The ISETL 50th Annual Conference on
Innovative Higher Education Pedagogy

Renaissance Charlotte Suites
Charlotte, North Carolina

October 10-12, 2019

The ISETL 50th Annual Conference on Innovative Higher Education Pedagogy will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina from October 10-12, 2019. ISETL encourages college and university faculty and practitioners from all disciplines to develop, study, and apply learner-centered principles of teaching, learning, and assessment in innovative, yet effective and practical ways. The program committee invites proposals for 50 minute presentations in the following forums: Interactive Teaching Sessions, Academic Research Sessions, and Roundtable Discussions. Additionally, poster session proposals are also accepted. We are especially interested in presentations that demonstrate practical and creative teaching and learning techniques that are grounded in literature and based on relevant best practices and/or research that will appeal to colleagues in several disciplines. We will also consider presentations on other topics relevant to the mission of ISETL. Preference will be given to presentations that promise to model alternative teaching methods and engage their audiences in activity and dialogue.

In Memorium

The 50th Conference on Innovative Higher Education Pedagogy is dedicated to our first president, Dr. Samuel Postlethwalt. Sam was a dedicated educator who truly believed that every student could learn. In the 1960’s, Sam developed the Audio-Tutorial system and was instrumental in organizing the Audio-Tutorial-conference held at Purdue University in 1969. The International Audio-Tutorial Congress (IATC) was born in 1970 with Sam as the first president. Over the years the organization would undergo several name changes and eventually become what is known today as ISETL. What has held true over the years are those guiding principles that Sam and his colleague believed student-centered learning was the best way to help students learn.


ISETL is a supportive and inclusive organization of professionals dedicated to the practice and scholarship of teaching in higher education. The rich representation of disciplines from traditional liberal arts and sciences, engineering and the applied sciences, and a diverse set of professional schools gives us all new insights to achieving common goals of improving teaching and learning. ISETL conferences provide a professional forum for those who have something to share, and the informal and interactive nature of the presentations makes learners and teachers of us all. ISETL’s listserv provides an online forum for exchanging ideas and innovations in pedagogy, and ISETL’s publication, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, a peer-reviewed journal, provides faculty with an outlet for sharing their academic endeavors.


For Proposal and Scheduling Questions:
Christine Remley, Ph.D., Chair
ISETL Conference Committee
Lock Haven University
Email: ISETLProposalReviewChair@gmail.com

For Registration Questions:
Sheila Wood
ISETL Conference Registrar
California State University – Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria, NSM A-115
Carson, CA 90747
Voice: 310-243-2203
Email: swood@csudh.edu