Conference Announcement: Please come to “Teaching Excellence in the 21st Century,” Friday Oct. 14th, 2011

On behalf of the University of Houston Center for Teaching Excellence and honorary conference chair Caroll Robertson Ray, we would like to invite you to be part of an exciting conference to be held Friday, October 14, 2011.  “Teaching Excellence in the 21st Century” will bring together faculty, staff, students, local businesspeople, civic leaders, and other members of the greater Houston community to learn about, discuss, and celebrate teaching and learning at the city’s only Carnegie-ranked Tier One public university.

We will be discussing a number of topics regarding instruction at UH, but one particular focus will be the question of High Impact Practices like undergraduate research affect student performance both in coursework and in postgraduate careers.

The keynote speaker will be James Lang, associate professor of English at Assumption College, author of Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of Teaching, and columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Other highlights of the conference will include a variety of breakout sessions, complimentary lunch with hosted discussion tables, and the chance to win a copy of Prof. Lang’s On Course, compliments of the University of Houston LibrariesRegistration is free and open to all.

The conference will be held in the Houston Room of the University Center on the University of Houston Main Campus.

Updates and other news on the conference will be announced here, at the CTE blog.

Thanks, and if you have any questions, please put them here on the blog, or email me at




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