Update May 26, 2017: CIT has learned that this conference, originally scheduled for July 20, has been postponed until February 2018. We will decide in late Fall 2017 whether free registration will be offered for the February 2018 conference, so please check back if you’re interested in applying.
CIT will provide free registration for up to two Duke faculty to the “Conference on Teaching Large Classes,” hosted at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, July 20, 2017. The organizers describe the conference as:
“…a showcase for best practices in teaching and learning in large classes – both face-to-face and online – as well as the research that provides evidence of best practices. In addition to current teaching and research sessions, the conference also hosts conversation sessions that allow presenters to introduce a particular topic and facilitate the sharing of relevant ideas, innovations, practices, and evidence. Ultimately, the conference provides knowledge and skills related to the teaching of large classes that participants will find immediately useful.”
To be considered for a free registration, please apply by May 31, 2017.
We will announce the recipients of the free conference registrations by June 7, 2017. We will transfer the funds to the recipients’ research accounts and they will directly handle the registration and other arrangements for conference attendance. Recipients must write a brief blog post for the CIT website about the conference and what they learned there, to be published in early Fall 2017.