2018 Pedagogicon

A conference sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Keynote Speaker: Gregg Wentzell

Gregg Wentzell

Gregg Wentzell, Ph.D., is Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Miami University (Ohio). Gregg has over 20 years of experience with college teaching and faculty development and coordinates the CTE’s Small-Group Instructional Diagnoses (SGIDs). He has participated in and advised Miami’s Hesburgh Award-winning faculty learning communities programs. He is managing editor of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and Learning Communities Journal and associate director of the Lilly Conferenceon College Teaching. Gregg presents seminars and workshops on faculty development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at teaching and learning conferences in the U.S. and internationally.

Keynote topic:

Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Scholarly Teaching: Three Keys to Student Engagement and Deep Learning

Students’ academic success depends on a number of factors, but teaching them to be engaged learners would seem one of the most important. The theme of 2018 Pedagogicon invites us to examine and promote instruction that involves students as active participants in their learning. This session will explore three strategies for engaging students: critical thinking, metacognition, and scholarly teaching. We will participate in several activities that demonstrate how to incorporate each of these strategies into our teaching in order to help empower students to become deep learners who can flourish in a global society. 

18 May 2018
Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Register for the 2018 Pedagogicon

Pre-conference workshops will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018

Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

The conference theme, “Student-Centered Teaching and Learning,” encourages us to examine and promote those strategies for teaching and learning that engage students through new and forward-thinking approaches.

Do you have an exceptional strategy to share with an audience of instructors seeking to excel? Do you have a new theory or practice that might enhance teaching and learning, faculty development, or educational practices at your institution and beyond? Presenters are encouraged to engage their audience for approximately 45 minutes through a demonstration, so preference will be given to those submissions that specify how this engagement will be provided (i.e. instruction).  The conference will hold an opening keynote to focus on student-centered teaching and learning.

Threads might include but are not limited to:

  • High-Impact Educational Practices

  • Use of technology to enhance teaching and learning

  • Creative instructional techniques that engage students in learning, especially deep learning

  • Innovative faculty development initiatives, programs, and processes

  • New ways to use Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to enhance teaching and learning

  • Ways to incorporate diversity into teaching and learning

We welcome submissions by individuals and groups from the Commonwealth, across the country, and around the world. Submissions are due by February 15, 2018.

Review of Proposals Criteria

  • 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



Questions or Ideas?

Contact Tori Bowman for more information.

Research Posters

Poster presenters should print posters at 36x48. We will provide easels, foam board, and clips for each poster. Posters will be displayed in the Noel Studio Greenhouse during lunch. Presenters are welcome to set up their poster in the morning or at any time before lunch.


2018 Pedagogicon Registration Opens: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Deadline to Register: Friday, May 11, 2018


Registration Rates

Full-time faculty/staff: $35

Part-time faculty/staff: $15

Student: $15

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