20th Annual CELT Conference on Learning and Teaching
October 1-3, 2014, Chico State campus
California State University, Chico, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee (FRAS), the Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Office of the Provost, present the 20th Annual CELT Conference.
The conference offers a wide variety of sessions to engage educators in a thoughtful exploration of the nature of learning and teaching.
The 2014 CELT Conference theme, High-Impact Practices: Engaging the Whole Student, highlights sessions that address student engagement, successful pedagogies, critical inquiry, intensive writing, collaborative and service-based learning, investigative research, wellness and more.
Who Should Attend: The CELT Conference invites University faculty, Community College colleagues, California educators, academic researchers, graduate and undergraduate students throughout the State to attend this learning and professional networking opportunity.
Please note: The CELT Conference is complimentary. Registration for the Faculty Awards Luncheon and Keynote Address and the Learning Catalyst Fellows Breakfast is now closed. If you are interested in attending the Student or Faculty HIPs Workshops, and have not yet registered for those special events, you may still attend on a space available basis. All other sessions are open to walk-ins.
CELT Conference Special Events
Wednesday, October 1
1) Faculty Awards Luncheon & Keynote Address
11:30am-1:30pm, BMU Auditorium
The CELT Conference kicks off with the annual Faculty Awards Luncheon and Keynote Address. The luncheon will honor Outstanding Teacher, John Roussell Ph.D., and Outstanding Academic Advisor, Zanja Yudell Ph.D., as well as recipients of this year’s Excellence in Online Instruction Awards.
Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D., will present the conference keynote, “The Promise of High-Impact Practices: Pedagogies and Practices that Foster Student Learning & Success”.
In addition to presenting the keynote address, Jillian Kinzie will be host two special event workshops—one for faculty and staff, the other for students.
Jillian Kinzie is the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment Senior Scholar and Associate Director of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement Institute at Indiana University.
Thursday, October 2
2) Learning Catalyst Fellows Breakfast
8:00am-9:30am, Selvester’s Cafe
The winners of the 2014-2015 Learning Catalyst Fellows competition will be honored at this catered breakfast. During the breakfast, the Fellows will be invited to share some of their strategies for catalyzing student learning in their respective colleges. All are invited to attend.
3) Student Workshop-High-Impact Practices (HIPs) for Learning and Success: Students Helping Students
1:30pm-2:30pm, Colusa Hall 100B
Student leaders - as peer mentors, tutors, paraprofessionals and RAs—are essential to building a supportive environment for learning. How can the peer-to-peer relationship shape the total learning environment to help maximize student learning and success? How can students be agents of change in expanding access to high impact, high quality learning experiences for all, including under-represented minorities and first-generation college students? Join keynote speaker Jillian Kinzie for this interactive student-focused session.
Friday, October 3
4) Faculty Workshop - Making the Most of High-Impact Practices (HIPs) for Student Learning and Success
12:00pm-1:30pm, Colusa Hall 100A
This workshop continues where the keynote session left off and invites faculty to assess the extent to which the hallmarks of HIPs are enacted and access is expanded. We will also discuss opportunities for partnering with student affairs and the co-curriculum for additional educational benefit, and to consider the total learning environment in the intentional design of engaging pedagogies.