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2015 AFTL Teaching Showcase: Learning beyond the Academy

 The event will be held Wednesday, January 28. Registration is free for UC faculty, staff and students.

Registration is now open for the AFTL Teaching Showcase – offering educators the opportunity to share a broad range of innovative teaching practices and scholarly research on teaching being conducted at the University of Cincinnati. The Teaching Showcase will be held in the Great Hall and 400 rooms of UC Tangeman University Center on Wednesday, January 28.

The conference features:

• Keynote speaker – Marcia Baxter-Magolda (presentation and biography description below)

• More than 40 concurrent faculty presentations (click HERE for the program schedule)

• Complimentary breakfast and lunch

Register now for the conference.  Registration is FREE for UC faculty, staff and students.

Conference Contact:
Questions or inquiries about the conference should be directed to:

Brenda Refaei, Ed.D (


Marcia Baxter Magolda

University of Cincinnati

Academy of Fellows of Teaching and Learning

2015 Teaching Showcase Keynote Speaker

Learning Partnerships: Promoting Learning and Self-Authorship


Good teaching requires understanding how students’ developmental capacities –or how they construct their beliefs, identities, and relationships – mediate their learning.  Common learning outcomes such as critical thinking, ethical decision making, and intercultural maturity involve acquiring knowledge and skills; they also require complex capacities to critique, evaluate, and apply knowledge.  Developing the capacity for self-authorship, or the ability to internally define one’s beliefs, identities and social relations, is necessary to meet contemporary collegiate learning outcomes and succeed in adult life.  Baxter Magolda will share developmental portraits from her 28-year longitudinal study of adult development and engage participants in determining their relevance for University of Cincinnati students.  She will describe learning partnerships that promote learning and self-authorship and engage attendees in exploring how to use learning partnerships in their teaching.

Marcia Baxter Magolda is Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University (Ohio). Her recent books include Authoring Your Life: Developing an Internal Voice to Meet Life’s Challenges and Assessing Meaning Making and Self-authorship.