Category Archives: Conferences

CFP: General Education and Assessment: A Sea Change in Student Learning

Consider sending a proposal for an upcoming AAC&U Network for Academic Renewal Conference, to be held February 28 – March 2, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts. The proposal deadline is Wednesday, June 27, 2012.


Conference announcement: The Teaching Professor

Faculty Focus, which readers of this blog know as a great resource for insights about teaching, announces that registration is open for the 2012 Teaching Professor Conference in Washington, DC, June 1-3, 2012. For more info, click here.


Call for applications: AAC&U Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Are you interested in developing your ability to carry out such “high-impact practices” as learning communities, writing-intensive courses, and undergraduate research? If so, you might consider applying to participate in this seminar:

For more about AAC&U’s definition of “high-impact practices,” see here and here. If you’re interested, CELT can help you put together a good application. BTW, the institute is in Portland, Oregon, in late June. Not a bad place to be that time of year.

Conferences: Lilly-DC, AAUP, New School

A few conference and CFP announcements:

  • The annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching – DC, to be held May 31-June 3 in Bethesda, MD, will explore the theme of “Brain-Based Learning and Teaching.” The deadline for paper proposals is November 25. If you aren’t sure you have anything to present on that theme, take a look at the subthemes here. This is a very good conference, and a lot of people at King’s are doing work worth presenting at it.
  • The AAUP, convening its Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education two weeks after Lilly-DC and also in the DC area, invites proposals on various themes. The deadline for proposals is November 18.
  • The schedule is already set for a Dec. 8-9, 2011, conference on “The Future of Higher Education,” presented by the Center for Public Scholarship and held at the Tishman Auditorium at The New School for Social Research. The presentations look very promising, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a conference of this quality anywhere with a more reasonable registration fee.

As always, let CELT know if you would like help preparing a conference proposal for work on a pedagogical theme.

Faculty Development Day on the horizon

Faculty Development Day will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012. The date is inauspicious, but the event will be an opportunity to discover ways to become an even more effective teacher.

As CELT begins planning this event in conjunction with Academic Affairs, we need your ideas about what should happen that day. The more response we get from you, the more likely you will get something out of the day that helps your teaching.

What do you want to learn more about on Faculty Development Day? What ideas for session format or content do you have? Say so in the comments, or send an email.