Past Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

2019-2020

2019-2020 Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

  • Available year round
  • Award Amount: $270 / workshop

OLC Workshops support faculty enrollment in online courses offered by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Courses related to digital learning and online/hybrid course design are offered throughout the year. The immersive programs are expert-developed and designed to improve quality in every facet of online education.

Grand Valley State University has an institutional level membership in the OLC and the workshops are a smart and cost effective way to support your continuing professional development. We have a limited number of seats available in the workshops which range in length from 10 days to three weeks, and provide opportunities to interact with faculty from a wide variety of institutions. The offerings are designed as online classes so that you may also experience being an online learner. Certificates are issued upon timely completion of all coursework.

Faculty who are interested in participating in OLC workshops should review the list of available topics at https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/olc-new-institute-schedule/ and include the names and dates of the requested workshops in the sponsored event application.

Developing and Teaching an Online Class
Magna Publications

Offered throughout the year.  Start at any time!

  • Grant Award: $159
  • 100 slots available

This course is completely asynchronous course can be started at any time. 

Learning Goals:

  • Articulate the differences between face-to-face and online teaching
  • Build and present online courses with confidence
  • Create syllabi, assessments, feedback methods, and other classroom tools based on best practices
  • Use technology to enhance students’ classroom experience and learning outcomes

This course includes ~10 hours of content, activities, worksheets, and additional resources to explore over the one-year access period. The tuition ($159) is covered by the Pew FTLC. 

Faculty choosing this option are also expected to reference the quality standards detailed in the Online/Hybrid Course Peer Review Rubric and learn the basic functions of Blackboard, our learning management system. Review Basic Blackboard competencies here.

For faculty planning to teach online and hybrid courses, this course meets the GVSU competency requirement.  

Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery
Quality Matters
Virtual (Complete ONLINE)

  • May 18—29, 2020
  • Grant Award: $200
  • 20 slots available

A special GVSU section is being offered by Quality Matters from  May 18-29, 2020

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply best practices in teaching and learning in an online learning environment
  • Explain the role of the instructor in an online learning environment
  • Explain the learner’s role in online learning
  • Develop a resource to help learners be successful in the role of an online learner
  • Explain the importance of orienting learners to online learning
  • List methods of engaging and motivating learners in an online course
  • Explain the importance of instructor interaction and timely feedback in online courses
  • Determine appropriate instructor interaction and feedback in online courses
  • List best practices for facilitating discussion boards
  • Create a discussion board rubric for assessing learner participation in discussion boards
  • Align assessment methods with learning objectives or competencies

This instructor-facilitated, asynchronous course takes place over two weeks, requiring 10 to 12 hours of time per week to spend on achieving the learning objectives. The tuition ($200) is covered by the Pew FTLC. 

Faculty choosing this option are also expected to reference the quality standards detailed in the Online/Hybrid Course Peer Review Rubric and learn the basic functions of Blackboard, our learning management system. Review Basic Blackboard competencies here.

For faculty planning to teach online and hybrid courses, this course meets the GVSU competency requirement.  

The Teaching Professor VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE (entirely online)
Magna Publishing

  • May 29—31, 2020
  • 10 slots available

The Teaching Professor Conference has gone virtual.  Apply now for this grant!

Participants will have live access to Friday evenings plenary session on the science of teaching, and Sunday morning's session on student engagement.  Then, within 24 hours of the conference's conclusion, you will receive on-demand access to 36 concurrent sessions you can enjoy anytime, anywhere, through September 30, 2020.  There are sessions on a wealth of topics drawn from five of the conference's key tracks: course preparation, learning assessment, student engagement, teaching technology, and online teaching and learning.  You'll gain valuable insights and use-them-now ideas in sessions on competency-based grading, academic freedom in class discussions, creating community online, using backward design to create courses, rubric-guided peer assessments, and more.  Open to all faculty. 

Application deadline: May 1, 2020.

Intercultural Development InventoryQualified Administrator Online Training Seminar
ONLINE

  • May—October 2020
  • Grant Award: Up to $1600–must complete entire seminar to become licensed
  • 4 Spots Available

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that can be used by individuals, units, and colleges to build intercultural competence to achieve diversity and inclusion goals and outcomesThese outcomes can include course and curriculum development, program assessment, or individual and leadership development in both faculty and students.  In contrast to many “personal characteristic” instruments, the IDI is a cross-culturally valid, reliable, and generalizable measure of intercultural competence along the validated intercultural development continuum.

