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
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.
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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
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome, Introductions,
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. The State of Faculty Development for 2017, William A. Draves, President, Learning Resources Network (LERN)
9:45 am – 10:00 am Complimentary Morning Break
10:00 am – 11:00 am Teaching Strategies to Promote Learning in the Online Environment, Dr. Jill Fuson, Faculty Director for the School of Business; Dr. Kevin Forehand, Program Director for Retail Management Program and Real Estate Studies Program; Dr. Gary Deel, Faculty Director for the School of Business; American Public University System
11:00 am – Noon Creating a Life in Balance: Managing Faculty Stressors in Higher Education, 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.
Noon – 1 pm Complimentary Luncheon
1:00 – 1:30 Small Group Discussions, Top Issues in Faculty Development
SPECIAL SECTION: Teaching African American Students
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Equity in the Classroom: An Institutional Responsibility, Dr. Dionne Felix, Associate Vice President for Academic Instruction, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN
2:05 – 2:15 p.m. Complimentary Afternoon Break
2:15 – 2:35 Equity in the Classroom Continued.
2:40 – 3:30 pm Teaching While White, Learning While Black, Julie Coates, Senior Vice President, Learning Resources Network, River Falls, WI
3:30 pm – 4 pm Teaching African American Students Group Discussion with Dr. Dionne Felix and Julie Coates
Thursday, March 21, 2019
8:30 am – 9:00 am Small Group Discussions, Top Tips in Faculty Development
9:00 am –10:00 am Is Synchronous Dead for Online Learning,Lisa Dallas, Senior Instructional Designer, Faculty Development and Innovation Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
10:00 am – 10:15 am Complimentary Morning Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Your Perception, Their Persistence (or not), Dr. Dionne Felix, Associate Vice President for Academic Instruction, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN
11:15 am – Noon Keeping the Online Class Fresh and Fun, Lisa Dallas, Senior Instructional Designer, Faculty Development and Innovation Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Noon – 1 pm Complimentary Luncheon
1:00 – 1:30 Small Group Discussions, Next Trends in Faculty Development
1:30 pm – 2 pm Making Your Pitch: Convincing Faculty and Administrators, Julia King Tamang, Portland, OR.
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Complimentary Afternoon Break
2:15 – 2:45 pm Making Your Pitch Continued.
2:45 pm – 4 pm Nine Shift for 2019: The New Model for Education Emerges, William A. Draves
Friday, March 22, 2019
8:30 am – 9:00 am Small Group Discussions, The Future of Faculty Development
9:00 am – 9:50 am Invisible DiversityBook Discussion.
Choose 10 pages to read the night before of the new book Invisible Diversity, by Julie Coates. The book is compliments of attending the conference. Then come and discuss your thoughts on invisible diversity with your colleagues.
9:50 am – 10:15 am Complimentary Morning Break
10:15 am – 10:59 am Planning Session: Faculty Development for the Future.
Engage with your other colleagues in planning the future of faculty development, including ideas for a faculty development curriculum, Faculty Development Program Review, and Certified Faculty Development Program designation.
11:00 am We end the conference on time.
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.
Be sure to make your reservation with the Hyatt Regency O’Hare directly at the phone number below, 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.
Phone: (847) 696-1234
Website: Book Hotel Through the LERN Room Block (use this link to get the discounted room rate for attendees)
Rates: Rates include breakfast at hotel. Double, triple and quad rates include breakfast for two.
- Single – $179
- Double – $204
- Triple – $229
- Quad – $254
Reservations must be made by February 25, 2019
No cancelations or refunds after February 25, 2019
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Brynn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 696-1234
There Are 5 Easy Ways to Register
Email. Send your Application information to Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.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:
Faculty Development Conference
P.O. Box 9
River Falls, WI 54022
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