Agenda for 2023 Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation 

Date: April 27, 2023 

Time: 8:30 a.m.—3 p.m.

Locations: Stetson Room and Lee’s Garage in the Carlton Union Building 

This year’s colloquium, Reimagining What Faculty Can Do to Boost Student Success aims to bring our community together to engage in thoughtful discussion and share ideas around practices focused on enhancing student learning in the context of curricular and faculty workload renovation. The colloquium provides the opportunity for us to build on the Faculty Senate’s workload reform proposal that received faculty support at the March University meeting. 

The primary goals of this year’s colloquium include: 

  • Uncovering opportunities for a curricular renovation that maximizes learning opportunities for the 21st-century Stetson student (e.g., demographic shift, changing market demand, well-being) 
  • Identifying strategies for moving high-impact and experiential educational practices from historically invisible extras to normative curricular components vs. historically invisible extras; and  
  • Identifying strategies to support disciplinary diversity, shared teaching, and interdisciplinary activities. 

Agenda (Subject to refinement) 

  • 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast  
  • 9:00 a.m. — 9:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks (Setting the stage) 
  • 10:00 a.m.—11:30 pm Concurrent Sessions 
    • Examining the gen-ed curriculum map to identify teaching approaches that could merit a +1 or with some development, ultimately merit a +1. 
    • Experiential learning and community-engaged learning: High-impact activities that fit well with the 3:2+1 
    • Re-energizing Your Curriculum – Small Changes Make a Big Difference: Designing learning objectives to support course organization, differentiation of content, process, and guide assessment – Bring your syllabus and your questions! 
  • 11:30 a.m. — 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Stetson Room) 
  • 1:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Afternoon session: Innovation Café  
    • The goal for this working session is to bring together a diverse group of individuals to engage in discussions around different questions/issues related to curriculum and workload renovation that lead to actionable ideas/strategies that will guide the purposeful work that must occur to support a 3:2+1 workload model specific to Stetson University. 
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Discussion, reflections, wrap-up, and announcements 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the [email protected], Harry Price, Chris Griffin, or Rosalie Richards.