Faculty who participate in a qualifying seminar become trained and licensed as an IDI Qualified Administrator who can facilitate use of the IDI on campus. The Online IDI QS will be presented by an experienced, licensed IDI Qualified Administrator in three sessions (4.5 hours each) across three days (one session per day). The QS is hosted on Zoom with each registered participant being sent information to access the event on the scheduled date and time. During the seminar, participants will:

  • Gain proficiency in using the IDI for increasing intercultural competence for individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Learn how the IDI differs from traditional measures of intercultural competence
  • Learn how to interpret individual and group IDI profiles of intercultural competence
  • Practice giving IDI Profile Report debriefs in supportive role-play scenarios
  • Receive introductory training to use the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory®

This opportunity is open to all Tenure-Track and Affiliate faculty, with preference given to those in units or colleges currently using or planning to use the IDI for course/curriculum development or assessment. For a list of upcoming seminars https://www.idiassessment.com/Events/Event/Select

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

23rd Annual Best Teachers Summer Institute
Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ (New York City area)

  • June 15-18, 2020
  • Award Amount: up to $2400 — includes registration and travel expenses
  • 4 slots available

A three-and-a-half-day international summer institute based on Ken Bain's award-winning and best-selling book What the Best College Teachers Do and James Lang's highly lauded instant classic Small Teaching.  This year's program will also feature Eric Mazur, Harvard Physics Professor who won the prestigious Minerva Prize for his contributions to teaching and learning; Mindy Maris, a brilliant new contributor to the international dialogue on teaching and learning; and ideas from Ken Bain's book What the Best College Students Do and his forthcoming Super Courses (Princeton University Press, 2020). The program will model the ‘flipped classroom,’ approach with pre-institute reading opportunities using Perusall (developed at Harvard as the “world's only truly social e-reader”).

This opportunity is limited to faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019.

Visit the 23rd Annual Best Teachers Summer Institute webpage for more information.

Wakonse Conference on College Teaching
Camp Miniwanca
Shelby, MI

  • May 21-26, 2020
  • Award Amount: Up to $900 – includes registration, lodging, meals and travel expenses
  • 4 slots available

We have received a special invitation to participate in the 2020 Wakonse Conference on College Teaching. Organized by the University of Missouri and taking place at a camp in northwest Michigan each year since 1990, the event brings “good teachers together to learn from one another in a supportive environment where they can rekindle the spirit for teaching.” This event represents a unique opportunity and we are delighted to support up to four faculty to join ~80 others from institutions in Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan. From the conference website:

“The Wakonse Fellowship brings together faculty, teaching and learning professionals from postsecondary institutions who recognize and are devoted to the inspirational aspect of the teaching and learning process. We take everyone away from campus, from their phones, from offices and professional obligations. We prepare full days of workshop activities exploring teaching through highly interactive large and small group presentations, discussion groups and hands-on experiential sessions.”

Unlike some of the retreats that the Pew FTLC has organized, this week-long conference immerses participants in a technology-free zone to learn, share, and contribute in creative ways. Read more about the accommodations and expectations and the program on the event website. This opportunity is limited to faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Application Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020.

2020 Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

  • Apr 19-21, 2020
  • Grant Award: Up to $1500 – includes registration and travel expenses
  • 3 Slots Available

The 8th annual FWCA conference offers women of color faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country. The two-day conference features prominent women of color scholars as keynote speakers, panelists, performers, and workshop facilitators. This year's speakers are Patricia Hill Collins and Rosann Santos, with performers from Angela's Pulse Performance Project leading embodied reflection and engagement throughout the event. An optional Pre-conference Academic Writing Retreat will take place April 19, 2020. Grand Valley State University is a Silver Level sponsor of the conference this year and as a result, we are pleased to offer complimentary registrations to three faculty, including a pre-conference writing retreat and all travel expenses.

This opportunity is open to all faculty, with preference given to first-time attendees. Application deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED to Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Gateway Course Experience Conference

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, IL

  • March 22-24, 2020
  • Grant Award: Up to $1,600- includes registration and travel expenses
  • 4 Spots Available

The 2020 Gateway Course Experience Conference, organized by the John N. Gardener Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education is coming to Chicago! This conference focuses on student success and, more specifically, pays special attention to sharing evidence-based practices related to high risk gateway courses. The 2020 plenary speakers and session presenters are top notch. The conference website details that participants will: (a) engage in cross-functional discussions about excellence in teaching, faculty development, and curriculum redesign, (b) discover the latest promising practices, (c) explore early warning system, analytics, academic help labs, and other tools/approaches, (d) discuss pre-enrollment placement and preparation strategies, and (e) develop further understanding of the body of knowledge about gateway courses and completion.

