Conferences and Journals


Are you interested in learning more about teaching? Would you like to present at a teaching conference or publish in a teaching-focused journal? The following lists a few of the many college teaching-related conferences that take place locally and nationally. Each provides opportunities for college faculty to learn more about recent developments in pedagogy, and many offer opportunities for faculty to present on their own teaching research or experience. To learn more about each, click on its title. Unfortunately, the CTE cannot provide funds for conference attendance.

Journals for Scholarship on Teaching and Learning

  • Journals on teaching and higher education --regularly updated by the Kennesaw State Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning -- can help you keep up to date on current scholarship on teaching and learning.



Conferences on Teaching

Discipline-specific conferences on teaching and higher education -- also maintained by the Kennesaw  CETL -- can help you identify places to present your own work and learn about others'.
Local Opportunities:
  • St. Edward's Teaching Showcase Conference.  Held each August, this on-campus teaching conference features concurrent sessions, roundtable sessions, and poster presentations on a wide range of teaching and learning topics.  It also offers a book, product, and resource fair where faculty can share their work.  The conference is refereed by a committee of faculty, and is open to all St. Edward's faculty.
  • St. Edward's Faculty Institute for Globalization and Society.  Held each June, FIGS offers faculty an opportunity to engage deeply with questions about globalization and teaching.  Over meals at the Inn, in walks around the historic town of Salado, and in five scheduled seminars, St. Edward’s contracted faculty spend three nights and days discussing how globalization informs social norms, values, and obligations.  Reading materials, room, and board are provided by the Office of Academic Affairs.  Attendance is limited to ten full-time faculty members. Applications are due March 4, 2011. 
  • Wakonse South:  Each spring, Texas A&M University hosts and subsidizes the Wakonse South Conference on College Teaching at Canyon of the Eagles Lodge & Nature Park, in Burnet, Texas.  The program is a participatory one, built around the interests and expertise of the faculty attending. In many ways, this event is as much of a retreat and seminar as it is an academic conference. In the words of the organizers, "This will not be a weekend you spend listening to people read papers. Rather, you will hear from your own experienced colleagues. You will reflect on your own teaching experience and share successes and failures with your colleagues. When you return to your campus, you will take with you ideas that you can adapt to your own classrooms, as well as the names of new friends and colleagues."  Thanks to underwriting from Texas A&M, it is unusually affordable, usually costing less than $400 for both registration and lodging. 
  • Association of General and Liberal Studies. This organization serves colleges and universities by supporting strong general educaton programs.  Their annual meeting brings together faculty and administrators who work in general education across the nation.
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education.  The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education.  Thier annual conference includes panels on student learning and development; student access, success,and outcomes; higher ed organization, administration and leadership; teaching, learning, and assessment; faculty; contexts, foundations, and models, policy, finance, and economics; and also international issues.
  • Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference.  UR holds a biannual National Conference in even years. This conference brings together faculty, administrators, policy makers, representatives of funding agencies and other stakeholders with an interest in doing and promoting undergraduate research. It features over 100 workshops, presentations by representatives of funding agencies, social interactions, and poster presentations. The 2012 National Conference will be held at The College of New Jersey, June 23-26, 2012. 
  • EDUCAUSE.  If you are interested in the intersection of teaching and technology, EDUCAUSE is the conference for you.  Annually, there is a southwest regional conference--EDUCAUSE Southwest (often held in Austin or Houston) as well as a national conference.
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  ISSOTL fosters inquiry and disseminates findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching. ISSOTL was organized to  recognize and encourage scholarly work on teaching and learning;  promote cross-disciplinary conversation;  facilitate the collaboration of scholars in different countries;  encourage the integration of discovery, learning and public engagement; and advocate for appropriate uses of the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Its annual conference is held in locations around the world.
  • Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching (held 4 times per year in 4 locations throughout the US):  For over 30 years, Lilly Conferences have provided professional opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  This is an interdisciplinary national conference. The 2011 overarching theme "Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching" reflects the philosophy that our approaches to learning and teaching should be based on scholarly activity.