Spring 2024 Teaching and Learning Conference

This year’s theme is Equitable & Engaging Education for All

Michigan State University’s Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning is an annual venue for educators, researchers, and students to gather to share approaches, tools, and techniques that support teaching and learning. 

Registration is open as of March 4, 2024. The call for proposals is now closed. Acceptance emails were sent to presenters on March 1st.

Conference Registration

Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI), the conference will be held over two non-consecutive days (and will require two separate registrations).

Register for Day 1: April 19, 2024: Synchronous, Virtual

Register for Day 2: May 1, 2024: In-Person, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Conference Schedule

Navigate to the two day conference schedule using this link, or find it in the site menu under, "Resources".

New Conference Format 

Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI), the conference will be held over two non-consecutive days. The first day, which will be entirely online, is intentionally scheduled to better accommodate student participation. We welcome submissions that include student co-presenters or that elevate student voices. The second day, which will be entirely in-person, stands distinct from day one and will feature a different selection of sessions. Each day of the conference will have a pedagogy track and an educational technologies track, and each day each track emphasizes a specific focus content area. While the conference welcomes submissions on any teaching & learning related topics, we will prioritize submissions focused on the following content areas: 

  • Day 1: April 19, 2024: Synchronous, Virtual 
    • Pedagogy Focus Content Area: Engagement 
    • Educational Technology Focus Content Area: Accessibility 
  • Day 2: May 1, 2024: In-person, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center 
    • Pedagogy Focus Content Area: Assessment 
    • Educational Technology Focus Content Area: Generative AI 

In the pedagogy track, all types of submissions are welcome. Submissions that are focused on the content area of engagement will be given priority for day 1 (online only) time slots; submissions focused on the content area of assessment will be given priority for day 2 (in-person) time slots.  

In the educational technologies track, all types of submissions are welcome. Submissions that are focused on the content area of accessibility will be given priority for day 1 (online only) time slots; submissions focused on the content area of generative AI will be given priority for day 2 (in-person) time slots.  

Session Formats: 

As in past years, we welcome session proposals in a variety of formats. All session format types will be available on both days of the conference: 

  • Educator Talk (15 minutes): A presentation related to teaching & learning; educator talks can include sharing practices, successes, failures, and things you’ve tried at MSU.  
  • Panel (50 minutes): An organized session of 3 or more short talks on a related topic. These sessions may highlight different outcomes of similar practices, comparisons of different approaches to a common problem, or multiple applications of a common tool or practice. Make one submission with each talk’s presenter(s) as co-presenters. 
  • Workshop (50 minutes): Designed with active learning and attendee participation and engagement in mind, these sessions focus on demonstrating tools or practices found to be successful in a learning environment. 
  • Welcome to my Classroom (50 minutes): A session that replicates educators’ classroom environment for an immersive demonstration of their teaching practices. 
  • Roundtable Discussion (50 minutes): An organized session prioritizing conversation with each other and the conference audience in which multiple presenters discuss a topic related to teaching & learning. 
  • Poster: A physical or virtual poster describing a teaching & learning practice. Displayed at a designated poster session on each day. 

Submission Process 

Proposals were due on January 22nd, 2024. If you submitted a proposal, you should have received communications on March 1st, 2024. 

If you submitted a proposal and did not receive a response, please reach out to use with the email below. 

Questions? 

Questions regarding the conference or submission process can be sent to: teaching@msu.edu. Please include “Spring Conference” in the email subject. The conference planning committee will answer questions submitted to that email address as soon as possible.