Albion College Symposium on Teaching and Student Learning

President Mauri Ditzler addresses the 2015 Symposium attendees.

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Science Complex Atrium

The 2016 Albion College Symposium on Teaching and Student Learning acknowledges the distinctive contributions of faculty and staff to teaching and student learning on campus. The event's guiding assumption is that by sharing and discussing our particular roles, Albion College staff and faculty will be better able to do the important work of shaping the minds and spirits of Albion College students.

There are three ways to participate in the symposium.

Attend and Discuss

You can attend, listen, and join the conversation but not officially present.

This year those conversations will include Flag-table Discussions. Participants will rotate through a series of brief, loosely moderated discussions about relevant topics. Think informal discussion meets musical chairs. If you have an idea or suggestion for a discussion topic you'd like to see at a Flag Table, please let us know.

Present a Poster

You can present a poster about teaching or student learning. Our definition of a poster is broad: it is any kind of visual or aural object used to spark a discussion about teaching or student learning. That object might be the kind of wall-hanging posters you would see in a poster session at an academic or professional conference, or it might be a work of art, a letter form a parent, a spreadsheet, a bridle and saddle, or a lacrosse stick. If it's an object that sparks a discussion about teaching or student learning, it's a poster.

Present a Five and Done

This year, we're also offering a new way to present: Five and Done Presentations. A limited number of individuals (chosen randomly from those who express interest) will take the stage for no more than five minutes to share some insight about teaching or student learning, using whatever form of expression he or she likes—a mini-lecture, puppet show, monologue, whatever. The rules are pretty simple: you've got five minutes, and then you're done.

Schedule of Events

9:45 a.m.

Poster setup, chatting, coffee, tea, and muffins.

10:20 a.m.

Opening remarks by President Mauri Ditzler.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Poster session

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Five and Done

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Flag-table Discussions

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Wrap up, chatting, beer, wine, and yummy snacks


Registration is now closed.

View the Symposium Flickr Gallery

Please direct any questions to the Nels Christensen at or Jess Roberts at .