West Chester University's Scholarship of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference

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Friday, January 18 2019 8:00 AM 4:00 PM

West Chester University's Third Annual Scholarship of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (SoTLA) conference, hosted by the Academic Affairs Division, is focused on enhancing faculty members' scholarship related to assessment, classroom engagement, and online technology within the higher education community.  Organized by the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center and IS&T Distance Education Services, the conference promotes the dissemination of research into our craft of teaching in higher education, demonstrating ways in which our scholarship and instruction can inform one another and center on the needs and goals of our students.

Keynote Speaker - Jesse Stommel

We are pleased to welcome Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington as our keynote speaker.  He is also co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology.  Essays in his new book, The Urgency of Teachers: The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy, co-authored with Sean Michale Morris, span almost two decades of pedagogical thinking, practice, outreach, community development, and activism.  

Keynote address:  "Why I Don't Grade"
Friday, January 18th, 2019
Sykes Student Union
9:00 – 10:00 am


Parking will be available behind Sykes Student Union. Additional parking is available in M Lot, at the corner of S. Matlack Street and E. Rosedale Avenue.

Registration fee includes: participation in the keynote and breakout sessions, conference materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. The optional luncheon workshop is an additional fee.  Hotel accommodations are separate from conference registration. 

FREE - WCU Faculty
$75.00 - Early Bird Registration Fee (before December 21, 2018)
$50.00 - Luncheon workshop is a separate fee for all attendees (including WCU faculty) 
$75.00 - Pennsylvania State System Employees

If a State System administrator is registering 5 or more attendees they can use a cost center number in order to complete the registration process. Registration fees will be processed as a transfer from each State System institution. To take advantage of this procedure you must have cost center authorization. Please email and DO NOT complete the registration procedure.

$75.00 - Group Rate (10 or more members from the same institution)
$100.00 - Registration Fee after December 21, 2018

Cancellation Policy: No refunds.

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Additional questions can be directed to Patricia Brander at [email protected]