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Annual Teaching & Learning Institute
May 19, 2014 

More Than Retention: Engaging All Students for Success

Student retention and persistence to graduation continue to be important institutional goals for colleges and universities in the United States.  As teachers, research mentors, and advisors, we are invested in student learning and development.  How do we ensure that student learning is a key component in our discussions about retention and graduation? How do we define student success?  How do we create learning environments that stimulate student engagement and their desire to learn? What institutional and faculty engagement strategies work best to promote learning for all students? How do we implement these practices effectively for both student and faculty success?

The Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFÉ), the Digital Education Collaborative (DEC), and Greenwood Library invite you to join us for a day of interactive exploration of these questions.  In addition to the keynote address, participants will choose from a variety of sessions focusing on the institute theme.  The Institute is free for all Longwood faculty and staff, faculty at Hampden-Sydney College, Old Dominion University, and the University of Mary Washington. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning speaker, author, professor, and educational consultant. He is regarded as one of the nation's top educational motivators and one of the country's leading experts on new teacher retention and student motivational issues.   He is the author of several books and host of the highly successful, weekly radio talk show, Good Teachers. Currently, Dr. Martin is the president and founder of RealWorld University, the largest college student success web site in the country.

Call for Proposals

The Teaching and Learning Institute seeks proposals for presentations on a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, the following topics: student success, retention, persistence, high impact practices, advising, diversity and student learning, teaching and learning with technology, the role of assessment in student retention/completion, effective pedagogical strategies, service learning/community based learning, and team-based learning.

Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2014 by 5 pm.