Teaching and Learning Symposium

Information for Presenters

Creating your Poster:

1) Posters can be any shape but should be no larger than 36’’ x 48’’. Mount or clip your poster to a poster board. We provide easels for display, and mounted posters are best. 
2) Include (either on the poster itself or in your oral description of it) basic elements of your story:
  • What were the relevant characteristics of the setting for the course, including course title, short description, types of students, etc.?
  • What aspect of your teaching or your students' learning were you focusing on or investigating in order to better understand?
  • What did you do to examine the effects or impact of your teaching?
  • What did you learn, expected or unexpected, by approaching your teaching in this way?
3) Add your name and contact email on the back of the poster.
If you would like more information about how to design an effective poster, please click here.

Supplies to Bring for your Poster:

UW Bookstore - a hard backing for your poster (i.e., a piece of cardboard or foam-core that is as large as your poster) is available at UW Bothell University Book Store. They have stocked 36" x 40" foam core for this event.
Handouts (optional) - We cannot estimate total attendance, so a minimum of 25 copies is a good estimate.
Poster Printing - Marc Studer in the UW Bothell IT department - can print professional posters for you. To assist you, Marc must have an electronic file of your poster no later than Monday, April 7thNOTE: Marc cannot provide assistance if poster files arrive after April 7th or with incorrect formatting. Send files to mstuder@uwb.edu. Best format for digital poster files is PowerPoint slides that are designed proportionate to 36” x 48” poster size. Marc can also accept .jpeg and .pdf files, but presenters should note that resolution changes with enlargement, so files may need to be adapted. Contact Marc mstuder@uwb.edu 425-352-5272 if you have any questions about files, resolution, size, etc. 

Other Supplies - Symposium organizers will provide binder clips, one easel per poster, and nametags. For special needs, contact tlc@uwb.edu  425-352-3501

Presenting your Poster

During your assigned session, you or a co-presenter should stand at your poster to engage attendees in discussion and answer questions. Please be prepared to give people a summary of your work in 3-5 minutes, and to draw in people who arrive in the middle of your discussions. You can see highly effective examples of Symposium poster presentations in these brief videos from past UW Seattle's Teaching and Learning Symposium, held every April.

During the poster session in which you are not presenting, we invite you to circulate to view other faculty’s interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Our faculty use many great strategies, and we are always impressed with the passion each instructor brings to teaching.

Please leave your poster on display for the entire Symposium, so attendees can view your poster even if you are not present. If you need to leave the event early, let us know. You or a designee should pick up your poster by 3:00 pm on April 17th at NCEC. 

Questions or other special needs, contact tlc@uwb.edu  425-352-3501.

For more info, visit the Symposium website www.uwb.edu/tlc/events/tl-symposium2014