Spring Events

EduCause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

A short-term, lower-cost, and regional program designed for those who are unable to attend the national EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Geared toward higher education IT professionals, session topics typically include: teaching and learning, cyber security, information systems, information technology infrastructure, user services and support, library systems, administration, policy, and IT leadership and management.
Submission deadline: N/A
Confernece held in December/January
For more information, visit: http://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/regional-conferences

The Clute Institute International College Teaching and Learning Conference

This three-day, international conference offers six tracks (Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Energy Policy, Engineering Education, and Health Sciences) with a focus on promoting excellence in academic research.
Submission deadline: Varies based on conference location
Conferences held from June through March
For more information, visit: http://www.cluteinstitute.com/conferences.html

Annual FETC National Conference

The Florida Educational Technology Conference brings together education leaders and technology experts from around the country to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success by integrating technology across the curriculum, from kindergarten to college.
Submission deadline: May/June
Conference held in late January
For more information, visit:http://fetc.org/events/florida-educational-technology-conference/home.aspx

Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting

Each year, the Annual Meeting provides a broad, national framework and setting for approximately 1,800 attendees interested in higher education—including presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, policy leaders, and student affairs administrators—to gain a deeper understanding of current research, national trends, and innovative approaches to undergraduate education reform.
Submission deadline: July
Conference held in late January
For more information, visit:http://www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/index.cfm

Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

This conference showcases higher education teaching excellence and features topics relevant to the scholarship of teaching and learning, including best pedagogical practices and current teaching research.
Submission deadline September/October
Conference held in January/February
For more information, visit:http://www.cider.vt.edu/conference/

Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience

The annual FYE conference brings together educators from around the world in order to discuss, enhance, and expand the first-year movement globally.
Submission deadline: March
Conference held in June
http://www.sc.edu/fye/

Annual Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching

This interdisciplinary conference brings together thousands of educators from the Southeastern region and is designed to provide college and university faculty with the opportunity to discuss and share experiences related to innovative teaching techniques and cutting-edge issues in pedagogy and higher education.
Submission deadline: Check website for CFP deadlines
Conference held in February
For more information, visit: http://cetl.kennesaw.edu/conference-directory/georgia-conference-college-university-teaching

Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference

The Academic Chairpersons Conference is an annual forum where academic chairpersons, administrators, and faculty from all areas of higher education share the most successful, innovative, and practical ideas and strategies to assist each other in becoming more effective in their positions.
Submission deadline: July
Conference held in February
For more information, visit:www.dce.k-state.edu/conf/academicchairpersons/

Annual Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC)

Each year the SRFIDC meets to share information in the realm of instructional development. The conference site rotates among various member institutions and provides an opportunity for other member institutions to see how faculty and instructional development is envisioned at various campuses in the Southern region.
Submission deadline: November/December
Conference held in February/March
For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/srfidconline/conference

Instructional Technology Council: eLearning Annual Conference

This distance learning conference aims to provide eLearning practitioners with information about what technologies fellow faculty members are using, what works, and what special techniques for teaching at a distance exist.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in February/March
Submission deadline: N/Ahttp://www.itcnetwork.org/elearning-conference.html

The SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The SoTL Commons Conference is a catalyst for learning, conversations, and collaborations about SoTL as a key, evidence-based way to improve student learning.
Submission deadline: October/November
Conference held in February/March
For more information, visit:http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/conference/

International Studies Association’s Annual Convention

Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 30 thematic groups (Sections) and 3 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
Submission deadline: May/June/
Conference held in February/March
For more information, visit the “Annual Convention” page on:http://www.isanet.org/

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference

At this annual international forum, educators will have the opportunity to network, share ideas, and explore the research, development, and application of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in March
For more information, visithttp://site.aace.org/conf/

ITEEA Annual Conference

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association conference gathers educators in the STEM disciplines (particularly those in technology and engineering) and features professional development workshops, educational tours, and other special events.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in March
For more information, visit: http://www.iteaconnect.org/Conference/conferenceguide.htm

