University of Wisconsin–Madison

2014 Fall Kickoff program

This kickoff is co-sponsored by the UW-Teaching Academy, Vice-Provost Office for Teaching and Learning, Educational Innovation, Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence Program, DoIT Academic Technology, and Division of Continuing Studies. A buffet breakfast will be served. Register here! and bring your laptop!

Reimagining our World of Teaching and Learning

Friday, October 3rd, 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Memorial Union

8:15-9:15 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion: Innovative Teaching Stories Showcase. Facilitation by Debra Shapiro (Teaching Academy Co-Chair) and John Martin (Teaching Academy Communications Chair)

9:15-9:30 WelcomeBeth Martin (Teaching Academy Co-Chair)

Mark Johnson9:30-10:30 Keynote by Mark Johnson (Director, Educational Innovation) — “Why Rumors of the Demise of Public Higher Education Have Been Exaggerated: Reimagining Our World of Teaching and Learning” — Introduction by Debra Shapiro (Teaching Academy Co-Chair)

In the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008, there were many dire predictions about the bleak future of public higher education, along with sweeping claims made for the impact of new delivery formats and new technologies. Yet despite this media-driven narrative about the inevitability of privatization and the inexorability of “disruptive innovation,” public higher educational institutions around the world are in many ways at the cutting edge of innovation in curriculum and instruction. Many nations are investing massively in the expansion of their public higher education and research systems, and public universities are building on their historical strengths and community partnerships to foster potentially far-reaching transformations in teaching, learning and engagement. Rumors of our demise have been exaggerated….

10:30-10:45 When Educational Innovation Gets Real (Part One).

  • Steve Cramer (Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning)

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:45 When Educational Innovation Gets Real (Part Two). Introduction and Facilitation by Lika Balenovich (Communication Coordinator, Educational Innovation)

  • Kris Olds (Department of Geography)
  • Cathy Middlecamp (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies)

11:45-12:30 Online Teaching Ideas Showcase. Introduction and Facilitation by Jamie Henke (Division of Continuing Studies)

  • Jamie Henke (Division of Continuing Studies)
  • Chris Dakes (Wisconsin School of Business)
  • Bob Wardrop (Department of Statistics)

12:30 Adjourn

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