The 17th Annual Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference at Texas Tech University will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, March 5th, 2021. We are pleased to announce this year's conference theme: Focusing on Quality Teaching and Teaching Evaluation. As we strive to continue creating a culture of excellence in teaching at Texas Tech, the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center and the Teaching Academy have partnered together to evaluate how we might approach teaching evaluations from a three-pronged approach: Information from others, self, and students.
Representatives from Texas Tech University were accepted to an invitation-only workshop convened by the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the TEval Project with support from the National Science Foundation (IUSE 1524832, DRL 1725946, 1726087, 1725959, and 1725956.). One of the advisory campuses in that workshop was the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Ginger Clark, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, is leading USC's Teaching Excellence Initiative and will share about their journey as our keynote speaker for the annual spring conference. Dr. Clark will be introduced by Dr. Emily Miller (Association of American Universities) as she sets up the significance of teaching evaluation. We are also privileged to have two-afternoon sessions featuring the Departmental Excellence in Teaching award recipients (Kinesiology and Sport Management) as well as a Teaching Academy subcommittee focused on online teaching evaluation.
If you have questions about the conference, registration, or the conference sessions please contact Kerri Pike.