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2020 Faculty Development Conference

March 18, 2020 - March 20, 2020


8th Annual North American Faculty Development Conference
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL (Chicago)

2020 FDC Call for Sessions

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.

Details

Start:
March 18, 2020
End:
March 20, 2020

Venue

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

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 18, 2020

8:30 am – 9:00 am  Welcome, Introductions.

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. The State of Faculty Development for 2020, William A. Draves, President, Learning Resources Network (LERN)

9:45 am – 10:00 am Complimentary Morning Break

10:00 am – 11:00 am   Presentation Session

11:00 am – Noon  Presentation Session

Noon – 1 pm  Luncheon with other participants, included in conference fee

1:00 – 1:30  Small Group Discussions, Top Issues in Faculty Development

1:30 pm – 2:00  pm  Presentation Session

2:05 – 2:15 p.m.  Complimentary Afternoon Break

2:15 – 2:35  Presentation Session Continued

2:40 – 3:30 pm  Presentation Session

3:30 pm – 4 pm      Small Group Discussions, Top Take Aways from the Day

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

8:30 am – 9:00 am  Small Group Discussions, Top Tips in Faculty Development

9:00 am –10:00 am   Presentation Session

10:00 am – 10:15 am Complimentary Morning Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am    Presentation Session

11:15 am – Noon  Presentation Session

Noon – 1 pm Luncheon with other participants, included in conference fee

1:00 – 1:30  Small Group Discussions, Next Trends in Faculty Development

1:30 pm – 2 pm  Presentation Session

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Complimentary Afternoon Break

2:15 – 2:45 pm  Presentation Session  Continued

2:45 pm – 4 pm  Presentation Session

 

Friday, March 20, 2020

8:30 am – 9:00 am  Small Group Discussions, The Future of Faculty Development

9:00 am – 9:50 am  Planning Session: Your Top 3 Faculty Development Actions for 2020.

Interactive session with your colleagues on your action work plan for Faculty Development to take back home from the conference.

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.

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.

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 – $195
  • Double – $195
  • Triple – $220
  • Quad – $245

Reservations must be made by February 24, 2020

No cancelations or refunds after February 24, 2020

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

 

Registration Information

There Are 5 Easy Ways to Register

Click Here 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