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Teaching Matters Conference 2020

Dates: March 12-13, 2020

Meets: Th and F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration Fee: $65.00



The Inclusive Academic: Strategies for Maintaining Balance in a Changing Academic World”

18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Thursday and Friday, March 12 & 13, 2020


About the Conference
Join us for the eighteenth annual Teaching Matters conference, an interdisciplinary teaching and learning Higher Ed conference hosted by Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia.  Individual Presentations, Panel Sessions, Workshops, Roundtable Discussions, and Posters focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, issues surrounding teaching and learning, and educational theories. The conference is open to all who have a passion for teaching and learning, with conference events designed so that educators can have meaningful conversations and share approaches for ensuring student success. 

About this year's theme
As conscientious educators, we put student success above all else, working diligently to be engaging teachers, but we cannot do so from a place of exhaustion, anger, or boredom. This year’s conference asks the question “How do we stay on the cutting edge of scholarship in teaching and learning and in our individual disciplines and not find ourselves on the edge of a breakdown?” Session presenters will offer strategies and approaches for cultivating professional growth while ensuring life balance, for creating inclusive spaces for our students while also navigating the waters of campus politics and culture, for keeping teaching fresh while juggling service responsibilities. How do you keep the balance?

Potential Topics

  • Keeping Teaching Fresh
  • Balancing Service, Professional Development, and Teaching
  • Confronting Discrimination in Academia
  • Self-Care, Mindfulness, Life Balance
  • Handling Adjunct, Non-Tenure Track, New Faculty, and Mid-Career Issues
  • Maintaining Engaging Classrooms
  • Dealing with Difficult Co-workers/Students
  • Navigating Promotion and Tenure Channels
  • Balancing Academic Freedom and Institutional Voice 
  • Reflecting and Recharging




Early-Bird registration ($50) ends February 27, 2020

Late registration ($65) ends March 5, 2020

Student registration ($40)

Walk-Up registration ($75) will be accepted at the conference registration table March 12 - 13, 2019


When registering, please let us know which meals you plan to attend by selecting the options below.

March 12, 2019

   - GSC Breakfast 1 (on your own), 7:00 - 8:30 am, Highlander Dining Hall: cost $5.51 (tax included)

   - GSC Lunch 1 (included with registration fee)

   - Networking Dinner (on your own), time to be determined, Twin City Tavern (located in Barnesville)

March 13, 2019

   - GSC Breakfast 2 (on your own), 7:00 - 8:30 am, at the Highlander Dining Hall: cost $5.51 (tax included)

   - GSC Lunch 2 (included), time to be determined, Highlander Dining Hall


Registration fees includes:

Lunch on March 12th & 1th, and will be located in the Highlander Dining Hall.  Lunch will be buffet style, so please enjoy all you care to eat.  Your registration fee will also include coffee and infused water, and of course conference amenities.



Direct any questions to the CETL Director, Dr. Anna Higgins-Harrell:  


Office: (678) 359-5095


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Fee: $65.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 65.00
Course Fee (Alternate)WALK-UP REGISTRATION FEE$ 75.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Undergraduate Student Fee$ 20.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Graduate Student Fee$ 40.00
Optional FeeGSC Thursday Lunch -INCLUDED$ 0.00
Optional FeeGSC Friday Lunch INCLUDED$ 0.00
Optional FeeNetworking Dinner-on your own$ 0.00
Date Day Time Location
03/12/2020Thursday8 AM to 5 PM Gordon State College Barnesville Campus
03/13/2020Friday8 AM to 5 PM Gordon State College Barnesville Campus


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