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The Center for theAdvancement of Teaching & Learning

High Impact Practices for All Students

Faculty Development Conference 2015

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
January 21st, 2015: 7.45am - 2.45pm

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Registeration for the 2015 Faculty Development Conference is now open - Conference Registration

Keynote Speaker: Peter Felten

Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning: A High Impact Practice for All?

Typically we teach to students. What happens if we approach the task differently, aiming to teach with students?

Emerging research suggests that engaging students as partners in teaching and learning has the potential to enhance, and perhaps even transform, student learning - and also faculty teaching. This interactive keynote will explore practical strategies from diverse disciplines for creating and sustaining student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning.

Peter Felten's Biography

Our keynote speaker, Peter Felten is assistant provost for teaching and learning, director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and professor of history at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014). From 2010-2011, he served as president of the POD Network, an association for higher education teaching and learning centers; he currently is a vice president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development.

Call for Presentations

Visit to submit your proposal

You are invited to submit a proposal to the 19th Annual Faculty Development Conference on the UW-Green Bay campus. The theme of the 2015 conference is High Impact Practices for All Students and the keynote for this event is Dr. Peter Felten, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and Associate Professor of History at Elon University.

High Impact Practices are experiences (other than regular coursework) that make it more likely students will succeed, secure a job once graduated and that help students apply and understand what is being learned in (and out of) the classroom. These experiences engage students with real-world programs, allow students to interact with their instructors, fellow students and community members, encourage students to explore new interests and develop new passions, and provide students with opportunities to challenge yourself and achieve things you may not have thought possible.

Possible Topics

  • Independent studies
  • Research assistantships
  • Teaching assistantships
  • Internships
  • Study abroad or travel courses
  • Capstone courses/projects
  • First Year Seminars
  • Service Learning
  • Sophomore Learning Communities
  • Peer Mentor programs

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please submit your proposal by visiting to complete our online form. The call for presentations will close at 11.59pm on November 14, 2014. Presentations will be selected based on the strength of the abstract, the relationship to the conference theme, and the need to provide a variety of topics. Presenters will be notified by December 1, 2014.

Conference Details

The cost for the Faculty Development Conference is $65 for non-UW Green Bay participants. This includes a breakfast spread of coffee and pastries, and a box-lunch. The cost for UW Green Bay participants is covered by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.