Held in August and January before classes begin, the Annual Symposia feature an invited speaker and workshops on topics relevant to student engagement and learning and/or University initiatives. These are the first all-faculty/staff gatherings of each semester.

Contact Information
Deborah Clark, director of the Collaborative for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Recent Events

Jan. 16, 2013
"High Impact Practices at Q.U."
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has shown a strong relationship between high impact practices and deep learning.  In this symposium, Quinnipiac faculty and staff shared their work in interactive sessions.  Many of the sessions were also repeated during the Spring 2013 semester.
View the program (PDF)

Aug. 21, 2012
Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost
Faculty and staff were given an update on the Learning Paradigm at Quinnipiac University in Dr. Thompson's address: "Enhancing Learning for Success: Continuing our Good Work." Departmental meetings immediately followed the presentation.

Jan. 17, 2012
Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost
Faculty and staff gathered for an inspirational message and updates from Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost, followed by workshops based on the Learning Paradigm in Action. Workshops explored the use of reflection in student advising, selection and training of Resident Assistants, the use of personal success plans in the freshman seminar, and How Learning Works.
View the program (Adobe PDF)

Aug. 22, 2011
John Tagg, author of "The Learning Paradigm College" (2003).
John Tagg is a writer and researcher and a consultant to higher education institutions and organizations. He is co-author, with Robert Barr, of "From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Higher Education," which appeared in the November-December 1995 issue of Change magazine. In The Learning Paradigm College (Jossey-Bass, 2003), he describes a research-based approach to redesigning higher education. Professor emeritus of English at Palomar College, Tagg has made presentations and conducted workshops for over one hundred campuses and professional organizations over the past decade. He has recently published work on higher education reform in The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, About Campus, Change, and Planning for Higher Education. He serves on the Editorial Review Boards of The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and The Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning.
Watch a video of his presentation (QU login and password required)

Aug. 23, 2010
Darren Cambridge: "E-Portfolios: The Joys of Disruption" and "Exploring Disciplinary Styles of Reflective Practice and Practical Reasoning"
Assistant professor of Internet Studies and Information Literacy and affiliated faculty in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University. He co-leads the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research.

Aug. 25, 2009
Carol Geary Schneider: "Educating Intentional Learners: the Challenge of Connecting Learning" and "Helping Students Achieve Essential Learning Outcomes: the Role of High Impact Practices"
Schneider has been president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the leading national organization devoted to advancing and strengthening undergraduate liberal education, since 1998. She was instrumental in launching Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), a 10-year public advocacy and campus action initiative designed to engage students and the public with what really matters in a college education for the 21st century.

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