Friday, January 8, 2010

Redesign Alliance Fourth Annual Conference

Do you know that it is possible to reduce instructional costs while improving student learning? In partnership with more than 150 colleges and universities, the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) has shown how this is possible through large-scale course redesign.

There is a way to deal with the budget constraints facing all of us without sacrificing the quality of our academic programs. The Redesign Alliance Fourth Annual Conference to be held March 28 - 30, 2010, in Orlando, FL, can show you how to do it. Participation in this conference is open to the higher education community.

The final conference agenda is now available at Highlights include:

· Presentations from more than 30 institutions that have fully implemented large-scale course redesigns, all of which improved student learning outcomes while generating cost savings.

· Roundtable discussions with NCAT Redesign Scholars and 30 additional institutions that are in the midst of implementing course redesigns in disciplines as diverse as biology, developmental math, economics, Spanish and technical writing about getting started and meeting implementation challenges.

· Keynote addresses by David B. Daniel, James Madison University, on effective pedagogical techniques; and Dennis Pearl, Ohio State University, on the Buffet Model of course redesign.

· Opportunities to interact with higher education's major publishers and technology companies whose products and services support course redesign.

· Networking with 300 colleagues all of whom are finding ways to increase academic quality in difficult financial times.

The registration deadline is March 19, 2010. To register, visit the conference web site at Register before February 26th and save $100. The hotel reservation deadline is February 26, 2010.

Make plans now to join your colleagues from across the country who are dedicated to improving student learning while controlling instructional costs. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!


Carol A. Twigg
President and CEO
National Center for Academic Transformation

Ph: 518-695-5320
Fax: 518-695-5633

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