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2020 Teaching Excellence Conference

Engaging Undergraduates: Transformative Strategies

Monday, March 9th 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Student Union Building (SUB)

Ballrooms A & B


This year's Center for Teaching Excellence conference will highlight proven strategies for engaging undergraduate students. In addition to the interactive keynote by Dr. Kelly Hogan, the conference will feature poster sessions and short (7 minute) "lightning" talks from instructors across disciplines.

All UNM faculty, part time instructors, graduate teaching assistants and branch campus faculty are invited to attend and present.

Dr. Kelly Hogan’s workshop will:

  • Explain the inequities that arise in an unstructured learning environment
  • Describe Techniques that add structured equity in  a large classroom
  • Brainstorm ways to reduce the inequities in your own courses

Please RSVP for lunch and keynote presentation [Link to RSVP]

Conference ScheduleTime
Poster Session with Coffee and Tea9:00 - 9:30 am
Lightning Talks9:30 - 10:30 am
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Hogan10:30 - 12:00 pm
Lunch12:30 - 1:30 pm
Poster Session - Part 21:30 - 2:00 pm

Instructors from main and branch campuses (including faculty, PTIs, graduate students, and other teaching staff) are invited to participate in UNM’s teaching and learning showcase. This year’s showcase will be presented as part of the Teaching Enhancement Committee’s Spring 2020 Teaching Conference – Engaging Undergraduates: Transformative Strategies on Monday, March 9th.


The Teaching Enhancement Committee and Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to share your transformative teaching strategies with your colleagues along with any results these strategies may have had on student engagement, learning, and/or success in your classroom, program, or department.


Topics of interest that fit with the Spring Conference include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching strategies that encourage engagement and/or motivation in General Education courses
  • Race, social justice, educational equity 
  • Writing across the curriculum (WAC), writing to learn
  • Teaching strategies that support undergraduate research 
  • Peer learning, peer assessment
  • Active learning classroom/Learning studios 
  • Problem based learning
  • Flipped learning 
  • Teaching strategies that encourage community-engaged learning
  • Online/hybrid/web enhanced teaching strategies
  • Educational technology 
  • Inclusive strategies that reduce achievement gaps
  • Metacognition, growth mindset 
  • Teaching strategies that support global awareness 

Submission and Presentation Format

Interested instructors are asked to complete the following template [Link to Online Submission] outlining the background, pedagogical changes, and results of their transformative strategy. Instructors will also be asked to select their preferred presentation format, 3’ x 2’ poster presentation or 7 minute podium presentation). Please note: instructors who are currently implementing new strategies and who may only have preliminary findings are also encouraged to submit.

Poster printing and set up will be provided by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Sample Presentation Proposal

Important Dates

  • Extended to February 18 at 5 PM: Submission Deadline
  • Friday February 21: Notification of acceptance
  • Monday March 2: Poster /slides sent to CTE for printing/set up
  • Monday March 9: Spring Conference