Diversity and Democracy

Opportunities Related to New Technologies

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success
AAC&U will host a Network for Academic Renewal meeting on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Policy, Practice, Privilege on March 27–29, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Among other topics, the conference will address the role of new technologies in student learning and success through a plenary on “Technology-Enabled Education: Opportunities and Pitfalls” and a preconference workshop on “E-Portfolios as Tools for Advising and Intentional Learning.” For more information, visit www.aacu.org/events.

Virginia Tech Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
The sixth annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, hosted by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research at Virginia Tech, will take place on February 5–7, 2014, in Blacksburg, Virginia. The conference will feature workshops on online and blended courses, e-portfolios, and other uses of technology, as well as keynote speaker José Bowen, author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. For more information, visit http://www.cider.vt.edu/conference/.

NCWIT Summit on Women and IT
The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) will host its annual summit on Women in Information Technology on May 19–21, 2014, in Newport Beach, California. A nonprofit organization connecting leaders from K–12, higher education, and the workforce, NCWIT offers programs designed to increase women’s representation in computing and other technology-based fields. To learn more, visit www.ncwit.org.

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