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Best Practices Conference

The Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching & Professional Development is sponsoring the fifth annual Best Practices Conference. This year's conference will look at the student-faculty relationship; specifically, the shared responsibility of faculty and students and the ownership of their respective roles. A better understanding of these roles can assist in promoting academic excellence and move the university community toward a more enriched and rewarding academic experience.

Sessions will include participation from faculty and students!  Scroll down below to see the schedule. 

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This year's theme

Shared Responsibility --- Student-Faculty Engagement

Friday, February 27th 2015
Graduate Center
1 Martine Avenue, White Plains
Room 208

Tentative schedule 

Best Practices Conference

Shared Responsibility: Student and Faculty Engagement

Friday, February 27th, 2015






9:30 am


Arrival, Networking and Continental Breakfast                                                                         

Room 208

9:50 – 10:00


Room 208

10:00 – 11:00

Building the Ecosystem: A Case Study in Creating Sustainable Recruitment, Retention, Research and Relationships for Student Engagement and Faculty Inclusion

Room 208

11:00 – 11:10



Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)

11:10 – 12:10  

Student Writers Take on the World: New Self-publishing Technology Takes Students and Faculty Beyond the Classroom


Mentoring Experience: Running and Managing a Research Group

Room 320



Learning to Research by Writing Together


Let’s Get Virtually Real: Learning to Teach Through Simulation

Room 326

Why We Teach

Room 328


12:10 – 1:30

The Classroom as the Real World – Dean Neil Braun

Room 208

Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)

1:40 – 2:40

Utilizing Technology in the 21st Century Classroom


Conversations about Mixed Methods in a New Context: Exploring the Use of Technology in Delivering Three Types of Graduate Education Classes

Room 320



The Pace Environmental Policy Clinic: An Interdisciplinary Model for Professional Skills Training and Project Based Learning

Room 326

Combatting the Culture of Abuse: Students Teaching Students about Issues of Teen Dating Violence


 Popping Academic Culture into the Living Experience

Room 328

2:45 – 3:45

High Impact Educational Practices

Room 320

Promoting Collaborative and Active Learning with Technology

Room 326