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2023 University of Pittsburgh Assessment and Teaching Conference

The 11th annual Assessment and Teaching Conference will be held in spring 2023. Please check this page often as new information will be added regularly. You can review details from the 2022 conference below on this page.

2022 University of Pittsburgh Assessment and Teaching Conference keynote speaker Claire Howell Major
Keynote Speaker Claire Howell Major

Keynote Bio:

Claire Howell Major is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her research centers on faculty work, pedagogical approaches, technology for teaching, and online learning. Major has authored and co-authored several books, including four with Elizabeth Barkley that comprise the College Teaching Techniques series published by Wiley/Jossey Bass:  Interactive Lecturing, Student Engagement TechniquesCollaborative Learning Techniques, and Learning Assessment Techniques.  She has also published Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice (published by Johns Hopkins University Press) and Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Techniques to Put Students on the Path to Success (published by Routledge, with Michael Harris and Todd Zakrajsek). In addition, she has published several books on qualitative research methods. Major’s professional service also focuses on teaching and learning in higher education; one of her current service activities is the co-founding and development of the K. Patricia Cross Academy.

Keynote Address:

Terms of Engagement: Promoting Student Success through Engaging Teaching and Assessment Practices
Getting students to engage, whether onsite or online, is a challenge for today’s college teachers. Yet theory and research point to several practices that can help. In this interactive keynote, participants will learn what student engagement is and explore ideas for promoting it in their own courses.

The agenda for the conference is available at the conference event page.

If you plan to attend, please register on the conference event page.

If you are presenting during the poster session, please view the Poster Presenter Guide for instructions.

We invite faculty to submit proposals for the virtual poster session that focus on any aspect of teaching, learning, and/or assessment in their teaching practice. We are interested in topics that provide examples of innovative teaching. Examples could include but are not limited to: innovative classroom teaching and assessment strategies, using technologies to enhance and support teaching, learning, or assessment, or pedagogical strategies that support diverse student populations.

The virtual faculty poster session will be held from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. You will be expected to answer questions about your work, and to engage with other faculty to discuss what you have learned. Because this event is virtual there is greater flexibility with poster format. PDFs, PowerPoint slides and short videos (2-5 minutes) will be considered.

Submissions for poster proposals are now closed.

Questions can be addressed to Meghan Culpepper at .

If you are hosting or moderating a session, please view the Speaker Guide for instructions.

If you are attending the conference, please view the Attendee Guide for instructions.

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