Center for Teaching and Learning

Past Symposiums

The UW’s annual Teaching & Learning Symposium began as the UW Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Forum back in 2003. Initially the forum consisted of UW faculty, graduate students, and staff who met to discuss their shared interest in examining the effects of their teaching on students’ learning.

By 2008, the UW SoTL Forum had transitioned into the annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. An event where all who shared an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning could meet to learn about the work their colleagues were doing across campuses.

Each Symposium includes a keynote presentation and two poster sessions. Click on a year below to learn more about past Symposiums.


2020 ONLINE Symposium

Keynote: Equity in Online Learning
Panelists: Elba MoiseSooz StahlDebi Talukdar, and Milan Vidaković bring interdisciplinary expertise as teaching scholars and Theater for Change UW educators to reflect on the opportunities and challenges of building equitable online classrooms. Watch the keynote presentation.
Posters: View 50+ video poster presentations from colleagues across the UW.


2019 Symposium

Keynote: Designing Classroom Assessment Ecologies for Universal Student Success
Speakers: Stuart B. Adler, Chemical Engineering, UW Seattle; and Asao B. Inoue, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma, share their perspectives and practices on assessment. View their keynote presentation slides.
Posters: 60+ poster abstracts


2018 Symposium

Keynote: Teaching in Global Classrooms
Speakers: Benjamin Gardner, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell; and Divya McMillin, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma. View their keynote presentation slides.
Posters: 70+ poster abstracts


2017 Symposium

Keynote: Building Inclusive Classroom Communities
Speakers: Ellen Moore, Communications, UW Tacoma; Jim Pfaendtner, Chemical Engineering, UW Seattle; and Ursula Valdez, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell. View their keynote presentation slides.
Posters: 50+ poster abstracts


2016 Symposium

Keynote: Doing Race and Equity Pedagogy
Speakers: Wayne Au, School of Educational Studies, UW Bothell; Christine Stevens, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership programs, UW Tacoma; and  Joyce Yen, UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change.
Posters: 35+ poster abstracts


2015 Symposium

Keynote: Using Reflection to Support Student Learning
Speakers: Cynthia J. Atman, Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), and Human Centered Design & Engineering; Betsy Cooper, UW Department of Dance.
Posters: 40+ poster abstracts


2014 Symposium

Keynote: End of Lecture: The Future of Evidence-Based Teaching
Speaker: Scott Freeman, UW Department of Biology
Posters: 35+ poster abstracts


The 2013 Symposium program is not available


2012 Symposium

Keynote: Reflecting Back: How We Were Taught and Why That Matters to How We Teach
Speaker: Anu Taranath, UW English Department, UW Comparative History of Ideas
Posters: 25+ poster abstracts


2011 Symposium

Keynote: Teaching to the In-Between Times: Helping Students Study and Practice the Course Material
Speaker: Matt McGarrity, UW Communication Department
Posters: 30+ poster abstracts


2010 Symposium

Keynote: Through the Stories We Hear Who We Are*: Examining Teaching Through Instructor Narratives
Speaker: Diane Gillespie, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW-Bothell
Posters: 40+ poster abstracts


2009 Symposium

Keynote: Taking the Mystery Out of Learning for Your Students
Speaker: Mary Pat Wenderoth, UW Department of Biology
Posters: 45+ poster abstracts


2008 Symposium

Keynote: Expanding Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom: Issues of culture, pedagogy, and technology
Speaker: Tom Hinckley, Professor, College of Forest Resources
Posters: 40+ poster abstracts