SoTL's Past Themes and Initiatives

2022-2023: A Time for Renewal – Being Equity-Minded, Creating a Culture of Persistence and Student Success 

Keynote Speaker- Laura Cruz, Ph.D.: Asking New Questions in the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

Facilitated Introductory Racial Healing Circle.

2021 - 2022 SoTL Winter Retreat: Building Connections and Belonging in the Classroom

Faculty panel discussing how they foster connections and belonging in their classrooms across all four modalities

Student panel discussing what makes them feel a sense of connection and belonging in their classes, by modality

2020-2021: Equity-Mindedness

2021 Winter Retreat: “A Time to Listen” Student Panel: Students share their perceptions about equity and ambient belonging in the classroom

2020 Get Inspired! Keynote Speaker: Xueli Wang,  professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin- Madison

2017-2020:  Creating a Culture of Persistence and Student Success

2020 Winter Retreat Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anna Enright, psychiatric clinical nurse specialist in private practice in Peabody, MA

2019 Get Inspired! Keynote Speaker: Pamela R. Edington, Ed.D., President of Dutchess Community College and former faculty member and dean at Middlesex

2018 Get Inspired! Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carlos Santiago, Commissioner of Higher Education

2017 Get Inspired! Keynote Speaker: Bob Goodman, Executive Director, New Jersey Teaching & Learning Center

2016: Authentic Learning

Get Inspired! Keynote Speaker: Alan November, leader in education technology

2015: The Changing Profile of the Middlesex Student

Get Inspired! Keynote Speaker: eaching in a Global Society: Theresa Y. Austin, Ph.D., of UMASS-Amherst

Winter Retreat: Honoring Carol Cowan and Panel Discussion with former MCC (now current UML) students on their transformation from community college to a baccalaureate institution

2014: Teaching with Technology: Sound Pedagogy, Sane Time Commitment

Get Inspired! Keynote Speakers: Alicia Russell, Associate Director of CELT, Center for the Enhancement ofLearning & Teaching, Tufts University and Seth Merriam, Educational Technologist and Digital Media Developer, Harvard University

2013: What Motivates Students; Assessing Teaching Strategies

2012: Introduction to SoTL Projects; First Annual SoTL Get Inspired! Conference

Get Inspired! Keynote Speaker: John Warner, Ph.D., Founder and President, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, and Beyond Benign


Last Modified: 8/4/23