This opportunity is open to tenure-track and affiliate faculty who teach introductory or "gateway" courses in their departments. Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020.

 

2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
Association of American Colleges and Universities
The Power of Collective Action
New Orleans, LA

  • March 19 - 21, 2020
  • Award Amount: up to $1800 — includes registration and travel expenses
  • 4 slots available

AAC&U's 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success conference, The Power of Collective Action, will focus on building coalitions and breaking down institutional silos that often have divided and isolated those seeking to build more just and equitable campuses and communities. This conference will be action-oriented and focused on practical strategies for creating institutions that reflect the diverse and equitable society we seek to create. The conference program will be expansive, including diverse voices and ideas by focusing on our interdependency and collective power to challenge the current discourse and policies that promote individualism, isolation, and hatred. These discussions will focus on the historical, social, cultural, and political contexts that continue to shape and reinforce inequities in our systems and structures. For more information about the conference, visit the AAC&U website.

This opportunity is open to all faculty, with preference given to those currently serving on the Equity and Inclusion Committee, those who have participated in a past Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute., and first time attendees. Application deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019.

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting

Washington, DC
Jan 22-25, 2020
Grant Award: Up to $2000 – includes registration and travel expenses

The theme of the 2020 AAC&U Annual Meeting is “Shaping the Future of Higher Education: An Invitation to Lead” and will showcase equitable, innovative, and cost-effective models for providing today’s students with a strong, relevant, and inclusive liberal education. Keynote presentations and concurrent sessions will highlight the development and implementation of the high-impact educational practices, inclusive pedagogies, authentic forms of assessment, and pathways to student success that are transforming student learning at two- and four-year institutions, across disciplines and majors, and across institutional types—and shaping the future of higher education.

For those new to this conference, a full-day pre-meeting symposium, pre-meeting workshops, special topic luncheons are available for fees beyond the conference registration cost. This Sponsored Teaching and Learning Event grant has been designed to support a limited number of these optional events, depending on the interests and schedules of individual faculty. We encourage everyone to consider the “Learning to Thrive: The Invisible Skills That Foster Student Success” January 22 pre-meeting symposium.

This opportunity is available by invitation only and the application deadline is November 15. Grand Valley State University, as a member institution, enjoys the early registration member rate as well as a team discount.

Educational Technology Organization of Michigan
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

  • November 8, 2019
  • Award Amount: $80 registration fee
  • 10 slots available

The Theme this year of the annual ETOM conference is "Active Teaching — Active Learning!" We will focus on strategies to make the teaching/learning process more dynamic and interactive — from furniture and room configuration to synchronous and online strategies. Sessions will address ways to promote active learning in both an online format as well as within the campus classroom. The keynote speaker is our very own Robert Talbert of Mathematics. Visit the ETOM website for more information. This opportunity is open to all faculty. Application deadline: October 11, 2019.

2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Chicago, IL

  • November 7 — 9, 2019
  • Award Amount: up to $1500 — includes registration and travel expenses
  • 4 slots available

The "Transforming STEM Higher Education" conference will question and examine the entire range of contemporary challenges to — and opportunities for — STEM higher education reform, including exploring contemporary approaches to teaching, broadening participation, interrogating research studies, and verifying assessment tools for determining effectiveness. In keeping with out commitment to STEM faculty, we will also explore novel approaches to professional and leadership development. Conference attendees will be invited to unveil and abate disciplinary biases, confront fixations on "fix the student" reform models, and question theories about what can and cannot count as evidence of effectiveness.

Through this unique conference experience, together we will continue our legacy of advancing the kind of undergraduate STEM education reform that brings diverse perspectives and worldviews to bear on levers of change. In doing so, we will also guarantee our nation's capacity to use those levers to drive innovation, discovery, social change, and life choices. Ultimately, we give deeper meaning and purpose to our way of knowing, understanding, and advancing STEM higher education practice, research, and policy.

