Bonni Stachowiak

2023 Plenary Speaker

Bonni Stachowiak gets the privilege of speaking with exceptional educators on a weekly basis, as the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Since 2014, her podcast has provided a space to explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. Teaching in Higher Ed also explores how to improve our productivity, so faculty can have more peace in our lives, and be even more present for our students. 

 

Bonni is the Dean of Teaching and Learning at Vanguard University of Southern California and a Professor of Business and Management. She’s been teaching in-person, blended, and online courses throughout her entire career in higher education.

 

Bonni and her husband, Dave, are parents to two curious kids, who regularly shape their perspectives on teaching and learning.

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Todd Zakrajsek

2023 Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speech:
Quick and Easy Strategies Faculty Can Use to Improve Student Learning

Research in educational and cognitive psychology demonstrates that when it comes to student learning, how we teach is often just as important as what we teach. Although not anyone’s goal, it is possible to teach in ways that make learning difficult. The good news is that it is also possible to teach in ways that make learning easier. In this session we will look at evidence-based strategies to improve student learning. The best part is that the strategies presented will require little to no effort to employ, may be immediately put into practice, and hold the potential to effectively improve student learning in every course, regardless of discipline.