Todd D. Zakrajsek, PHD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC - Chapel Hill. Todd was a tenured associate professor of psychology and built faculty development efforts at three universities before joining UNC. In addition to his work at UNC, providing resources for faculty on various topics related to teaching/learning, leadership, and scholarly activity, Todd serves on many educationally-related boards and work groups. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, College Teaching, Education in the Health Professions. Todd has consulted with organizations such as The American Council on Education (ACE), Lenovo Computer, Microsoft, Harvard, and the Gates Foundation. He has delivered keynote addresses and campus workshops at over 300 conferences and university campuses. Todd’s recently co-authored books include The New Science of Learning (2nd Ed) (2019); Dynamic Lecturing (2017); and Teaching for Learning (2015). Follow and connect with Todd on Twitter @toddzakrajsek and LinkedIn.
Plenary Presentation: Getting to the New Normal and Thriving Thereafter
Recognizing the havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there have also been some lessons learned that have the potential to create a new normal in higher education post pandemic that will likely have a significant positive effect on student learning. That said, we are not post pandemic yet. Getting to the new normal continues to present significant challenges. In this session we will look at what is happening in higher education right now that will help us all move forward. In addition, we will look at a few of the lessons learned thus far, and how those lessons may help higher education to thrive down the road.