Senior Leadership Special Session with Dr. Dee Fink

Session Information

Limited seating is available for a special session for senior VCCS leaders with Dr. Dee Fink. Designed for Presidents, Provosts, VPs and Deans of Academics, and hosted by Sharon Morrissey, this special session focuses on what college leaders can do in four key areas (student learning, educational programs, organizational operations, and campus culture) to improve the overall quality of teaching and learning.

Title: “Promoting Better Teaching and Learning Across the Institution”

Time: Wednesday, April 13, 9:00-11:00 am

Place: Hotel Roanoke, Pocahontas Room

Faculty leaders and administrators at most colleges and universities want their institution to continually improve and work toward better teaching and better learning. Only in this way can students who enroll here expect the best quality education available. What are some of the things that campus leaders can do, that would in fact move this agenda forward?

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Presenter Biography

Dr. Dee Fink is an award-winning international consultant on college teaching and faculty development and author of the national best-selling book in higher education Creating Significant Learning Experiences. Dr. Fink received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1976, and accepted a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma. He served as the founding director of the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma. He also served as president of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the premier professional organization for faculty developers in the United States.

Dr. Fink presents on integrated course design, significant and deep learning experiences, evaluating college teaching, teambased learning, what campus leaders can do to promote better teaching and learning across campus, and high impact teaching practices. He consults, presents, and teaches at conferences and campuses throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

He is the recipient of the American Association of Higher Education’s (AAHE) national teaching award, the Jaime Escalante “Stand and Deliver” Award (1989); and the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Liberal Studies, University of Oklahoma (1992). His most recent publication is: Creating Significant Learning Experiences for College Classrooms: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass: 2003.

For more information about Dr. Fink, please visit his website:

Fink Consulting

Registration Information

Registration is available exclusively to VCCS senior leaders. There is no cost to attend this special session.

The deadline to register is March 24, 2016.

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