DSU 2nd Annual Teaching & Learning Conference Announcement and Call for Proposals

banner-01The DSU Teaching and Learning Committee and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Dixie State University on April 8, 2016.  The 1st Annual Teaching & Learning Conference held last year was a great success with 35 presentations by DSU faculty and staff members and more than 150 people attended.  

We invite DSU faculty and staff to participate (by attending and presenting) in this exciting upcoming conference focused on the theme  “Active Learning: Expanding Student Knowledge and Understanding.”  The conference is free for all DSU faculty and staff and is being funded by the Office of Academic Services.  The conference opening session will start at 8:30 am in the Gardner Student Center Ballroom and the conference will conclude at 1:30 pm (a continental breakfast and lunch is included).

In order to encourage all faculty members (full-time, part-time, and adjunct) to take advantage of this opportunity, April 8, 2016 has been designated as a professional development day.  You may make other arrangements for your classes during the times of the conference in order to attend.  You may choose to have your students involved in such activities as collaborative group projects, computer lab projects, library research, etc. during your class time so you can attend the conference.  The keynote speakers will be chosen from our own DSU faculty.

Why should you participate?  The conference will provide a unique opportunity for DSU faculty/staff to share best practices, innovations, and lessons learned related to teaching and learning and will promote the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus.  The conference also provides an avenue for faculty and staff to share what they have presented and learned at professional conferences in relation to teaching/learning. In addition, those who present at the conference will receive a certificate of participation that can be included in a faculty member’s ePortfolio (Digital Measures) as evidence of their presentation.

For more information about the conference, please click on the link below.

http://bit.ly/dsutlc2016

Call for Proposals: We invite DSU faculty and staff to submit a proposal to share your expertise and knowledge related to teaching and learning and the theme of the conference with your peers and the DSU Community.  This half-day conference will include roundtable, concurrent, Pecha Kucha, and panel presentations.

The Proposal Deadline is February 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Click on the link below to submit your proposal.

http://bit.ly/dsutlc16

Please reserve April 8, 2016 on your schedule and in your syllabi now for next semester so you can participate in this professional development opportunity.  A link to register in advance for this conference will be forthcoming.  

We look forward to seeing you on April 8, 2016.  For more information or questions, please contact a member of the Teaching & Learning Conference Steering Committee: Dee Murray (Murray@dixie.edu), Bruce Harris (bruce.harris@dixie.edu), or Scott Allen (scott.allen@dixie.edu). 

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