Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation


8th Annual Summit, 10/4/2024, 12:30-4:30pm, Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center. Registration and presentation information coming soon.

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foster dialogue across disciplines  •  showcase CMU educational research  •  disseminate innovative evidence-based teaching

Do you want to...

explore new strategies and technologies?

build on new discoveries and lessons learned with colleagues?

discuss the latest research on how students learn best?

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Past Event: CMU’s 7th Annual Teaching & Learning Summit!

The event was in-person on CMU’s Pittsburgh campus on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 12:30 to 4:30pm in the Simmons Auditorium.

This one-day event was highly interactive and provided the opportunity to join together with colleagues across CMU to hear about new instructional strategies and technologies, learn about educational research by CMU instructors and learning scientists, and share ideas and experiences.

2023 Agenda:

Thursday, September 21st, 12:30-4:30pm, CMU Pittsburgh Campus
12:30pm Opening Remarks
12:40-2:00pm Plenary: Generative AI: Spotlight on Strategies and Policy for Teaching
2:10-2:20pm Recognition of Wimmer and Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows
2:20-3:20pm Lightning Roundtables
3:30-4:30pm Poster Plus Session

Lightning Roundtables

Lightning Roundtables are a chance to learn about and discuss ideas in small groups. These sessions will be divided into 10-minute rounds. During each round, you will have 5 minutes to give a brief presentation to a small group of attendees, followed by 5 minutes of open discussion and Q&A. Please bring something attendees can take away with them either on paper or via link/QR code (e.g., 1-page description of your strategy, an assignment prompt, a rubric, etc.).

Poster Plus Session

Share your ideas over casual conversations with others using a visual aid of your choice, such as:

  • A poster describing your ideas or research
  • A technology demo on a laptop
  • Printed handouts
  • QR codes linking to resources 

Attendees will have a chance to view resources and generate questions followed by conversations with presenters.

 "The summit really opened my eyes to the various teaching strategies that I can implement in my classroom to empower students and create better student engagement. This summit actually led to my first collaboration with the Eberly Center on an educational project comparing passive video watching versus organized discussion on students' learning."

 - Dr. Xi (Charlie) Ren
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

"I think people that are interested in learning in any capacity will gain a lot from attending the Summit because you will be exposed to a lot of new information and approaches, meet similarly minded people whom you will have the opportunity to talk and connect with, and see the breadth of work that is being done at CMU to improve learning outcomes for everyone."

 - Thomas Eley
Design CFA