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2017 Faculty Development Conference

March 22 - March 24


Chicago-000064983081_MediumTake your faculty to the next level.

Fifth Annual!  North American Faculty Development Conference

March 22 – 24, 2017 Hyatt Chicago O’Hare Rosemont, IL

All New Sessions!

The latest most advanced faculty development strategies and techniques

For faculty and staff,  both new and experienced in faculty development.

All-New Sessions This Year:

  • Mid-Career Faculty Development
  • Research Findings on Collaborative Testing
  • Asynchronous Teaching and Trends
  • The Role of Professional Development During Institutional Change
  • Effective and Creative Ways to Implement Group Projects in Virtual Classrooms
  • Industry Expert Turned Teacher: Capturing the Wealth of Their Experience and Knowledge
  • We Flipped Out!  Research Findings on the Flipped Classroom
  • What Faculty Need to Know About Students with ASD
  • Faculty Development for Service Learning: Service in Action!
  • Evaluation and reflections of online faculty: Strategies for success
  • And more

Leading Faculty Developers

  • Michael Lewis, Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs and Development, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Jill Y. Fuson, Faculty Director, School of Management, American Public University System, Charles Town, WV
  • Kimberly Helms, COI, CFD, and Laura Walker, COI, Jacksonville State University, College of Nursing, Jacksonville, AL
  • Shalanda Dixon, Communications Professor, Chattahoochee Technical College, Acworth, GA

Who Should Participate

Any person on faculty or staff engaged in faculty development, or interested in faculty development, should participate.

Please spend just a minute looking at the Agenda and Benefits.  Then Registration is easy. There are six ways to register. Don’t wait.  You will be glad you can attend.

2017 Faculty Development Conference

Details

Start:
March 22
End:
March 24

Venue

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL United States + Google Map

Benefits

Return on Investment (ROI) is substantial.

When you come to the North American Faculty Development Conference, you are able to improve the professional development of your faculty and staff, resulting in an enormous Return on Investment (ROI) for all your faculty. Faculty development enhances the quality of all your faculty.

Enhance your institution’s teaching quality. In the increasingly competitive environment facing higher education in the years ahead, your institution cannot afford to fall behind in teaching quality.

Unique

Only this conference has:

  • State of faculty development
  • Top faculty development issues
  • Future of faculty development
  • Top faculty development tips of the year

Just one student retained will pay for your entire conference.

Agenda

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

6 pm – 7:30 pm Complimentary Reception

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am  Registration

8:30 am – 9:15 am  Opening Session, The State of Faculty Development for 2017, with William A. Draves, President, Learning Resources Network (LERN)

9:15 – 10:15 am Asynchronous Teaching and Trends, Jill Y. Fuson, Faculty Director, School of Management, American Public University System, Charles Town, WV

10:15 – 10:30  Open Break (on your own)

10:30 – 11:30 am Mid-Career Faculty Development, Michael Lewis, Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs and Development, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

11:30 – Noon  Networking Session 1.0, ‘Wow’ Faculty Development Ideas

Noon – 1 pm Lunch

1 pm – 2 pm , The Role of Professional Development During Institutional Change, Audrey C. Davis, Ed.D, NBCC, Manager, Organizational Learning, Center for Professional Development, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD.

2:00 – 2:15 pm  Break

2:15 – 3:15 pm Effective and Creative Ways to Implement Group Projects in Virtual Classrooms, Shalanda Dixon, Communications Professor, Chattahoochee Technical College, Acworth, GA

3:15 – 4:15 pm  Networking Session 2.0, Faculty Development Success Stories

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7:30 am – 8:15 am Breakfast, Compliments of LERN

8:15 am – 9:15 am  Research Findings on Collaborative Testing,  Kimberly Helms, COI, CFD, and Laura Walker, COI, Jacksonville State University, College of Nursing, Jacksonville, AL.

9:15 – 10:15 am  Industry Expert Turned Teacher: Capturing the Wealth of Their Experience and Knowledge, Ann Wheeler and Susan Nightingale, Instructional Coordinators, Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

10:15 – 10:30 am Break, Compliments of LERN

10:30 am – 11:30 am  We Flipped Out!  Research Findings on the Flipped Classroom, Laura Pruitt Walker, DHEd, MSN, RN, COI; and Kimberly D. Helms, DHEd, MSN, RN, COI, CFD; Jacksonville State University, School of Health Professions & Wellness, Department of Nursing, Jacksonville, AL.

11:30 am – Noon   Networking Session 3.0, Best Practices in Faculty Development

Noon – 1 pm  Luncheon, Compliments of LERN

1 pm -  2 pm  Networking Session 4.0, Top Faculty Development Tips

2 pm – 2:15 pm  Break, Compliments of LERN

2:15 – 3:15 pm  What Faculty Need to Know About Students with ASD, with Julie Coates, Senior Vice President, LERN; and adjunct professor, University of South Dakota.

3:15 – 4:15 pm Networking Session 5.0: Issues in Faculty Development.

Friday, March 24, 2017

7:30 am – 8:15 am Complimentary Breakfast

8:15 am – 9:00 am  Faculty Development for Service Learning: Service in Action! Shalanda Dixon, Communications Professor, Chattahoochee Technical College, Acworth, G

9:00 am – 9:45 am Networking Session 6.0, The Future of Faculty Development

9:45 am – 10:00  Break, Compliments of LERN

10:00 – 10:45 am Evaluation and reflections of online faculty: Strategies for success, Jill Y. Fuson, Faculty Director, School of Management, American Public University System, Charles Town, WV

10:45 am - 11:30 am  The New Model of Higher Education: 2017 Edition, with William A. Draves, one of education’s leading futurists. How higher education is being transformed into a totally new model for the 21st century.

11:30 am Closing

 

Location Information

The hotel is located near O’Hare Airport with shuttle service to and from the hotel.

Your conference hotel is also located near the CTA or ‘L’ light rail line into downtown Chicago. Room rates are just $154 single/ $169 double.

Hyatt Place Chicago/O'Hare Airport
6810 Mannheim Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (224) 563-1800

Registration Information

Registration information:

Registration Fee: $795, including breakfast, two lunches, breaks, materials

There Are Six Easy Ways To Register

Register Online by clicking here 

Register by Email:

Send your registration information to info@lern.org.

Register by FAX:

Fax your registration information,  toll-free, 24 hours a day, to (888) 234-8633.

Register by Phone:

Have your registration information ready and call Tammy at (800) 678-5376. The phones are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday-Friday.

Register by Mail:

Send your registration information to:

LERN Conference Registration

PO Box 9

River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 U.S.A

PURCHASE ORDERS

A purchase order will reserve your place, with payment due at or before the conference. Please fax your registration and PO to us at (888) 234-8633 and we will email you an invoice.