Skip to Content


Scholar Lee S. Shulman Delivers Talk on Teaching


Download Audio from the Academic Symposium on iTunes U.


Keynote Speaker Lee S. Shulman

Lee Shulman

Lee S. Shulman is president emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He was the 8th President of the Carnegie Foundation from 1997 to 2008. The Foundation was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906. The Carnegie Foundation's mission is "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of the teacher." Thus it currently acts as a center devoted to strengthening teaching at America's colleges and schools. Read More.


Academic Symposium

Using Evidence to Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The Planning Committee for the academic symposium invited proposals from across the University for presentations as part of the daylong program. The program will focus on the use of evidence in the improvement of teaching in higher education settings.

The day will begin with a keynote presentation by Lee S. Shulman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of education at Stanford University and president emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Faculty presentations will be structured within three 75-minute concurrent symposia or roundtable sessions throughout the day—two in the morning and one after lunch.

Each presentation will identify ways in which the collection and analysis of evidence related to teaching (e.g., curricular structure, teaching quality, student outcomes) have been used to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Presentations are intended to be illustrative exemplars and must be framed by substantive issues and results presented in terms of portability to other contexts and broader impacts across the University.

"We hope that this symposium showcases the University's commitment both to teaching and to research and demonstrates our leadership in this area," says Bob Pianta, chairman of the symposium planning committee and Dean of the Curry School of Education.

Presentations, led by University faculty, will cover topics such as teaching with technology, assessment of student learning, the use of data to improve teaching quality, coursework innovations, teaching about difference and diversity and reaching beyond the walls of the University, among others.

Topics and presenters for the day:

Registration | 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. | Old Cabell Hall

Keynote Address with Lee Shulman | 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. | Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Breakout Session One | 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Coursework Innovation: Reflective Teaching and Continuous Improvement
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
  • Learning to See the Infinite: Teaching and Measuring Visual Literacy
    Michael Palmer
  • Impact of Team Formulation and Advisor Demographics on the Success of Biomedical Engineering Design Projects
    Timothy Allen; Katelyn Mason; Shayn Peirce-Cottler; Alyssa Taylor
  • Resident Sign out: A Precarious Exchange of Critical Information in a Fast-Paced World
    Ellen Bass; Stephen Borowitz; Justin Devoge; Linda Waggoner-Fountain
Improving Teaching Along the Educational Pipeline: From PK--12 to Higher Education
Harrison Institute Auditorium
  • Using Observation to Improve Teaching and Learning
    Robert Pianta
  • Assessment of Teaching and Learning Through Video
    Yitna Firdyiwek; Emily Scida
  • The Graduate Teacher-Training Program: Analyzing and Improving Graduate Student Teaching of Psychology
    Carolyn Maxwell Palmquist
Designing an Applied Curriculum: Student Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls
Bavaro Hall Room 116
  • Sustainability at Sea: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
    Mark White
  • Engaging with the Community: The Prepositional Difference of Design/Build/Engage
    Suzanne Moomaw
  • Health Promotion Education in the Systems Engineering Curriculum
    Ellen Bass; Susan Bruce
Innovative Coursework and the Student Experience
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room
  • Apprenticeships: Evaluation by Motivation
    Robert H. Kretsinger
  • The Effects of Cognitive Task Analysis-Based Instruction on Students' Achievements and Retention in Undergraduate Biology Lab Course
    David Feldon
  • Teaching about Middle East Revolutions at Mr. Jefferson's University
    William Scott Harrop
  • Active Learning: How and Why to Incorporate Speaking Exercises into the Curriculum
    Robert Sayler; Molly Bishop Shadel
  • A Novel Approach to "See One, Do One": Video Presentations Before Procedure Workshops
    Amita Sudhir
  • Student Assessment: A Key to Program Improvement
    Donna Plasket
  • Material Evidences: Teaching Book History on Grounds since 1992 at The Rare Book School
    Barbara Heritage; Michael Suarez
  • Improving Engineering Graduate Education through Outcomes Assessment
    Joanne Dugan

