Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

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 of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), 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 the Academic Innovation Studio(AIS), the event will be held on Thursday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the AIS (Dwinelle 117, Level D).

Call for Proposals Open!

We invite short talks from instructors (ladder-rank faculty, lecturers, graduate students) on a novel teaching strategy, course component, time-saving tip, or other good ideas that celebrate teaching at Berkeley and foster student/instructor success. Talks are limited to 5 minutes, with a maximum of five slides (no need for a title slide).

Proposals may touch on topics including, but not limited to:

  • student engagement (e.g., active learning, teamwork, peer interaction)
  • assignment design
  • assessment
  • digital or hybrid pedagogies
  • teaching tools
  • experiential or service learning
  • diversity, equity, inclusion

The deadline for submissions is 5:00PM, Sunday, April 14. Presenters will be notified by April 26 if their proposal has been accepted.

Submit proposal

We will update this page with more information as we have it, so stay tuned! If you are planning to attend, please RSVP on the AIS website.

And be sure to stay for our first-ever Festival of Teaching Failure immediately following this event!