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  • Oktoberbest 2022

Oktoberbest: A Symposium On Teaching

Friday, October 6, 2023 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching  will be Friday, October 6, 2023 at the University Conference Center. Registration and a networking breakfast is from 7:45 - 8:45 a.m. in the lobby of the University Conference Center. The welcome address is at 8:45 a.m. and the keynote address is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.

At Oktoberbest you'll hear innovative teaching ideas and best practices implemented by your colleagues at UofSC. The Oktoberbest Agenda features engaging and informative presentations on innovative approaches to teaching, assessments, course design, creative student learning opportunities, and successful implementation of new strategies and best practices implemented by your UofSC colleagues. 

All UofSC faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to attend this free one-day symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching. Oktoberbest is free to all who teach or support teaching at UofSC, but is not open to the general public.

Door Prizes

Oktoberbest attendees who have pre-registered will be eligible for a door prize drawing if they attend the keynote address and at least two breakout sessions. Recipients must be present to receive the prize selected for them. 

Call for Proposals

Share your passion for teaching and innovative approaches that improve the quality of student learning experiences. We are seeking engaging and informative presentations on best instructional practices, effective teaching and learning experiences, and/or innovative assessment methods that speak to academic quality as a driver of student success. Check back to this page to submit your proposal(s).

Oktoberbest is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Division of Information Technology and University Libraries.

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