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2018 SDSU Fall Conference

The SDSU Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning is excited to announce, in collaboration with the SDSU Office of Academic Affairs, the annual SDSU Fall Conference will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. We ask that you please register by clicking here! The event begins with refreshments and conversation available at 8:00 am followed by welcomes from President Barry Dunn and Provost Dennis Hedge at 8:30 am.

We are pleased to share with the campus community that Dr. Peter Felten, Professor of History, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning and Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University, will be serving as out keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Felten’s keynote, “The Undergraduate Experience: What Matters Most for Student Success,” will begin at 9:30 am. This presentation will challenge participants to critically consider what they can individually do to cultivate conditions that challenge and support all of our students to succeed. A bio for Dr. Felten can be found below.

The morning will conclude with a workshop style session at 10:30 am led by Dr. Felten entitled “Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning.” Participants will consider the question of what happens if we approach our work differently, aiming to teach with students? This session will explore practical strategies from diverse disciplines for creating and sustaining student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning.

The event will continue in the afternoon with three distinct opportunities beginning at 1:00 pm. Participants will be able to focus their learning on one of the following:

  • “Making a Place for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Your Work” with Peter Felten
  • “Creating a Culture of Engagement” with Shelly Bayer and Katherine Bertolini
  • “Using Appreciative Education to Impact the Undergraduate Student Experience” with SDSU Faculty and Staff trained in Appreciative Education

We look forward to kicking off the academic year with you at the SDSU Fall Conference!

A full schedule for the event can be found by clicking here.

Please click here to REGISTER!


Biography for Dr. Peter Felten

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). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. 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.



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