OPID Spring 2014 Conference

OPID Spring 2014 Conference


Enroll NOW to attend the OPID Spring Conference on April 17-18, 2014 at the Heidel House resort in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  The theme this year is "Mindful Teaching: Inquiry, Connection, Sustainability and Creativity."  The conference is co-sponsored by OPID and the UW System Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

This nationally recognized conference brings together about 200 faculty, staff and students across varied disciplines to explore quality teaching and learning.  Dr. Richard Davidson, Director of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at UW-Madison, will be one featured keynote. He is a neuroscientist who has spent his career in affective neuroscience, researching the brain mechanisms that underlie emotions.  Dr. Sherry Linkon from Georgetown University (Professor of English and Faculty Director of Georgetown's Writing Curriculum Initiatives) will also offer a keynote. There will be many workshops, panels and roundtable discussions as well as poster sessions for you to enjoy.  Conference themes include scholarly inquiry into student learning, innovation and pedagogy in online teaching, sustainability, inclusive pedagogy, URSCA and leadership/academic development.  

Register for the conference at the OPID website 

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CETL) will fund the first FOURTEEN (14) UW-Superior educators to reserve a place through CETL, so RSVP TODAY to cetl@uwsuper.edu. When you contact CETL, please let us know if you would be willing to share a room:  CETL will cover the entire lodging fee for those willing to share a room;  those opting for a single room will need to cover $24 per night ($48 for both nights). No reservations will be accepted after March 14, 2014.  Mini vans will transport attendees to the conference site during the afternoon of Wednesday April 16.  Attendees should expect to return to UW-Superior on the evening of Friday, April 18, 2014.  Reimbursement for any eligible expenses not arranged through CETL (such as the $15 OPID registration fee, gas and meals during travel to and from the conference) will be reimbursed to CETL-sponsored attendees through the TER process (so keep your original registration and gas receipts for the TER submission to CETL).

Attention UW-Superior Presenters:  Please notify CETL if your proposals are accepted.