IPUTL 2020 Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that the Auburn University Office of International Programs has decided to cancel the 2020 International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning Symposium due to the global spread of COVID-19, Coronavirus. IPUTL 2020 was originally scheduled for June 3-5 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL. The symposium will be rescheduled for summer 2021, and all presenters accepted for IPUTL 2020 are automatically invited to present in 2021instead. Our team will provide updates and details on IPUTL 2021 as soon as possible.

All registrants for IPUTL 2020 will be automatically provided a full refund to the credit card used in the original payment transaction. Refunds will be processed in the coming week, and a confirmation email will be sent upon completion. Please allow 3-5 business days for the refund to post to your account. For an exact timeline, please check with your bank.

For those who have already booked their hotel stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, please call 407-939-4686 to either cancel or receive new reservation rules that apply should you choose to keep your hotel reservation despite the event cancellation.

The IPUTL team did not come to this decision lightly, but feel it is imperative to place the health and safety of our team and registrants above all else. All necessary personnel were consulted before making an official decision. We would like to apologize for any disruption this may cause, and if there is anything we can do to ease concerns, please email iputl@auburn.edu.

Thank you to those who registered for IPUTL 2020 and to everyone for sharing our vision for internationalization in higher education. As previously mentioned, we are working with the venue to reschedule the symposium for 2021, so be on the lookout for updated information on the IPUTL website and social media pages (Facebook & Twitter).

2020 Speakers

  Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou

    Founder and CEO of CLICKS

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Dr. Narimane is the Founder and the CEO of the Center of Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS). Previously she was the Assistant Chancellor for Learning and Academic Development (Provost) at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai, UAE where she has established and led the academic, research and eLearning vision of the first online University to be recognized and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE.

She has assumed other leadership roles including acting as a Dean for Students Affairs, a Dean for Learning and Teaching and a Director of e-Learning. Drawing on more than 18 years of experience Dr. Hadj-Hamou expertise and professional background span areas such as technology integration and e-learning in higher education; teaching and learning, quality assurance and accreditation and governance.

She has been the driving force in the promotion of online education and blended learning in the Region by leading many pioneering projects and initiatives.

She is Founder and was the first elected President of the Middle East eLearning Association (MEeA), led the establishment of the MENA Association of University Presidents and chairs the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum Over the years she has delivered more than 120 keynote addresses and workshops and led numerous roundtables and panel discussions. Dr. Hadj-Hamou has also been active in publishing articles, book chapters, case studies, and was the founder and editor of the International Journal of Excellence in eLearning for several years. Dr. Narimane consults for various HEIs across the region in areas related to QA, technology integration, governance and strategy development and serves as an expert for various regional UNESCO offices. In addition she acts as an external reviewer for accreditation agencies and provides advice on QA related matters. Dr. Hadj-Hamou was listed among the 200 most influential Arab Women by Forbes Magazine in 2014; have received the Arab Women Award for Education in 2016 and the Influential Education Leaders Award at the University of Cambridge in 2017.

  William Buskist

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Psychology

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William (Bill) Buskist is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Teaching of Psychology and is a former Faculty Fellow at Auburn’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. In his 34 years at Auburn, he has taught over 35,000 undergraduates. His primary research interests include the professional development of graduate students and new faculty, peer review of teaching, international perspectives on mastery teaching, excellence in teaching, and effective student learning.

He has written or edited 24 books and published nearly 70 articles on college and university teaching including Evidence-Based Teaching (2011; with Jim Groccia), Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate (2012; with Victor Benassi), Handbook of College and University Teaching: Global Perspectives (2012; with Jim Groccia and Mohammed Al Sudairi), and Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate: Helping Graduate Students Become Competent Teachers (2014; with Jessica Busler and Barney Beins). He recently has edited two volumes of New Directions for Teaching and Learning: Student engagement: A multidimensional perspective (with Jim Groccia in 2017) and Habits and practices of master teachers: International perspectives on excellent teaching (with Jared Keeley, 2018).

In 2005, he was a co-recipient of Auburn University’s highest teaching honor, The Gerald and Emily Leischuck Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2005 Harry Kirke Wolfe lecturer. He also is a recipient of the 2000 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society of the Teaching of Psychology, the 2009 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award (APA Division 25), and the 2009 American Psychological Foundation’s Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. In 2011 and again in 2014, he received Auburn University’s Honors College’s Teacher of the Year Award. In 2013, he was awarded a Presidential Citation from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology for lifetime contributions to the teaching of psychology. In 2015, he received Psi Chi award for excellence in teaching and in 2016, he was inducted into Auburn University’s Global Teaching Academy. He consults nationally and internationally on topics such as professional development, teaching strategies and techniques, excellence in college and university teaching, and peer review of teaching. He is a Fellow of APA Divisions 1 (General Psychology), 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), and 52 (International Psychology). His proudest career achievement, though, is having seven of his former graduate students honored with national teaching awards.

Global Perspectives on Universal Principles of Excellent College and University Teaching

Abstract: For the past two decades, several colleagues and I have been studying the habits and practices of excellent teachers. This research has involved extensive research within the United States and in several other countries including Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Estonia, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. A key aspect of this research has been, and continues to be the Teacher Behavior Checklist (TBC), a 28-item behaviorally-anchored scale that functions both as a basic research tool and as an instrument for student evaluation of teaching. This talk will provide an introduction to the TBC, the research and data it has generated, and what it reveals about universal principles of excellent college and university teaching.

International Perspectives on University Teaching & Learning Symposium June 3-5, 2020

Last Updated: January 24, 2020