Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie Poster Prize

The 2019 University of Windsor Teaching and Learning Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie Poster Prize. This poster session competition aims to promote the importance and value of posters as opportunities to explore effective and innovative teaching and learning practices, and disseminate research results.

Presenters have been encouraged to re-conceptualize the typical poster session in creative ways to incorporate active learning approaches and interactive engagement with both the poster and presenter.

Popular vote based on the poster judging criteria will determine five finalists, from whom the adjudication panel will determine the poster prize recipient.

Conference participants are invited to take part in the selection process during the Reception, Poster and Resource Sharing Session on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

The Dr. Wilbert J. McKeachie Poster Prize will be presented on May 2, 2019.

Poster Judging Criteria

Posters (traditional and non-traditional) will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Conceptual Depth and Content - The  originality, conceptual basis, and the theme relevance and value of its content.
  2. Clarity - The success in communicating a message effectively.
  3. Design - The visual design and use of images and diagrams to effectively reinforce the themes and concepts explored in the poster. The use of text does not exceed what is easily readable in this setting.
  4. Potential for Engagement- The potential to foster active learning. We encourage designs which foster greater and varied interaction between viewer and presenter.

Wilbert J. McKeachieDr. 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.