Presenters and audience at 2017 conference

Upper Peninsula Teaching and Learning Conference

Join us on Friday May 11, 2018!

"Toward Superior Learning"

The 2nd Annual UP Teaching and Learning Conference (UPTLC) will be held at NMU on Friday, May 11. The UPTLC is a regional conference focused on the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. The NMU Center for Teaching and Learning and Michigan Tech's William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning organize the UPTLC. The first UPTLC was held at MTU in May 2017.

This year's conference will feature presentations in three tracks:

  • Teaching & Learning Innovations
  • Online Teaching and Learning 
  • Accessibility/Universal Design for Learning (UDL) 

Registration will open in March. General registration is $50, while graduate student registration is $25. The conference registration fee is waived for first and second authors of 25 and 50 minute presentations. There will be an additional fee for all participants the pre-conference workshop. 

Featured Speaker

Portrait of Dr. Terry DoyleWe are pleased to have Dr. Terry Doyle as this year's featured speaker. Dr. Doyle is an author, educational consultant and professor emeritus of reading at Ferris State University where he worked for 38 years.  His books include Helping Students Learn in a Learner Center Environment: A Guide to Teaching in Higher Education (2008), Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research into Practice (2011), and The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (2013; co-authored with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek). His presentations focus on ways to assist higher education faculty in becoming learner centered teachers and how faculty can apply  new findings from neuroscience, biology and cognitive science in their teaching to improve students’ learning.

In addition to speaking on Friday, Dr. Doyle will be leading a pre-conference workshop on Thursday afternoon.



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