2018 Connecting Research and Teaching Conference

Katie Thorsteinson presents at the 2019 Connecting Research and Teaching Conference

Monday, May 21, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4:45 pm

423 ILR Conference Center

Proposals due: May 7, 2018

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Cornell

Additional support has been provided by the DALTA grant from the Association of American Universities

This annual one-day conference highlights and supports the research of graduate students and postdocs, faculty and staff into effective teaching. Events will include oral and poster presentations and roundtable discussions on how to use research skills to inform and improve teaching, as well as a keynote presentation by Dr. Derek Bruff of Vanderbilt University. Cornell faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to attend as many of the sessions as they can. Outside attendees are welcome upon payment of registration fee.

2018 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Derek O. BruffDr. Derek O. Bruff

Director, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, and Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

Conference Keynote – More Than Just Shiny Objects: Using Technology to Make Student Learning Visible

An understanding of how learning works can help us make teaching choices that more effectively foster student learning.  When new technologies enter the scene, however, it’s not always clear how they fit into this process.  Educational technology can facilitate new avenues for student learning, but if we’re not careful to use that technology in ways consistent with principles of learning, the technology can become just a distracting shiny object. In this talk, we’ll explore a few of those principles of learning and how they can help us be more intentional and effective as we integrate technology in our teaching. Speaker Bio



8:00am Breakfast and Check-inConference flyer

8:30am Welcome Remarks

8:40am Paper Presentations I

11am Poster Session

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm Roundtable Discussions

1:30pm Paper Presentations II

2:45pm Keynote – More Than Just Shiny Objects: Using Technology to Make Student Learning Visible

  • Dr. Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University

4:15pm Networking Reception

Presenter List

Paper Authors

Cornell University: Shorna Broussard Allred, Josh Cerra, Carolyn Chlebek, Ashley Earle, Christine Georgakakos, N.G. Holmes, Derek Holyoak, Rebecca M. Irwin, Reece Kearney, Byungdoo Kim, Erin I. Larson, Jack Madden, Jeffrey A. Mulligan, Swati Pandita, Dhyan Palanichamy, Emily Riddle, Daniel Rivera, Jonathon Schuldt, Graham Smith, Andrew St. James, Andrea Stevenson Won, Yilu Sun, Matthew L. Tan, Katherine Thorsteinson, Cornelia (Lily) Twining, M. Todd Walter, Kimberly Williams. External and Joint Institutional Affiliations: Kathleen Hefferon, Liz LoGuidice, Michelle Smith

Poster Authors

Cornell University: Sri Lakshmi Sravani Devarakonda, Jared Enriquez, Molly Q. Feldman, Andrew SD Foster, John Wyatt Greenlee, Lauren Griffin, Matthew Hankins, N.G. Holmes, Elizabeth Kreitinger, Nidhi Subramanyam, Tristan Shepherd, Emily M. Smith, Martin M. Stein, Yen Vu, Scott Wehrwein

Roundtable Presenters

Cornell University: Shorna Broussard Allred, Kacie Armstrong, Steve Bennoun, Josh Cerra, Abby Drake, Doug McKee, George Orlov, Justin St. Juliana, M. Todd Walter, Drew Zemke

Keynote Speaker Biography

Dr. Derek Bruff oversees the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching’s programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning. He also consults regularly with campus leaders about pedagogical issues, seeking to foster a university culture that supports effective teaching.

Dr. Bruff served on the board of directors of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network from 2010 to 2013, and currently serves as co-PI on a three-year, $750,000 National Science Foundation grant supporting the creation of two open, online courses on evidence-based teaching practices for future STEM faculty.

Dr. Bruff’s research interests include educational technologyvisual thinking, and social pedagogies. He blogs on these topics at derekbruff.org, and his book, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2009. Bruff has taught at Harvard University and has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University.


This event is brought to you by the Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL at Cornell). Additional support has been provided by the DALTA grant from the Association of American Universities. Advance registration requested. Contact cirtl@cornell.edu with any questions.