USG Teaching and Learning Conference, April 17-18

The 2014 University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Conference is scheduled for April 17-18 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens Georgia.

For more details visit the Teaching and Learning Conference website.

The focus of this conference is Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning:

  • through the development of critical thinking
  • through the effective use of distance and blended learning
  • by developing collaborative models
  • by connecting with social networking and mobile learning.
  • by creating active and engaged learning activities that support institutional plans for Complete College Georgia
  • through the use of open educational resources to engage students and encourage student success.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Dr. Zakrajsek will present the interactive keynote/workshop, “Motivating and Engaging Your Students: Strategies for Teaching From the Psychology of Learning.”

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 of $175 includes all sessions, the interactive keynote workshop, refreshments, lunch on Thursday, and the social reception on Thursday evening. Student fees are $50. Hotel rooms at the UGA Hotel at the Conference Center start at $99 per night. Registration for the conference will be available soon.

Submit Your Proposal

To submit your proposal please visit the conference website at:

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline: January 6, 2014.  Proposal acceptance notification will be sent by February 17, 2013

For further information visit the conference website or contact: Marie Lasseter <>


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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