Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching

Learning By Doing

Camrose, Alberta, Canada
May 5 - 6, 2020

ACURIT has been cancelled for 2020. Please check back in the fall for information on ACURIT 2021

How can we engage our students and get them invested in their learning? How can we ensure that the learning that occurs in and out of our classrooms achieves our learning objectives and is transferable to other classes and the workplace? How do students experience and understand our different pedagogical practices that aim to achieve learning through doing?

Attendees of the 2017 Joint AIBA/ACURIT conference

This year's conference will focus on strategies used to get students "doing learning" in undergraduate classrooms, as well as research and reflection on these practices and their impact on student learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: classroom activities and assignments aimed at practical demonstrations of knowledge, reflective practices for students and teachers, the challenges of active learning in large classes, experiential learning, project-based learning, and community-based learning.


The conference will be held at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. More information.


ACURIT is a small, collegial international conference in Camrose, AB (one hour southeast of Edmonton). The conference provides a place for people engaged in undergraduate education to meet, learn, and discuss ways to improve teaching and the student experience. There are no concurrent sessions and registrations are limited in order to preserve the quality of the experience. This year we have added poster, cracker barrel, and teaching tricks in 300 seconds sessions to allow presenters to demonstrate and attendees to experience first-hand our conference theme of "Learning by Doing".

Other information:

About Augustana
About the U of A
About Camrose