This opportunity is open to tenure-track/tenured faculty in STEM disciplines. Application Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019

Visit the AAC&U Transforming STEM Conference webpage for more information.

Michigan OER Summit
Delta College 
University Center, MI

  • October 18, 2019
  • Award amount: up to $400 —includes registration and travel expenses
  • 6 slots available

Join open education advocates and supporters for a day of networking, sharing and learning about the uses of open educational resources (OER) at their institutions. This year's event is hosted by Delta College, University Center, MI. Join our conversation at #MIOERSummit and visit MI Open Educational Resources Summit website for more information. This opportunity is open to all faculty. Application deadline: September 20, 2019.

Lilly Conference—Traverse City, MI

  • October 17—19, 2019
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Award Amount: $625—Includes funding for the essential registration fee *prepaid by the Pew FTLC ($475) and travel/meal expenses ($150)  

Lilly-Traverse City is a part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For nearly 40 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Faculty and administrators at various stags in their academic careers come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. NOTE: This grant is intended to support FIRST-TIME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES. Others will be considered for registration expenses only if slots are still available. Preconference on Thursday is not included in the essential registration.

**Priority will be given to those who apply for this Sponsored Teaching and Learning Event Grant by August 12, 2019**

Visit the Lilly Conference Traverse City webpage for more information.

    2018-2019

    2018-2019 Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

    MI Open Educational Resources Summit

    • September 21, 2018
    • St. Clair Community College, Port Huron, MI
    • Award Amount: $410—includes funding for registration and travel expenses

    Join open education advocates and supporters for a day of networking, sharing and learning about the uses of open educational resources (OER) at their institutions.  This year's event is hosted by St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI

    Visit the MI Open Educational Resources Summit website for more information.

    Lilly Conference 2018—Traverse City, MI

    • October 18—20, 2018
    • Traverse City, MI
    • Award Amount: $550—Includes funding for registration fee ($400) and travel/meal expenses ($150)

    Lilly-Traverse City is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series.  For 35 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  Faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education.  NOTE:  This grant is intended to support FIRST-TIME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES.  Others will be considered for registration expenses only if slots are still available after June 1st.

    Visit the Lilly Conference 2018 Traverse City webpage for more information.

    2018 Great Lakes History Conference

    • October 12—13, 2018
    • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Award Amount: $0—Conference registration is FREE
    • 10+ slots available

    Gaming and simulations have long served as pedagogical tools in the history classroom. History-oriented games are also big business for the video and board-gaming industries. Their appeal derives from the thrill of role-playing and speculation on the possibilities of human actions, and as pedagogical devices their potential to enhance student engagement is obvious. Current historical scholarship also now focuses on disrupting received wisdom of long-held teleological conclusions and pondering contingent and conjunctural dynamics of global-scale historical developments. This conference will consider these trends and practices while serving as a regional training and gaming hub for Reacting to the Past—the innovative pedagogy used in numerous disciplines.

    Visit the Great Lakes History Conference webpage for more information.

    2018 Transforming STEM Higher Education
    Association of American Colleges and Universities

    Confirming the Authority of Evidence

    • November 8—10, 2018
    • Award Amount:  Up to $1400—includes registration and travel expenses
    • Application Deadline:  Friday, October 19, 2018
    • 4 slots available

    As part of its Network for Academic Renewal conference series, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, with Project Kaleidoscope, will host the 2018 STEM conference, Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence. This conference’s mission is to chart a daring path toward the reform of STEM higher education by strategically integrating disciplinary introspection, social consciousness, and self-reflection into an unparalleled conference experience that gives deeper meaning and purpose to our way of knowing, understanding, and advancing STEM higher education practice, research, and policy. The conference annually brings together more than 500 STEM faculty and administrators, as well as those supporting STEM higher education from other disciplines or in other roles.

    This opportunity is open to tenure-track/tenured faculty in STEM disciplines. Application Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018.

    Visit the AAC&U Transforming STEM Conference webpage for more information.

    2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
    Association of American Colleges and Universities
    Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations

    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • March 28—30, 2019
    • Award Amount:  up to $1400—includes registration and travel expenses
    • Application Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2018
    • 4 slots available

    AAC&U’s Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference: “Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations” will examine what it means to work toward a campus environment where inclusivity thrives through constant reflection, analysis, and accountability. Engaged inclusivity transforms the dialogue on inclusion from general acceptance and tolerance of difference to active institutional transformation, based on the belief that the richness of our culture is because of our diversity and a recognition of our common humanity. The conference will provide a forum for educators, students, and community stakeholders to raise critical questions about institutional and external practices, policies, and structures that hinder full inclusion and to identify strategies for improving the educational environment for all participants.