Annual Teaching Academic Survival Skills Conference

The TASS Conference is a forum for faculty, staff, student support personnel, administrators and others who help under-prepared students succeed in college and beyond.
Submission deadline: varies (two-rounds of reviews)
Conference held in March
For more information, visit:http://tassconference.org/

American Council on Education Annual Meeting

This national conference is tailored to higher education leaders. Recent topics included: the impact on American colleges and universities of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other technology-driven changes, how to increase the number of students who complete their degrees, how to promote campus internationalization, etc.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in March
For more information, visit:http://www.aceannualmeeting.org/

The Chair Academy’s Annual International Conference

The Chair Academy offers leaders, from around the world, an exciting opportunity for leadership development by providing programs that specifically address the various administrative and academic needs of organizational leaders.
Submission deadline: November/December
Conference held in March
For more information, visit: http://www.chairacademy.com/indexc.html

International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

This international conference brings together faculty, instructional designers, graduate students, and key leadership and support staff in order to discuss topics relevant to higher education. In addition, this conference features many distinctive teaching awards.
Submission deadline: November/December
Conference held in March/April
For more information, visit:http://www.teachlearn.org/

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

This national conference strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
Submission deadline: June/July
Conference held in April/May
For more information, visit: http://www.aera.net/EventsMeetings/tabid/10063/Default.aspx

Annual International Conference on Teaching & Leadership Excellence

Hosted by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, this conference brings together community college educators and focuses on new strategies and tools currently available to support teaching and leadership excellence.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in late May
http://www.nisod.org/conference/

The Teaching Professor Annual Conference

This conference seeks to renew and energize teachers by providing an opportunity to learn effective pedagogical techniques and interact with colleagues committed to teaching and learning excellence.
Submission deadline: October/November
Conference held in May/June
For more information, visit:http://www.teachingprofessor.com/conference

EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference

A short-term, lower-cost, and regional program designed for those who are unable to attend the national EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Geared toward higher education IT professionals, session topics typically include: teaching and learning, cyber security, information systems, information technology infrastructure, user services and support, library systems, administration, policy, and IT leadership and management.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in May
For more information, visit: http://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/regional-conferences

Third ICSLTE International Conference

The International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education Conference shares the mission of ICSLTE—sharing experience, practice, and research on service-learning in teacher education with colleagues throughout the world. The conference will provide a forum for educators who embrace learning through active involvement with schools and the wider community.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in June
http://educationprogram.duke.edu/ICSLTE

National Education Association Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

At this meeting, various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business.
Submission deadline: N/A
Meeting held in June/July
For more information, visit: http://www.nea.org/annualmeeting/index.html

Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking

This annual conference provides educators with a unique opportunity to improve their understanding of critical thinking through an exploration of critical thinking principles and presentations about practical teaching and learning strategies.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in July
For more information, visit: http://www.criticalthinking.org/conference/index.cfm

 

Fall Events

Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning

Each year, this conference provides an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training.
Submission deadline: TBA
Conference held in July/August
http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/

The NUTN Network

The National University Technology Network is a networking and professional development organization which focuses on the advancement of distance learning. Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in September
For more information, visit the “Events” page on http://www.nutn.org/

Distance Learning Conference

The Distance Learning Conference is sponsored by the Columbus State University Distance Learning Committee, Distance Learning Design & Delivery (DLDD), University Information and Technology Services (UITS), and the Office of the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Submission deadline: TBD
Conference held in September
For more information, visit: http://online.columbusstate.edu/dlconference/

The Clute Institute International College Teaching and Learning Conference

This three-day, international conference offers six tracks (Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Energy Policy, Engineering Education, and Health Sciences) with a focus on promoting excellence in academic research.
Submission deadline: Varies based on conference location
Conferences held from June through March
For more information, visit: http://www.cluteinstitute.com/conferences.html

Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning

The annual ISETL conference encourages college and university faculty and practitioners from all disciplines to develop, study, apply, and discuss learner-centered principles of teaching, learning, and assessment in innovative, yet effective and practical ways.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in October
For more information, visit: http://www.isetl.org/conference/index.cfm

