Several opportunities for funding are available to attend conferences. Please read all the details for each conference and submit applications (when required) by the deadline.
TCCTA – Texas Community College Teachers Association
TCCTA’s 73rd Annual Convention is in Dallas! Here is your chance to network, learn from your colleagues, connect with other professionals who “get it” and grow.
A TCCTA Convention badge is your all-access pass to the best classroom pedagogy and technology, community college specific exhibitors, nationally renowned speakers, and a state-wide network of peers and education partners. The Convention welcomes over 80 colleges and offers over 150 programs. Join us for the biggest event of the year!
We invite you to attend your annual meeting – February 27th-29th 2020, where you can get all these personal and professional benefits. You may have attended the convention in the past, and remember that it’s the largest meeting of community and technical college educators in the nation, including:
- Scores of sessions and exhibits to keep you up-to-speed on the latest textbooks, software, equipment, retirement resources, and more.
- GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) showcasing innovative ideas your colleagues are using in their classrooms, right now.
- 100+ section meetings covering virtually every teaching discipline.
ACC pays the convention registration fee for faculty to attend the TCCTA convention, but you must be a member to attend.
FT – $45
Part-Time – $35
In order to attend you must first join the organization (ACC does not pay membership fees) at https://memberportal.tccta.org/fmi/webd/TCCTA
- Click Join/Renew
- Create an Account
- A prompt will appear and ask if you would like to register for the convention
- Register for the convention by filling out the form
- Once you fill out the form, you will automatically be registered for the convention
Please note that ACC pays registration only and does not pay travel costs unless you acquire that funding from your department.
The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) is offering an opportunity for ACC Faculty (Instructors, Counselors, Librarians) to attend the 7th Annual Lilly Conference for College and University Teaching and Learning to be held January 9-11, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Austin. The Lilly Conference is not only a wonderful opportunity to learn and develop as educators, but also a great opportunity to network. The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) will provide funding for 35 full-conference registrations.
The majority of the scholarships will be reserved for new applicants and presenters, but previous winners of FCTL Lilly Scholarships who have completed all their projects are welcome to apply to attend again. Learn about the conference and how to apply for a scholarship below.
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage faculty to attend this invaluable conference and to bring lessons learned back to their faculty colleagues. Professional Development Credit for attendance can be requested and provided through your Department Chairs.
The application period has closed.
Applications for the 2020 Lilly Scholarships are currently being reviewed.
Please direct questions to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Lilly Conference?
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 Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. Austin has hosted the conference for the past four years. Programs for past sessions and the agenda for the 2019 conference can be found on the Lilly Conference website.
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.” 2019 Tracks and sub-themes include the following:
- Academic Success
- Student Learning
- Creating Communities of Learners
- Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
- Engaging and Motivating Students
- Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
- Online Learning and Teaching
- Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability
- Service/Experiential Learning
- Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies
- Classroom Assessment Strategies
The conference program offers a variety of sessions so you can match your learning preference to the presentations formats: 50 minute concurrent sessions, 20 minute presentations, 30 minute round-table discussions, traditional plenary addresses, and poster presentations. Conference presentations are selected through a blind peer review process. Attendees will be offered an afternoon snack on Thursday. On Friday there will be breakfast, a morning coffee break, lunch and an afternoon snack. On the last day, Saturday, breakfast, a morning coffee break, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.
Throughout the three day conference, participants are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, build a repertoire of take-home skills, and network with faculty colleagues.
How do I apply for an FCTL Lilly Conference Scholarship?
The deadline to apply for a Lilly Conference Scholarship is FRIDAY, October 25th, 2019 at 5pm.
- Check your calendar availability for attending the conference and block your schedule.
- To help your peers become even more successful in your classes, the FCTL will request each scholarship recipient to share some of the knowledge they acquire at the conference with other ACC faculty. We suggest applying knowledge in the classroom and sharing the results with faculty at a department meeting, a faculty development workshop day and/or by writing a blog.
- Complete the application indicating your interest in attending the Lilly Conference.
Upon completion of the conference, scholarship recipients will be encouraged to share their knowledge with faculty colleagues and demonstrate how they benefited from attending the conference. We suggest applying knowledge in the classroom and sharing the results with faculty at a department meeting, a faculty development workshop day and/or by writing a blog post for the FCTL’s Faculty Forum Blog by May 2019.
Lilly Conference Scholarship Recipients
Take a look at our current and previous Lilly Conference Scholarship recipients. Each previous recipient has shared their personal insights from attending this invaluable conference by authoring their own blog post.