2020 EDC Conference: Call for Proposals

2020 EDC Conference: Call for Proposals


2020 EDC Conference

Transforming Learning: Educational Development at the Intersections of Relationships, Evidence-Based Practices, and Inclusivity

Hosted by Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University, the 2020 EDC conference will focus on our collective role in transforming teaching and learning. We encourage exploration of three critical elements increasingly at the fore of our work:

  • building authentic, meaningful, and transformational relationships to benefit the teaching and learning environment
  • enhancing evidence-based practices in teaching and learning generally and in educational development specifically, including an increased understanding of how learning works
  • transforming experiences through an enhanced understanding of intersections of diversity and the importance of creating inclusive communities on our campuses, within educational development

Conference Website

Proposals will be accepted for pre-conference workshops, poster presentations, roundtable discussions, interactive workshops and research presentations until September 30th, 2019.

Deadline for Proposals: 30 September 2019

Conference Registration Opens: 15 October 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes: 20 December 2019

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Felten

Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning at Elon University

Peter Felten is a Professor of History, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. His books include the co-authored volumes: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass, 2016); Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014); Transformative Conversations (Jossey-Bass, 2013); and the co-edited book Intersectionality in Action(Stylus, 2016).

Felten has served as President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (from whom he has received the ISSOTL Distinguished Service Award) and also of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Educationin the U.S (from whom he has received the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD Award). He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

Dr. Michele DiPietro

Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University

Michele DiPietro is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences at Kennesaw State University. He is a former President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, and a current board member of the International Consortium for Educational Development. With his former Carnegie Mellon colleagues, Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. He also is the co-author of key articles in educational development, such as “The danger of a single story: a reflection on institutional change, voices, identities, power and outcomes,” and “In the Eye of the Storm: Students’ Perceptions of Helpful Faculty Actions Following a Collective Tragedy”. His scholarly interests include learning sciences, academic integrity, diversity and inclusion, the Millennial generation, statistics education, the consultation process in faculty development, and teaching in times of tragedy. He has won a POD Innovation award for the online consultation tool “Solve a Teaching Problem” and the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD award, the highest award in the field of faculty development in the US, in recognition of his career ac

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s