2020 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth F. Barkley
Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Engaged Learning in Today's College Classroom
A common challenge for many college teachers today is achieving persistent, high-quality
engagement. In this workshop, Dr. Barkley will offer a dynamic, 5-component model for understanding
what 'student engagement' means and then use the framework to share strategies for promoting
engagement in today’s college classroom. Attendees will leave with a repertoire of practical strategies
for teaching in a manner that fosters sustained attention and elicits students’ best work in today’s
challenging teaching and learning context.
Elizabeth F. Barkley, Ph.D. An innovative educator who has dedicated over four decades to serving
students and teachers, Dr. Barkley has authored four best-selling books on college teaching
techniques published by Wiley/Jossey-Bass (https://www.collegeteachingtechniques.net)
that havebeen translated into multiple languages, including Mandarin and Portuguese.
She has also written
three textbooks in music history. A popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter, she is cofounder
with Claire H. Major of Faculy2Faculty: The Alliance for Research-Based Teaching (https://
faculty2faculty.com) and Executive Director of the K. Patricia Cross Academy (https://
kpcrossacademy.org), an online video library that provides professional development on college
teaching techniques. Elizabeth has also received multiple teaching honors, including being named
California's Higher Education Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching and being formally recognized for her contributions to undergraduate education by the
California State Legislature. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from University of California, Riverside and a
Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley.