SFDN Conference

SFDN Conference

Dear SFDN members,

The 2019 Conference page is now active on the website. The keynote speaker will be announced soon!

As you know, the 2020 ICED global conference – the leading international conference for sharing research and good practice in faculty development – will be hosted in Switzerland at ETH Zurich.  The success of this event will depend, in part, on maximising Swiss participation at the ICED conference.  The SFDN annual conferences are an excellent preparation ground for participating in an event like the ICED global conference – therefore we would ask every SFDN member to consider submitting a proposal for the SFDN conference, perhaps as part of a process of building towards a submission for the ICED conference in 2020.

We would also encourage you to share the call for papers with others in your institutions who are engaged in innovative teaching or in developing innovative programmes.

The best ICED conferences not only attract faulty developers but also bring together teachers and administrators who are involved in teaching and curriculum innovation.  We would therefore ask all SFDN members to help broaden our community by sharing the call for papers with people who are interested in teaching and learning innovation, even if they have not previously attended an SFDN or ICED event.

For all the above-mentioned reasons, we would like to ask you to strongly consider submitting a paper for the SFDN 2019 Conference and we thank you in advance for being active and loyal SFDN members!

Stay tuned for a very exciting keynote speaker announcement for the upcoming SFDN Conference!

The SFDN Board

Ariane
Ariane

Ariane Dumont has developped the Center for Teaching and Learning at Yverdon Western University of Applied Sciences, she is an associate educational developer at Lausanne University in Switzerland. Ariane is serving as a General Secretary of the SFDN Committee (Swiss Faculty Development Network) as well as a member of the core committee of the AIPU (Association Internationale de Pédagogie Universitaire) where she is responsible for international partnerships. Having started her career as a teacher of geography in a high school in the Western part of Switzerland, Ariane then earned a Master’s degree in humanities followed by a Master of Advanced Studies in Human systems engineering, focusing on College-level teaching and its impact on students. Ariane has published mainly on the following topics: evaluating college and university teaching by students, professional faculty development in higher education schools controlling faculty teaching, and Stress in Academia. Her working and research area is on college teaching, evaluating college teaching, new faculty members and faculty development programs. She gives numerous faculty workshops each semester on designing courses to enhance the students’ learning experience. Ariane has 14 years of experience in evaluating teaching as a new approach to help faculty development and therefore improve the students’ learning experience. She has discussions with campus leaders (deans, President, faculty members) on what the institution can do to promote better teaching and learning across campus. Ariane has been the Swiss representative in three European research projects dealing with Life-long-learning through e-learning tools and the use of wikis for educators as well as a research project dealing with stress in academia. Her philosophy is to find ways to increase the quality of teaching in ways that result in deeper and more effective student learning experiences. How to make a difference in the quality

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