AKD Pre-Conference Workshop
on Teaching and Learning

“Demystifying and Supporting the Invisible Work of Teaching and Learning”

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 8:00 am-1:30 pm
at the Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore MD

Co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta and the Eastern Sociological Society

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.

– Jacques Barzun

Join colleagues interested in teaching pedagogy, practical application, and the scholarship of teaching and learning from a variety of academic settings in a half-day workshop designed to expose the inner workings of course design, student engagement, meaningful learning, and effective assessment.  Participants will craft a unique workshop experience from a selection of roundtable discussions best suited to their individual interests and needs.  Roundtable topics include, but are not limited to, backward design, community based learning, assessment tools beyond the exam, and working with technology in the classroom.  Time will be allocated for networking with colleagues interested in sharing ideas, gaining support, and building collaboration, so participants are encouraged to bring business cards to share.  The pre-conference workshop will conclude with a session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

This workshop will benefit those working within a range of settings, including instructors from community colleges and small liberal arts institutions, as well as early career faculty and graduate students.

Space is limited.  We encourage you to submit your registration and fees early, but certainly in time to arrive by the February 12, 2014 deadline.  A non-refundable registration fee covers pre-conference materials, programming, and breakfast.  Those who pre-register for both the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting and pre-conference workshop will receive special reduced pricing.  See here for registration details.

AKD is offering five fellowships of up to $500 to help offset travel expenses for those attending this pre-conference workshop.  It is part of AKD’s purpose and mission to serve segments of the sociology community that are currently underserved.  To that end, the pre-conference selection committee will consider institutional affiliation at community colleges, HBCUs, HISs, and tribal colleges as a positive factor when assessing applications for the AKD fellowships.  The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2014.  The fellowship application can be found at http://www.alphakappadelta.org/AKD_TLEvent.html.  If you have questions or would like more information about the fellowship, please contact Bethany Titus, AKD Executive Director, at akd@lemoyne.edu.

The pre-conference workshop registration form is available at this link.

For additional information, contact the workshop organizers:
Michele Kozimor-King, kozimor-kim@etown.edu, Lisa Handler, lhandler@ccp.edu, Robin Isserles, risserles@bmcc.cuny.edu or Barbara Prince, bfprince@mix.wvu.edu