USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Call for Proposals

October 29, 2013 – January 7, 2014 all-day
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
Registration $175 Student Fee $50
Marie Lasseter





April 17-18, 2014

UGA Hotel and Conference Center

Athens, GA


Conference Website


You are invited to propose a presentation for the April 17-18, 2014 University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning.


Conference Description

This conference is designed to bring educators and outstanding students together to connect in conversations about active learning and student engagement. The focus of this conference is Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning. Session topics will address a wide range of topics related to active and engaged learning. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:


?         Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

?         Distance Learning/Blended Learning

?         Collaborative Models

?         Connected & Mobile Learning

?         Complete College Georgia Efforts

?         Open Educational Resources


Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Dr. Zakrajsek will present the interactive keynote/workshop, “Motivating and Engaging Your Students: Strategies for Teaching From the Psychology of Learning.”


Student Involvement

Faculty presenters are encouraged to propose a session with an outstanding student or team of students to give attendees a chance to hear from students themselves about how these efforts affect their learning experience.


Conference Fee

The conference registration fee of $175 includes all sessions, the interactive keynote workshop, refreshments, lunch on Thursday, and the social reception on Thursday evening. Student fees are $50. Hotel rooms at the UGA Hotel at the Conference Center start at $99 per night. Registration for the conference will be available soon.


Submit Your Proposal

To submit your proposal please visit the conference website at:


Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline: January 6, 2014.

Proposal acceptance notification will be sent by February 17, 2013


For further information visit the conference website or contact:

Marie Lasseter <>



Marie Lasseter, Ed.D.

Office of Academic Affairs

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

270 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 706-352-9402

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