KY Pedagogicon 2014

Welcome! The 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon will be held at Eastern Kentucky University on Friday, May 16, 2014. You'll find conference details below along with the proposal submission form. From 2011 - 2013, the Pedagogicon was part of the Kentucky Innovation Conference and is now a joint production of the CPE, the CPE Faculty Development Workgroup, and Eastern Kentucky University. 

The 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon

An intense, one-day conference sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education

16 May 2014

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
#kyp14 | @noelstudio

Co-Chairs: Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, and Russell Carpenter

Download the Conference Program

Registration Deadline: May 2, 2014
Deadline for Refund: April 15, 2014

"Practicing Scholarly and Creative Teaching"

The conference theme, “Practicing Scholarly and Creative Teaching,” encourages us to examine and promote those strategies of deliberate practice that constitute highly effective instruction.  As Ken Bain says in What the Best College Teachers Do (2004), “Exceptional teachers treat their lectures, discussions sections, problem-based sessions, and other elements of teaching as serious intellectual endeavors as intellectually demanding and important as their research and scholarship” (p. 17).

Do you have an exceptional strategy to share with an audience of instructors seeking to excel?  Presenters are encouraged to engage their audience for approximately 45 minutes through an interactive demonstration, so preference will be given to those submissions that specify how this engagement will be provided.  The conference will hold opening and closing plenary sessions to focus on, reinforce, and synthesize those strategies that produce highly effective teaching.

  • Potential Tracks (final tracks to be determined by number of quality submissions in specific tracks):
  • How Technology Complements Pedagogy
  • Changes Caused By Recent Assessment Data
  • Pedagogical Universal Design
  • Flipping the Classroom, Mentoring from the Middle, or Meddling in the Middle
  • Developing a Scholarly Frame of Mind in Students
  • Closing the URM (Under-Represented Minorities) Achievement Gap/Helping Student Succeed
  • The Learning Environment for Academia’s Future
  • Creativity in the Classroom
  • How a Specific High Impact Educational Practice was Successful (
  • Aligning the Common Core with College Courses

Submission Process

  • The deadline for submissions was February 1, 2014. Proposals are now under review.

Types of Submissions

  • Individual presentation (Single Presenter)
  • Panel presentation (Multiple Presenters)
  • Interactive workshop
  • Poster (Lunch)
  • Installation: short digital/visual showcase (Lunch)
  • Teaching exercise (Lunch)

Review of Proposals Criteria

  • Strategy produces highly effective teaching
  • Clarity and coherence of the session description
  • Specific examples of active engagement of participants
  • Likelihood session will provide useful information, skills, ideas
  • Contributions to new or innovative practices
  • Relevance to conference theme and CPE foci (

Registration, Travel, and Lodging

Participants can register to attend the conference through our online system. Please continue to check back for more information about travel and lodging.

Traveling to Richmond

521 Lancaseter Ave. Richmond, KY 40475| Map

Parking on Campus

Lancaster Lot | Map

Finding the Noel Studio

Located in Crabble Library | Map

Navigating the Crabble Library and Noel Studio

Library First Floor

Library Second Floor

Library Third Floor

Download the Conference App

Download Yapp from either the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Android marketplace. (Yapp only works with Apple and Android.)

2.       Install Yapp on your mobile device.

3.       Swipe through the introduction.

4.       Type your name when prompted and enter the code “QE8B5H” (Pedagogicon). This will tell Yapp which apps to download.

5.       Enjoy the Pedagogicon!


Contact Lynn Phillips at for more information.

See you in Richmond!