Invitation to National Conference on “Innovations in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges” at Wabash College
On March 6–8, 2009, Wabash College will host the 3rd National Conference on “Innovations in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges.” The conference is a three-day event in which liberal arts faculty and staff share their innovative work and explore questions in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Liberal arts colleges are widely recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Yet the specific instructional practices that contribute to such excellence are not frequently shared publicly, nor are they often well-documented. The conference seeks to showcase departmental or even institutional level projects that document their impact on student learning. Ultimately the conference seeks to give a more public cast to pedagogical practice in liberal arts contexts.
A Call for Papers or Posters
The conference seeks proposals from faculty or staff of GLCA member colleges who would like to share their own work in the scholarship of teaching and learning through a paper or poster presentation. Proposals of 450 words are due on November 15th, 2008.
There are two featured speakers for the conference: Barbara Cambridge of the National Council of Teachers of English and a past President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and Charles Blaich, the Director of Inquiries at the Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College and director of the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education.
For further information go to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning web-site at www.wabash.edu/SoTL, or contact Deborah Butler or Warren Rosenberg at Wabash College.