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 Educational Technology Services (ETS), the event will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 10am-2pm , in the Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117).

2018 Event Highlights

Keynote: Where All Students Learn- Improving Equitable Outcomes

Panel featuring:
Brandi Wilkins Catanese
Eugene Chiang
Lisa Pruitt
Moderated by Angy Stacy

2018 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient Spotlight

Panel featuring:
John DeNero
Mary Kelsey
Rudy Mendoza-Denton
Panos Patatoukas
Moderated by Oliver O'Reilly


Format for STIR

Several waves of lightning talks will be grouped on panels throughout the day. These lightning talks will be roughly five minutes in order to accommodate as many faculty sharing pedagogical practices as possible.  Each grouping will have the opportunity for informal discussion amongst presenters and colleagues.

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(link is external)


  • Proposals accepted on a rolling basis through early April
  • Acceptances confirmed by April 15, 2018
  • Final titles and abstracts due April 25, 2018
  • PowerPoint presentation (max- 3 slides) due April 27, 2018

2018 Tentative Schedule

9:30 am       Coffee
10:00 am     Faculty Lightning Talks Round #1
11:00 am     Faculty Lightning Talks Round #2
12:00 pm     Lunch Panel: 2018 DTA Recipients
1:00 pm       Keynote Panel

Review a Collection of Videos from 2017 STIR

Georgina Kleege | Inclusion and Participation | Berkeley STIR 2017

Review 2017 STIR Schedule

In case you missed, it review last year's schedule to get a flavor of panel offerings.