The 7th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference will take place at Maryville University, October 9-10, 2015. Within an overarching focus of Integrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into Academic Culture, this year’s specific theme will be:
Creating a More Inclusive Learning Community: Awareness, Action, Inquiry
The twin goals of diversity and inclusion are central components of most college and university strategic plans. These commitments recognize a striking new reality in demographics and an uncompromising belief that our nation’s future depends largely on higher education’s capacity to effectively serve a more diversified student body. In support of this critical agenda, our conference goal is for all participants to leave with:
- Increased awareness of the exclusionary practices and prejudices that have had a negative learning impact on students of different backgrounds and abilities
- A repertoire of new actions and strategies for building more inclusive learning communities for all students
- A commitment to try new approaches and examine their impact through SoTL inquiry.
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington is President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm in Baltimore, MD, and President and a Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute, focused on bringing about cultural change through a diversity lens.
Dr. Sherry Lee Linkon is Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She conducts SoTL research on teaching and student learning in disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses in the humanities, and examines social class issues in higher education.
PLUS: A variety of practical Workshops, Panels, and Interactive Sessions highlighting strategies to promote more inclusive learning environments for all students and for traditionally under-represented groups in higher education such as:
- Students of color
- Students with disabilities
- Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds
- Students who identify with LGTB
- Students from diverse faith traditions
Registration for the conference will be open on or before May 1. Updates and full conference details can be found on our website.
Call for Proposals and link for Submissions (https://blogs.maryville.edu/ctl/services-events/2015-sotl-conference/submissions/) are now on our website.
We encourage you to submit a proposal and to plan to participate in all aspects of the Oct. 9-10 weekend. Please address any questions concerning this announcement to: email@example.com