March 19, 2008

University System of Ohio Website

The University System of Ohio website is your one-stop location for news and information on institutions of higher education in Ohio. Keep an eye on this site for more details on the strategic plan and future direction for the statewide system.

March 12, 2008

2008 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching - Traverse City, MI

(Forwarded from the Conference Committee:)

The call for proposals for the 8th Annual Lilly - Traverse City Conference on College and University Teaching is now open. The conference will be held Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, September 21, 2008. This conference has sold out each of the past four years and participants comment time and again that this is one of the best teaching conferences in the country.

Keynote speakers this year include Denise Green, Bill McKeachie, Laurie Richlin, Debra Rowe, Norman Vaughn, and Todd Zakrajsek.
The conference theme is Millennial Learning: Teaching in the 21st Century, and includes four major tracks: advancing active learning, teaching well with technology, cultural competency, and adult learning in nontraditional formats.

An integral part of the Lilly Conferences on Teaching and Learning is the number of high-quality presentations on improving student learning. Come share what has been successful in your classes and what you have discovered about facilitating student learning.

Click here to submit a proposal: The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, April 14, 2008.

Please visit the Lilly -Traverse City conference website for more information about this conference:

We hope you'll consider joining us in Traverse City!

Todd Zakrajsek - Conference Director
Sarah Scoby - Conference Coordinator
NOTE: Traverse City, MI is about a 5 hour drive from BGSU!

March 10, 2008

ODCE Conference: BGSU Faculty/Staff Presentations

The following BGSU community members presented last week at the 2008 Ohio Digital Commons for Education Conference (ODCE), which is sponsored by the Ohio Learning Network (OLN), Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), and OhioLINK.

Terry L. Herman, Melanie Alt, Daniel Lemmerbrock, Christopher Pappas, Todd Pavlack, Christopher Pittman and Mark Stevens (College of Technology)
Virtual Learning Environments: A Look into the Future

Michael Kudela (IDEAL) & Garrick L Ducat (Mercy College of NW Ohio)
Creative Commons: Share Your Work, Keep Your Rights and Learn from Others

Connie Molnar & Carolyn Matzinger (IDEAL)
The Metamorphosis of Biology 101: Face-to-face to Online Course Delivery

Carrie Rathsack (CTLT)
Today's Digital Tools for Enhancing Future Learning

For more information about ODCE or the conference events and resources, including the keynote address by Chancellor, Eric Fingerhut: