Conferences Focused on Teaching and Learning
The Lilly Conference is described as a “collaborative community of scholars sharing, discussing, critiquing and reflecting upon improving teaching and learning” and that is exactly what one encounters during the 3-day session: a group of like-minded folk who are truly interested in becoming better teachers. Unlike other conferences where attendees are often expected to just “sit and listen”, Lilly is different with most of the break-out sessions requiring some level of participation so that one leaves not only with new materials that can be implemented immediately into the classroom but also hands-on experience in how to use them.
The Teaching Professor Conference is the place for educators who are passionate about the art and science of teaching. It’s an exhilarating three-day event focused on the latest research-based, classroom-tested best practices to enhance your knowledge and drive ever-better outcomes for the students you teach.
Join presidents, provosts, professors, students, policymakers and philanthropists for two inspiring days. Together we will bridge policy and practice, learn practical strategies, and center the impact of faculty on higher education’s agenda.
EDUCAUSE (For Higher Education IT Professionals)
The University of Arkansas hosts a high impact conference for the campus. It is usually in July and it is free to all University of Arkansas faculty, staff, and students.
The SoTL Commons is an international conference with an intimate feel – listen to high quality presentations from nationally and internationally recognized speakers and join in conversations on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) with a community of scholars from around the world.
Many disciplines have conferences that have division dedicaton to teaching and learning, check out this page for a list.
Funding Your Conference Travel
As part of the Provost's commitment to supporting faculty development and enhancement, all full-time faculty are eligible to apply for travel assistance if they are presenting original research at a professional conference.
The Instructional Enhancement Grant is intended to support full time faculty, including non-tenure-track, in activities that lead to professional growth in teaching and learning. The purpose of the grant is to assist those with heavy teaching loads, in terms of number of courses and/or number of students.
Available funds can be awarded to faculty to support travel for pre-program domesticsite visits or for domesticacademic conference presentations related to a service learning course.
* Conference descrioptions are taken directly from conference websites.