William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning

UP Teaching and Learning Conference


2019 UPTLC at Michigan Technological University

"Toward Superior Teaching"

Friday, May 10, 2019

Fisher Hall, Michigan Technological University,

1400 Townsend Dr.,  Houghton, Michigan

Proposals due Sunday, March 3, 2019


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The third annual Upper Peninsula Teaching and Learning Conference will be held on Thursday May 9 and Friday, May 10, 2019 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI. We hope to attract more than 100 university educators from U.P. colleges and universities for presentations on higher education teaching best practice and networking.

Five tracks of sessions will be held concurrently, with a focus on:

  • Active Learner-Centered Teaching
  • Academic Advising
  • Online Learning
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Educational Technology

Keynote Address

"Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone, Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education"

Friday, May 10, 2019

The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Thomas Tobin, author of Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone, Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. Tom will deliver a keynote of the same title to kickoff the conference on Friday morning, and a workshop entitled “Reduce Those Pesky Problem Course Areas” late Thursday afternoon.




More information to come.


On-Site Conference Information

Approximate Travel Times & Maps
Marquette, MI 2 hours Google Map directions
Escanaba, MI 3 hours Google Map directions
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 5 hours Google Map directions
Ironwood, MI 3 hours Google Map directions
Mackinac Bridge 5 hours Google Map directions


Michigan Technological University is a tobacco free, smoke free, and vapor free campus. For more information, see the Tobacco and E-cigarette-free Campus Initiative.