Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
The 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education.
Faculty are, on a daily basis and in very unassuming ways, demonstrating a renewed energy and focus toward the scholarship of teaching and learning. This is further evidenced by our attention to academic assessment, the integration of technology and learning, and even in the change in our teaching lexicon as we incorporate active engagement and reflective practices into instruction to encourage authentic learning.
The conference has grown steadily over the past six years, from 288 participants in 2009 to over 1000 participants in 2015 from 200+ institutions, 48 states, and 50 countries, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, medical colleges, research universities, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Join us as we showcase and share our collective growth, innovation, and achievement in teaching and learning.
|Pre-Conference Workshops:||Tuesday, February 9, 2016|
|Conference:||Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 10-12, 2016|
|Where:||The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Skelton Conference Center|
|Who:||Faculty, Administrators and Students|
|Proposals Due:||Wednesday, September 14, 2015|
|Proposals Open:||Monday, June 22, 2015|
|Proposals Close:||Monday, September 14, 2015|
|Notifications Sent:||Thursday, October 1, 2015**|
|Confirm Intend to Present:||Thursday, October 8, 2015**|
|Schedule Posted:||Friday, October 16, 2015|
Pre-Conference Workshops (Take a Look!)
Flipping...Problem-Based Learning...Rubrics...Discussions...Large Classes...Technology...Coding...Visuals...Self-Regulated Skills!! The Pre-Conference Workshops are designed to allow participants to delve deeply into specific topics related to teaching and learning in higher education. This year's workshops will address creating a flipped classroom, facilitating interaction within online/blended courses, effective uses of technology in the classroom, teaching large classes, using examples and visuals in class, developing self-regulated skills using short activies, and more!.
|Last year we had over 120 presenters and participants representing 50 countries. We expect similar international participation again this year and we will be having a reception to honor our guests from afar. The International Reception is sponsored by Dr. Guru Ghosh, Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs.
||Our second reception is still in the planning stage. Please check back for additional details.||Conferences are an opportunity for individuals from different institutions to come together to talk, share, eat, run, and plan. Please consider joining one of the groups, or create a group of your own for others to join!
Saundra Yancy McGuire: Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire will address Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key! Dr. McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she formerly held the positions of Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry. Prior to joining LSU in August 1999, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. McGuire has been teaching chemistry, working in the area of learning and teaching support, and mentoring students for over 40 years. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented her widely acclaimed student success and faculty development workshops at over 200 institutions in 41 states and six countries. Additionally, she has published her work in The Journal of Chemical Education, American Scientist, Science, The Learning Assistance Review, To Improve the Academy, and New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Her latest book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, was released by Stylus Publications in October 2015.
Brett Jones: TBA
110 Hillcrest Hall
Veronica van Montfrans
112A Hillcrest Hall