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UMBC President to Deliver Keynote at 2014 IUPUI Moore Symposium

The following is a guest post by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching will be held Friday, April 4th, 2014 in the IUPUI Campus Center. Join the Center for Teaching and Learning to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Dr. Hrabowski leads a campus widely recognized for its culture of embracing academic innovation and inclusive excellence. His keynote, entitled “Institutional Culture Change: Academic Innovation and Inclusive Excellence,” will focus special attention on building a diverse culture of innovation and excellence in STEM fields and the critically important process of institutional culture change. Under Dr. Hrabowski’s leadership, UMBC has produced a number of distinctive initiatives to support and enhance teaching and learning – from infusing entrepreneurship and civic engagement into the curriculum to establishing an academic innovation fund to support faculty as they redesign courses and develop new approaches to help students succeed.

In addition to the keynote, we are excited to feature two plenary speakers:

Michael Yard of the Purdue School of Science and recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at IUPUI will deliver a talk entitled “Why it Matters—Enhancing Student Learning and Interest by Connecting Course Topics to Issues of Critical Local, National, and Global Importance via Intense Real World Experiences.”

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo of the Purdue School of Science and the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching at IUPUI will give a talk entitled “Multicultural Teaching Increases Student Learning and Engagement: Why We Can (and Should) Try Multicultural Teaching.”


Registration for the Symposium is required; click here to register.

The Symposium will also have three concurrent sessions with 16 presentations, as well as a poster session and an Ignite session (informative and quick – five minute – to-the-point talks) during lunch. There are four concurrent session tracks: multidisciplinary, online teaching and learning, and health and life sciences.  Each track features presenters from across the state of Indiana.

For details and abstracts, please see the list of sessions or here to view the schedule.

The Symposium is one of IUPUI’s oldest public events, dating from the years of IUPUI’s inception. Named in honor of Edward C. Moore, former dean of the faculties, the Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning. The Symposium is free-of-charge and lunch will be provided.

The 2014 Symposium is sponsored by:

Click here to register for the 2014 E.C. Moore Symposium.