2016 Pace Teaching and Learning Conference

Keynote speaker, Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

Keynote speaker, Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, explaining how technological advances have affected university teaching

Dr. Zakrajsek interacting with attendees

Dr. Zakrajsek interacting with attendees during his concurrent session on the psychology of learning.

Session, led by facilitator Dr. Brian Blackburne

Discussion during the Writing Across the Curriculum session, led by facilitator Dr. Brian Blackburne, from English.

Concurrent session

Concurrent session on mentoring undergraduates in scholarship, led by Dr. Madhu Choudhary.


Discussion in one of the roundtables

13th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Sam Houston State University

TLC16 will be held on the campus of SHSU (in the CHSS and LSC buildings) on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  All instructors, including tenure-track faculty, adjunct and clinical faculty, graduate Teaching Assistants, and teaching staff, are welcome.  The goal of the conference is to gather a community of practice to improve teaching here at SHSU, with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning.

Keynote Speaker

We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Todd Zakrajsek (Watch his Tedx Talk here), Executive Director for the Academy of Educators , Associate Director of Fellowship Programs, and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. His most recent publications include Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Claire Major, Michael Harris, and Todd Zakrajsek; Routledge, 2016) and The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek:Stylus, 2013). He has delivered addresses at over 200 campuses and teaching conferences.  Dr. Zakrajsek has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.

Resources from the keynote speaker:

Slides from Dr. Zakrajsek keynote address here

Slides from his concurrent session here

Teaching in Higher Ed (with Dr. Bonnie Stachowiak) podcasts with Todd episode 90 and episode 47

Conference Schedule


Conference Steering Committee

Peggy Demers (CFAMC), Randy Garner (CJ), Renee Gravois (COBA), Marilyn Rice (COE), Donovan Haines (COS), Lilibeth Al-Kofahy (COHS)