2020 Educator Scholar Conference – now virtual (via Zoom) with multiple events

The LTO is once again hosting its annual Conference - this year the Conference is going virtual and gives us the opportunity to try new things. The new format covers a week of showcasing, celebrating and investigating good learning and teaching practices and research at Notre Dame. The program for the conference will be spread out over the course of a week. See the ESC National Program.

The conference focus is on a ‘20:20 Vision for Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ and will cover three themes:

  • Integrity: SoTL that enhances academic integrity;
  • Excellence: SoTL that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in learning and teaching;
  • Design principles: SoTL that demonstrates the creation of effective learning environments, particularly new online spaces.

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Keynote: Joining us this year as the keynote speaker is Associate Professor Cath Ellis. Cath was recognized as one of Times Higher Education’s People of the Year for her leadership in the field of academic integrity. She is the Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW. As a leader in the field of academic integrity and with unparalleled expertise in the area, Cath has a particular interest in contract cheating.

Academic staff presentations: Three Research in Progress projects and five Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects will be presented.

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Video reflections from our teaching award winners (PETLS and AAUT) and 2019 SoTL Seed Grant recipients will be released for you to watch at your convenience.

Friday 2 October 2020

A student panel will explore learning and teaching experiences during COVID. Working with students as partners from a strengths-based approach, we can learn about their experiences this year and discover which teaching practices have supported their learning. The session will particularly focus on academic integrity, engagement and connection.

2020 Key dates:

  • 29 September – Keynote address and staff presentations
  • 30 September – Video reflections released
  • 2 October – Student panel

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