Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference
Date: August 27, 2019
Location: Social Science Centre, Room 2050
Opening Remarks - 9:00 am to 9:15 am - SSC 2050
Mike Atkinson, Teaching Fellow, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Nanda Dimitrov, Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning
keynote session - 9:15 am to 10:30 am - SSC 2050
Tried and True Strategies to Address Common Assessment Conundrums
Wendy Crocker, Faculty of Education, Western University
Love teaching but hate marking? Drowning in student papers, exams, and lab reports? Tired of offering the same kinds of assessment tasks to your students? Looking for some new approaches to gauge what students know and can do? During this interactive session, Dr. Crocker will connect the current literature on assessment for, of, and as learning while sharing approaches to consider when confronted by common assessment conundrums.
Refreshment Break - 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Outside Social Science Centre Room 2050.
Concurrent Sessions A - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
A-1 SSC 2050
Defining, Fostering, and Assessing Participation
Rob Austin, Ivey Business School
Stephanie Horsley, Don Wright Faculty of Music
A-2 SSC 3018
Effective Practices for Peer Review of Teaching: Moving Beyond the Student Perspective
Ken N. Meadows, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Karyn Olsen, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Lunch Break - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions B - 1:00 Pm to 2:00 pm
B-1 SSC 2050
Flexible Assessment: Designing Effective Assessments that Support Student Wellness
Nicole Campbell, Physiology and Pharmacology
Immaculate Namukasa, Education
Sandra Smeltzer, Information and Media Studies
B-2 SSC 3018
Designing Inclusive Assessments for ESL Learners
Paul Schmidt, Writing Support Centre
Aisha Haque, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Refreshment Break - 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Outside Social Science Centre Room 2050
Closing Plenary - 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm - SSC 2050
New Policies for Student Absence and Accommodation -- Is Your Syllabus Ready?
Susan Knabe, Associate Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Wendy Dickinson, Acting Associate Director, Accessible Education
Ken Yeung, Associate Chair Undergraduate, Department of Chemistry
Gail Wright, Academic Counsellor, Faculty of Social Science
Western has two new policies that guide academic accommodation for students. Join us to ask questions, explore how the new policies will affect how you plan for makeup exams and alternative assignments, and hear what strategies faculty colleagues are planning to implement as they prepare to support students in large and small classes in different disciplines.
- Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
- Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section and select Event Calendar.
- Search for and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
- Select the Register for this Event button and follow instructions to select your sessions of interest.
- You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account.
This event is open to all; however, it is designed with instructors in mind.
- Spring Perspectives - annually in May
- Call for proposals announced - December
- Proposals due - February
- Fall Perspectives - annually in August
What to Expect
Offered twice a year, Perspectives on Teaching is a full-day conference designed to showcase teaching innovations at Western, and introduce instructors to best practices in student-centered instruction which can enhance the student experience. Approximately 300 faculty, graduate student instructors and staff participate in each Perspectives on Teaching conference. The conference program typically includes a keynote address and 6-9 concurrent sessions.
Faculty members are invited to present innovative teaching approaches or research on their teaching during Spring Perspectives each year. The call for proposals is typically announced in December.
- 2019 - Spring
- 2018 - Spring - Fall
- 2017 - Spring - Fall
- 2016 - Fall
- 2015 - Spring - Fall
- 2014 - Spring - Fall
- 2013 - Spring - Fall
- 2012 - Spring - Fall
- 2011 - Spring - Fall
- 2010 - Spring - Fall
- 2009 - Spring - Fall
- 2008 - Spring - Fall
- 2007 - Spring - Fall
- 2006 - Spring - Fall
- 2005 - Spring - Fall
Visit our Youtube Channel for video clips from past conferences.