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 with academic leaders.

Online registration for the current year's Summit usually opens in May. If you have questions or would like more information about this year's Summit, contact CTE at cte@ku.edu or by calling 785-864-4199.

Programs from past conferences are available below.

 

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

Spring 2021: Revolutionizing Academia: Engaging Anti-Racism and Restructuring Curricular Practices Workshop now has openings in a new Wednesday series.

Please contact Judy Eddy at jeddy@ku.edu if you'd like to register. 

  • Wednesday, 2/17/21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm: Deconstructing Racism and Colonialism in the Classroom
  • Wednesday, 3/10/21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm: Engaging Anti-Racism and Resisting Colonial Curricular Practices
  • Wednesday, 4/14/21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm: Disrupting Systems in Academia 

Friday workshops are now full. Please contact Judy Eddy at jeddy@ku.edu if you'd like to be put on a waitlist. 

  • Friday, 2/12/21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm: Deconstructing Racism and Colonialism in the Classroom
  • Friday, 3/05/21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm: Engaging Anti-Racism and Resisting Colonial Curricular Practices
  • Friday, 4/02/21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm: Disrupting Systems in Academia 

Spring 2021: Join our CTE Learning Community: Teaching at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) on Zoom

  • Thursday, 2/11/21 @ 11:00am-11:55am: The Importance of Language:  What Instructors Want to Be Called
  • Monday, 2/22/21 @ 2:00pm-2:55pm: Band-aids v. Sustainable Change on Campus
  • Thursday, 3/11/21 @ 11:00am-11:55am: Getting Caught Off Guard and Confronting Students’ “-isms”
  • Monday, 3/22/21 @ 2:00pm-2:55pm: Topic to be decided by learning community
  • Thursday, 4/8/21 @ 11:00am-11:55am: Topic to be decided by learning community
  • Monday, 4/19/21 @ 2:00pm-2:55pm: Topic to be decided by learning community
 

See how CTE is leading the shift to flexible teaching at KU.

Visit the Flex Teaching sitewhich provides help for creating flexible courses that can shift between in-person and online.