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13th CSU Symposium on University Teaching
A Multidisciplinary Conference

Co-sponsored by
CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, Chancellor's Office

Saturday, April 24, 2010
Venue: College of Education, CSUSB

What excites you and what concerns you as a teacher? At this annual conference, you are invited to join over 100 of your CSU colleagues to learn a whole host of successful, engaging and innovative teaching and learning tips and strategies. Come and share what you are learning as you experiment with new ways of teaching, perform classroom research on teaching, and/or integrate innovative teaching techniques that address curricular and instructional issues. This event is also an opportunity for you to interact with colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching across the CSU system.

The CSU Symposium is a peer-reviewed conference for teaching and learning. It seeks to recognize and advance excellent instructional practices, to disseminate innovative ideas, to promote collaboration, and to encourage the continued exploration and evaluation of ways that we teach. Past conferences have proven to be inspiring, energetic events that renew and invigorate CSU's commitment to teaching and learning.

Each session will include a 20-minute presentation with five (5) minutes for questions and comments after each. This year's topics include:

    • Active Learning and Communication
    • Learners and Diversity
    • E-Learning and Technology
    • Community and Group Collaboration
    • Teaching Strategies and Communication
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Assessment and Evaluation
    • Course Design for Lesson/Learning Continuity
      (during campus closures, emergencies, class cancellation)
    • Wild Card (for topics that don't fit the above content areas

Call for Participants and Conference Registration

To register, go to Online Registration.

Registration Deadline Extended to: Monday, April 5, 2010




The CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching started in 1993 as a CalPoly Pomona one-day event at Kellogg West with presentations and workshops by faculty. The success of the first symposium led to other sister campuses joining in. The second regional symposium in 1994 involved seven campuses and this grew to 11 campuses at the third Symposium that was hosted by CSU Fullerton in 1995.


Past symposiums now include:

  1996 (4th) CSU Los Angeles
  1998 (5th) CSU San Bernardino
  2000 (6th) CSU San Marcos
  2001 CSU Fresno (as part of Regional conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning)
  2003 (7th) CSU San Bernardino
  2004 CSU Fresno (as part of Regional conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning)
  2005 (8th) CalPoly Pomona
  2006 (9th) CSU Dominguez Hills
  2007 (10th) CSU Fresno
  2008 (11th) CalPoly Pomona
  2009 (12th) CSU San Luis Obispo
  The 13th Symposium (2010) will be hosted by CSU San Bernardino.

For questions, please contact the Teaching Resource Center at California State University San Bernardino, phone: (909) 537-7424, e-mail .