Albion College Symposium on Teaching and Student Learning

Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at Seeley-Mudd Library

2023 Theme: Building Intentional Connections

The 2023 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. This year’s theme is Building Intentional Connections. We will address ways to build sincere and meaningful relationships in times of challenges and change.

There are three ways to participate in the symposium.

*Please register to present by Friday, May 12, 2023. Register to attend by Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

Register by filling out this form.

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Attend and Discuss

You can attend, listen, and join the conversation but not give a presentation.

Present a Poster

You can present or co-present a poster about teaching or student learning in relation to building intentional connections. 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 from a parent, a spreadsheet, a bridle and saddle, or a lacrosse stick. If it’s an object that sparks a discussion, it’s a poster.

Present a Five and Done

Back by popular demand: Five and Done Presentations. A limited number of individuals (chosen randomly from those who express interest, with a preference for folks who didn’t do one last time) will take the stage for no more than five minutes to share some insight about teaching or student learning in relation to the theme, using whatever form of expression the person 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

  • 3:10 p.m. – Poster setup, chatting, snacks and light beverages
  • 3:30 p.m. – Opening remarks, Student Video Presentation, Guest Speaker 1
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Five and Done
  • 5:00 p.m. – Guest Speaker 2
  • 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. – Poster Presentations with beer, wine, and yummy snacks

View the Symposium Flickr Gallery

Please direct any questions to Sarah Noah at [email protected], Katey Price at [email protected], Jill Mason at [email protected], Clayton Parr at [email protected], or Heather Betz at [email protected].