Call for Proposals – USG Teaching and Learning Conference 2013

Do we have any IC-bGers planning to present? Perhaps we can double up on hotel rooms.



April 4-5, 2013
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
Athens, GA

Conference Website

You are invited to propose a presentation for the April 4-5, 2013 University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning.

Important Dates
Proposal submission deadline: January 4, 2013.
Proposal acceptance notification will be sent by February 15, 2013

Conference Description
This conference is designed to bring educators and outstanding students together to connect in conversations about active learning and student engagement. The focus of this conference is Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning:
• through the development of critical thinking
• by using active learning pedagogies
• through the effective use of distance and blended learning
• by developing collaborative models
• by connecting with social networking and mobile learning

Keynote Speaker
The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Elizabeth Barkley, internationally known scholar, educator, and consultant. Her interactive keynote/workshop offers a dynamic five-element model for understanding classroom-based student engagement that will serve as the theoretical framework for identifying a wide range of technology-based and technology-free strategies and techniques to promote student engagement.

Student Involvement
Faculty presenters are encouraged to propose a session with an outstanding student or team of students to give attendees a chance to hear from students themselves about how these efforts affect their learning experience.

Conference Fee
The conference registration fee will be $135, which includes all sessions, the interactive keynote workshop, refreshments, and several meals. Student fees are $35. Hotel rooms at the UGA Hotel at the Conference Center start at $89 per night. Registration for the conference will be available in January.

Submit Your Proposal
To submit your proposal please visit the conference website at:

For further information visit the conference website or contact:
Marie Lasseter <Marie.Lasseter>
Irene Kokkala <ikokkala>


About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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