Aurora University

External Development Opportunities

28th Annual Lilly National Conference
October 12-14, 2018
Hope College, Holland, MI
Description: Robust and Receptive Ecumenism: The intent is to encourage people to speak willingly and openly from their particular Christian perspectives, ask for clarification when others’ ways of speaking need translation, and work at genuine understanding which might include informed disagreement.

Educause Annual Conference
October 30 - November 2, 2018
Denver, CO
Description: Hosts professionals and technology providers from around the world to network, share ideas, and discover solutions to today’s challenges.

Lilly National Conference
January 10-12, 2019
Austin, TX
Description: Evidence-based teaching and learning

10th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning
January 10-13, 2019
Waseda University, Japan

Description:  IC4E 2019 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experience, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Conference on Meaningful Living & Learning in a Digital World
Feburary 4-6, 2019
Savanah, GA
Description: The fourth-annual meeting will explore one of the most important issues of our era - how to live and learn with technology in ways that add authentic value to our lives and to the world.  As we embrace the conveniences of emerging technologies in the classroom and beyond, we will explore ways to employ them with a people-centered approach that includes balance, compassion, healthy living, mindfulness and relationships.

Association of American Colleges and Universities
January 23-26, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Description: Reclaiming the Narrative on the Value of Higher Education: he 2019 Annual Meeting will highlight the innovations of member institutions that have implemented proven practices and programs that demonstrate why higher education is essential for students’ future employability and for democratic vitality. Supported by clear evidence of the power of liberal education and bolstered by strong curricular and cocurricular models that advance student success, institutions of higher education can tell our own stories about the value of higher education for today’s and tomorrow’s students. By raising our voices, we can reclaim the narrative and communicate higher education’s relevance in the workplace and society.

11th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
January 31 - February 9, 2019 
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
Description: Focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today.  Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research.

Lilly National Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2019
Anaheim, CA
Description: Teaching for active and engaged learning.

Transformative Learning Conference
March 14-15, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Description: Learning Spaces: Exploring the Spectrum of Transformative Experiences. International scholars share their experiences, strategies, and challenges of incorporating transformative learning into their courses.  Topics from conceptualizing and measuring teaching & learning to creating official student records of their transformative education are discussed.

American Council on Education
March 9-12, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Description: ACE is the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, representing more than 1,800 colleges and universities. Our strength lies in our loyal and diverse base of member institutions, 75 percent of which have been with ACE for over 10 years. That loyalty stands as a testament to the value derived from membership. We convene representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.

Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education
April 3-5, 2019
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Description: The mission is to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement.

Redesigning the Undergraduate Curriculum
May 5-7, 2019
Providence, RI
Description: This conference features curricular initiatives to help schools navigate an environment of intense competition, financial constraints, growing employer expectations, and disruptive technologies. Learn from a diverse range of schools as they share content and best practices in critical areas of curriculum design and implementation. On your path to continuous improvement, discover strategies that will put you a step ahead of the competition.

International Conference on Higher Education
May 23-24, 2019 
London, UK
Description: Aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Higher Education. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Higher Education.

The Teaching Professor Conference
June 7-9, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Description: Teachers with a passion for excellence have been flocking to The Teaching Professor Conference since 2003. There’s simply no better place to explore and celebrate the art and science of teaching.

22nd Annual Best Teachers International Institute
June 18-20, 2019
New York, NY
Description: A Three-day international institute based on Ken Bain's award-winning and best selling book What the Best College Teachers Do* (Harvard University Press, 2004) and James Lang's best selling Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Using the resources of multiple universities and colleges, this year's program will also feature ideas from Ken Bain's new books What the Best College Students Do* (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Super Courses (Princeton University Press, 2020). Limited Enrollment.

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Discounts for Early Enrollment and for Three or More Colleagues from the Same School

Professional & Organizational Development in Higher Education (POD)
July 29 - August 2, 2019
Greensboro, NC

Description: The mission is to provide a community for scholars and practitioners who advance teaching and learning through faculty and organizational development.

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