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Teaching and Learning Conference

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Teaching and Learning Conference occurs each spring and is the premier teaching and learning event at DePaul. Every year, dozens of faculty and staff share best practices in teaching and learning with hundreds of their peers.

  • 29th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (2024)

    The 29th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, scheduled for May 3rd, 2024, will be conducted online. The event will include a keynote address and presentations by faculty members who will share their best practices and research pertaining to teaching and learning.​

  • 28th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (2023)

    The 28th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference featured Dr. Nancy Gleason, discussions on the state of AI in higher education, and a series of concurrent sessions. ​

  • 27th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (2022)

    Dr. Bettina Love delivered her talk, "We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom," and faculty presenters shared their best practices and research related to teaching and learning.​

  • 26th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (2021)

    The focus this year is on the potential impact of the pandemic and how ​we view others and build social connections, the way we view ourselves and our roles as educators, and the future of higher education at large.

  • 25th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (2020)

    ​The 25th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference focused on the intersection of student mental health and academic success.​ 
  • Inclusive Learning Environments (2019)

    The theme for 2018 challenges us to reflect on the range of our students' diversity and how we account for it in our teaching practices . ​

Conference Archive

Keynote Presentation: The Power of Meaning | Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter by Emily Esfahani Smith, journalist and the author of The Power of Meaning 

Keynote Recording

Conference Program and Recap Video

Keynote Presentation: Assessment and Feedback for Authentic Learning: How Less Can Often Be More by Tom Angelo, clinical professor of educational research and innovation at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Keynote Slides and Handout

Conference Program and Recap Video

Keynote Presentation: Fostering Student Engagement and High Impact Practices: What's All the Hype? by Jillian Kinzie, Director, NSSE Institute & NILOA Senior Scholar, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University School of Education

Keynote Handout

Conference Program and Recap Video

Keynote Presentation: The New Science of Learning: How Research is Revolutionizing the Way We Teach by Todd Zakrajsek, the Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill

Afternoon Workshop: How Students Learn: Strategies for Teaching from the Psychology of Learning

Conference Program

Keynote Presentation: Teaching Naked by José Bowen, the eleventh president of Goucher College in Baltimore

Afternoon Workshop: Designing Assignments and Activities for Massively Better Classes

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Keynote Presentation: Dr. Ann-Louise de Boer, Research Fellow in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa

Keynote Handout

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Keynote Presentation: What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Teaching and Learning by Professor James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University

Keynote Presentation: The Act of Teaching by Nancy Houfek, Head of Voice & Speech for the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, where she teaches vocal production, coaches the professional acting company, and administers the M.F.A. in voice training pedagogy

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Keynote Presentation: The Quest for Engagement in Teaching and Learning: Where Routine and Surprise Collide by Dr. Lee Shulman, author of The Wisdom of Practice: Essays on Teaching, Learning, and Learning to Teach, president emeritus of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and past president of the American Educational Research Association

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Keynote Presentation: Blurring the Boundaries, The Personal and the Professional in a Webbed World by Dr. Punya Mishra, associate professor of Educational Technology at Michigan State University

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