The Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) hosts speakers who are invited to campus each semester. These events help to bring new and insightful ways of thinking about teaching and learning at Wayne State. The presenters are national scholars whose areas of expertise have a broad influence on higher education and student success. The OTL coordinates a campus-wide keynote address open to all of our faculty members.
The 2023 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Luncheon keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, is a professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program at The Ohio State University; editor of The Journal of Higher Education; and past president of ACPA: College Student Educators International. His research concentrates on engaging students in difficult dialogues about privilege, power, and oppression, and the strategies educators use to facilitate productive dialogues about these topics. His current work focuses on student and scholar activism, as well as the strategies Black educators and students use to heal from racial battle fatigue
Fostering Student Engagement through an Equity Lens
Noon - 2 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 20
The purpose of this talk is to distinguish between involvement and engagement in order to foster student success. Participants will also learn how to use an equity lens to reflect on their teaching practices to ensure that they are grounded in equity and support the needs of students with minoritized identities.
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Dr. Bettina L. Love, Winter 2022
Dr. Bettina L. Love: "Living A Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy," noon - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2022
Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Winter 2021
Dr. Thomas Tobin, Winter 2019
Dr. Saundra McGuire, Winter 2017
Martin Springborg, Winter 2016
Dr. Valerie Young, Fall 2015
Dr. Nilanjana Dasgupta, Winter 2015
Dr. Carl Wieman, Fall 2014
Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Winter 2014