HERDSA: "Working conference" on learning communities
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 12:25:14 +1100 (EST)
What follows is a long post on an upcoming "working conference" on learning
communities that's being co-sponsored by POD. You'll find information on
the dates, schedule, presenters, registration fees and more below.
"Transforming Campuses into Learning Communities
Overcoming Barriers & Building Bridges
A Working Conference for Campus Teams"
January 8-11, 1998
At the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
(Coral Gables -- which accurately bills itself as the "city beautiful" -- is just 15 minutes from Miami International Airport and only 20-30 minutes from Miami Beach, South Beach and Deco Drive.)
Faculty, academic administrators, student affairs staff, faculty developers, and others -- from 2-year, 4-year, and research university campuses -- who are engaged in planning, constructing, sustaining and assessing "learning
communities" of various types.
Before December 1: $245 per person for campus teams of 3 or more, $295 for individuals. After December 1st, add $50 to the cost.
For more information, please call: 305-284-2727, Fax: 305-284-6279, or email: <email@example.com, or see the conference website at:
The Professional and Organizational Development (POD)Network
Join us in Coral Gables, January 8-11 to share --
Insights, inspiration, and practical advice
Dozens of examples of best practice
Strategies for avoiding pitfalls and solving problems
Hands-on workshops in key skills
Reports on relevant current research
Valuable print, electronic (and human) resources
Opportunities for networking and collaboration
FEATURED PRESENTERS & WORKSHOP LEADERS -- and their tentative topics:
* James A. Anderson, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Counselor Education, North Carolina State University
"How Diversity Impacts the Effectiveness of Learning Communities"
* Thomas A. Angelo, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Higher Education Program, University of Miami (Conference Chair)
"Using Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research to Build Community"
* James Cooper, Professor of Graduate Education, California State University, Dominguez Hills
"Using Cooperative Learning Effectively: Lessons from Research and Practice"
* Tom Creed, Professor of Psychology, St. John's University
"Constructing Virtual Communal Spaces"
* K. Patricia Cross, David Pierpont Gardner Professor of Higher Education, Emerita, University of California at Berkeley
"The 'Why' of Learning Communities"
* Peter T. Ewell, Senior Associate, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
"Organizing for Learning . . . and for Learning Communities"
* Pat Hutchings, Director, AAHE Teaching Initiative, American Association for Higher Education and Visiting Professor, University of Wyoming
"Promoting Productive Conversations about Teaching and Learning"
* Jean T. MacGregor, Director, The FIPSE National Learning Communities Dissemination Project, Washington Center for Undergraduate Education, The Evergreen State College
"Different Learning Community Designs for Different Campus Conditions"
* Craig E. Nelson, Professor of Biology and of Public and Environmental
Affairs, Indiana University at Bloomington
"Promoting Critical Thinking across Boundaries"
* Terry O'Banion, President and CEO, The League for Innovation in the Community College
"The Learning Revolution: Learning Communities, Learning Colleges, and Learning Organizations"
* R. Eugene Rice, Scholar in Residence and Director, Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards, American Association for Higher Education
"Changing Roles and Rewards for Faculty in Learning Communities"
* David Schoem, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of Michigan
"Multicultural Teaching in Residential and Non-residential Learning Communities"
* Barbara Leigh Smith, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Evergreen State College
"Implementing and Institutionalizing Learning Communities"
* Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor of Education, Syracuse University
"The Impact of Learning Communities on Student Success"
CONFERENCE PURPOSE AND AIMS
Building Bridges and Overcoming Barriers to --
Improve Learning Quality
Increase Instructional Productivity
Strengthen Academic Culture on Campus
Join with teams of faculty and administrative change-agents from colleges and universities across the nation as we create a "temporary learning community" from January 8 to 11, 1998, in Coral Gables, Florida-"the city beautiful." Our primary goal is to share the most effective strategies for building bridges and overcoming common barriers between departments, faculty and administrators, academic and student affairs staff, 2- and 4-year institutions that can delay,
disable, or even doom learning communities.
Although we'll consider institutional "learning organization"issues, our focus will be mainly on the course, department, and program levels.
Interactive seminars, case discussions, workshops, and conversations will be structured around the following themes:
Underlying philosophies and rationale for learning communities.
Research on what works, what doesn't, how, and why.
Practical advice on engaging and supporting faculty, and on dealing with resistance.
Training in the key teaching and learning skills faculty and students need to make learning communities succeed.
Strategies and techniques for engaging and supporting students in collaborating and crossing boundaries.
Best practices in solving the administrative problems–scheduling, registering, financing, evaluating faculty and student work, etc.
Registration Fees and Payment
Registration fees are $295 for an individual (postmarked prior to December 1); after December 1, individual registration fees are $345. For a group of 3 or more, fees will be $245 per person (postmarked prior to December 1); after December 1, teams
may register for $295 per person.
Payment will be accepted by a check drawn on a U.S. bank made payable to the
University of Miami, VISA, MasterCard, DISCOVER, or Purchase Order.
A letter confirming registration status will be mailed to you upon receipt of registration fees. Due to the holidays, payment is due December 23, 1997.
Cancellations and Refunds
Registration cancellations received by December 15, 1997, will receive full refunds. Participants canceling after December 15, 1997, will not receive refunds, but registration fees are transferable to a different individual.
QUESTIONS? please call 305-284-2727.
YOUR REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:
Admission to all sessions and workshops
Welcome reception - Thursday evening
Reception at UM's President's home - Friday evening
Lunch on Friday and Saturday, coffee breaks and hospitality
Registration is limited both by the capacity of the venue and the conference organizers' determination to make this learning community as diverse and balanced as possible. Preference will be given to teams of three or more, ideally representing faculty, academic administration, and student affairs. All potential registrants whose forms are received by November 7 will be notified of their registration status by December 1. Please note the savings if you register before December 1, as well as the opportunity to reserve space in your first choice hotel.
Use the Team Approach and Qualify for a Discount
Send a team, save money, gain benefits! Your institution will receive greater benefits from this conference-given its theme and design-if you send a team. In addition, you'll save money. Teams of 3 or more from the same campus/organization who register by December 1 will receive a $50 per-person registration fee discount.
Complete the registration form and return it with the registration fee to:
PO Box 248005
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-1610
Call (305) 284-2727 to reserve a place.
FAX a copy of the completed registration form to (305) 284-6279.
Phone and FAX registrants must provide a credit card number to ensure
For more information call: 305-284-2727, Fax: 305-284-6279, or email: <firstname.lastname@example.org, or
see the conference website at: http://www.miami.edu/learning-communities/
Thomas A. Angelo, Associate Professor
Educational & Psychological Studies
Coordinator, Higher Education Program
University of Miami Phone: 305/284-2968 or -3001
PO Box 248065, Merrick Bldg. 312 FAX: 305/284-3003
Coral Gables, FL 33134-2040Email
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