Friday, February 24, 2012

The Quality Matters 4th Annual Conference ~ Oct 3-6 ~ Tuscon, AZ

We would like to announce The Quality Matters 4th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning. We invite you to join us October 3-6, 2012 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ. October 3rd is a day of pre-conference workshops. The conference begins October 4th and concludes on the 6th.

Check out our conference tracks and topics. The Call for papers is now open and runs to Wednesday, March 7. Conference registration opens soon. Tweet about the conference at #QM2012.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Where Design and Content Converge,” with special contributions from MERLOT. The conference includes pre-conference workshops, a reception, a keynote address, an awards ceremony, many concurrent sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibits.Stay tuned for more details about the Quality Matters’ 4th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning!
We hope to see you in Tuscon!

The Quality Matters Team

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Illinois Faculty Summer Institute ~ May 14-16 - UIUC

Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) is a 3-day conference for higher education instructors and other professionals. Participants come from Illinois state universities, community colleges, private institutions, and out-of-state universities.

FSI offers presentations, workshops, and hands-on training involving the latest technological advances in education. Participants may choose to exclusively follow one of three tracks, or attend any session in any track. The tracks all correspond to this year's theme: Learn & Lead.

Networking is a main component and benefit of FSI. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and unique teaching methods with others, both in person and virtually. There are many opportunities for face-to-face networking during the conference with receptions, lunches, dinners, and sessions. Attendees are also encouraged to spread the word virtually before, during, and after the conference via Twitter, Facebook, and any other social networking site(s). Please use the hash tag #fsi2012 as you communicate virtually.

Key Dates (tentative)

Call for Proposals Opens: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Call for Proposals Closes: Friday, March 16, 2012
Proposals Approved & Presenters Notified by: Friday, March 30, 2012
Acceptance by Presenters/Facilitators: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Conference Registration Opens: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
FSI Conference: May 14-16, 2012
Registration Fees

State universities: No charge
ION partner community colleges: $50 (ION pays the other $50)
Private institutions: $100
Out-of-state institutions: $100