Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Unconference

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:10pm

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Unconference

A group of people in  a classroom sitting at tables and talking with two people in the background writing on a whiteboard.Western Libraries and the Learning Commons invite you to the Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Unconference on Friday, April 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This unconference is a casual and informally structured opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices for engaging undergraduate students in research and co-inquiry.

This event is free but space is limited and registration is required. Please use the following link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/At3FRkfPYcLzSqEf2.

Students are encouraged to participate and share insights into how faculty and staff can better support them in their personal and academic research. Faculty and staff who support undergraduate research or other teaching and learning related programs are also encouraged to attend (e.g. librarians, writing center personnel, tutorial center staff).

A loose agenda will be provided, but attendees will participate in determining the topics of discussion for the day. The overall goal is to foster collaboration and inquiry.  

The following questions will guide the focus of the Unconference:

  • What are the many ways we define student research?
  • How do undergraduate students contribute to professional practice?
  • How do we collaborate with each other to facilitate and support student agency and leadership?

Why should I attend?

Unlike formal conference structures, this unconference will bring together professionals from various areas (e.g., libraries, tutorial centers, writing centers) to share their expertise and knowledge related to undergraduate research and leadership. This is an opportunity to network with other scholars and hear from student co-inquirers about how we can improve the current learning culture.

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