Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference
PUP Conference Information – 21st Century Teaching and Learning
We are looking forward to the 2014 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference on January 8 and 9 at the Annandale Campus.
The conference will be hosted by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and supported by the following:
Proposals are requested for sessions focused on sharing and honing effective pedagogical practices at NOVA. This year PUP will offer five kinds of sessions that can be either a 45-minute concurrent session or a 2-hour workshop session.
Practical Peer Sessions share resources relevant to tips, tricks, and best practices in higher education. They should allow for interaction with and among session participants and they should include both the "how" and the "why" of the shared practice and its relevance to general teaching or a particular discipline. They are generally 45-minute concurrent sessions, but they can be 2-hour workshops if that format is more appropriate.
Research Sessions are when participants may be informed of the design, implementation and results of empirical research focused on teaching and learning. These may be combined with Practical Peer Sessions if the implementation of a particular teaching technique has resulted from such research. They are generally 45-minute concurrent sessions, but they can be 2-hour workshops if that format is more appropriate.
Topical Interest Sessions are informal and designed to provide a time and space for participants to discuss instructional or career issues that interest them. In general, these sessions require little preparation because the format is a 'conversation' led by the presenter. They usually last 45-minutes.
Poster Sessions are when participants are given a standard poster template to construct a poster. The PUP Committee provides printing services. The presenter will discuss the poster during one 2-hour session. Topics can include the results of grants awarded to adjunct or full-time faculty and other learning projects appropriate to higher education. There will be one 2-hour poster session.
Training Sessions are when training for college programs is provided. Examples are Starfish, Understanding MOUs from disability counselors, Utilizing the Office of ______ (fill in the blank), Specific Blackboard topics, and so on. They are generally 45-minute concurrent sessions, but they can be 2-hour workshops if that format is more appropriate.
Any of these topics are appropriate for any of the session types for 21st Century Learning and Teaching:
- Faculty Collaboration
- An Inclusive Classroom
- The Science of the Learner
- Course Development
- Peer Learning in Higher Education
Proposals are due by October 22. They will be reviewed based on the clear and concise description of the presentation, a broadly considered relevance to the tracks listed, relevance to a specific discipline if appropriate, and the overall balance of the conference program. The reviewing committee may ask you to change your session type or present a session more than once. You will be notified of the reviewing committee's decision by November 10.
The following are recommendations (not requirements) for a good proposal:
- Please use descriptive words in your title rather than catchy phrases.
- Be sure to stay within the word allowances described in the proposal.
- Describe how you will use active learning strategies to involve your audience.
- Show, briefly, that your proposal is grounded in the literature of your field or of general pedagogy.
Call for Proposal is currently closed.
Registering online for PUP and the cluster meetings is strongly recommended.
Please register early to ensure the PUP planning committee is able to provide assistance to each participant, including those with special needs. Also, we want to make sure we order the right amount of food.
Those who preregister will be able to use the express registration lines at the conference and will receive complimentary meals. Registration will also be available at the door.
Walk-in registration will be available both days of the conference and is welcome. PUP will try to provide lunch for walk-ins, but cannot guarantee a meal since there is no advance notice. An alternative meal venue is available in the CA building for those who did not preregister.
Please do not attend any sessions without registering. If you only want to attend the cluster meetings, please register for Thursday, January 9.
Volunteers can sign up for the 2014 PUP Conference using SignUpGenius. You will be asked to create an account, if you don’t already have one. If you wish to volunteer and would prefer not to create a SignUpGenius account, please send an email to CETL and indicate what you want to do. All volunteers who create an account, will receive an email reminder for the event.
The Event Planner allows you to look over the schedule including the discipline cluster room assignments. Participants will also be able to print their own conference schedule. It is a great way to save time and avoid the hassle of trying to figure out where to go next.
The Event Planner will be available as soon as the program is available for you.