TLL Speaker Series

The goal of the annual TLL Speakers Series is to disseminate evidence-based teaching practices to the MIT community — from faculty and instructors to staff and students.

The 2023-2024 Speaker Series will center around inclusive and equitable teaching. This year’s talks will focus on strategies to support achievement and belonging for all MIT students.

Speaker Line-up for Fall

We are looking forward to welcoming the following speakers:

  • Thursday, September 28, 1 pm: Dr. Amanda Diekman, Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, will discuss how instructors can promote collaborative opportunities and communal goals to increase interest in STEM fields – especially for women and other underrepresented groups.
  • Thursday, October 26, 1 pm: Dr. Julie Stanton, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Georgia, will share her findings on how disabled students in undergraduate STEM courses experience pedagogical practices, like the implementation of active learning in the classroom.
  • Wednesday, December 13: Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Senior Associate Director for Teaching and Learning at Simmons University and author of the newly released Mind Over Monsters, will explore how to create a challenging and compassionate learning environment that supports students’ mental health. Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Wellbeing at MIT.

Upcoming Talks

October 9, 2023 - 12:00 pm - October 12, 2023 - 11:59 pm

About the Program In this track of workshops, we will discuss the relevant scholarly literature as we identify concrete strategies to cultivate equitable and welcoming classrooms where students from all […]

Please reach out to us if you have suggestions for topics, themes or speakers for next year’s Speaker Series.

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