Teaching & Learning Conference

Learning & The Mind: The Power of Deep Learning

The 10th Annual Fredonia Teaching & Learning conference focused on cultivating learning environments that strengthen student engagement and motivation. Higher education is undergoing monumental changes, including shifting student demographics and rapid technological change. Conference activities and presentations provided an opportunity to reflect on where we are, where we came from, and where we are heading. As institutions look for ways to remain competitive while continuing to provide students with quality, affordable educational opportunities, this year’s conference served as an opportunity for scholarly exchange and discussion, with the ultimate goal of improving student engagement and learning across disciplines.

Call for Proposals: 

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, June 6, 2016 at Midnight

We invite proposals for presentations for the following tracks:

  • Student Engagement & High Impact Teaching Practices
  • Engaging Students in a Virtual World: Technology Inside and Outside the Classroom        
  • New Media, Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship
  • Creating Quality Learning Environments
  • Diverse Students & Learning Strategies
  • Applied/Experiential Learning: Service Learning, Internships, Study Abroad, and Beyond
  • Forging Links Between Local and Global Communities
  • Fostering Creative Learning and Students

Concurrent Sessions (50 Minutes):

We encourage you to model good teaching in your session by including an interactive element that actively engages the participants in your session.

All proposals must include:

1. Names, positions, academic departments, and contact information for the presenter/s. The person’s name that appears first in the proposal will be considered the primary contact.
2. Title of concurrent session (not to exceed 12 words)
3. Session abstract:

a. 100 - 175 words for 40-minute presentation (10-minutes of Q&A)
b. In your session description, please include the expected outcomes of your session and the methods that you will use to foster participant interaction. If applicable, tie your proposal to the conference theme.

Preference will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following: Scholarship that challenges educators to think outside the traditional classroom environment, that is designed to captivate the mind of diverse learners, provide greater access, or facilitate student success and retention; Projects that support or enhance Open SUNY initiatives; Development, application and assessment of innovative uses of instructional technologies to improve student engagement and learning;  Immersion of students in alternative learning environments;  Development, administration, and assessment of professional development and ancillary services that support faculty innovation and student success.

4. List audiovisual needs (computer, projector, etc.)

Proposal Submission:

Proposals may be submitted electronically at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016_TLC

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, June 6, 2016 at Midnight

About the Keynote Speaker:

Michelle Miller

Michelle D. Miller is Director of the First Year Learning Initiative, Professor of Psychological Sciences, and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Northern Arizona University.  Dr. Miller's academic background is in cognitive psychology; her research interests include memory, attention, psychological impacts of technology, and student success in the early college career.  Dr. Miller co-created the First Year Learning Initiative at Northern Arizona University and is active in course redesign, serving as a Redesign Scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation. She is the author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard University Press, 2014), and has written about evidence-based pedagogy in scholarly as well as general-interest publications including College Teaching, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, and The Conversation. Dr. Miller’s current work focuses on using psychological principles to help instructors create more effective and engaging learning experiences, and to help students become more effective learners.

Professional Development Center (PDC)

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