ACHE Annual Conference

The Association for Continuing Higher Education Annual Conference provides opportunities for lifelong learners and leaders at “evening colleges” to network and share research focused on professional development, colleagueship, and personal service.
Submission deadline: varies; Check conference website.
Conference held in October/November
For more information, visit:http://www.acheinc.org/annual_conference.html

E-Learn Annual Conference: World Conference on E-Learning

Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and the International Journal on E-Learning, this annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.
Submission deadline: August
Conference held in October
For more information, visit: http://www.aace.org/conf/eLearn/default.htm

NSSE Annual Conference

The National Society for Experiential Education Conference focuses on the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.
Submission deadline: May/June
Conference held in September/October
For more information, visit: http://www.nsee.org/

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference gathers together higher education IT professionals in order to provide content and opportunities to explore today’s toughest technology issues facing campuses around the world.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in October/November
For more information, visit: http://net.educause.edu/conference/annual/

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

The AASHE annual conference emphasizes sustainability transformation and allow participants to share innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education.
Submission deadline: June/September
Conference held in October/November
http://www.aashe.org/events/conferences

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference

The annual ISSOTL conference emphasizes the foundational goals of the society—fostering inquiry and disseminating findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching.
Submission deadline: March
Conference held in October/November
For more information, visit: http://www.issotl.org/conferences.html

Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education

Each year the POD Network sponsors an annual conference that attracts both experienced and novice practitioners and educators by creating a collegial and welcoming environment, respecting diversity in all its forms throughout the conference, and offering sessions and informal opportunities for dialogue that address the needs and concerns of the broad range of post-secondary institutions that POD serves.
Submission deadline: TBD
Conference held in: TBD
For more information, visit:http://www.podnetwork.org/conferences.htm

International Conference on Academic Integrity

Hosted by the International Center for Academic Integrity, this annual conference features topics related to ethical learning, teaching, research, and service.
Submission deadline: TBAr
Conference held in February/March
For more information, visit: http://www.academicintegrity.org/icai/events-1.php

IARSLCE Annual Conference

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference assembles scholars, practitioners, funders, and students to share and discuss their research related to service learning and community engagements.
Submission deadline: April
Conference held in November
For more information, visit: http://www.researchslce.org/conferences/

Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

This conference offers a range of presentations that reflect the implications for the field of specific e-learning experience and practices, including such topics as blended learning, issues of diversity, and international applications of online learning, open educational resources, social networking, online learning and community colleges, and K-12 online education as well as other topics of common interest.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in November
For more information, visit:http://sloanconsortium.org/sloan-c-conference

Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Canadian Assessment Forum on SoTL

Each year, the Mount Royal University Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning sponsors an annual Canadian Forum which brings together senior higher-education administrators, private and public-sector stakeholders, and campus leaders from British Columbia to the Maritimes who are committed to fostering and promoting systematic scholarly inquiry across the post-secondary landscape. These events range in focus from institutional leadership and aligning assessment practices to the role of students as co-researchers.
Submission deadline: N/A
Conference held in May
For more information, visit:http://isotlforum.mtroyal.ca/

Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium

The Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, a joint Symposium of Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies' impact on online teaching and learning. Submission deadline: Check conference website.
Conference held in April
For more information, visit:http://sloanconsortium.org/sloan-c-conference

Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference & Workshop

This conference and workshop provides the opportunity for administrative leaders, faculty members, instructional designers and researchers to discover and share effective practices in blended learning. Interactive workshops, information sessions, great ideas sessions and posters focus on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development and assessment/evaluation.
Submission deadline: Check conference website.
Conference held in 2012.
For more information, visit:http://sloanconsortium.org/sloan-c-conference

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William Safranek
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Melody Bowdon
College of Arts and Humanities Melody     Bowdon I have taught undergraduate writing classes for over fifteen years, and the most gratifying aspect of my experience has always been seeing students make ethical use of concepts and techniques learned from my classes in their lives as professionals and citizens. For me, teaching writing is teaching thinking, and th...

Drew Lanier
College of Sciences Drew  Lanier Students retain more of course material when they are active learners.
Employing a mixture of lecture and the Socratic Method allows me to both communicate the courses basic concepts and ideas and assess students comprehension of the material. Students will retain more of the course material if it...