2019 TILT Summer Conference on Learning, Teaching, and Critical Thinking

May 22-23
Growing Academic Mindset:
Cultivating Learning Strategies for All Students

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We are pleased to announce the 2019 TILT Summer Conference to be held in the Lory Student Center. This year's theme will be addressed by two keynote speakers, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn and Dr. Sarah Eddy.

NOTE: The annual summer conference is free and open to all CSU faculty, staff, and graduate students as well as any other interested educators.


2019 Conference Information

Introducing CSU's New
Teaching Effectiveness Framework

The TE Framework and accompanying tools offer an integrated, manageable approach by organizing teaching effectiveness into seven domains—aligned with questions on CSU's new course survey—which focuses on the learning environment (not the instructor).

The seven domains of the TE Framework

Please Plan to Attend

We will spend May 22nd and 23rd in an engaging set of discussions and workshops focused on learning research and how you might draw on its implications in your own teaching, curriculum development, and/or other related endeavors.

Conference Sessions will:

  • Help participants understand and use the TE Framework and Tools by first setting a meaningful, manageable teaching goal for next academic year;
  • Spotlight faculty colleagues whose TE work has increased their students' academic success; and
  • Present research and scholarship on the conference theme, which draws especially on two TE Framework domains, instruction strategies and classroom climate.

Contact Info

Photo of Debora Colbert

Debora Colbert
Director, Professional Development

TILT, Rm 145
Email Phone: 970.491.2645

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs at Lemoyne-Owen College; CEO of DoGoodWork, an educational consulting firm that translates research into educational practices that support student success; and author of College Students' Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students.

Dr. Sarah Eddy

Dr. Sarah Eddy is Assistant Professor of Biology and the STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University and leader of the Eddy Lab, which conducts Biology Education research. Author of many scholary publications on active learning in STEM, her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Science, and Insight into Diversity.