Big XII Teaching and Learning Conference: Conference Schedule

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6th Annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference
June 13 - 14, 2019 | Austin, Texas

Conference Schedule

Texas Union

The following schedule will be updated until the start of the conference.  Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in the Texas Union.

Wednesday, June 12: Pre-Conference Activities

We are pleased to offer several Pre-Conference sessions for registered attendees on Wednesday, June 12. These sessions are free of charge and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please only register for sessions you plan to attend, and let us know if you have decided to no longer attend a session, as spots will be limited.

Pre-Conference Registration is now closed.

Perry-Castañeda Library Learning Spaces Tour (2:00pm):

In 2015 the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), UT Austin's main library, opened the Learning Commons to support student academic success in technology-rich learning environments with expert staff. Join us for a tour on 6/12 of the Learning Commons and other innovative learning spaces in PCL, followed by a discussion of the role and impact of these spaces and services in teaching and learning across campus. Bring questions about your own learning spaces projects, no matter what stage they are. The tour will last approximately one hour and is capped at 15 participants.

The Foundry (Makerspace) Tour (3:00pm):

Tour The Foundry, a makerspace that is integrated into the reading room of the Fine Arts Library is an approximately 4,000 sq ft space which supports curricular and individual learning projects. The space includes a large format video wall, a textiles area, laser cutter, 3d printers, mills, recording studio, and virtual reality headset. Tour participants will be able to experiment with virtual reality and discuss in process or upcoming makerspace projects at their institutions. The tour will last approximately one hour and is capped at 30 participants.

Blanton Museum of Art Tours (2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm):

The Blanton Museum of Art will be offering free tours of the museum galleries at three different times on Wednesday 6/12. Tours will last approximately one hour and will be capped at 15 participants.

Information for Presenters: If you are presenting at the Big 12 Teaching and Learning conference, please reference our "Information for Presenters" page for detailed recommendations and requirements.   


Thursday, June 13

Time Event
8:00-9:00am Registration/Breakfast
9:00-10:00am Concurrent Sessions I (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

1. "Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in the Online Classroom: Opportunities and Risks," "UDL as a Resource for Decolonizing the Syllabus: An Experiment from Music History," "How Drawing Prompts Can Help Students Solve Technology-Enhanced Problems in Engineering Courses" -  Eastwoods Room

2. "Supplemental Instruction in Early Engineering Classes: Creating Transferable Success," "Rethinking First-Year Student Success: A Path to Deeper Learning," "Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of the Instructor's Impact on their Learning" - Santa Rita Room

3. "Co-Teaching in Higher Education: Collaborative Activities and Instructor Matching Guidelines" - Quadrangle Room
10:15-11:15am Concurrent Sessions II (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

4. "A Beautiful Mind: Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities," "Teaching Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum," "Informed Pedagogy Through Collaborative Assessment" - Santa Rita Room

5. "Designing Communities for Inclusive Learning: Sharing Practices" - Eastwoods Room

6. "Learning Beyond the Classroom: Active Learning through Interdisciplinary and Research Programs" - Quadrangle Room
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions III (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

7. "Patterns, Promise, and Pitfalls of a Graduate Teaching Certificate Program," "Professional Learning Communities as a Model for Pedagogical Innovation," "Impact of an Interprofessional Education Experience: A Pilot Program," "Developing Science Communication Skills for Graduate Students through an Education Outreach Program" -  Quadrangle Room

8. "Training Students to Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Teaching Opportunities in Learning Centers" - Eastwoods Room

9. "Expanding Inclusive Teaching: Approaches and Collaborations that Extend Our Reach" - Santa Rita Room
12:30-2:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00-4:15pm Afternoon Workshops IV  (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

10. "Using the "5 Languages of Appreciation" to Strengthen Student Engagement" - Santa Rita Room

11. "Simplifying Accessible Design: Tools and Strategies for Faculty and Instructional Designers" - Eastwoods Room
2:00-3:00pm Session V (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

12. "Implementing Experiential Learning Curricula at UT-Austin" - Quadrangle Room
3:15-4:15pm Session VI (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

13. "Designing Experiential Learning Curricula at UT-Austin" - Quadrangle Room
4:30-5:30pm Keynote Address: “Around the Clock, Around the Block, Mobile and Global, Enhanced: Universal Design for Learning," Dr. Thomas Tobin, Conference Programming Chair & Faculty Associate, Learning Design, Development & Innovation Department (University of Wisconsin-Madison) (View Keynote and Plenary Descriptions)
5:30-7:30pm Opening Reception (Perry-Castañeda Library UFCU Room)


Friday, June 14

Time Event
8:00-9:00am Registration/Breakfast
9:00-10:00am Plenary Session: "Teaching the Radical Catalog," Emily Drabinski, Critical Pedagogy Librarian, Mina Rees Library (Graduate Center, City University of New York) (View Keynote and Plenary Descriptions) - Shirley Bird-Perry Ballroom
10:15-11:15am Concurrent Sessions VII (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

14. "Expanding Our Students’ Reach into Their Future Careers: How Teaching About Teamwork Gives Students Work Experience," "Collaborative Teaching and Learning in UT-Austin’s Core Curriculum: Student and Faculty Perspectives," "Effect of an Encouraging Email on Undergraduate Students’ Motivation to Learn Throughout a Semester" - Santa Rita Room

15. "Enhancing and Assessing Teamwork using Professional Learning Communities" - Quadrangle Room

16. "Faculty Supporting Student Mental Health: Voices from the Field" - Eastwoods Room
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions VIII (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

17. "Mentorship Model to Support Doctoral Student Development, Goal Setting, and Problem Solving" - Santa Rita Room

18. "Crossing the Core: Teaching Critical Skills via Interactive, Interdisciplinary Faculty Development" - Quadrangle Room

19. "Motivation is not Enough: Proactive Strategies to Promote Success for ALL Students" - Eastwoods Room
12:30-2:00pm Lunch (including Lightning Talks & Poster Sessions) - Shirley Bird-Perry Ballroom
2:00-3:00pm Closing Keynote: "Putting the PhD to Work—for the Public Good," Katina Rogers, Director of Programs and Administration of the Futures Initiative and HASTAC, and, Adashima Oyo, Futures Initiative Fellow, HASTAC Scholars Director (CUNY Graduate Center) (View Keynote and Plenary Descriptions) - Shirley Bird-Perry Ballroom
3:15-5:30pm Afternoon Workshops IX (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials): 

20. "The Weight on Our Shoulders: The Teaching Center's Role for Campus Change" - Quadrangle Room

21. "Creating Inclusive Lesson Plans for Success" - Santa Rita Room
3:15-4:15pm Session X (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

22. "We’ve got the CURE to improve STEM outcomes: The Freshman Research Initiative and High School Research Initiative Models" - Eastwoods Room
4:30-5:30pm Session XI (View Presenters, Abstracts, and Presentation Materials):

23. "We’ve got the CURE to improve STEM outcomes: The Freshman Research Initiative Roundtable" - Eastwoods Room
5:30-7:30pm Closing Reception (Center for Teaching and Learning, Sanchez 450)

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