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AFTC 2011

The 22nd Annual Ann Ferren Teaching Conference

On Friday, January 7th, 2010, the Center for Teaching Excellence hosted the 22nd Annual Ann Ferren Teaching Conference at the Mary Graydon Center. This year's program featured 30 sessions, an early breakfast with thematic roundtable discussions, and a luncheon with a plenary speech by AU Professor Emeritus David Sadker. A dessert reception followed the third session with live jazz music and raffle prizes.

Schedule of Events:

7:30 AM
Registration begins
8:00-9:15 AM
Round-Table Breakfast
9:30-10:45 AM
Session One (10 concurrent sessions)
10:45-11:00 AM
Coffee, Tea & Juice
11:00-12:15 PM
Session Two (10 concurrent sessions)
12:15-1:45 PM
Lunch and Plenary
2:00-3:15 PM
Session Three (10 concurrent sessions)
3:15-4:30 PM
Dessert Reception

Breakfast Round-Table Discussion:

This year's conference featured a continental breakfast with faculty-led thematic round-table discussions, including the following topics (further topics will be added):

  • Career Counseling in the Classroom
  • Classroom Participation and the International Student
  • Learning from DC: Integrating Washington, D.C. Resources Into AU Classrooms
  • Resources and Collaboration Ideas for Adjunct Faculty Members
  • Social Justice and Peer-Led Education

Lunch with Plenary:

This year's all-vegetarian lunch featured a plenary speech by AU Professor Emeritus of Education David Sadker on the following topic:

"The Invisible Classroom: From Friedan to Einstein"

2011 Conference Highlights

News Coverage

Jack Child, left, Pat Aufderheide, and Alan Kraut were the keynote speakers at the Ann Ferren Teaching Conference. John Doolittle, right, of CTRL, moderated.

Teaching, Research Are Focus of Ann Ferren Conference

Conference is the first under the newly named Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning.