GLCTL :: About the Conference

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Mark your calendars now to come CONNECT with us! The 8th annual Great Lakes Conference on Teaching & Learning will begin on the evening of Wednesday, May 13 and run through lunch on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Education and Human Services building on Central Michigan University’s campus in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. ​

The theme for this year’s conference focuses on four specific ways of connecting in higher education that promote success for both students and faculty. Join us to learn effective strategies for connecting: 1) students to students (e.g, inclusive practices, collaborative learning, teams); 2) instructor to students (e.g., faculty-student rapport, classroom civility); 3) students to course content (e.g. assessing prior knowledge, making content relevant, capstone courses); and 4) students to the greater community (e.g., experiential learning, academic service-learning, mentoring programs).

Plenary speakers include Malcolm Brown, William Buskist, and Carolin Rekar-Munro. Presenters will share knowledge and practices, and facilitate lively, interactive sessions. Participants are also afforded networking and learning opportunities during more informal times, such as meals and social events. We look forward to connecting with you for three days of presentations, idea exchanges, collegial conversations, and more.



Central Michigan University • 1200 S. Franklin St. • Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859 • 989-774-4000