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The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference offers an ensemble of keynote addresses, faculty innovations during concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits. The conference program has evolved over the years to reflect emerging trends in technology applications in higher education and developing shared expertise in online teaching experiences and strategies. Learn more...
Conference Dates: November 13-14, 2014
at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

Special Savings for Faculty/Staff

Missouri S&T is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the FTTC conference. As such, faculty and staff are eligible for 25% discount on Friday's registration with Coupon Code:  2014twentyfiveoff

During the registration checkout process, you will enter the coupon code 2014twentyfiveoff to apply your discount to Friday's conference (regularly $100). Note: Pre-conference workshops are an additional $25 / workshop. 

After you create an account, continue by registering for Friday's conference and any pre-conference workshop you wish:

Step One: Register for the Conference by clicking CTL.TTC.90085.(9)  and then clicking the Add to Cart button. If you have a coupon code, the discount is applied to the Friday program only. Registering for CTL.TTC.90085.(9) allows you to attend all events on Friday, November 14.

Step Two: Select a Pre-Conference Workshop. Limit 1 Morning (AM) Workshop and 1 Afternoon (PM) Workshop. To attend a Thursday Workshop(s), also add the respective section(s) listed to your cart before checking out. Each workshop is 2 hours and costs $25. The Keynote on Thursday is free.
Pre-Conference Workshops ($25/each)
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Technology and Learning Center (TLC) in Marillac Hall

9:30 - 11:30
  • Design Thinking for Educators
  • Apple in Education
  • Elevating the Discussion: Challenging Ideas in the Online Format
2:00 - 4:00
  • Smashing Ideas: Tools to Remix Educational Content from the Internet
  • The Real(time) World: Strategies and Apps to Connect Global Learners
  • Developing Professional ePortfolios using Weebly and Google Sites
  • Get Smart: How to Use Smartphones and Web Apps for Creative Learning
Pre-registration and payment required to attend these workshops. Please register early to secure your spot. Space is limited.
Dr. George Mehaffy
Vice President, Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Keynote Address
Reshaping Destiny: Challenging Assumptions and Reimagining the Future of Higher Education

Thursday, November 13, 12:15-1:45

George L. Mehaffy has served for 14 years as the Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C., a higher education association representing 400 public colleges and universities and their 3.8 million students.  His division is responsible for developing and managing programs for member institutions in areas such as leadership development, undergraduate education, technology, international education and teacher education.  He works closely with university presidents and chief academic officers on a variety of national initiatives. He has directed a number of innovative projects, including international programs with China and Liberia; a technology transformation annual conference with EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida; an articulation project with community colleges; and two major national studies of student success.  In 2003, he launched the American Democracy Project, a civic engagement initiative with 240 colleges and universities, in partnership with The New York Times. 
Dr. Larry Michaelsen
Professor of Management
University of Central Missouri

Keynote Address
Getting Beyond Covering Content: A Key to Student Motivation and Success

Friday, November 14, 12:45 - 2:00

Keynote Workshop
Designing Group Work that Really Works Online and in the Classroom

Friday, November 14, 2:14 - 4:05

Larry K. Michaelsen (Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan), David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, Professor of Management at Central Missouri State University, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fulbright Senior Scholar and, former Editor of the Journal of Management Education. He is active in faculty and staff development activities and has conducted workshops on teaching effectively with small groups in a wide variety of university and, corporate settings. Dr. Michaelsen has also received numerous college, university and national awards for his outstanding teaching and for his pioneering work in two areas. One is the development of Team-Based Learning, a comprehensive small-group based instructional process that is now being used in over 100 academic disciplines and on over 200 campuses in the US and in eight foreign countries.

Missouri University of Science & Technology
Colleagues on the Program

Irina Ivliyeva
Lucy Sutcliffe

With faculty from area institutions including
Fontbonne University
Greenville College
Maryville University
McKendree University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Saint Louis University
St. Louis Community College
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Central Missouri
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Washington University
Webster Groves School District
Webster University

Conference Location

Thursday, UMSL South Campus: Join us in Marillac Hall in the Technology and Learning Center (TLC) for all pre-conference workshops. Mehaffy's Keynote Address will be in Marillac Hall's Ed Admin Auditorium 100.  

Friday, UMSL North Campus: Join us in JC Penney Conference Center for all concurrent sessions, breakfast, lunch and plenary address.
Questions? Comments?
Please contact Keeta Holmes, conference organizer and Interim Director, Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

Keeta Holmes
515 Lucas Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63121

Questions about registration? Please direct all questions about your registration to Debbie Doering in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. 314-516-6793 or
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