The 35th annual Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching (http://www.miamioh.edu/lillycon/) is almost here! Held at the Marcum Hotel and Conference Center on Miami’s Oxford campus (this year from November 19-22, 2015), the Conference’s central theme of “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning” along with a wide variety of other teaching and learning themes supporting MU’s commitment to the Engaged University (http://www.units.muohio.edu/celt/engaged_learning/) will be addressed in the over 140 accepted sessions. All Miami faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. We expect over 600 attendees from across the US and internationally.
Registration for Miami faculty and staff is subsidized by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Space is limited to the first 600 registrants, so register early to ensure your spot (go to http://www.units.miamioh.edu/lillycon/reg_info.php).The Conference’s opening plenary session is at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 19, in the Marcum Hotel and Conference Center. Christine Asmar (Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, University of Melbourne), will explore Moving Beyond “Kitchen Table Prejudices”: Innovative Research-Based Approaches to Teaching Majority Students About Minority Issues. This presentation will discuss “how such approaches might be successfully applied to innovations in participants’ own diverse classrooms.” The Conference’s keynote presentation on Friday afternoon, November 20, at 3:15 pm in the Farmer School of Business, room 1000, is What Have We Learned About Promoting Creativity and Innovation in the Last 35 Years—and How Might We Apply That Knowledge? Thomas Angelo (UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will have attendees “consider potentially transformative, research-based ‘lessons’ learned since 1981 on promoting expertise, creativity, and innovation.” On Friday night at 8:00 pm in Marcum, Jim Sibley (Centre for Instructional Support, University of British Columbia) will present Teamwork That Works: Why Team-Based Learning Is Important. Sibley will discuss “how to get your students to come to class prepared and then how to use that preparation to ‘flip’ your classroom so that class time can be better spent helping students learn how to apply course concepts to solve significant problems.” The Saturday afternoon plenary session by Robbie K. Melton (Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization Emerging Technology, Tennessee Board of Regents) at 3:20 pm in FSB 1000 is entitled Creative Teaching and Learning Possibilities With Emerging Mobile Technologies. Melton will “showcase the latest innovations of emerging mobile technologies impacting education in regards to mobile devices, smart gadgets, wearables, and 3D augmented virtual reality. Participants will explore creative ways to utilize these technologies for enhancing teaching and learning.” The Conference’s closing plenary session is at 10:55 am Sunday morning in Marcum. Dennis Cheatham (Art, Miami University) will explore Learning to Fail: How to Make Failing Part of Learning. Cheatham will present “the results of a case study that explores what professors can learn about their students and themselves as teachers when they engage in implementing innovations in their teaching.”
Conference sessions that will be of special interest for new faculty are accessible on the Conference website by clicking on the relevant “Keywords” at http://celt.miamioh.edu/lillycon/keywords.php
An entire-Conference party with live entertainment concludes each day’s activities, providing an opportunity to relax and discuss your experiences with colleagues from Miami and elsewhere. See the Lilly website (http://celt.miamioh.edu/lillycon/schedule.php) for the entire Conference schedule, including times and abstracts of all sessions.
Important Reminder: Conference registration is required to attend. Register early to ensure your participation. To register, go to http://www.units.miamioh.edu/lillycon/reg_info.php