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The Return of MSU’s 2023 Spring Teaching & Learning Conference: Community, Conversation, and Classroom Experience, organized by the Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation (CTLI).

A conference where MSU educators gather to share approaches, tools, and techniques that support teaching and learning.

May 10-11, 2023
Wednesday Day 1: In-person in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility (all day)
Thursday Day 2: Virtual day with online sessions (all day)

Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation at teaching@msu.edu for questions about spring conference.

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Thomas, Associate Director, CISGS; Assistant Dean for STEM Education Teaching and Learning in the Office of the APUE
Dr. Kris Renn, Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Student Success Research

Conference Registration

Register to attend this event.  If you have questions or need further assistance please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation.


Learning Topics and Formats

Please refer to the descriptions below for details regarding formats and topics. At least one presenter per session should be an educator at MSU.

Teaching and Learning Topics:

The conference committee welcomes presentations on post-secondary education that address one or more of these core topics:

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Learning Technologies


Presentations may be in-person or virtual.

Paper Presentation: individual papers authored by one or more people, delivered in 15-to-20 minutes. Individual papers will be grouped according to topic and delivered in a multi-paper session that includes a 15-minute question period.

Workshop: this format will include participatory exercises where attendees will learn about a select educational topic or practice from an expert practitioner. These sessions will run for 50-to-60 minutes and include a 15-minute question period.

Welcome to my Classroom: these 50-to-60-minute sessions will feature a short overview of a teaching and learning theory or practice followed by a demonstration of active pedagogy. The audience will be positioned as learners, according to the educational and disciplinary context, and observe the presenter’s demonstration of actual classroom exercises and practices. The sessions will conclude with a 15-to-20-minute discussion or question period.

Learning Technology Demonstration: these 15-to-20-minute demonstrations of learning technologies will be grouped according to topic and delivered in a multi-presentation session that concludes with a 15-minute question period.