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2019 Faculty Development Conference

March 20, 2019 - March 22, 2019


7th Annual North American Faculty Development Conference
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL (Chicago)

Why you should attend
There are several reasons why your institution should be represented at this important conference.

Boost completion rates.
Boosting your completion rates is now a top priority. The key is to provide professional development for your faculty, so they can better enable your students to learn more and succeed. This conference has the latest and most successful tips for faculty development.

Faculty development is a good investment.
Faculty development creates income and reduces costs. Professionally trained faculty are able to use their time more effectively, teach hybrid and online courses as well as face to face, and are more apt to adjust to new technologies and pedagogical strategies.

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; and
• top faculty development tips of the year.

Just one student retained will pay for your entire conference.

Who should participate
Any person on faculty or staff engaged in faculty development should participate. Whether faculty development is a full-time position, a part-time position or a part of an administrator’s duties, this conference is relevant. The content is geared toward both new and experienced faculty developers. Deans and other decision-makers will also benefit from getting the most advanced, comprehensive and intensive professional development available in faculty development.

Download the 2019 Call for Sessions

A few of the presenters will be:

 

Details

Start:
March 20, 2019
End:
March 22, 2019

Venue

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Brynn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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Benefits

Benefits
1. Sessions by some of the top faculty developers in higher education
2. Networking and discussions with your colleagues
3. Latest most advanced practices in online teaching
4. Discussion of the future trends and issues in faculty development

Outcomes
After attending this premier conference you will be able to:
• identify current trends and issues that need to be addressed by faculty development programs;
• know the latest innovations and best practices in faculty development;
• address the changing role and needs of faculty;
• ...and much more.

Information not available anywhere else
Successful institutions will be sending representatives to this conference. By not attending, you risk losing retention, completion rates, and quality reputation, and not remaining competitive

Agenda

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome, Introductions, The State of Faculty Development for 2017, William A. Draves, President, Learning Resources Network (LERN)

9:00 am – 9:50 am

Session #1

9:50 am – 10:15 am

Complimentary Morning Break

10:15 am – 11:05 am

Session #2

11:10 am – Noon

Session #3

Noon – 1 pm

Complimentary Luncheon

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Small Group Discussions, Top Issues in Faculty Development

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Session #4

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Complimentary Afternoon Break

2:15 – 3:05 pm

Session #5

3:05 pm – 4:00 pm

Session OR Small Group Discussions

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Small Group Discussions, Top Tips in Faculty Development

9:00 am – 9:50 am

Session #6

9:50 am – 10:15 am

Complimentary Morning Break

10:15 am – 11:05 am

Session #7

11:10 am – Noon

Session #8

Noon – 1:00 pm

Complimentary Luncheon

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Small Group Discussions, Next Trends in Faculty Development

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Session #9

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Complimentary Afternoon Break

2:15 pm – 3:05 pm

Session #10

3:05 pm – 4:00 pm

Session OR Small Group Discussions

Friday, March 22, 2019

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Small Group Discussions, The Future of Faculty Development

9:00 am – 9:50 am

Session #11

9:50 am – 10:15 am

Complimentary Morning Break

10:15 am – 11:05 am

Closing Session. Nine Shift: Work, life and education in the 21st Century, 2017 Edition, with one of education’s leading futurists, William A. Draves

Location Information

The hotel is located near O’Hare Airport with complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel. Your conference hotel is also located near the CTA or ‘L’ light rail line into downtown Chicago.

Single: Just $179 per night (plus taxes) with (1) breakfast included at O’H American Grill per day. Double: $204 per night (plus taxes) with (2) breakfasts included at O’H American Grill per day.

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Brynn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 696-1234

Be sure to make your reservation with the Hyatt Regency O’Hare directly at
the phone number above, and specify the “LERN Contract Training Conference & Faculty Development Conference” group” in your reservation. Do
NOT make your hotel reservation with any national Hyatt reservation system or
any other entity.

Registration Information

There Are 5 Easy Ways to Register

Online.

Email. Send your Application information to Tammy at info@lern.org.

Fax. Complete the Application form and fax it, toll-free, 24 hours a day, to (888) 234-8633.

Phone. Call Tammy at (800) 678-5376. The phones are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday-Friday.

Mail. Simply fill in the form on the next page and mail it to:
LERN
Faculty Development Conference
P.O. Box 9
River Falls, WI 54022

Questions? Call Tammy at (800) 678- 5376 or email her at info@lern.org