Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning Symposium

2014 Event schedule

2:00 – 2:05
CTL Welcome
2:05 – 2:50
Poster Session #1
2:50 – 3:00
Provost Ana Mari Cauce
3:00 – 3:45
Dr. Scott Freeman
“End of Lecture: The Future of Evidence-Based Teaching”
3:45 – 4:30
Poster Session #2

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The Center for Teaching and Learning invites UW faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Teaching and Learning Symposium at the University of Washington, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2:00-4:30 p.m., in the HUB Ballroom.
Symposium flyer (PDF)


Dr. Scott FreemanDr. Scott Freeman, Principal Lecturer, Dept. of Biology
Title:  “End of Lecture:  The Future of Evidence-Based Teaching”
Time:  3:00 – 3:45

Dr. Freeman grew up in Wisconsin and received a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in 1978. After working in environmental education for six years, he did graduate work at the University of Washington on the molecular systematics of blackbirds and received a PhD in zoology in 1991. He had a Sloan Fellowship to support a post-doc in molecular evolution at Princeton University, then returned to UW as Director of Public Programs at the Burke Museum. Since the mid-1990s his focus has been on textbook writing and teaching. He co-authored Evolutionary Analysis and was sole author of Biological Science, each through four editions. He is currently Principal Lecturer in Biology at the UW, where he teaches introductory and upper-division courses and conducts research on how active learning techniques impact student performance. He is a recipient of a UW Distinguished Teaching Award.

About the Symposium

Many at UW are actively engaged in examining how teaching affects student learning – the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research.  Each spring the Center for Teaching and Learning hosts the annual UW-Seattle Teaching and Learning Symposium to provide a forum where all who share this interest can learn of their colleagues’ work and engage in discussion.  The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions.  Posters presented each year range from classroom/action research to published SoTL research.

The Symposium is Co-Sponsored By

  • Office of the Provost
  • Graduate School
  • Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • Simpson Center for the Humanities
  • Teaching and Learning Center, UW-Bothell
  • Teaching and Learning Center, UW-Tacoma
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • UW Information Technology
  • UW Libraries

For questions please email with questions.

The Center for Teaching and Learning would like to invite members of the UW community to participate in the planning of the Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium.  If  you are interested in getting involved, please email