|24 to 26 March 2011||
Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices
This interactive, hands-on conference will help campuses adapt, scale up, and sustain effective practices in STEM teaching and learning. The conference is designed for participants who wish to develop faculty and institutional leadership in STEM reform, broaden student participation and success in STEM fields, better assess engaged STEM learning in both the majors and gateway education, and connect the revitalization of STEM learning with ongoing campus work in Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP).
|3 to 6 March 2011||
2011 Institute on Gateway Education and Assessment
San José, CA
The Institute on Gateway Education and Assessment (IGEA) provides campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance gateway education programs and their assessment. The IGEA focuses on building a campus learning culture through intentional, well-defined and meaningfully assessed gateway education curricula. During the Institute, teams explore gateway education models, processes of redesign and implementation, clarification and integration of learning outcomes, and strategies for assessment. Admission to the institute is competitive and limited; however, all accredited two-year and four-year institutions are encouraged to apply.
|3 to 5 March 2011||
Gateway Education 3.0: Next-Level Practices Now
The conference will feature a special forum, Pushing Back on the Push to Downsize College, which will engage representatives from key external "publics" - including legislators, funders, and policy experts - about the critical issues of college cost and completion rates and the concomitant drive to downsize college. At a time when more and more students, including large numbers of historically underserved students, are enrolling in college, it is worth examining the push to shrink the college experience and frame these strategies in a larger conversation about educational quality and meaningful access to opportunity.
The audience for the conference includes newcomers to, and veterans of, innovative gateway education reform and assessments that deepen learning. Faculty, student affairs educators, administrators, students, and others are invited to shape a national dialogue about the value of gateway education and to demonstrate its impact on student learning in the college years.
|4 to 8 February 2011||
Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience
Application Deadline: 14 January 2011
The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience® is designed to provide educators from nearly every corner of higher education a comfortable, welcoming environment to share innovative ideas, programs, tools, and research critical to the first-year experience. The conference aims to promote a comprehensive and engaging community open to the diversity of ideas, in which all delegates are given the opportunity and resources to grow personally and professionally. The conference continues to welcome undergraduate students to attend and participate, encouraging them to grow their knowledge of the academics, experiences, and communities that surround them.
|26 to 29 January 2011||
Global Positioning: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees
San Francisco, California
Application Deadline: 7 January 2011
This conference is the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). It will showcase examples from institutions that are staking claim to new global positions and creating opportunities for students to find their own global identities by focusing with renewed intensity on aims, learning outcomes and assessments, curriculum designs, and progressively more challenging learning to develop students’ global capabilities.
|2 to 3 December 2010||
Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference
University of Hong Kong
Application Deadline: 31 August 2010
The conference aim is to provide a platform that brings all our partners and stakeholders together, including higher education educators, researchers and students, to exchange knowledge and experience; to appreciate contribution and share achievements; and to update current trends and future development of learning and teaching in higher education. Conference themes include: transition and the first year experience, literacy across the curriculum, experiential learning and co-curricular, Outcome-based approaches to student learning etc.
|11 to 13 November 2010||
Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery: Undergraduate Research In and Across the Disciplines
Durham, North Carolina
Application Deadline: 18 October 2010
This conference will showcase promising models of undergraduate research. The conference will also help participants address issues related to the sustainability and evolution of this veteran practice—including aligning undergraduate research with broader student learning goals; integrating research preparation and practice into departmental curricula, courses, and capstone requirements; assessing students’ undergraduate research to see if they have achieved essential learning outcomes; supporting faculty innovation and leadership for these efforts; institutionalizing undergraduate research in and across the disciplines; strengthening offices of undergraduate research; and broadening participation in undergraduate research, especially among underserved students.
|21 to 23 October 2010||
Facing the Divides: Diversity, Learning, and Pathways to Inclusive Excellence
Application Deadline: 27 September 2010
This conference will focus on the creative ways in which colleges and universities are building these bridges and investing in the kind of learning that matters for our shared futures. The organiser invites faculty, administrators, student affairs educators, students, and others to submit proposals that highlight research, promising practices, and innovative institutional structures related to five key areas: