|Note upcoming collaboration conferences|
The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning presents two major conferences each year which bring together 300 to 400 faculty, student affairs personnel, administrators, and staff to discuss teaching and learning. These events are held in November and February in Bloomington, Minn., and feature keynote speakers of national and international renown, as well as presenters from collaboration institutions.
The theme of the fall conference (Nov. 16-17) is “Promoting Deep Learning: Cultivating Intellectual Curiosity, Creativity, and Engagement in College.” Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, will give the keynote address. If you would like to seek funding to attend the November Collaboration Conference, apply to the Office of Instructional Development by Oct. 1, following the FIDC guidelines posted to the OID web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/funding_fidc_flex.htm.
The winter Collaboration Conference theme is “Critical Thinking in the Age of the Internet” (Feb. 15-16, 2008). The proposal deadline for presentations is Sept. 21, 2007.
For more information on both these conferences, please visit the conference web site at www.collab.org.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-3325