Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

You are making a positive difference in the classroom—whether it’s a new idea or something tried and true. Come share and grow your practice by joining faculty colleagues at a teaching showcase. We don't get to see each other in the classroom, but that's where some of our greatest intellectual energy comes to life. 

The Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), formerly known as the Waves of Innovation, aims to highlight work that has accomplished a variety of goals in improving pedagogy.  Popular topics presented in the past revolved around student engagement strategies, large enrollment courses, and classroom and curriculum assessment. The event also facilitates further networking with colleagues, and more broadly disseminates the outcomes of individual faculty efforts. 

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Educational Technology Services (ETS), the event will be held on Thursday, May 4th, in the Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117).  

Format for STIR

Several waves of lightning talks (10 min.) will be grouped around thematic topics such as student engagement strategies, large enrollment classes, assessment, and learning beyond the classroom

Each grouping will have the opportunity for informal discussion amongst presenters and interested attendees.

Tentative Schedule of Events

  9:00 am      Coffee and pastries

  9:30 am      First Wave

10:30 am      Second Wave

11:30 am      Networking Lunch

12:30 pm      Communities of Practice Spotlight

  1:00 pm      Third Wave

  2:30 pm      Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant Project Spotlight

  3:30 pm      Happy Hour

Submit Proposal

If you are interested in presenting, fill out the proposal form that will request the following: 

  • Title (max 10 words) and a presentation description (max. 150 words)
  • Bio (name, affiliation, title, contact information)

Proposal Form


  • Proposals accepted on a rolling basis throughout March
  • Acceptances confirmed by Friday, March 31, 2017
  • Final titles and abstracts due April 14, 2017
  • PowerPoint presentation due April 26, 2017