44th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO
October 16-18, 2014


   Keynote Address   
Christy Price
Dalton State College

Why Don't My Students Think I'm Groovy? Engaging and Motivating Modern Learners
What factors influence student motivation and desire to learn? Obviously, there are some influences beyond the professor's control, but research in educational psychology suggests one thing we can do to increase student engagement is to create learning environments that are in some ways linked to, and supportive of, the current student culture. During this participatory session, we will briefly review the literature regarding the culture of the Millennial student and apply the findings of the presenter's research regarding Millennial learners. We will specifically discuss the characteristics of Millennials' ideal learning environments, their preferences regarding assessments, their perceptions regarding the characteristics of the ideal professor, and their ideal institutional practices. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in activities that will require them to reflect on their own teaching methods and/or institutional practices. Open-ended questionnaires, check-lists, and video clips of faculty and students will be utilized in order to facilitate discussion regarding practical steps we can take to meet the needs of Millennial learners. More >>>


The 44th annual conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) will be in Denver, CO, from October 16-18, 2014. 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 a 50 minute presentations - Interactive Teaching Sessions or Academic Research Sessions - or for a poster session presentation that reflects these goals. We are especially interested in presentations that demonstrate practical and creative teaching and learning techniques based on personal experiences 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. All conference information is available on the Conference Information sheet.

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:
Julie Schrock, Chair
ISETL Conference Committee
Meredith College
Phone: 1-919-760-2024
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

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