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University-Wide Teaching and Learning Symposium
This year’s theme, Civic Engagement in Extraordinary Times, examines one of Illinois State University’s core values in an era of unprecedented pressure on our social, political, and educational lives. What roles should institutions of higher education play in their communities? How are we as an institution encouraging students to become informed, engaged, and responsible members of a community? And how have recent social and political events shaped our views of civic engagement and how to incorporate it into Illinois State University’s overall mission?
Reflecting this, the Symposium will be offered entirely online as a series of plenary and concurrent sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of civic and community engagement. A group of nationally recognized speakers will lead discussions on a wide range of topics, from high impact practices in teaching and learning, to promoting civic engagement across the disciplines, to fostering meaningful dialogues about social justice and other issues.
The 2021 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium is free for all Illinois State faculty, staff, and graduate students. Registration is required by Friday, December 18, 2020.