    This opportunity is open to all faculty, with preference given to those serving on the Equity and Inclusion Committee and/or who have participated in a past Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute. Application Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2018.

    Visit the AAC&U Diversity, Equity, and Student Success webpage for more information.

    22nd Annual Best Teachers International Institute

    • Wilshire Grant Hotel, West Orange, NJ (New York City area)
    • June 18—20, 2019
    • Award Amount:  up to $2000—includes registration and travel expenses
    • Application Deadline:  Friday, November 16, 2018
    • 4 slots available

    A three-day institute based on Ken Bain's award-winning and best-selling book What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004) and James Lang's highly lauded instant classic Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016). This year's program will also feature Eric Mazur, Harvard Physics Professor who won the prestigious Minerva Prize for his contributions to teaching and learning, Mindy Maris, a brilliant new contributor to the international dialogue on teaching and learning, and ideas from Ken Bain's book What the Best College Students Do (Harvard University Press, 2012).

    This opportunity is limited to faculty holding the rank of Full Professor. Application Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018.

    Visit the Best Teacher Institute webpage for more information.

    2019 Reacting to the Past Faculty Institute

    • Barnard College, New York, NY
    • June 12—15, 2019
    • Award Amount: up to $1700
    • Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • 4 slots available

    Reacting to the Past (RTTP) consists of elaborate role-playing games informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. In order to “win,” students must learn the content deeply, write effectively, read closely, speak persuasively, think critically, conduct library research, collaborate, solve problems, and be creative. Class sessions are run entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work. RTTP games are used in numerous disciplines, from STEM to Women’s Studies, and range from Athens 406 BCE to Title IX. See RTTP website, games available, and articles in Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Application Deadline: January 15

    Apply for this grant via the FTLC Grant System.

     

    • St. Paul, MN
    • June 10-13, 2019
    • Award Amount: up to $1900- includes registration and travel expenses
    • Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 4 slots available

    The AALHE annual conference provides professional development for assessment practitioners in higher education and is one of the best resources for advanced assessment practitioners. AALHE is consistently heralded as the best opportunity for assessment networking. No matter their institution type - small, large, public, or private - attendees always leave the conference with many new assessment colleagues.

    The AALHE assessment conference:

    • Provides professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner.
    • Provides professional development for those in the next generation of assessment professionals.
    • Connects assessment professionals with others in the field.
    • Leads and advocates best practices in assessment.

    The opportunity is open to all full-time faculty, with preference given to those serving on the University Assessment Committee, or those with designated assessment responsibilities within their unit or college. Those selected to attend agree to participate in some form of facilitated conversations during Fall 2019 and share with other faculty what they have learned at the conference. Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2019. 

     

    2017-2018

    2017-2018 Sponsored Teaching & Learning Events

    21st Annual Best Teachers International Institute

    • June 26–28, 2018
    • Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ (New York City Area)

    A Three-day international institute based on Ken Bain's award-winning and best-selling book What the Best College Teachers Do* (Harvard University Press, 2004) and James Lang's best-selling Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Using the resources of multiple universities and colleges, this year's program will also feature ideas from Ken Bain's new book What the Best College Students Do* (Harvard University Press, 2012).  

    2018 Digital Humanities Summer Institute

    • June 4–8, 2018
    • University of Victoria, Vancouver

    The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas, methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.

    Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall Conference

    • October 27, 2017
    • Mid-Michigan Community College, Mt. Pleasant, MI

    Special focus on online/hybrid courses and the keynote focus is on social presence. Our keynote this year is Dr. Karen Swan. She will be speaking on "Developing Social Presence in Online classes." Dr. Swan is the Stukel Professor of Educational Research and a Research Associate in the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) at the University of Illinois Springfield.

    Lilly Conference 2017

    • October 19–21, 2017
    • Traverse City, MI

    Lilly-Traverse City is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For 35 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. 

    Michigan OER Summit

    • September 22, 2017
    • Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI

    Michigan Colleges Online is pleased to announce the 2017 MI OER Summit a gathering of OPEN enthusiasts and those who are interested and eager to learn, network and advocate.  This year’s event is hosted by Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, MI) at the Binda Performing Arts Center on September 22, 2017.

