The 5 annual Lilly Conferences on College & University Teaching have long earned their reputation for providing excellent resources for understanding and improving teaching and learning in higher education. For over thirty years, teacher-scholars from across the U.S. and internationally have gathered to share insights and recommendations in these events. Each conference provides a balance of scholarly research, practical guidance, collegial support. The directors shape each conference to provide a context of long-term goals, long-standing truths, and new research in which presenters and participants discuss the most pressing teaching/learning questions and challenges of the day. Most featured speakers and other session presenters participate in these conferences from start to finish - extending their relations with colleagues they know well and building new connections.
Join Steve Gilbert in a discussion with the current Directors about their perspective on teaching and learning in higher education as shaped by their interactions with conference presenters and participants. We’ll explore the Lilly Directors’ views on how participants can make the most of these conferences - the value of attendance by teams, achieving effective mixtures of research scholarship and community building.
We’ll ask the TLT Group’s Fundamental Questions.
With respect to the Lilly Conference that you have been directing, as you consider recent pressures and opportunities to change them:
And we’ll address the these questions that have become more pressing than ever:
What are some common misconceptions about the Lilly Conferences?