Rutgers Active Learning Symposium

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Event Location: 
Rutgers Academic Building 4th Floor - East Wing
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This day-long event, the successor to the annual Active Learning Boot Camp, is a day of discussions, presentations, poster sessions, and workshops relating to various topics in active learning. Practitioners of active learning at Rutgers and other institutions will delve into different approaches to collaborative learning, share insights from their experiences, and explore different teaching techniques. 

The centerpiece of the day will be a keynote presentation and workshop from Dr. Kimberly Tanner of San Francisco State University. Dr. Tanner, a neurobiologist by training, founded the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, which explores how students learn science and various ways to have that learning reflect how scientists work.  Through her work, she was written extensively on the use of active learning from the perspective of faculty and neuroscience.

Symposium Agenda

The day's 30- and 60-minute sessions offer guests the opportunity to select the different areas they want to explore; whether it's gamification, medical demonstration, course construction, or any of the many topics that will be featured. Rutgers guests will also have an opportunity to strategize with instructional designers about how they can incorporate some of the ideas they've heard into their teaching. For more information on the day's proceedings, explore the section below.  Click on the agenda to the right to view a snapshot of the day.


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Presenter Bios

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Registration for the Symposium is free and open to all members of institutions of learning. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Visit the registration page to sign up.

Symposium Materials

Online materials relating to the Symposium sessions may be found before, during, and after the event at

Getting There

The Symposium is held in the East Wing, fourth floor of the Rutgers Academic Building located at:
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

When viewing the building from Seminary Place, the East Wing is on the right.  When viewing the building from Bishop Place, the East Wing is on the left.

Event parking for guests without a Rutgers parking permit is available in Lot 11 and the College Avenue Parking Deck.  Those with Rutgers hang tags should park according to their permit.

The Academic Building is a ten minute walk from the New Brunswick NJ Transit Station, which is serviced by the North East Corridor Line.