What is effective teaching?

Saint Mary’s University
14 NOVEMBER 2019


Saint Mary’s University is proud to announce the inaugural Teaching and Learning Symposium to be held November 14, 2019. This one-day event provides academic and professional staff an opportunity to share and explore ideas, research, and experiences about educational frameworks, learning pedagogies, course design, instructional methods,learning spaces, and diverse learners. The program highlights emerging themes in university teaching, showcasing excellence, innovation, and scholarship.

The 2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium theme is “What is effective teaching?”

Nominees for the 2016 Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teaching Award give their answer to the question “What does good university teaching look like?". This is a short video to introduce you to different perspectives of effective teaching.

How do these definitions of effective teaching resonate for you?


We invite you to submit a proposal to explore and share with colleagues how you are using the framework for Effective Teaching to embody good university teaching.

Proposals are due October 22, 2019.