Events and Workshops

2014 UW-L Conference on Teaching and Learning
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 1:00 – 4:30pm | Centennial Hall
The conference is an opportunity to meet with colleagues from across campus to explore issues and approaches to teaching and learning. There will be 36 presentations by UW-L faculty and staff. The conference begins at 1:00 p.m. with three concurrent panel discussions about online teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the challenges and rewards of publishing a book.  From 2:00-3:30 there will be two poster sessions that include 30 poster presentations on a broad range of topic.  The conference concludes with three concurrent sessions on incorporating research activities into a course, reducing stereotype threat on campus, and improving learning at the program level through assessment.  See presentation descriptions below.

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15th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | 8:30 – Noon | Cartwright Center
Achievement gaps are differences in academic performance between groups of students, based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and age. At all level of schooling, educators are concerned with how to reduce the gaps between groups.

Although there are multiple reasons for achievement gaps, the conference will focus on the causes, consequences, and possible solutions for students’ academic underperformance due to stereotype threat. As hundreds of studies have documented, individuals tend to underperform in situations where they fear that they may confirm a negative stereotype of a group to which they belong. In the classroom, stereotype threat can be triggered by comments or circumstances that remind a student of a negative stereotype about a group to which she or he belongs.

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