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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Connections 2013 Conference - Registration Now Open!

Connections 2013
Beyond the Obvious: Taking Assessment to New Places 
March 4-6, 2013
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061 
You are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Connections Conference on Higher Education Assessment hosted by Virginia Tech and WEAVE. 
This year's theme takes us beyond a singular focus on measuring student learning to address the pressures campuses face for more and better data regarding the performance of campus support units. Innovative uses of technology and common sense approaches to administrative assessment and evaluation represent a new area of focus at the 2013 Conference; emerging best practices for administrative assessment will be highlighted..

This is a small interactive conference with only 200 registrations, so space is very limited. Registration will close once capacity is reached.
Click Here to learn more about Connections 2013!


The 4th International Conference on Engineering and Meta-Engineering: ICEME 2013

Please consider participating and kindly forward to those potentially interested in The 4th International Conference on Engineering and Meta-Engineering: ICEME 2013 ( being in the context of The 4th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2013, to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 19 - 22, 2013.


Submission deadline is on December 4th, 2012. Other deadlines are included in the conference web site.


Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted.


Among the areas included in ICEME 2013 are the following:


   Engineering Education

   Design and Implementation of Education Activities and Technologies – E-learning

   Research and/or Design in Traditional and Non-Traditional (Soft) Engineering

   Meta-Engineering: Design and Implementation of Engineering Activities

   Engineering and Technological Innovations

   Engineering and Entrepreneurship

   Engineering (Design and Implementation) of Scientific Activities

   Systems Engineering and/or Meta-Engineering

   Software Engineering and/or Meta-Engineering

   Computing Engineering and/or Meta-Engineering

   Disciplinary and/or Inter-Disciplinary Engineering

   Case Studies and Methodologies

   Philosophy of Engineering


Details about the following issues have also been included at the URLs given above:


   Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, JSCI (indexed in EBSCO, Cabell and Google Scholar), with no additional cost for the author(s).  (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings)

   Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions

   Virtual participations

   Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods

   Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average

   Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers

   Best papers awards


Information about 1) collocated events with the above mentioned conferences, and 2) the events being organized for the IIIS Summer Conference on July 9 - 12, 2013, in Orlando, Florida, USA, can be found at


Best regards,


ICEME 2013 Organizing Committee


Dillard University CENTER FOR TEACHING, LEARNING, AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY: Call for Posters, Publications, and Creative Work(s)

You've spent years honing your skills as an educator and researcher. Now share your experience and knowledge by submitting a poster, publication, or creative work for presentation at the NYU Faculty Resource Network Symposium co-hosted by Dillard University on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in the Professional Schools and Science Building.

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Academic Technology would like the opportunity to “showcase” our faculty accomplishments. If you are interested in submitting books, articles, poster presentations, and/or creative work(s) for exhibition, please contact Dr. Eartha Lee Johnson, ( Co-Coordinator of the Faculty Development (CTLAT) Program. Dr. Johnson will provide you with the guidelines for submitting and exhibiting at the upcoming symposium.

We look forward to seeing our faculty accomplishments “showcased” during this event.

Barbara M. Albert
Executive Assistant
Office of Academic Affairs
(504) 816-4216 (office)
(504) 816-4144 (fax)


NYU Faculty Resource Network Symposium - Dillard and Xavier Universities - November 16 & 17, 2012

The following message is being sent on behalf of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Academic Technology:

Dear Colleagues,

Academic Affairs has arranged transportation for those faculty who registered for the NYU Faculty Resource Network Symposium being co-hosted by Dillard and Xavier Universities on November 16 & 17, 2012,

Faculty wishing to attend the sessions at the Hilton Riverside Hotel and Xavier University on Friday, November 16th will be shuttled to the Symposium as follows:

8:30 a.m. Shuttle will pick up faculty in front of the Library
8:45 a.m. Shuttle will depart Dillard University
9:00 a.m. Hilton Riverside Hotel – Conference Registration
9:30 -11:30 a.m. WORKSHOP
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Dillard Shuttle departs for Xavier University
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Plenary Session Keynote Address Plenary Panel Q & A
4:45 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dillard Shuttle departs for Dillard University

For your convenience I have attached a copy of the Symposium Schedule. If you have any questions please feel free to contact or office.

