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Motivation and Engagement in Teaching and Learning: We're All in This Together: Fletcher School, Medford Campus

Final call for proposals! Deadline extended to Friday, February 23rd for conference workshop and poster proposals! See below for more information.

Day 1: May 22, 2018

Technology and Teaching

Keynote Speaker: David Dockterman

David Dockerman








David Dockterman, Ed.D., operates at the intersection of research and practice. Over the last 30 plus years, he has worked to balance lives in the academic and publishing worlds, serving now as Chief Architect, Learning Sciences for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. To read more, click here.

Day 2: May 23, 2018

Teaching and Learning

Keynote Speaker: Susan Robison

Photo of Susan Robison


Susan Robison, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, and faculty development professional. Susan’s Professor Destressor workshops and coaching help faculty improve their time and stress management, leadership, work-life balance, productivity and communication skills. To read more, click here.

Call for Proposals: Day 2 - May 23, 2018

The University Wide Teaching Conference committee is accepting proposals for the annual Teaching Conference.  This year’s theme is:  Motivation and Engagement in Teaching and Learning:  We’re all in This Together.

Sharing experiences and interacting with peers can have far-reaching impacts on our teaching. As environments and techniques for teaching evolve more rapidly, faculty are challenged to think deeply about motivating and engaging students in learning. Many Tufts faculty have engaged in new evidence-based practices and discovered new ways of looking at both what they teach and how they teach.

The committee is soliciting Tufts faculty to share their best practices, teaching challenges that they have overcome, or new ideas for teaching and learning that motivate and engage students more deeply in their own learning.

Program Topics:  Sessions are invited that relate to:

  • Motivating Students in both required and elective courses
  • Engaging students in dialogues on challenging topics
  • Demonstrating processes for self-reflection for teachers and students
  • Staying motivated and engaged in teaching
  • Fostering Self-directed Learners
  • Creating faculty, student and community partnerships for learning

Workshops are 60 or 75 minutes in length and should provide the opportunity for participants to actively engage in the material. Typically this means a short presentation of the topic (10-15 minutes) light on slides.  Followed by an activity, sharing of ideas and materials and/or small or large groups discussions.

 Proposals are due February 23rd, 2018. Please see below for more information and how to apply.

Workshop Proposals:

Poster Proposals

For more information, contact CELT at

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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