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6th Annual
Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

The 6th 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.

Conference Mobile App - iPhone, iPad, & Android!

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This year, we have added a conference mobile app for use on Android, iPhone, and iPad devices. The app can be downloaded for FREE from iTunes or the Google Play store. Search for "CHEP." The app allows attendees to view all session information, customize their own schedules, network with colleagues, and access a plethora of other conference-related information all through your mobile device. Please download and check out the new app!

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To reduce our paper use, we will not be printing full conference proceedings (400+ pages x 1,000 attendees) for attendees. The CHEP mobile app (download now!) will allow you to access all presentation information included in the proceedings (we will still provide a hard copy of the conference guide with the schedule information). However, you can access the proceedings online in digital (pdf) form, and you have the option of purchasing the proceedings before or after the conference in hard copy form. Proceedings will be available via the conference website starting Monday (1/27/14) afternoon.

Social Events

International Reception Large Class Discussion Participant Gatherings
This year we have presenters and participants representing 42 countries 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.
This Large Class Discussion event is designed to provide an opportunity for teachers of large classes (or those interested) to come together to discuss their challenges, share their understandings, explain their solutions, and create a foundation for future collaboration.
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!
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General Information

When: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 5-7, 2014
Where: The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Skelton Conference Center
Who: Faculty, Administrators and Students
Proposals Due: Monday, September 16, 2013

Pre-Conference Workshops (Take a Look!)

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Motivating Students...Integrating Peer Review...Blending Courses...Assessing Student Learning...Trending Technologies...Engaging Learners...Flipping Classes...Leveraging Reflective Practice...Integrating ePortfolios... 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 assessing student learning, facilitating interaction within online/blended courses, effective uses of technology in the classroom, productively integrating ePortfolios into courses, and creating a learner-centered classroom.

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Keynote Presenters:

Jose Bowen

José Bowen: Dr. Bowen will address Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning. José Bowen is Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, and Algur H. Meadows Chair and Professor of Music, at Southern Methodist University. Bowen began his teaching career at Stanford University in 1982, first as the Director of Jazz Ensembles, and then for the Humanities Special Programs and the Afro-American Studies Program. In 1994, he became the Founding Director of the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (C.H.A.R.M.) at the University of Southampton, England. He returned to America in 1999 as the first holder of the endowed Caestecker Chair of Music in the new Program in the Performing Arts at Georgetown University. In 2004, Miami University named him Dean of Fine Arts and Professor of Music. Dr. Bowen has also been a pioneer in active learning and the use of technology in the classroom, including podcasts and online games, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, US News and World Report, and on NPR for his book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012). He is currently working on an online jazz history game. He has been honored by students and colleagues for his teaching at SMU, Miami and Georgetown and he received a Stanford Centennial Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 1990.


Melissa Peet: Dr. Peet will address The Problem with No Name: Preparing Students for a World of Constant Change. Melissa Peet is the Director of Integrative Learning and Knowledge Management at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on understanding the types of knowledge, curricula, and learning methods that support students in becoming effective leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents. From her research, Dr. Peet created the Integrative Knowledge Portfolio Process, a method of integrative learning that supports students in connecting, reflecting on, and synthesizing knowledge and skills from all areas of life. Dr. Peet is currently exploring the role tacit knowledge (unconscious and informal ways of knowing) plays in the development of leaders, innovators and extraordinary practitioners across several fields and disciplines. She has recently developed a methodology, Generative Knowledge Interviewing, for retrieving the tacit knowledge that exists within people — from novices to experts — and is in the process of integrating this methodology with the Integrative Knowledge Portfolio Process on campuses across the country.

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Primary Corporate Sponsor(s)

Wiley Learning Institute advances and supports online professional development for higher education faculty and campus leaders. We employ the latest technologies to provide participants with interactive workshops, applied learning labs, one-on-one coaching programs, and an online, collaborative community experience. Through partnerships with college and university systems, campuses, and faculty development centers, Wiley Learning Institute enables faculty to excel in their work, fulfill the education mission of their institutions, and provide additional opportunities to enhance teaching and learning.

With Digication, e-Portfolios are platforms for students, teachers, alumni, and professionals to showcase their work and ideas. They are archives of learning, discovery, progress, achievement and reflection. A few uses of e-Portfolios include assessment, admissions, interactive resumes, student galleries, teacher resource sites, collaborative project portfolios, and research presentations.

Conference Growth

The conference has grown steadily over the past five years, from 288 participants in 2009 to 834 participants in 2013 from 175 institutions, 31 states, and 30 countries, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, medical colleges, research universities, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). We are anticipating 1000 participants in 2014! Come join us!

Contact Information:

Danielle Lusk
110 Hillcrest Hall
(540) 231-7930

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Conference Proceedings

Full Proceedings (397 pages) are now available online to download (pdf) or purchase (paperpack).

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