Teaching and learning conversations

What are Teaching and Learning Conversations?

Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLCs) are events organized by the Koehler Center, but developed and led by TCU faculty and instructional staff to help enrich the TCU community. These events are typically 50 minutes and may take different approaches—structured conversations about issues affecting higher education, directed discussions about new pedagogies, or guided conversations that build or sustain communities of practice. A TLC often begins with a brief presentation before a time of discussion amongst participants and TLC leader.

View the upcoming Teaching and Learning Conversation dates and times on our Events page.

Who can lead a Teaching and Learning Conversation?

Any TCU faculty or staff member can submit a proposal for a TLC. In addition to leading the 50-minute TLC, presenters are also asked to:

  • compose a short (700–900 word) article summarizing the topic for publication in the Koehler Center’s biannual Insights magazine.
  • record a three-minute video overview of the topic. The Koehler Center staff will work with you to record your video during the semester of your event.

We know time and knowledge is valuable, so The Koehler Center offers a small stipend of $200 upon completion of the TLC, and submission of the article and video. If multiple presenters are involved, the $200 can be divided as deemed appropriate by the presenters.

How do I propose a Teaching and Learning Conversation?

If you are interested in leading a TLC, please note the following deadlines and submit your proposal below. Please direct any questions you may have to facultydevel@tcu.edu.

2019–2020 Information & Deadlines

For the 2019-2020 academic year, we are looking for proposals that are centered around practices of inclusive teaching that reach across the various definitions of diversity, as articulated by the Office of Inclusion.

  • Proposals for 2019–2020 will open on Monday, April 1st, 2019 and are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 22nd, 2019.
    • Proposers will be notified by Monday, April 29th, 2019.
  • If you are selected for a Fall 2019 event:
    • Insights article is due Friday, November 1st, 2019 (for the Spring 2020 issue).
    • Your video will be individually scheduled with you following your event date.
  • If you are selected for a Spring 2020 event:
    • Insights article is due Friday, April 3rd, 2019 (for the Fall 2020 issue).
    • Your video will be individually scheduled with you following your event date.

What happens if I my proposal is accepted?

A Koehler Center staff member will be assigned to you, will reach out to coordinate workshop dates and times, and will assist with reviewing materials and participant takeaways.

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