Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie International Poster Prize

The Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie International Poster Prize

The 2014 conference organizing committee is pleased to present the Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie International Poster Competition. The aim of this poster session competition is to promote the importance and value of posters as opportunities to explore effective and innovative teaching and learning practices, and disseminate research results. Along with traditional posters sharing research work in teaching and learning, we have also assembled an “instructional fair” track for sharing practical, quick strategies to implement into our classes.

Popular vote based on the poster competition criteria will determine five finalists, from whom the adjudication panel will determine the poster prize recipient. Posters will be judged based on the following criteria:

Conference participants are invited to take part in the selection process during Poster and Resource Sharing Session and Reception on Wednesday, May 14, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Ballots will be handed out at the poster session.

The Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie International Poster Prize will be presented at the end of the poster session.

Wilbert J. McKeachie

Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Director of the Centre for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan where he has spent his entire professional career since taking his doctorate in 1949. His primary activities have been college teaching, research on college teaching, and training college teachers. He is past President of the American Psychological Association; the American Association of Higher Education; the American Psychological Foundation; the Division of Educational, Instructional, and School Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology; and the Centre for Social Gerontology. He is also past Chairman of the Committee on Teaching, Research, and Publication of the American Association of University Professors, and of Division J (Psychology) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been a member of the National Institute of Mental Health Council, the Veteran’s Association Special Medical Advisory Group, and various other government advisory committees on mental health, behavioral and biological research, and graduate training. Among other honors, he has received eight honorary degrees and the American Psychological Gold Medal for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.