Connecting Research and Teaching Conference 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 from 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

423 ILR Conference Center

Attendee Registration  Call for Presenters (deadline: April 30)

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CU-CIRTL)


This annual one-day conference highlights and supports the research of graduate students and postdocs, faculty and staff into effective teaching. Events will include oral and poster presentations and roundtable discussions on how to use research skills to inform and improve teaching, as well as a keynote presentation by Dr. Derek Bruff of Vanderbilt University. Cornell faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to attend as many of the sessions as they can. Outside attendees are welcome upon payment of registration fee. Learn more

2018 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Derek O. Bruff

Director, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching
Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

Conference Keynote - More Than Shiny Objects: Using Technology to Improve Student Learning

Dr. Derek Bruff oversees the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching’s programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning. He also consults regularly with campus leaders about pedagogical issues, seeking to foster a university culture that supports effective teaching.

Dr. Bruff served on the board of directors of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network from 2010 to 2013, and currently serves as co-PI on a three-year, $750,000 National Science Foundation grant supporting the creation of two open, online courses on evidence-based teaching practices for future STEM faculty.

Dr. Bruff’s research interests include educational technologyvisual thinking, and social pedagogies. He blogs on these topics at, and his book, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2009. Bruff has taught at Harvard University and has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University.


8:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast and check-in
8:30 am Welcome remarks
8:40 - 10:50 am Paper Presentations I
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Poster Session
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch served
12:30 - 1:20 pm Roundtable Discussions
1:30 - 2:45 pm Paper Presentations II
2:45 - 4:15 pm

Keynote Presentation: More Than Shiny Objects: Using Technology to Improve Student Learning

  • Dr. Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
4:15 - 4:45 pm Informal Reception


This event is brought to you by the Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CU-CIRTL). Registration requested by May 14. Contact with any questions.

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