Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

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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?

8th Annual Summit, Rangos Ballroom, CUC

2024 Summit Agenda

Friday, October 4th, 12:30-4:30pm
12:30-1:50 pm Opening remarks and recognition of PITF, GAITAR, and Wimmer Fellows
12:50-1:50 pm Showcase Session A
1:50-2:00 pm Break
2:00-3:20 pm Plenary: Motivating “Students These Days”
3:20-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Showcase Session B

Refreshments and light desserts will be available throughout the event. 

Interactive Plenary Session: Motivating “Students These Days”

Facilitated by the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation

What are some characteristics of the modern university student? Why might engaging them be a challenge? What can instructors do to help motivate students to learn? This session will review research about current college students and provide a “menu” of concrete strategies to increase their motivation. Attendees should leave with actions they can begin implementing immediately.

Showcase Sessions

In these two sessions, CMU instructors of all levels from across the university will present teaching strategies, research, and/or experiences to small groups of participants. Presentations may be in the form of technology demonstrations, posters, example materials, or informal conversations around a table (with or without slides or handouts). Presentations will last five minutes, with another five minutes for questions. Participants will then be encouraged to rotate to a new presentation.

Are you interested in sharing your teaching and learning experiences with your colleagues at this event? Submit your proposal to share your ideas in one of these Showcase Sessions. Proposals are due on Monday, August 5th, at 9 a.m. ET.


Sign up to attend the Teaching & Learning Summit! The event is drop-in style, meaning that you do not need to attend the entire event—register once and select the session(s) you intend to attend.

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 "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