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Key Note Speaker

Teaching & Learning Innovation is pleased to welcome Claire Major as our keynote speaker for the Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference 2020:


Claire Major, Ph.D.

Major is a teacher, author, consultant, and scholar whose has been involved in higher education for more than three decades. Her experiences across institutional types, including a large urban community college, a two-year historically black college and university, a two-year technical institution, a public 4-year institution, and a large research institution, has led to her research interest in the areas of faculty work, pedagogical approaches, technology for teaching, and online learning.

She has authored and co-authored several books that are widely used in the work of instructional development including Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (with Elizabeth Barkley published by Jossey-Bass), Online Learning: A guide to theory, research, and practice (published by Johns Hopkins University Press), Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Learning Activities to put Students on the Path to Success (with Todd Zakrajsek and Michael Harris published by Routledge) and Collaborative Learning Techniques: A handbook for college faculty (second education, with Elizabeth Barkley and Pat Cross, published by Jossey-Bass).

She regularly shares her knowledge of teaching and learning through keynotes, workshops, and webinars. These most often focus on her books in the College Teaching Techniques Series with Jossey-Bass/Wiley and include topics such as student engagement, engaging lectures, and evidence-based teaching practices.