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Call for Proposals

2016 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI): Call for Proposals 

Open until April 17, 2016

This internal conference for Davenport University faculty is designed to be a collaborative, engaging, and supportive environment for faculty to come together to talk about teaching and their professional practices. Each year we also bring in outside speakers.

2016 Theme: Building a Professional Culture of Collaboration:  Faculty, Alumni and Community as Partners in the Learning Process

 Submit your proposal online via the TLI Call for Proposals Google Form.

Call for Proposals 

Please reference the document attached to this page for more information to help you prepare your proposal.

Conference Location, Dates, and Logistics

Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) will be held Thursday August 25, 2016 in Grand Rapids, MI. Conference workshops and general sessions will convene on the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Lodging for faculty commuting from outside the Grand Rapids area will be provided at a local hotel.

All faculty, including adjuncts, distinguished adjuncts, full-time faculty and lab coordinators as well as full-time library, testing, and tutoring staff plus our academic leaders are invited to present and participate in this event, either in-person or virtually via web streaming and online resources.

We are working to increase adjunct participation in this event-- distinguished adjuncts and any adjunct who is presenting are invited to participate in the live event. Currently, all other adjuncts are invited to participate online via live streaming.

For those presenters and full-time faculty attending the in-person event in Grand Rapids, hotel rooms will be double occupancy and mileage will be reimbursed for groups of 3 traveling together from other campuses. Full information on these and other logistical details will be provided later during the registration process.

Please note that many of the conference sessions, including breakouts, will be Live Streamed and/ or recorded. By agreeing to present at this conference, you are agreeing that your session can be Live Streamed and/ or recorded for ongoing educational use by Davenport University students, faculty, staff, or community members.

This event is organized by the TLI Planning and Implementation Task Force, comprised of:

  • Alexander Israetel
  • Gina Mezzano
  • Irene Bembenista
  • Joe Lamontagne
  • John Niedzielski
  • Christine Douglass
  • Colleen Coughlin
  • Kim Garza
  • Kimber Cramer
  • Roque Neto
  • Karen McLaughlin
  • Karen Mosier
  • Katherine Gregg
  • Kriss Ferluga
  • Linda Hood
  • Lonnie Decker
  • Mary Etter
  • Misty Davis
  • Rebecca Ventura
  • Renita ElderRobinson
  • Sally Armstrong
  • Stephen Snyder
  • Tim Pixley
  • Timothy Pennings
  • Keri Dutkiewicz