Conferences in Teaching and Learning

The 5th Annual POD/AACU Organizational Development Institute

Teaching is clearly embedded in our institutions, but change processes and structures to implement change, and specifically change that focuses on teaching and learning, are not. Compared with research structures and supports, we do not have a parallel infrastructure for changing the enterprise of teaching and learning. Our institutional structures for teaching and learning are set up for isolation, autonomy, and sustaining -- not changing. Yet, significant change is called for. So many institutional challenges and initiatives intersect with the curriculum, departments, faculty, and Centers of Teaching and Learning. Department chairs increasingly are overwhelmed with an array of demands related to teaching and learning.

Conferences about Higher Education

Theme: "Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis"

AAC&U sponsors a variety of continuing programs—meetings, workshops, and summer institutes for campus teams—that bring together college educators from across institutional types, disciplines, and departments. AAC&U activities nurture the talents and creativity of higher education's current and future leaders. Attendees of recent meetings have described them as powerful and transformative—providing participants with innovative ideas and practices, and shaping the direction of their educational reform efforts.

The ASEE website lists all the upcoming conferences that are managed by ASEE headquarters.

FIE also posts a complete listing of all its conferences future and past.

Each year the POD Network sponsors an annual conference that attracts both experienced and novice practitioners in the fields of faculty, instructional, and organizational development. The conference also appeals to administrators, faculty, teaching assistant developers, graduate students, publishers for the above audiences, and members of many higher education organizations.

This year’s theme, “context matters” entices us to pause and consider how context influences what we teach,  how we teach, when we teach, who we teach and how students learn best as a result. That context matters is clearly evident in online versus classroom teaching versus teaching in the community. While pedagogical principles apply equally, each setting is subject to different constraints that influence how courses are designed and delivered.

Conferences about Instructional Technology

The conference theme of "we-Learning : Content, Community and Collaboration” recognizes the changes – rapid and pervasive – that will have an impact in society. Education at all levels has an important role to help induct societal changes that will shape the class-room, the local economy and a new generation of global knowledge workers.

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier gathering for higher education IT professionals.

E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

Conferences about Multiculturalism

Individuals and institutions are negotiating the complex, interconnected challenges of globalization, demographic change, rapid technological advancement, and renegotiated political and economic relationships. Pressures within higher education are encouraging transition and transformation, while external forces are demanding greater accountability and affordability.  In such a shifting landscape, there are abundant opportunities to refocus, reinvent, reimagine—or stumble.

The conference will provide a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of multicultural education from home and abroad to share ideas and research findings, and build up a worldwide network of scholarly discussions and friendship.

NCORE Seeks Concurrent Sessions discuss efforts to create inclusive higher education environments, programs, and curriculum; improve campus racial and ethnic relations; and/or expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.

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