Carnegie Mellon University

Call for Proposals: CMU’s Inaugural Teaching & Learning Summit

Carnegie Mellon University’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation will host the first Teaching and Learning Summit for faculty and graduate students on October 14, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. The event is designed to:

  • Foster dialogue, networking and collaboration within and across disciplines.
  • Showcase the educational research of CMU instructors and learning scientists.
  • Share transferable, evidence-based and innovative teaching strategies used by CMU instructors.

Cognitive Psychologist Daniel T. Willingham will give the keynote speech on “Critical Thinking: Why Is It So Hard To Teach?”

The call for poster presentations is underway. CMU faculty and graduate students are encouraged to highlight their work in:

  • Effective and/or innovative teaching strategies from any course or educational programming targeting undergraduate, graduate, pre-K or K-12 students.
  • Technology-enhanced learning strategies that leverage newly developed or previously available tools.
  • Data from classroom research of student learning at CMU.
  • Data from learning science research conducted by CMU faculty, postdocs and graduate students.

The submission deadline is June 30. For more information, including online submission guidelines, visit

As a partner of CMU’s Simon Initiative, the Eberly Center works with CMU faculty and programs and serves as a leading global resource.