On Wednesday, October 18, 2023 an inaugural Teaching & Learning Colloquium took place at DeSales University Center for instructors and staff members within the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). Lafayette’s Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CITLS) led the planning team, which was also composed of colleagues from both DeSales University and LVAIC. The goals of the event were to increase the visibility of teaching and learning excellence across the consortium, share and learn new instructional approaches, as well as network across institutions.
Approximately 60 individuals from the six LVAIC institutions attended the event. The day commenced with presentations surrounding generative artificial intelligence, followed by two initial concurrent sessions. Participants next engaged in a networking poster session over lunch. The day concluded with two final concurrent sessions. Presenters focused on topics such as generative artificial intelligence, alternative grading approaches, and teaching in STEM and clinical disciplines. Their presentations were in the form of research talks, works in progress, as well as posters.
Lafayette College was well represented at the Colloquium. Presenters included:
Attendees enthusiastically responded to the event, and it exemplified the LVAIC motto, “making strong colleges stronger through collaboration.”