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Wynalda Teaching & Learning Institute (TLI)
This annual faculty learning event generously sponsored by the M.E. Davenport Foundation is dedicated to supporting quality instruction, faculty professional development, and academic team cohesiveness. The event includes a two-day conference prior to the start of the fall term.

DEADLINE EXTENDED 2014 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI):  Call for Proposals Open Until March 14, 2014 


2014 TLI Call for Proposals

Ready to get creative? Feeling innovative? You are at the right place!

This internal conference for Davenport University faculty is designed to be a collaborative, engaging, and supportive environment for faculty to come together to talk about teaching and their professional practices.  Each year we also bring in outside speakers.

2014 Wynalda TLI Theme-- Future classroom is here NOW: Envisioning the Future of Education and Technology at DU

At Davenport we work to help our students "Get where the world is going" but how do we as educators know where OUR world of education is going?

The 2014 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute will focus on sharing research, insights, and ideas on topics related to the future of higher education. Together we can explore future directions for assessment strategies, emerging technologies in the classroom, alternative delivery methods (like VISL, accelerated courses, boot camps, flipped class, new technology “blends”), collaboration in the classroom, creative usages of technologies to support learning, as well as explorations of the shifting demographics and community shifts that impact our work as educators.

For additional details on learning tracks and an overview of the information you'll be asked to submit on the Proposal Form, please see the full Call for Proposals information page.

Conference Location, Dates, and Logistics

Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) will be held Thursday and Friday, August 21 and 22, 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI. Conference workshops and general sessions will convene on the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Lodging for faculty commuting from outside the Grand Rapids area will be provided at a local hotel.

All faculty, including adjuncts, distinguished adjuncts, full-time faculty and lab coordinators as well as full-time library staff and academic leaders are invited to present and participate in this event, either in-person or virtually via web streaming and online resources.

We are working to increase adjunct participation in this event-- distinguished adjuncts and any adjunct who is presenting are invited to participate in the live event. Currently, all other adjuncts are invited to participate online via live streaming.

For those presenters and full-time faculty attending the in-person event in Grand Rapids, hotel rooms will be double occupancy and mileage will be reimbursed for groups of 3 traveling together from other campuses. Full information on these and other logistical details will be provided later during the registration process.

Please note that many of the conference sessions, including breakouts, will be LiveStreamed and/ or recorded. By agreeing to present at this conference, you are agreeing that your session can be LiveStreamed and/ or recorded for ongoing educational use by Davenport University students, faculty, staff, or community members.

This event would not be possible without the hard work of the TLI Planning and Implementation Committee. Please join me in thanking them for their dedication!

Looking forward to talking about teaching at TLI,
Keri Dutkiewicz
Director of Faculty Learning
Office of Performance Excellence
kdutkiewicz@davenport.edu