This year's conference will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012, and is open to all educators and administrators who are committed to improvement in all areas of higher education. Proposals are due April 6, 2012: http://www.bucks.edu/news/conferences/fotf/submitproposal/
Dr. Randy Bass, Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, will deliver the keynote address.
Thereafter, participants will attend a series of breakout sessions according to their individual interests.
A mid-day luncheon, breaks between sessions, and a post-conference wine and cheese reception will provide additional time and venues to discuss the day and to network with colleagues and vendors.
A full description of the sessions will be provided on our conference website prior to the conference.
There are no specific demands or topics for this conference. This is YOUR conference to share and learn. We do have, however, five threads to our presentations: Assessment and Engagement; Teaching and Learning; Online/Hybrid Issues; Professional Development; and Technology in Teaching. We also have our “Cool Stuff” thread if your topic does not fit into any one of the above threads:
Proposals are now being accepted for one-hour presentations or panel discussions.
The proposal submission form and more information on the conference can be accessed here. All proposals must be submitted electronically.
The proposal submission deadline has been extended to April 6, 2012.
As an incentive to present, we are waiving the conference fee for the primary presenter or panel leader.
For presenters, the conference offers the opportunity to share your successes with your regional colleagues. It also affords both you and your institution the deserved recognition for being a leader in faculty and learning development. As an attendee, you will have a rare opportunity to meet and hear national leaders in your fields at a local institution; to learn practical solutions to actual problems; and to form working relationships with regional colleagues.
This conference is an excellent opportunity to develop and experience new pedagogical skills both for the face-to-face classroom and the virtual classroom. You will gain valuable insight into the learning process; the abilities, needs and expectations of future students; and the role of the teacher as a leader.
Likewise, the networking opportunities to interact with speakers and other attendees will add to the benefits of the sessions. In addition, ample time will be offered to visit our vendor partners.
The Faculty of the Future Conference will be held at Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA. Our central Bucks County campus, conveniently located off I-95 in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, is within easy driving distance of the Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York region.