2019 Teaching and Learning Summit

Annual BGSU Teaching and Learning Summit Logo

Keynote Presentation  

Dr. Natasha Jankowski

March 1, 12:15 pm - 2:15 p.m.

Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union


Dr. Natasha Jankowski serves as Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and Research Professor in the department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is co-author with her NILOA colleagues of the book Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education, as well as co-author of Degrees that Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm. Her main research interests include all things assessment, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based storytelling. She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois State University. She previously worked for GEAR UP Learning Centers at Western Michigan University and worked with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership studying community colleges and public policy.

Reframing Academic Quality: Sharing Our Stories of Intentional Design

At the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) we have been documenting the movement toward authentic assessment, led by empowered faculty, who are intentionally designing curricular and co-curricular experiences built from well-aligned assignments. Within such an integrated approach to examining demonstrations of student learning, how can we support, integrate, and inform our practice to help our students achieve desired learning outcomes? In addition, how do we effectively communicate our integrated approach to the various stakeholders that are interested in our quality and effectiveness? Pulling from national research and with various examples from the field, this keynote will explore evidence-based storytelling, reconceptualizing quality conversations, and provide ways to meaningfully engage in quality conversations moving forward.

Attendees with disabilities should indicate the special services, assistance or appropriate modifications needed to fully participate in this event by contacting BGSU Accessibility Services by phone at 2-8495 or by email at access@bgsu.edu.

Re-Imagining Our Teaching Open Forums

Date: Friday, March 1
BTSU 308

This past year, several open forums were held for faculty across the institution to share teaching experiences, to cultivate ideas, and to collaborate on and envision strategies on how we can re-think our teaching at BGSU. The Teaching and Learning Summit is continuing these conversations through the Re-Imagining Our Teaching open forum sessions (the afternoon session will be a repeat of the morning session). These open forums will offer an opportunity to expand upon these discussions and to develop and prioritize strategic goals for teaching and learning.

Please join colleagues at these sessions, facilitated by CFE Faculty Associates, to discuss and identify ideas and strategies to re-imagine our teaching at BGSU! 

The open forum sessions will be offered twice, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. Please select one of the forum times when you register.

  • Session 1: 10:30 am - noon.
  • Session 2: 2:30-4:00 pm.