2023 Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment

Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary

Thursday, February 9, 2023 /

  • Timothy K. Eatman

    Keynote Speaker: Tim Eatman

    Inaugural Dean, Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University-Newark

    Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D., an educational sociologist and publicly engaged scholar, serves as the Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community and Professor of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark. Prior to this current appointment, his primary network of scholarly operation and leadership was with the national consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life serving as Faculty Co-Director. He currently serves as national co-chair of the Urban Research-Based Action and chair emeritus of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) board. Tim is in his second term on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) currently serving as Chair of the membership committee and as vice-chair of the board for the 2022 –2023 term. Also, with AAC&U, Tim is as a faculty member of the Institute on High Impact Practices for Student Success (HIPS). Tim is a widely sought-after speaker, workshop facilitator, and collaborator who has earned local, national, and international recognition for his leadership in advancing understandings about the multi-faceted impact of publicly engaged scholarship in the university of the 21st century.

Closing Plenary

Saturday, February 11, 2023 /

  • James M. Lang

    Keynote Speaker: James Lang

    Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence & Professor of English, Assumption University

    James M. Lang, Ph.D., is a former English Professor and founding director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2020), Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2nded., 2021) and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013), and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard UP, 2008). Jim writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. His book reviews and public scholarship on higher education have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and Time. He edits a series of books on teaching and learning in higher education for West Virginia University Press.