching Commons – DB 0001

10:10-11:10         Innovations in Teaching and Learning: A History of the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) & A Conversation with Teaching Award Winners – DB 0001

Will Gage, AVP Teaching and Learning, will share an overview of the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), including a history of its inception and past projects. The session will culminate with a conversation with recent recipients of the President’s University Wide Teaching Award and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Supervisor Award.

11:10-11:15         Transition Break

11:15-12:00         MakerSpace, Interactive Sessions & Panels

 

12:00-12:50         Lunch and Poster Session

12:50-1:35           MakerSpace and Interactive Sessions

 

1:35-1:45             Transition Break

1:45-2:30             MakerSpace and Interactive Sessions

 

2:30-2:40             Transition Break

2:40-3:30             MakerSpace, Interactive Sessions & Panels

 

3:30-4:00             Closing Networking Event