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Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy™

Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy™

17th Annual Conference on Higher Education  Pedagogy™

February 12-14, 2025

The Inn At Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center 
Blacksburg, Virginia

The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Each year we welcome over 350 faculty and instructors in Higher Education dedicated to teaching excellence.

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Cate Denial is the author of the forthcoming book, A Pedagogy of Kindness, which explores the discipline of teaching with compassion. People often confuse kindness with simply “being nice.” But kindness requires that a commitment to justice be front and center in our teaching in order for us to co-create incredible learning opportunities with our students.

Cate is the Bright Distinguished Professor of American History, Chair of the History Department, and Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. A 2018-2021 Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, Cate is the winner of the American Historical Association’s 2018 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching award, a former member of the Digital Public Library of America‘s Educational Advisory Board, and sits on the editorial board of the Western Historical Quarterly.

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