Lilly-Austin Conference Archive
The Lilly Conference for College and University Teaching and Learning formed over 35 years ago with the purpose of providing a platform for presentations in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Austin has hosted the conference for the past eight years. The Lilly-Austin Conference is part of the Lilly series of conferences held in different cities nationally, and internationally. The Lilly-Austin Conference is not only a wonderful opportunity to learn and develop as educators, but also a great opportunity to network.
Participants come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education, including faculty and administrators. They are at various stages of their academic careers ranging from post doctoral positions, adjunct faculty, new faculty, mid-career faculty, seasoned faculty, and even emeritus faculty. The conference maintains the same overall theme: “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.” Learn more.
Lilly-Austin Conference Nov: 30th-Dec 4th, 2020
The Lilly-Austin Conference is an annual event focused on evidence-based teaching and learning. A total of 281 Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff virtually attended the conference in 2020. Every ACC Area of Study was represented. Chelsea Biggerstaff and Michelle Fitzpatrick of the Office of Faculty Development, presented on the ACC faculty onboarding program in a session titled: Faculty Development: Implementing a Faculty Orientation and Onboarding Program to Increase Student Success.
The Faculty Experience
“I always enjoy learning and comparing what we are doing at ACC versus other institutions. We are doing a great job!”
“I’m so grateful for another opportunity to learn from the best, to be inspired, to connect with colleagues, and to do so all from the comfort of my home–and for free!!”
“Great plenary speakers and asynchronous presentations that I am still reviewing!”
Lilly-Austin Conference January 2020
Lilly-Austin Conference is an annual event focused on evidence-based teaching and learning. Austin Community College (ACC) faculty can apply for scholarships to attend the conference. A total of 68 ACC faculty and staff attended the conference in 2020: 42 attended on scholarship, 25 were sponsored as Teaching & Learning Academy fellows, and one used ACC’s discount code. Every ACC Area of Study was represented.
Some of the Lilly-Austin Conference presenters share their materials online. Visit the 2020 Lilly-Austin Sessions Handout page for more details.
100% of faculty would recommend the Lilly-Austin conference to other faculty.
100% of faculty felt they would be more effective in their role as a result of attending.
All Austin Community College (ACC) Areas of Study were represented.
Attendees received 16.5 hours of professional development and implemented the techniques and teaching tips they learned, such as:
- Classroom preparation assignments
- Portfolios as an assessment option
- Using mindfulness practices in the classroom
- Gamifying course material reviews
- Distilling PowerPoint slides
Five ACC Faculty and Staff Presented
- Joyce Tolofari, Professional Nursing: Roundtable topic – Needs Assessment for Retention of African American Students in College
- Chelsea Biggerstaff and Jeff Johannigman, Faculty Development: Concurrent Session – Discovering Your Blind Spots: Teaching for All Students
- Felix Villarreal, Biology and Student Development: Concurrent Session – Learning Reinforced by Engagement, Discovery, and Reflection
- Amy Simons, Professional Nursing: Concurrent Session – Transforming the Village, Partnering for Student Success
- Sarah Garcia-Portillo, Professional Nursing: Poster Presentation – Topic: Incivility and Job Turnover in Newly Licensed Registered Nurses