Ohio University

Second Annual Spotlight on Learning

March 6-7, 2003
Baker University Center

Complete Program

Click on the link above to download the entire 41-page program; it is an 800 Kilobyte Microsoft Word document. Updated March 2, 2003.

Sessions at a Glance

Click on the link above to download the sessions-at-a-glance program summary. If printed in landscape mode, it should fit on two pages; it is a 30 Kilobyte Microsoft Excel document. Updated March 2, 2003.


Teaching is perhaps the most privatized of all the public professions. Though we teach in front of students, we almost always teach solo, out of collegial sight - behind closed doors."
-Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach

Now in its second year, Spotlight on Learning continues the ongoing quest for exploring how to engage students in the classroom. Through poster sessions, roundtable discussions, demos and concurrent sessions, faculty will share how they cultivate learning experiences that are truly learner-centered and customized to the way individual students learn best.

This two-day event will highlight the best practices of Ohio University's teacher-scholars, including:

Scholarship of Teaching

Pedagogical Research
Reflective Practices in the Classroom

Curriculum Development

Critical Thinking
Transforming Teaching through Technology
Learning-centered Classrooms/Communities

We hope that Spotlight on Learning will empower students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community leaders to meet the changing times.

What topics will this event address?

Drawing upon the theme of "Expanding Student-Centered Learning," Spotlight on Learning will address a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Engaging students in large enrollment classes
  • Residential learning communities
  • Active and collaborative learning
  • Service learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Transforming learning through technology
  • Undergraduate research
  • Student outcomes assessment


There will be keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday.

Location and Schedule

All presentations will be held in Baker University Center. The full conference schedule will be available on-line from this page as soon as possible.

Register for This Event

Though registration is not required for attending this event, registering will assist us in determining appropriate presentation venues and accurate numbers for ordering refreshments.

Attend to win one of four $500 professional development awards. Awards will be drawn at Thursday's keynote address, Friday’s keynote presentation, poster presentations, and roundtable discussions. You must be registered and present to be entered into the drawing and to win.

Call for Papers

The submission deadline was November 15, 2002.

List of Presenters

Names and affiliations are included.

For more information

This showcase event seeks to be responsive to faculty interests and needs. If you have suggestions, comments, or interests you would like to pursue, please don't hesitate to contact Barbara Reeves at 593-2577 or via e-mail at reevesb@ohio.edu. Or you can contact Jennifer Scott at 589-6980 or via e-mail at jenniferscott23@hotmail.com.

Learning Fairs Home Page

Anita Leach and Dick Piccard revised this page (http://www.ohiou.edu/learningfair/2003/index.html) on March 3, 2003.

Please E-mail comments or questions to learning@www.ohiou.edu.