2018 TILT Summer Conference on Learning, Teaching, and Critical Thinking | May 16-17

Closing the Student Achievement Gap:
How Learning Happens and Active Learning Strategies


We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 TILT Summer Conference.

This year's Summer Conference is focused on Student Success, Strategies for Closing the Student Achievement Gap, How Learning Works, and Active Learning Strategies for large enrollment classes. We're looking forward to welcoming Dr. Susan Ambrose from Northeastern University and Dr. Ben Wiggins, from the University of Washington to campus as our Keynote Speakers. All sessions will be held in the Eddy Hall.

This annual conference is free and open to all CSU faculty, staff, and graduate students.


Susan Ambrose

Dr. Susan Ambrose, Professor of Education and History, is Senior Vice Provost for Educational Innovation at Northeastern University. She is an internationally recognized expert in college-level teaching and learning and has conducted workshops and seminars for faculty and administrators throughout the United States and around the world.

She focuses on translating research to practice in the design of curricula, courses and educational experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students. She earned her Doctorate of Arts in history from Carnegie Mellon University, and served as Associate Provost for Education, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and a Teaching Professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon before joining Northeastern in August 2012.

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Ben Wiggins

Ben Wiggins is the Manager of Instruction and a Lecturer in the UW Department of Biology. His research focuses on how undergraduate STEM students engage in large-classroom environments, especially in those classes that use active learning methods to generate student engagement.

He uses network analysis, in-class experimentation and qualitative research to understand how students interact and respond to the complex emotional and motivational ecology. He teaches molecular, cellular and civilizational biology and has coached internationally for many years. He has his MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology and his Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences from UW.

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