Plater-Moore Conference on Teaching and Learning

The Plater-Moore Conference on Teaching and Learning is an annual day of learning and professional development that is free for IU instructors, staff, and graduate students from all academic units. In addition to a nationally recognized keynote presentation, 35 peer-reviewed concurrent sessions—in a variety of engaging formats—seek to disseminate best practices and innovation in teaching and learning within higher education. The conference aims to enhance campus collaboration, ignite curiosity, and highlight educational excellence within our learning community.

Building upon the legacy of the William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning and the Edward C. Moore Symposium, the inaugural Plater-Moore Conference seeks to:

  • Promote a culture of teaching and learning that values inclusion, collegiality/belonging, equity, and continuous improvement
  • Provide opportunities for educators to share best practices and innovative ideas for teaching and learning
  • Promote collaboration and/or interprofessional dialogue among educators from diverse departments and disciplines
  • Provide opportunities for professional development and networking

In addition, the spring 2024 conference will contribute to advancing IU’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment shapes student success and is undergirded by a focus on faculty excellence and cutting-edge curricula.

Register now to join us on Friday, April 5, at the IUPUI Campus Center, to obtain practical, relevant, and empowering inspiration to magnify your impact on teaching, learning, and student success. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with a resource and vendor fair (available throughout the day). View the schedule.

There are many parking options on campus at IUPUI. Learn more about the Campus Center.


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View our mobile friendly schedule

View our mobile friendly online schedule! Before you join us this Friday, visit our mobile friendly website by going to on your mobile device. Our app works in just a browser, there is nothing to install. You can use the app to view the schedule, session descriptions, and onsite maps, links to evaluations, and more!

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About the keynote

Join us as we welcome Jeff Duncan-Andrade, a leading national expert in effective teaching practices and educational equity. Duncan-Andrade's keynote presentation draws from 30 years of teaching and research to illuminate how teaching cultures foster wellness, confidence, and academic success among all learners.  Duncan-Andrade will provide insights on effective systems change, program building, and daily educational practices. Attendees will obtain concrete and research-based strategies that foreground relationships, relevance, and responsibility as essential ingredients for advancing equity and inclusion.

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A Conversation with the Keynote Speaker, Jeff Duncan-Andrade: We all play a critical role in the well-being of our students.

The Center for Teaching and Learning caught up with Jeff Duncan-Andrade recently to learn more about his work and research related to community-responsive pedagogy. We asked him how his work in the K-12 space translates to higher education. Specifically, are there foundational needs and feelings that all learners share? What role do individual faculty members play in fostering equitable learning environments?

Learn more about what Jeff has to say

About Edward C. Moore and William M. Plater

Edward C. Moore served as IUPUI’s Dean of the Faculties from 1973-1982. He was a prolific author and editor who was highly regarded by his IUPUI colleagues. William M. Plater served IUPUI’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1987-2006. He was committed to excellence in teaching and learning. The Plater-Moore Conference on Teaching and Learning seeks to honor the commitment of these outstanding educator-scholars to teaching and learning in Indiana and beyond. 

The conference is open to all IU faculty and instructional staff, regardless of appointment type. Professional staff who provide support for the teaching and learning mission (e.g., instructional designers, IT professionals) are also welcome to attend.