More than 250 faculty, staff, and students from institutions across Canada and the US gathered on campus May 1 and 2 to debate the future of university teaching.
Sponsored by the provosts of the two universities, the University of Windsor-Oakland University Teaching and Learning Conference featured the Provosts’ Forum on the Future of University Teaching, workshops and sessions covering a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning, and the annual Dr. Wilbert McKeachie International Poster Prize.
The future of university teaching—from the potential of mobile and online learning, to big data, to stretched budgets, to the changing needs of students and employers—has emerged as a hot topic of debate in the media and elsewhere in 2013.
At On the Verge: Debating the Future of University Teaching, May 1 and 2 on the UWindsor campus, University of Windsor faculty, instructors, administrators, and students will be among the presenters who will take up the challenge of predicting what’s next—where university teaching is headed in the next 10 to 40 years.
On May 1 and 2, the University of Windsor will host the seventh annual Windsor-Oakland Conference on Teaching and Learning.
A special feature this year is the day-long Provosts’ Forum on University Teaching, where 16 panelists from seven universities will offer positive and negative visions of the future of university teaching. The panelists – who range from graduate students to provosts – will focus on teaching and learning now and soon: what they envision, dread, and what they’re doing about it.
A video of UWindsor president Alan Wildeman’s February 5 community presentation, “The Future is Never What it Used to Be,” is now available for viewing online.
Produced by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the video includes the entire address and runs just under 40 minutes.