Report 2003-2008
Summary of the Teaching Subject Committee activities since 2003
Our subject committee focused on one big event for the five years period for the between our Congress.  This project involved organising and hosting an online teaching symposium in 2006.
The symposium had the theme “Active Learning in Plant Pathology”.  It ran over three weeks and saw 12 papers presented along with three major forums.   Over 200 people formally registered for the conference, from all parts of the world including many European countries, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia .
An archive of the site resides at
Terry Stewart
Chair, Teaching Subject Committee 2003-2007

Report 2008-2013

Summary of the Teaching Subject Committee activities since 2008


Our subject committee focused on organizing a special session on Teaching Plant Pathology for the 2013 ICPP meeting.  The session will include five twenty minute presentations and one poster.  The topics will include the following:


·         Teaching Plant Pathology for undergraduate student in China, opportunity and challenge

·         Outcomes based learning and active learning techniques for plant pathology classes

·         Virtual labs and other uses of technology in plant pathology courses

·         Knowledge transfer outside universities

·         Negotiating unfamiliar territory: Getting your plant pathology teaching innovations published


Committee membership:


The following people are listed as members of the ISPP Teaching Committee, but they are no longer active members of the committee:

Cleo D’Arcy
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. , Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A

Gail L. Schumann (Past Chair)
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wehr 
Life Sciences 202B, Marquette University, 530 N. 15th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233, U.S.A.

James E. Partridge
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE 68583-0722, U.S.A.

Several new committee members are needed to maintain the viability of this committee.


Darin Eastburn

Chair, Teaching Subject Committee 2008-2013