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"How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment"

Aug. 18, 2021 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | College of Liberal Arts*

The Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practice represents the “kick-off” event for our new academic year’s faculty enhancement activities. Here you will discover the learning environment for you to explore, expand your professional curiosity and change your student’s lives. This year's theme is "How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment."


Dr Mays ImadKeynote:

Dr. Mays Imad

Mays Imad is a neuroscientist and professor of pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, and a Gardner Institute Fellow. Dr. Imad’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning and success. Through her teaching and research, she seeks to provide her students with transformative opportunities which are grounded in the aesthetics of learning, truth-seeking, justice, and self-realization.

Afternoon Workshop

Harnessing the Power of Metacognition to Improve Student Learning

8 a.m. - Coffee & Rolls

9:00 a.m. - Welcome - President Neuhold-Ravikumar & Provost Simmons

9:15-9:50 a.m. - 21st Century Pedagogy Institute

10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - UCO Faculty Quick Tips Breakout Sessions

12:00-1 p.m. - Lunch

1-2:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Mays Imad, Ph.D.

2:30 p.m. - Prize Giveaways 

*All events will be held in the College of Liberal Arts, except for a couple of breakout sessions will be in the Center for Transformative Learning


Quick Tip Presentation Submissions

If you would like to submit a presentation of a quick tip, please see the information below.

UCO Faculty will present Quick Tips (20 minutes each) in one of five different areas:

  • Course Design
    • For example, motivating syllabus, engaging student-centered practice.
  • Active Learning Strategy
    • For example, strategy align with outcome/objective.
  • Learning Assessment
    • For example, direct, authentic, diagnostic or formative.
  • Learning Ecosystem
    • For example, the practice of inclusion, mindful use of technology or incorporating the human dimension.
  • Connections & Community


Space allows for thirty-six presentations.

The submission deadline was July 10, 2021

 Quick Tip Submissions

Annual Collegium Archive

Event information archived below is for UCO’s Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practice. Full program (including keynoter information) is provided for each year.