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20th Annual CELT Conference Registration Now Open

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

CELT Conference High Impact PracticesThe California State University, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Office of the Provost are proud to present the 20th Annual CELT Conference, October 1-3, on the CSU, Chico campus.

Educators throughout California are invited to join Chico State faculty, staff and students in participating in this three-day academic conference. 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 and more.

The CELT Conference kicks off with the annual Faculty Awards Luncheon and Keynote Address, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bell Memorial Union Auditorium, Chico State campus.

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 CELT Conference Keynote, “The Promise of High-Impact Practices: Pedagogies and Practices that Foster Student Learning & Success.” 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.

In addition to presenting the keynote address, Jillian Kinzie will also host two special event workshops—one for faculty and staff, and the other specifically designed for students.

“The University is very happy and proud to welcome Dr. Jillian Kinzie, our conference keynote presenter, who will share her research in the implementation of high impact teaching practices both in and out of the classroom, and strategies for improving access to these experiences for all students. We invite educators and students to take advantage of this learning opportunity, and join us for our 20th annual conference, as we celebrate the work of our outstanding colleagues and share our expertise in teaching and learning,” remarked Kate McCarthy, Interim Director of Faculty Development.

The conference and luncheon are complimentary. Please note that the Faculty Awards Luncheon and Keynote and the conference special events require advance registration. To register, please visit the conference website:

The annual CELT Conference is administered through the Center for Regional and Continuing Education. For more information, please call 530-898-6105.