May 25-26th 2017   I   Lafayette College

Please join us for the PCLA Pedagogical Partnership Conference, which will be held at Lafayette College May 25-26, 2017. This conference is intended to be a space for faculty, staff, and students who belong to the Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA), as well as colleagues from other institutions engaged in partnership work, to share and learn more about pedagogic partnership initiatives in institutions across the United States. This 2-day conference will include sessions on the following themes:

  • Teaching, Learning, and Assessment within a Course

  • Course and Curricular (Re)design

  • Pedagogic Consultation

  • Infrastructure Needs, Institutional Buy-In, and Launching

  • Facilitation of Partnership Nuts and Bolts

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 26th

8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:00-11:50am Conference Sessions

11:50am-12:00pm Closing and Box-Lunch pick up

Thursday, May 25th

1:00-1:30pm Registration and Welcome

1:30-5:30pm Conference Sessions

5:30-6:00pm Break

6:00-8:00pm Dinner and Keynote

Keynote Speaker and Featured Events

The conference will include semi-structured opportunities for students and faculty to connect separately and together around their particular experience of partnerships. 


In addition to participant presentations and workshopping, the conference will include a keynote address by Peter Felten, co-author of Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). Felten is the executive director of Elon University's Center for Engaged Learning, the current president of the International Society for the Scholarship for Teaching and Learning, and a past president of the POD Network. He is one of the top scholars on student-faculty partnership, especially focused on course design. 

For more information, please contact Sophia Abbot.

This conference is made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Consortium for Liberal Arts Colleges with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.