Topic Areas

Teaching Professor
Online Conference

Now–December 31, 2022

Topic Areas/Tracks


Assessing Learning

Sessions in this track focus on assignments, assessments, and grading practices, or strategies measuring students’ accomplishment of course objectives and learning outcomes, such as: tests; and assignments; grading systems and criteria; self and peer assessment; rubrics; or feedback.

Student Engagement

Sessions in this track promote one or all of the dimensions of student engagement: behavioral, emotional, or cognitive, including: instructional strategies promoting engagement; practices supporting engaging classroom climate; promoting broadly engaged participation and discussion; or classroom-based engagement activities

Technology Tools for Teaching

Sessions in this track focus on the effective use of teaching and communication technologies including the theoretical underpinnings that drive the use of technology for teaching. Examples include: the pedagogical research that supports the tool; the pros and cons of the tool; an introduction to using the tool; or an example of the tool used in an online, hybrid, or traditional class.


Online Teaching and Learning

Sessions in this track are specific to teaching in the online environment, which presents unique challenges and opportunities. Sessions may include but are not limited to: course design; student discussion and engagement; feedback and grading; or instructor presence.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This track focuses on practices and strategies supporting minority or marginalized students. Sessions may include but are not limited to: inclusive curricula; inclusive learning climates; inclusive instructional practice; or universal design for learning.

Course Delivery and Instruction

Sessions in this track explore the different aspects of teaching a course. Topics may include: creating a highly engaging classroom experience; fostering positive and productive learning; classroom teaching strategies; prompting discussion to facilitate learning; or promoting a growth mindset among students.


Outside the Classroom

Sessions in this track focus on the many responsibilities that come with teaching beyond the classroom. Topics may include but are not limited to: engaging students outside of class; reaching out to struggling students; advising students; mentoring students; mentoring faculty; or strategies for balancing the competing demands of an academic career.

For Mid-Career Teachers

Sessions in this track focus on concepts and practices of importance to mid- and later-career faculty in making positive changes that will invigorate and refresh their teaching and their relationships with students. Topics of interest for experienced teachers may include but are not limited to: reenergizing course material; connecting with a changing student population; feedback that improves instruction; or time management.

For New Teachers

Sessions in this track represent teaching and pedagogy basics. New faculty are accomplished scholars in their disciplines but often have received little training or experience in teaching. Attendees in these sessions will be in their first few years of teaching. Pertinent topics for new teachers may include, but are not limited to: effective classroom practices specifically for novice teachers; teaching strategies specifically for novice teachers; developing a teaching or classroom philosophy; time management; things “I wish I knew…”; or advice for new teachers.