To teach fearlessly means to embrace the scholarship and art of teaching through reflection, training, and professional development. Decades of research on student learning and achievement can be understood through four essential pillars of an effective course: excellent content, an inclusive climate, evidence-based teaching practices, and valid assessments. Come present at this year’s ITL Conference and share what makes your teaching fearlessly innovative and effective. Proposals are due March 3, 2017. Learn more at itlconference.umd.edu.