The biggest event on the ALC calendar each year is the upcoming Rutgers Active Learning Symposium. The event, the third annual, is on Tuesday, May 15 in the Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue Campus. This year's symposium will feature another national expert on teaching and learning in higher education. Dr. Kimberly Tanner of San Francisco State University will give the keynote presentation as well as an afternoon workshop. Colleagues from Rutgers and other local institutions will take part in presentations, panel discussions, and poster sessions. There will be additional time to connect with like-minded colleagues at breakfast and lunch. All of this is provided free of charge, thanks to the continued support of the Chancellor's Office in New Brunswick.
Professor Tanner, a neurobiologist by training, brings her disciplinary insights to her work. She has published extensively in the teaching and learning literature, speaks widely on the topic, and directs the Science and Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory at SFSU, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other major funders. Her keynote session is entitled, "Order Matters: Becoming Metacognitive About Teaching Choices." Her afternoon session is, "Talk Matters: Investigating the Nature of Non-Content Classroom Language that May Mediate Student Inclusion, Engagement, and Learning." She will touch on a host of other topics along the way.
The agenda, presenter information, and registration form are available now on the symposium event page.