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2013 Faculty Conference Info

August 29, 2013

Writer: Hayden Coombs

All faculty are invited and encouraged to attend the 5th annual BYU-Idaho Faculty Conference. The conference will be held on Wednesday, September 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Hinckley Chapel.

Organized by the Faculty Dialogue Committee and held prior to start of fall semester, the faculty conference provides a collegial setting for academic dialogue where instructors from across the disciplines have an opportunity to present their insights and research relative to the conference theme.

The keynote address, which traditionally begins the conference, will be given by David Magleby. Then, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, faculty presenters from across campus will share their distinctive insights based on the conference theme of: "The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching: Applying the Principles of the BYU-Idaho Learning Model." Click here to view the full conference schedule.

The chair of the Dialogue Committee, Jason Flora, said, "This year's conference represents the culmination of a yearlong discussion on the fundamental principles underlying the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, and will emphasize hands-on applications of those principles in the classroom. Similar to last year, our committee also plans to make several on and off-campus excursions available to faculty following the conference. We hope to provide all those who attend with an instructive, rejuvenating experience heading into the new semester."

Faculty excursions also return this year. Starting at 1:30 pm, you will have the opportunity to participate in activities that include a tour of the Special Collections & Iron Acorn Press, a tour of BYU-Idaho Art, a Rafting Trip, a Teton Dam Flood Excursion, or a Mesa Falls Excursion. Visit the Faculty Conference Excursions page for more information on these events.

Please register here before Wednesday, September 4th to reserve a lunch and indicate if you would like to register for an excursion. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Online faculty must first contact Leah Davis at DavisL@byui.edu.