Breakout Session Two | 11:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Improving Teaching through Professional Development
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
  • Preparing Graduate Students for Academic Careers: Assessing the Impact
    Deandra Little; Michael Palmer
  • Teaching Improves Graduate Student Research Skills
    David Feldon; Melissa Hurst; Michelle Maher
  • Center for Diversity in Engineering's Research Experience for Teachers Program Yields Elementary, Middle, and High School STEM Teaching Innovations
    Carolyn Vallas; Juliet Trail
Assessment Models of Student Learning: Challenges and Implications
Harrison Institute Auditorium
  • The Learning Portfolio: Promoting Intentional and Purposeful Learning
    Dorothe Bach; Marva Barnett
  • Facilitating Development of Critical Thinking, Analytical Reasoning, and Writing on College Campuses
    Josipa Roksa
  • Bridging the Empirical Divide of College Teaching and Student Learning
    Karen K. Inkelas; P. Jesse Rine
Recommendations for Implementing and Teaching about Diversity
Bavaro Hall Room 116
  • Shifting Paradigms: Implementing the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce Recommendations to Increase Student Diversity at the University of Virginia School of Medicine
    R.J. Canterburg; Gabrielle R. Marzani-Nissen
  • Effective Multicultural Education
    Andy Anderson, Jr.; Bob Covert; Pamela Lobb; Sandra Lopez-Baez
  • Curry School of Education Self-Study on Diversity Teaching and Learning
    Dorothe Bach; Patrice Grimes
Innovations in Clinical Instruction
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room
  • Unfolding Cases and Evidence-Based Practice: A Paradigm Shift to Integrate Class and Clinical
    Sarah Farrell; Nancy Overstreet
  • Teaching Clinical Decision Making: The Quest for Quality in Health Care
    Charles Brooks; Benjamin Hegman; Amy Schell
  • Development and Validation of a Novel Ear Simulator
    Kimberly Fryer; Meg Keeley; Bradley Kesser; Shayn Peirce-Cottler
  • A New Approach to Assessing Medical Student Clinical Skills: The Perioperative and Acute Care Medicine Clinical Skills Project
    Elizabeth Bradley; Anne Chapin; Eugene Corbett; Veronica Michaelsen; Ashley Shilling
  • Comparison of Case-Based Discussion and Medical Simulation in Teaching Shock
    Mark Kirk; Keith Littlewood; Elisabeth Wright
  • Technology-Based Education and Intervention Tools in Medical Education: Lessons and Methods for the University Community
    Scott Strayer

Lunch | Aquatic and Fitness Center Main Level

Breakout Session Three | 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Situated Learning: Collaborative and Problem-Based Approaches
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
  • Team-Based Learning in Animal Physiology
    Mary Kate Worden
  • Problem-Based Collaborative Learning in Upper-Level Engineering Courses
    Robert Ribando
  • The Hope of Experience-Based Learning: Student Lawyering in the United States Supreme Court
    Daniel Ortiz
Benefitting Those Beyond our Borders: Service Learning
Harrison Institute Auditorium
  • Assessing Outcomes for Transformative Learning and Citizenship in an International Education Setting
    Loren Gayle Intolubbe-Chmil; Carol Anne Spreen; Robert Swap
  • Innovative Service Learning Curriculum Promotes Community Engagement and Ethic of Service in First Year U.Va. Medical Students
    Mohan Nadkami
  • Initiative reCOVER: Advanced Architectural Design Studio and Research Seminar
    Anselmo Gianluca Canfora
  • Water and Health in Limpopo Province: A Model for Global Research, Education, and Service
    Joy Boissevain; Nisha Botchwey; Rebecca Ann Dillingham; Karen Firehock; Gerard Learmonth; Garrick Louis; Jeanita Richardson; James Smith; Anita Thompson-Heisterman
Bridging the Gap between University and Community
Bavaro Hall Room 116
  • Books Behind Bars
    Anna Duning; Andrew Kaufman; Emily Kuhbach; Emma Elizabeth Ying Murphy
  • Using Research to Foster College Women's Community Engagement and Academic Service Learning: The Young Women Leaders Program
    Nancy Deutsch; Winx Lawrence; Joanna Lee Williams
  • Application of the Dick and Carey Model to Design Online Tutoring Modules for Curry Students
    Gail Hunger; Peter Malcolm
Teaching with Technology Across the Curriculum
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room
  • Using Internet News and Culture Sites for Modeling Writing Exercises
    Bill McDonald
  • Classroom to Web: A Blended Model
    Mary Abouzeid
  • Global Learning and Intercultural Exchange: Implementing a Virtual International Classroom at U.Va.
    Diane Hoffman
  • Online Curriculum Using UVARealm for Graduate Medical Education
    John Dent; Lawrence Gimple; Amy West
  • Instructional Technology
    Adebayo Akeem Owolewa
  • Improving Student Competence and Confidence as Well as Patient Safety Through the Use of Simulation
    Reba Childress
  • GOAL: Guided On-Demand Adaptive Learning
    Joanne Dugan; Ronald D. Williams