STAR Symposium 2019 – Call for Proposals is Open!

The STAR Symposium Planning Committee invites you to be part of this award-winning virtual conference!

The 2019 STAR Symposium will be held Friday, February 8, 2019. The conference planning committee invites you to submit your presentation proposal to share your ideas for teaching and learning in face-to-face, blended and online courses.

coffee-1869820_1920We’re hoping you’ll share your ideas and approaches for engaging your students, managing your classroom, integrating best practices or collaborating for improvement. This is your opportunity to share the innovative work you’re doing at your institution, for your department, and in your classroom! Proposals for presentations related to the following topics are being sought:

  • Best Practices in Teaching and Learning
  • Course Design and Delivery
  • Grading, Assessment, and Feedback
  • Student Engagement
  • Technology Integration
  • Faculty Development and Support
  • Other Teaching Innovations…

We are seeking both 50-minute and 25-minute presentations which will be offered concurrently. Individuals looking for information about the types of sessions offered last year are encouraged to review the STAR 2018 Conference Guide.

Conference presentation proposals will be accepted until November 16, 2018. All proposals will be reviewed with acceptance decisions announced in early December. Presenters are expected to register for the conference and will be given a reduced presenter rate.

Submit your proposal today!

STAR Symposium 2018 Wrap-Up

Thank you to Presenters and Participants

Thanks to all who worked to make the 2018 STAR Symposium a great success and to all of the presenters and participants who joined us for the day. The all-day virtual conference was held February 9, 2018. Here’s a quick summary of the day:

  • The day started with a Keynote by Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, (University of North Carolina School of Medicine) during which he presented recent findings in the area of brain-based learning with respect to how best to teach for effective and efficient student learning. His session, Teaching for Brain-based Learning, was recorded and includes practical ideas that can be implemented into almost any course.
  • The symposium featured twenty-four concurrent sessions that were delivered via four virtual meeting rooms throughout the day. A full list of sessions and presenters can be viewed in the STAR Symposium Conference Guide.
  • The day concluded with a Featured Session by Dr. Malynnda Johnson (Indiana State University). Her session, Building Connections Across Communities: Creating Public Voice by Integrating Technology into Classroom Experiences, was also recorded.
  • There were 220 participants including 180 participants from twenty-nine Minnesota State institutions; and, 40 participants from the University of Minnesota, the College of St. Scholastica, University of St. Thomas, and from many other institutions from across the United States.

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