Conferences & Meetings

High Impact Practices for Engaging and Retaining Students

Dalton State 6th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:00am to 6:30pm, Peeples Hall

Featuring nationally acclaimed Keynote Speaker Todd Zakrajsek on "The New Science of Learning: How Research On Learning is Changing the Way We Teach"

The aim of this year’s conference is to bring an active discussion to Dalton State on how we can develop our use of High Impact Practices to help Students fully engage in material in and out of the classroom and retain them to graduation. We invite you to submit a proposal focusing on one of the following tracks:

  • High Impact Practices: Undergraduate Research, Capstone Courses, FYES, Learning Communities, Collaborative Assignments or Projects, Diversity/Global Learning, Writing Intensive Courses, Internships, Service or Community-based learning, Common intellectual experiences
  • Assessment
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Development

We will have a variety of session types for which you can submit a proposal:

  • Interactive Workshops (60-90mins)
  • Presentation (30mins)
  • Sneak Peeks (15mins)
  • Poster Session and Reception

Submission deadline is Sunday February 15th, 2015. Registration fee is $80, with $60 Early Bird Special if you pay before March 1st. For more information and to register, please visit our website at

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons Conference

March 25-27, 2015
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

The conference brings together people engaging in SoTL and anyone wanting to improve student learning outcomes in higher education today. The conference epitomizes that college teaching is intellectual work that is enhanced both by disciplinary scholarship and the scholarship on teaching the disciplines. The conference will include several tracks: teaching with technology; online learning; assessment of student learning; academic and professional development; learning theories and pedagogy and student led SoTL research.

You can find more information about the conference on

  1. the conference website
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To register for the conference, go to

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Dr. Diana Sturges
Conference Chair

NEH Institute: Development Ethics and Global Justice: Gender, Economics and Environment

"Development Ethics and Global Justice: Gender, Economics and Environment" is a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, to be held Monday, June 22 to Friday, July 17 2015, on the campus of Michigan State University. It follows upon a similar successful 2013 NEH Institute, “Development Ethics: Questions, Challenges and Responsibilities.” The 2015 Institute will concern matters of global justice with an eye to gender disparity, distributive justice and individual economic opportunity, and our common environmental future. Feminist theory and care ethics, climate change, and women’s economic development in South Asia are particular strengths among guest speakers at the Institute. The post-2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will provide a focus for our consideration of the ethics and implications of policy concerning human and social development.

NEH Summer Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities. Summer Institutes aim to prepare NEH Summer Scholars to return to their classrooms with deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities. Institute co-directors Fred Gifford (Michigan State University) and Eric Palmer (Allegheny College) will gather twenty-five U.S. faculty members at Michigan State University to review the first generation of scholarship and frame the discussion for the next generation. They will work with the guidance of seven visiting speakers and three faculty experts at Michigan State University.

NEH guest speakers: Bina Agarwal, Alison Jaggar, Naila Kabeer, Serene Khader, Christine Koggel, Henry Shue, Asunción Lera St. Clair

Contributing MSU faculty: Stephen Esquith, Paul Thompson, Kyle Whyte

Twenty-five NEH Summer Scholars will participate for the four weeks of the Institute and will pursue individual work connected to the Institute’s subject matter. Scholars receive a $3300 stipend to defray expenses. Applications are encouraged from U.S.-chartered University and College faculty, part-time faculty, independent scholars, and others. Applications are also encouraged from graduate students, three of whom are expected among the participating group of NEH scholars. See the webpage for eligibility requirements. Please contact or for further information. Application deadline: March 2, 2015.

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