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The Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning often supports faculty travel to related conferences across the country. Participation as both presenters and attendees enriches teaching practices and student experiences at Smith. Please contact the Sherrerd Center Director Floyd Cheung if you are interested in receiving funds for attending a conference.

Highlights of recently attended conferences >

Upcoming Teaching & Learning Conferences


Events on Various dates - 2016-2017

Association of American Colleges & Universities

October 6-8, 2016

Global Learning and the College Curriculum: Nurturing Student Efficacy in a Global World.
(Dever, CO)

October 28-30, 2016

Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration. Bucknell University.
(Lewisburg, PA)

November 9-13, 2016

Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education 41st Annual Conference
(Louisville, KY)

Link to the POD Conference Registration Flyer


November 18-19, 2016

Creative Connectivity: Thinking, Writing and the Translation of Information to Understanding. 6th Biennial International Critical Thinking and Writing Conference at Quinnipiac University
(Hamden, CT)

February 13-15, 2017

ELI Annual Meeting 2017: Transforming the Academy: Building Communities of Practice
(Houston, TX; online)

March 16-17, 2017

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change. A Network for Academic Renewal Conference.
(Jacksonville, FL)

June 2-4, 2017

The 2017 Teaching Professor Conference: Cutting Edge Learning for Exceptional Educators.
(St. Louis, MO)


June 20-22, 2017

20th Annual Best Teachers International Institute
A Three-day institute based on Ken Bain's award-winning and best selling book What the Best College Teachers Do* (Harvard University Press, 2004) and James Lang's instant classic Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016). This year's program will also feature ideas from Ken Bain's new book What the Best College Students Do* (Harvard University Press, 2012).
(New York City Area)