Registration Now Open for the 18th Annual CELT Conference on Active, Engaged Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09-18-2012

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143
Joe Picard
Continuing Education
530-898-5679

The California State University, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee and the Office of the Provost are proud to present the 18th Annual CELT Conference, Oct. 17-19, on the CSU, Chico campus.

Educators from throughout California will join hundreds of CSU, Chico faculty, staff and students to participate in a full schedule of conference sessions. This year’s CELT Conference theme, “Active, Engaged Learning,” highlights sessions in instruction, classroom management, interdisciplinary curriculum, internationalization, the use of appropriate technology to enhance student learning, civic engagement and interdisciplinary curriculum.

Brenda J. Allen, associate vice chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado, Denver, will present the conference keynote, “Difference Matters: Forming a More Inclusive Learning Community,” highlighting the advantages of diversity and why it matters in a higher education setting. She will also share insights on how to accomplish the University’s diversity plan.

The keynote is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. In addition to the keynote, Allen will present a CELT Conference workshop, “Inclusive Teaching Strategies,” and a diversity workshop for students.

CELT Director Lee Altier said, “The University is very happy to host Brenda Allen as our keynote this year. We are very fortunate, as Professor Allen’s research is very applicable to our understanding of diversity and multiculturalism and how we can create more inclusive learning environments in our classrooms.”

All conference participants are invited to attend the CELT Conference Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. CELT will honor Ann Schulte, School of Education, as an Outstanding Teacher and Jed Wyrick, Department of Religious Studies, as an Outstanding Academic Advisor.

The conference and luncheon are complimentary, but require registration. To register please visit the conference website: http://rce.csuchico.edu/CELT

“As one of the most multicultural places in the world, California is uniquely situated and has a tremendous opportunity to take advantage of our rich diversity,” said Professor Altier. “I encourage my colleagues at Chico State and faculty, staff and students from other campuses and our regional community colleges to participate in this tremendous opportunity to share and explore ways to enhance learning and teaching within and outside of our classrooms.”

The annual CELT Conference is administered through the Center for Regional and Continuing Education. For more information please call 530-898-6105. 

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