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Full Contact Teaching: Making the Most of Class Time

DePaul University Teaching and Learning Conference

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 | DePaul Center, 8th Floor Conference Center

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The 2014 Teaching & Learning Conference invites DePaul faculty and staff to consider the value and possibilities of “real-time” interaction in the classroom and online. This year’s theme, “Full Contact Teaching: Making the Most of Class Time,” calls us to imagine the range of interactive learning experiences that add value to person-to-person learning:

  • What discipline-specific models exist to flip the classroom, or deliver course content outside of class to allow more time for students to engage in the material through class activities?
  • How can we take full advantage of the immediacy that real-time or face-to-face teaching affords? How do we ensure our teaching remains focused on human connection and interaction?
  • How can we use technology to deliver just-in-time teaching, which adapts to students? varied and changing needs?
  • What are the challenges of teaching hybrid classes, which combine online learning and face-to-face interaction?

The keynote speaker for the 2014 conference is Dr. José Bowen. Bowen will become the eleventh president of Goucher College in Baltimore on July 1. Previously, he has taught at Stanford and Georgetown Universities, and was dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and has appeared as a musician with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, and others. He has written a symphony, music for Hubert Laws and Jerry Garcia, and is the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning. In addition to the keynote address, Bowen will offer an afternoon workshop that offers faculty specific strategies and ideas for making the most out of face-to-face class time.

For a brief and engaging introduction to José , watch his TedX talk below or visit his website


Time Event
8:30 am – 3:30 pm Registration
8:30 – 9:00 am Light continental breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 am Welcoming Remarks – Assoc. Vice Pres. for Academic Affairs
9:10 – 10:35 am Keynote presentation – José Bowen, Southern Methodist University
10:35 – 10:50 am Morning break & coffee
10:50 – 11:50 am Concurrent Session I
11:50 am – 1:00 pm Lunch & Teaching Excellence Panel
11:50 am – 1:00 pm Lunch & Teaching Excellence Panel
1:00 – 2:00 pm Concurrent Session II
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm Afternoon Break
2:10 – 3:10 pm Concurrent Session III
3:10 – 4:30 pm Reception & Resource Fair


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The conference is jointly sponsored by Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS), the Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA), the Committee on Learning and Teaching (COLT), and the Quality of Instruction Council (QIC).

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals has ended; however, you can still view the documentPDF document.

Previous Conferences

Previous conference webpages are available for review, including schedules, presenters, and presentation materials.