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Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference AY 21-22

CELT welcomes all faculty, staff, and graduate students to the 4th Annual Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference, in-person Friday, December 10, and virtually Saturday, December 11, 2021 via ZOOM. This year the conference will be held in hybrid format with a in-person plenary session led by Dr. Saundra McGuire followed by the Sparkling Success Reception, then all conference breakout sessions will take place online via ZOOM. 

Click here to view last years conference program. See below for previous session recordings and resources.



AY 21-22 Call for Proposals

Sparking Success encourages faculty, staff, and graduate students to come together, build community, and find inspiration for enhancing our lives on campus. Tulane University’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites proposals for virtual interactive breakout sessions for the 4th Annual Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference, Saturday, December 11, 2021. Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, September 24th, 2021.

Call for Proposals


If you are not Tulane University affiliated and have issues opening Box files or the CFP above, please download this Sparking Success CFP.

This events registration will open at a later date. Until then, SAVE-the-DATE:
Friday, December 10, 2021 | Plenary Session and Sparkling Success Reception
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | Virtual Breakout Sessions


AY 21-22 Plenary Speaker | Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire



Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success, Professor Emerita in the Department of Chemistry, and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor at Louisiana State University. She is an internationally recognized chemical educator, author and lecturer who has traveled the globe promoting sure-fire strategies to help students, including those underrepresented in science and math professions, to be successful in their coursework and careers.  She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops at over 400 institutions in 47 states and twelve countries.   Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.  Her best-selling book, Teach Students How to Learn, was published by Stylus in 2015. The student version of this book, Teach Yourself How to Learn, was released in 2018.

Dr. McGuire’s most recent accolades include being listed in the 2020 edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America, the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), the 2019 Commitment to Excellence in Academic Support Award from the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education, the 2017 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students to Pursue Careers in the Chemical Sciences, and induction in 2017 into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction.  She is an elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA). Additionally, she was awarded Lifetime Learning Center Leadership Certification by the National College Learning Center Association.


Breakout Sessions AY 20-21

Thursday, December 10 




Friday, December 11








Sparking Success 20-21 Sponsors

Tulane University School of Architecture
Tulane University Freeman School of Business
Tulane University Newcomb-Tulane College
Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Law
Tulane University School of Liberal Arts 
Tulane University School of Professional Advancement
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Science & Engineering
Tulane University School of Social Work 
Tulane University Howard-Tilton Memorial Library 
Tulane University Center for Public Service 
Tulane University Goldman Center for Student Accessibility
Tulane University Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking