Daniel Bergman, Department of Mathematics In January 2020, I attended my first Joint Mathematics Meetings, the single biggest math conference in the world. The conference lasted five full days and took place in the spacious Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. I was there to speak on joint work researching a new method for teaching introductory linear algebra. The Lead-Up My talk was scheduled for Friday afternoon and the conference […]Read More
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Katie Cox, Department of Anthropology In late February 2020 – just before the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the shutdown of university campuses and shelter-in-place orders around the world – I had the opportunity to attend a Lilly Conference in San Diego. The Lilly Conference Series brings together university educators and administrators to present on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), with a focus on evidence-based teaching practices and active learning […]Read More
Matthew Mahavongtrakul, PhD, Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation I attended the AAC&U 2020 conference this January in Washington, DC, which focused on three topics: Inclusive education using equitable, innovative, and cost-effective models. Public trust in higher education given rising tuition costs Pathways to student success across disciplines at 2- and 4-year institutions In this post, I highlight what I took away from the conference, focusing on faculty development, undergraduate […]Read More