     

    Intergroup Dialogue & Diversity Education Summer Institute

    • July 23–26, 2017
    • Hope College, Holland, MI

    The 20-hour IDDE Institute will focus on: Introduction to Intergroup Dialogue, Developing Intergroup Dialogue Skills, Diversity Education, Dialogue Facilitation Skills, and Models for Creating an Intergroup Dialogue Program. The Institute will also emphasize pedagogy and experiential learning allowing participants to develop specific practical tools and exercises that they can then use in their own courses and campus programs. Registration should be completed before April 15.

     


    2016 - 2017

    2016-2017 Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

    20th Annual International Best Teachers Institute

    • June 20–22, 2017
    • Wilshire Grand Hotel–West Orange, NJ (New York City Area)

    A Three-day institute based on Ken Bain's award-winning and best-selling book What the Best College Teachers Do* (Harvard University Press, 2004) and James Lang's highly lauded instant classic Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016).  This year's program will also feature ideas from Ken Bain's new book What the Best College Students Do* (Harvard University Press, 2012).

    AAC&U Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

    • June 7–10, 2017
    • Baltimore, MD

    The 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE17) is a conference designed around an emergent theory of change adapted from elements of the 2012 Crucible Moment report.  Like this report, the CLDE17 conference invites participants to consider what does a civic-minded campus look like?

    2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute

    • June 5–16, 2017
    • The University of Victoria, Vancouver

    The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach.

    10th Annual SOTL Commons Conference

    • Mar 29-31, 2017
    • Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

    The SoTL Commons is an international conference hosted annually by the Centers for Teaching and Technology at Georgia Southern University. Attend high-quality presentations from recognized speakers and join in conversations on SoTL with an international community of scholars.

    AAC&U-2017 General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning

    • February 23–25, 2017
    • The Sheraton Hotel, downtown Phoenix, AZ

    Join us at this year's General Education and Assessment conference to explore how general education and more effective forms of assessment can help us truly make excellence inclusive and empower all our students for future success and well-being.

    Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference
    Putting it all Together: Campus Strategy for Access, Retention, and Completion

    • Feb 16-17, 2017
    • Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive  Detroit, MI

    Successful college completion is essential to the future of the students we serve and to the society they inhabit. Retaining and graduating the students who enroll in higher education institutions has become more and more important for both students and institutions, which is why this years’ conference is focused even more on highlighting exemplary practices. It is imperative that we share best practices and innovative strategies for access, retention, and completion.

    Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall Conference

    • Nov 11, 2016
    • Mott Community College - Flint, Michigan

    Barry J. Fishman, from the University of Michigan, will provide our keynote address entitled "School is a Game... But is it a good game?" We want our students to be deeply engaged with our subject matter. We want them to work hard and take on intellectual challenges. We want them to take risks and try new things. And perhaps most importantly, we want our students to be resilient in the face failure. So why it is that the design of our educational systems including colleges and universities encourages exactly the opposite behaviors? I propose that our grading and assessment systems are the heart of the problem.

    AAC&U 2016 Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education: Implications for 21st Century Society

    • Nov 3-5, 2016
    • Boston, MA

    AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to join with colleagues to share and examine evidence-based models, practices, and strategies to provide high-quality undergraduate STEM teaching and learning and increase the number of students majoring, completing baccalaureate degrees, and pursuing careers in STEM fields.   This year’s conference will deepen our understanding of ‘what works’ in STEM higher education reform and provide attendees with the opportunity to rethink curricular designs and teaching approaches in ways that will maximize learning. 

     

    Lilly Conference 2016

    • Oct 20-22, 2016
    • Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, Michigan

    [NOTE: This grant is intended to support FIRST-TIME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES. Others will be considered for registration expenses only if slots are still available.]   Lilly-Traverse City is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For 35 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education.

     


    2015 - 2016

    Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) - 6/6/16
    AAC&U Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting - 6/2/16
    The Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching & Learning - 5/25/16
    The Faculty Success Program - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity - 5/22/16
    Transformative Teaching and Learning Conference - Oakland University and University of Windsor - 5/18/16
    Integrating Technology with Learning: The 21st Century SoTL Classroom - University of Findlay - 5/16/16
    AAC&U 2016 Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference - 3/17/16
    Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall Conference - 11/6/15
    Lilly Conference 2015 - Traverse City, MI - 10/15/15