2022 Symposium on Teaching and Learning

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  • Dr. Greg Reihman opening the 2022 CITL Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh
  • Faculty Panel Discussion on Interdisciplinary Teaching Innovations
  • Designing and Building an 'EcoRealm' in The Library: A Student Project
  • Give Yourself a Break: Virtual Mindful Minutes for Students & Faculty
  • Faculty panel discussion at Lehigh University Art Galleries
  • The Principles and Possibilities of Drone Video
  • Digital Performance: Game, Play, and Story

We are excited to invite the campus community to Lehigh University’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning. This year the event will consist of two half-day sessions on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 1:15PM-4PM in EWFM, 5th floor-South and Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 9:45AM-noon, on Zoom. [Register]

The Symposium will highlight brief presentations from instructors about how their approaches to teaching have changed over the past two years, with a focus on innovative approaches they plan to carry into the future.

In addition to the varied talks by Lehigh faculty, this year's Symposium will feature a faculty panel discussion on Interdisciplinary Teaching Innovations, co-sponsored by the Mellon Humanities Lab and CITL. This event will be held at 3PM on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in the Lehigh University Art Galleries and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at 4:30PM.

Feedback from past participants:

  • "The open, collaborative, environment fostered by the Symposium was second-to-none."
  • "It was very useful to see instructors from a range of departments and programs share their curricula and styles of teaching with us and each other."
  • "So many different ideas presented. Great to see diversity in teaching."

We hope you will join us for one, some, or all of the sessions.


2022 Symposium Schedule

Schedule details subject to change

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

1:15-1:40PM Welcome Back Reception   EWFM Library (5th-floor South)
1:45-2:45PM Welcome, With a Few Reflections on Teaching at Lehigh
Greg Reihman (Vice Provost, LTS and Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning)
EWFM Library (5th-floor South)
  Post-Pandemic Professor: A Personal Journey Siva K. Sivakumar (Marketing)  
  Replacing Exams with Competitions Rosa Zheng (Electrical and Computer Engr.)  
  Winning Strategies for International First-Year Students: Virtual College Success Academy Mary E Newbegin (ICAPE)
  The Autonomy-supportive Classroom and Just-in-Time Mathematics Tom McAndrew (COH)  
  Designing and Building an 'EcoRealm' in The Library: A Student Project Giavanna Gast (Student, IDEAS & Creative Inquiry)
Evy Rahmy
2:45-2:55PM Break    
2:55-4PM The Vulnerable Classroom: Putting the Human in the Humanities Jodi Eichler-Levine (Religion) EWFM Library (5th-floor South)
  A 2-week Virtual Exchange: 'Comparing Innovation Strategy in Germany and the US' Michael S. Lehman (Tech. Entrepreneurship)  
  The Substack Lifehack: How Newsletters Can Infuse Current Events Into Your Teaching Jeremy Littau (Journalism)  
  The Principles and Possibilities of Drone Video Matt Veto (Journalism)  
Teaching with Art: Exploring Diverse Perspectives and Disciplines 
Stacie Brennan (LUAG)
Elise Schaffer (LUAG)

Thursday, April 7, 2022

(Zoom link to be shared with registrants.)

9:45-10:45AM Greeting and Welcome
Greg Reihman (Vice Provost, LTS & Director, CITL)
  Give Yourself a Break: Virtual Mindful Minutes for Students & Faculty   Farah Vallera (ITEC)  
  Creating Immersive Learning Experiences in Interactive VR Steve Sakasitz (CITL)  
  Coffee and Cosmetics: What Happens When Students Design the Curriculum James Gilchrist (ChBE)  
  Digital Performance: Game, Play, and Story Will Lowry (Theatre)  
  Building True Connections: Pedagogical and Technological Strategies to Help Students Navigate Times of Crisis
Haiyan Jia (Journalism)
10:45-10:55AM Break    
10:55AM-noon Introducing Simple Linear Regression with a Hands-on Exercise Michael Boldin (Math) Zoom
  Large Lecture Strategies - "Lottery Card" Instant Feedback and Lecture Summaries for Clarity Larry Tartaglia (BioS)  
  Guiding Students Toward Solutions to Complex Social Problems 

Nandini Deo (Pol Sci)

  Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) - Global Connection in the Classroom Teresa Cusumano (ICAPE)
Chris Harvey (ICAPE)
  Be a Workflow Superhero: Lessons Learned from 399 Days of Remote News Production Matt Veto (Journalism)  
3-4:30PM Faculty panel discussion on Interdisciplinary Teaching Innovations
(Co-sponsored by CITL and the Mellon Digital Humanities Lab), facilitated by Greg Reihman

Valerie Taylor (Psychology)

Christina Viau Haden (ME)
Melpomene Katakalos (Theatre)

Larry Snyder (ISE)
Suzanne Edwards (English and WGSS)

Greg Reihman, facilitator

Main Art Gallery in Zoellner
4:30PM Reception to follow