Building KU's Teaching and Learning Community

KU Teaching Summit

The KU Summit is held before classes begin each August. The Center for Teaching Excellence, Provost’s Office, and KU Medical Center co-sponsor the conference for faculty and instructional staff members from the Lawrence, Edwards, and medical center campuses. There is an opening plenary session including a thematic keynote speaker and recognition of the recipient of CTE’s Departmental Teaching Award. This is followed by three waves of conference style breakout sessions led by faculty members, and boxed lunch final discussions.

Online registration for the current year's Summit usually opens in July. If you have questions or would like more information about this year's Summit, contact CTE at cte@ku.edu.

The 2021 Teaching Summit will be held Thursday, August 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is available below, as well as programs from past conferences.

2021: Higher Education for the Common Good
2020: Teaching in a Transformed World
2019: Why Higher Education: Expanding Our Vision of Undergraduate and Graduate Education
2018: Teaching the Whole Student
2017: Learning from (with) Our Students
2016: Supporting Learning for All Our Students
2015: Exploring the Spectrum of Engaged Learning
2014: Designing the University of the Future: Putting Learning First
2013: Innovations in Teaching and Learning
2012: More Than 4 Walls: Interactive Class Time = Enhanced Learning
2011: Teaching and Learning as a Community Enterprise
2010: Firm Foundations for Learning
2009: Engaged Learning
Summit 2009 program (pdf)

The links below are to materials from Jillian Kinzie’s presentations at the conference:
2008: Making Learning Visible
2007: Collaboration: Models, Processes, and Tools to Build Community
2006: Teaching and Learning in a Changing World
2005: I Know It When I See It: Detecting Quality in Teaching and Learning
2004: General Education: Establishing New Traditions of Learning
2003: The Engaged Learner
2002: Making the Most of the Times

News & Notes

CTE Learning Community:  Teaching at a Predominantly White Institution

PWI sessions are held from 12:00 - 12:55 p.m. on alternating Tuesdays, starting Sept. 28th. Please click here to access the full schedule. 

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