April 26, 2006
I'd like to heartily endorse this important iniative, spearheaded by Flavia Renon and Janice Scammell from Carleton University. I've heard repeated criticism in the instruction librarian community that we spend too much time talking to each other -- here's an opportunity to get involved with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education -- and widen the dialogue. Thanks to Flavia and Janice for getting it off the ground and for sending along this invitation to all interested librarians.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend STLHE 's first meeting of the Librarians’ group. Please join us in this groundbreaking initiative where we will open discussion to the role librarians in the area of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) is a national association of academics interested in the improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. Since 1981, STLHE has shown leadership in higher education, advocating for teaching excellence and to advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Background on SoTL
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Canadian Perspective
This article written by Julia Christensen Hughes, president of STLHE provides a brief overview of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and how STLHE is working to strengthen its presence in Canada.
Lynn Copeland representing CARL will be speaking at the STLHE Steering Committee Meeting in June on the role this organization will play in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Meeting location and details
We encourage all to attend the Educational Developer's Caucus General meeting at 4pm.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Time: 5:00 pm
Following this meeting, there will be a Newcomers' Welcome Reception
at 6 pm followed by the Opening Reception.
To become a member: http://www.mcmaster.ca/stlhe/membership/information.html
Institutional membership is available.
To register for the conference please go to:
Early registration deadline: May 1, 2006.
To view the 2006 conference program:
April 20, 2006
A new Information Fluency Initiative at the University of Central Florida
April 19, 2006
Registration Cost - Geneseo Conference
I have just heard word from the organizers of the Faculty-Student Partnerships in Teaching and Learning Conference at SUNY-Geneseo. They would like to offer Canadians wishing to attend this conference the opportunity to register at the early bird rate of $80 USD, instead of the current rate of $100 USD. Simply register at the current rate but send your check for $80 USD. Sounds like a good deal.
If you have any questions you can contact Becky Glass (glass at geneseo.edu).
April 18, 2006
Geneseo Conference on Faculty-Student Partnerships in Teaching and Learning
If you are looking for a conference to attend in mid-May check out:
Faculty-Student Partnerships in Teaching and Learning May 16-19, 2006
Conference at SUNY-Geneseo (20 mi. from Rochester, NY)
Click here to Register
80+ presentations, workshops, roundtables, and posters on all aspects of teaching and learning, plus 6 nationally recognized,invited presenters: Carnegie Scholar Craig Nelson, Gerard Aloisio (facilitator for The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning), award-winning teachers & presenters Jeanne Ballantine, Darby Lewes, Ken Takeuchi, and Carl Wahlstrom on fostering & assessing critical thinking, dysfunctional illusions of rigor, engaging techniques for teaching large sections, motivating students, contributing to student success in college, creating engaging lectures, and learning from failed teaching innovations.
For more information see the conference website.
April 7, 2006
WILU Registration Closes April 17th
There are still spots available for WILU 35, taking place at Acadia University in Wolfville, NS from May 10-12, 2006. If you haven't registered yet, don't delay. Registration closes on April 17 or earlier if all the spots sell out.
You can get more information and register here.