Barbara M. Albert
Executive Assistant
Office of Academic Affairs
(504) 816-4216 (office)
(504) 816-4144 (fax)


Friday, November 16, 2012


7:30 a.m.

Registration Lobby

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

9:30-11:30 a.m.


The Practice of Critical and Creative Thinking

Kabacoff Room, Riverside Building

Robert DiYanni

, New York University Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

1:00 p.m. Buses depart for Xavier University Lobby

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Plenary Session Administration Building

Welcome and Introductions

Auditorium, Xavier University

Norman Francis,


Xavier University

Keynote Address

Education, Inequality, and the Future of

American Democracy

Pedro Noguera,

New York University

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

3:15-3:30 p.m.


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Plenary Panel Administration Building

Billy C. Hawkins

, President Auditorium, Xavier University

Talladega College

Jose Jaime Rivera

, President

University of the Sacred Heart

Dorothy Cowser Yancy

, President

Shaw University


Ron Robin

, New York University

4:30-4:45 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Reception NCF Academic Science Complex

Atrium, Xavier University

6:00 p.m. Buses depart Xavier University for the

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel


Saturday, November 17, 2012


7:45 a.m. Buses depart for Dillard University (All events Lobby

will take place in the Professional Schools and Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

Science Building)

8:15-8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Atrium

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions Georges Auditorium

Walter Kimbrough

, President

Dillard University

Plenary Panel:

David G. Horner

, President

American College of Greece

Sylvia Kofler

, Head of Press and Public Diplomacy

Delegation of the European Union to the

United States of America

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 1-6


Music as a Resource for the Adult Room 131

Education Experience


Interdisciplinarity: A Key to Making Sense of Room 135

the Liberal Arts


Making Rhetoric Electric Room 136


Using Experiential Learning to Serve the Room 151

New Student


Three Perspectives on Meeting the Needs of Room 164

New Student Populations

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 6-11


Credit for Prior LearningWho Decides? Georges Auditorium


Appreciating (Textual) Diversity: Learning Room 131

Communities and Nontraditional and

Disadvantaged Students


The Times, They are a-Changin’: New Expectations Room 135

in Undergraduate Premedical Education and Medical

School Admissions


Education Law: A Requisite for the Room 136

Education Major

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

10. Expanding Our Embrace: Enhancing Information Room 151

Literacy and Composition Skills for Adult Learners


Corridor to Charlotte: JCSU as the Cultural Room 164

Bridge to Domestic and International Awareness

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Lunch/Poster Session Atrium

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 12-16


What’s Old is New: Using Real World Experiences Room 131

to Engage and Meet the Expectations of 21


Century Students


Engaging Minority High School Students with Room 135

Disabilities in a College-Inclusion, Person-Centered

Planning Program


Involving Families in the Success of Room 136

Minority Students


Service Learning through Critical Thinking, Room 151

Narrative, and New Media: Unique, Interdisciplinary,

and Engaging Possibilities for At-Risk and

Other Students


The Liberal Arts as a Practical Education: Helping Room 164

Students Make Connections between Liberal Arts

Majors and Future Employment

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 17-21


Bringing the World to the Weary/Wary Student: Room 131

Strategies and Tactics for Engaging Overworked and

Uninterested Students in Global Affairs


Writing and Lifelong Learners: Interactive Room 135

Projects and Writing Teams for Adult Learners


It Takes a Village: Using Collaboration to Enhance Room 136

Interactive Learning and Improve the

Employability of the Liberal Arts Student


Engaging Adult Learners: Interdisciplinary, Room 151

Intergenerational, and Community-Based

Participatory Research


Transformation in the Mathematics Classroom: Room 164

Fear to Creativity

4:15-5:30 p.m.

Reception Atrium

5:30 p.m. Buses depart Dillard University for the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel