The second annual Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference will be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2018, at the Sirata Beach Resort at St. Pete Beach (Tampa Bay, Florida).

We invite you to join us in sunny Florida for the Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Sirata Beach Resort, located along the pristine white sand beaches in St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay area). The historic average high temperature for winter at this location is about 72 degrees!

This event promises to be exciting and valuable for faculty members and faculty developers in all sectors of higher education. The event is co-hosted by the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida, and we are thrilled to have Michelle Miller, author of the book “Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology” and director of Northern Arizona University’s First Year Learning Initiative, as our keynote speaker.

Read more about the 2018 conference here.


Call for papers

Participants from all sectors of higher education in and beyond the state of Florida are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations, workshops, and posters related to contemporary challenges in college teaching. Topics may include technologies for active learning, engaging students in online environments, ensuring accessibility for all students, teaching in politically and socially complicated moments, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and exploring the role/s of faculty in promoting and assessing student success.

  • Research sessions will feature panels of presenters sharing research findings on related topics
  • Application sessions will include short presentations and conversations on programming and class activities
  • Poster sessions will feature visual presentations on both research and programming topics

The deadline to submit a proposal is 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2017. Acceptance notices will be distributed by mid-November.

Please visit http://bit.ly/sunshineteaching2018 to submit a proposal.