Teaching & Learning Conference

tlc arrow 20138th Annual SUNY Fredonia

Teaching & Learning Conference

Monday, August 18, 2014
Williams Center, SUNY Fredonia Campus
"Framing the Future: Teaching, Learning Advancing"


The 8th Annual SUNY Fredonia Teaching & Learning conference will focus on issues related to current and future challenges and opportunities in higher education. Conference activities and presentations will enable presenters and participants to connect with one another while exploring new, creative, and diverse ways of thinking about teaching, learning, and working. As institutions look for ways to remain competitive while continuing to provide students with quality, affordable educational opportunities, this year’s conference aspires to serve conduit for scholarly exchange and discussion designed to re-imagine higher education, with the ultimate goal of improving student engagement and learning across disciplines.

We invite proposals for presentations for the following tracks:

  • Creating Quality Learning Environments 
  • Diverse Students & Learning Strategies
  • Re-thinking the Curriculum in Higher Education
  • Experiential Learning: Service Learning, Internships, Study Abroad, and Beyond
  • Engaging Students in a Virtual World: Technology Inside and Outside the Classroom
  • Forging Links Between Local and Global Communities
  • Fostering Creative Learning and Students
  • Strategies on Assessment

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 - 150 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; Projects that support or enhance Open SUNY initiatives; Development, application and assessment of innovative uses of instructional technologies to improve student engagement and learning; Creating and assessing opportunities for performance based learning through public or private partnerships; 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 and Review:

Proposals may be submitted electronically at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_TLC

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at noon.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Professional Development Center Advisory Board using a blind review process. To ensure a fair review, only the PDC Conference Chair will receive submissions and will not be involved with the proposal review process. 

About the Keynote Speaker:

Cathy DavidsonCathy N. Davidson, co-founder HASTAC, a network of innovators dedicated to new forms of learning for the digital age, was appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities in 2011. In October 2012, Cathy received an Educator of the Year award from the World Technology Network in recognition of her contribution to science and technology in education through her work as co-founder of HASTAC. More recently it was announced that Cathy will be joining the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and will be directing the Futures Initiative, a CUNY-wide program to promote collaborative and participatory innovation in higher education.

  • For more information regarding the Teaching & Learning Conference, please contact: tlc-grp@fredonia.edu
  • In an effor to "Go Green", there will be no printed copies of the program at the conference.  If you will need a printed copy, please print one before arriving to campus and bring it with you, or, save paper by printing a copy of our Schedule at Glance.
  • Free wireless will be available to all attendees.
  • Conference sessions and the luncheon will be held in The Williams Center.
  • Campus map
  • Travel & Directions
  • Free parking is available.
  • Restaurants and Hotels in the area.


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