The program for the 10th annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts includes the traditional 8 sessions spread across the four days of the institute and an additional special session for Tuesday and Wednesday on High Impact Programs Across the Campus. Applicants should select ONE session for Tuesday and Wednesday and ONE session for Thursday and Friday.

Tuesday & Wednesday

Note: Applicants select ONE track for Tuesday & Wednesday.

bookFeature Session: High Impact Practices Across Campus

In 2015, the book How to Be a “HIP” College Campus: Maximizing Learning in Undergraduate Education was published. A number of practices and programs involving the co-curricular experience of students at Oxford College of Emory University were featured in this book. This two day session offers four 3-hour segments, each of which focuses on developing a particular program or practice. A student panel is included! Learn More…






​SoTL: A Key to Understanding the 21st Century Learner

Denise Domizi, University System of Georgia (USG)

Most of us are continually evaluating and reflecting on our teaching and interactions—adjusting, modifying, and changing—in an attempt to improve learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will take this reflection to the next level by designing a SoTL research project based on their own questions, and transforming that informal reflection into a systematic study of their students’ learning.

Cases Across the Curriculum: Creating a Compelling Need to Know in Every Class

Pat Marsteller, Emory University

In our workshop we will explore existing cases in many disciplines. Using a backwards design model, participants will adapt one case to their class and begin to create a new one.



Digital Liberal Arts

Rebecca Davis, St. Edwards University

How can assignments that take advantage of digital tools and methods build student capacities in critical reading, thinking, and writing? What do community-engagement, global learning, and problem-solving look like in our globally-networked, data-driven, participatory digital culture? In short, how do we do liberal arts learning in the emerging digital ecosystem? Participants in this workshop will develop strategies for uniting the best of liberal arts education with our constantly changing digital culture.


Team-Based Learning: Students Taking Charge of Their Own Learning

Henry Bayerle, Oxford College

In the Team-Based Learning (TBL) classroom, students working in small permanent groups take responsibility for their own learning and apply course content to a complex intellectual task. Session participants will discuss SoTL research on group learning, work through a sample TBL module, and begin to create a TBL module for one of their own courses.

Thursday & Friday

Note: Applicants select ONE track for Thursday/Friday.

Total Immersion: Maximizing Experiential Learning for Student Success

Jeffery Coker, Elon University

Experiential learning includes a wide variety of high-impact educational practices including student research, service-learning, study abroad, internships, and many others. This session will explore research-based pedagogies and practices for implementing and improving experiential education in a variety of forms.

IPLA – Teaching and Learning Through Technology

Scott Foster, Oxford College

This two-day session invites participants to develop course ideas, teaching strategies, and communication strategies using new technologies. We will explore 3D-Printing and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as new approaches to Educational Space Design. Finally, we will examine new technologies that encourage collaboration between disciplines and promote cross discipline learning.

Curriculum for Change: Service Learning & Peace Building in Higher Ed

Bridgette Gunnels, Oxford College

Educating global citizens often extends beyond the core content as well as the four walls of the classroom. This session highlights how intentional curriculum development with service learning, travel and a focus on mediation and peacebuilding results in deep learning for both professor and student. Course development and practical approaches form the basis for the two days.

The Inquiry Redesign: From Course, Outcomes, to the SoTL

Catherine Swanson,McMaster University, Canada

This two day session takes participants through the process of designing or redesigning a course grounded in the inquiry guided approach to learning. We will begin by identifying student learning outcomes and link these to active learning strategies, and ideas for student assessment. We will also consider how to incorporate a SoTL project into your course to carefully and critically assess student learning.