ACCA Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium at USF

September 26, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis (USF) will host the 2018 Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium on behalf of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the main USF campus, which is located at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet.

The symposium brings together faculty from ACCA institutions to exchange effective teaching strategies and innovations and/or to present their scholarship on teaching and learning. The plenary session will begin at 9 a.m., followed by concurrent sessions from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nancy Chick, Ph.D.

This year’s plenary session, “Putting Flesh on the Bone: Quality in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” will be presented by Nancy Chick, Ph.D., who is director of the Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is also editor of SoTL in Action: Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice (Stylus, 2018), co-editor of Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (Stylus, 2009) and Exploring More Signature Pedagogies (Stylus, 2012), and founding co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).

Attendees are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation about their own innovative and effective teaching practices by Oct. 12, 2018. General registration also closes on October 12, 2018.

For more information or to register, please contact Trina Zeitz either by email at or by phone at 815-740-3216. The symposium is free for attendees from ACCA institutions.

According to the organization’s website,, “The Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) is a consortium of 15 private liberal arts colleges that was formed in 1966. ACCA’s primary objective is to promote collegiate education in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology/anthropology, and business/economics by stimulating and regularizing cooperative arrangements between the member colleges and universities and other educational and research institutions in the use of staff and facilities.”

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 4,100 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 49,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

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