Faculty Development & Conferences
Each year, LVAIC supports a number of annual programs, conferences and symposia that are collaborative in nature and innovative in their approach to delivering faculty development.
COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING INITIATIVE (CITI)
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is available for faculty, staff, or students seeking high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and more. Those interested in accessing the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) information for member campuses, please visit the login page or register for an account here. Under “Select Your Organization Affiliation,” select “Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.” Set up your account using your campus e-mail address.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Learn more about the LVAIC Leadership Skills Academy, LVAIC Management Development Certificate, LVAIC Higher Education Leaders Institute, and more opportunities here.
CAMPUS CENTERS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Individual campuses offer their own Centers for Teaching and Learning for faculty development purposes. Please connect with these through each individual campus website to receive the most updated information on events and symposia.
LVAIC EVENTS, CONFERENCES, AND SYMPOSIA
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No Upcoming A's for Vets Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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Academics for Veterans, or A’s for Vets, is an alliance, formed by The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council, consisting of Institutions of Higher Learning in the Lehigh Valley, endeavoring to better support veterans seeking education and support. Current partner schools are: Cedar Crest College (School of Adult and Graduate Education) DeSales University East Stroudsburg University Kutztown University Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) Lincoln Technical Institute McCann Schools of Business Moravian College Muhlenberg College New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Northampton Community College Penn State University Our mission is to bring together a group of higher learning institutions in the Greater Lehigh Valley and collaborate to train, educate, and support discharged military veterans and their qualifying dependents to be successful in achieving their professional and personal educational goals. The vision is that through these efforts all veterans attending these schools will gain meaningful employment and/or achieve their academic goals, preferably in the Greater Lehigh Valley area.
No Upcoming Academic Chair Training Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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LVAIC is sponsoring a one-day workshop for the professional development of academic department chairs. This highly interactive day will focus on two critical themes challenging academic leadership today. Hiring and Evaluation Hiring and evaluation are two of the highest risk activities in which academic leaders engage. This portion of the day will focus on supervisory best practices, legal compliance and effective tools for hiring and evaluation. Conflict Management The second portion of the workshop will focus on managing and resolving departmental conflict and dysfunction. Participants will be engaged in identifying and implementing creative, practical and accessible communication and conflict management tools.Events for Faculty
No Upcoming Adult Learners Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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This one-day conference sponsored by The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) continues to explore issues related to the adult learner, the fastest growing population in colleges today. Topics for the range from blogging to the needs adult LGBTQ learners. Previous attendees have represented many institutions of higher education including community colleges, two-year colleges, and private and public colleges and universities. Deans, faculty, advisors, students, and staff will all find something of interest to take back and use at their home institutions.Events for FacultyEvents for StaffEvents for Students
Next Advancing Digital Accessibility Symposium: March 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am. Sign Up »
1. Raise awareness among key consortium personnel of our institutional obligations under federal disability law, including: • “to take steps necessary to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services” (Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990) • to ensure that "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . ." (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973). • to ensure that all telecommunications equipment and service providers contracted with the institution make their products and services accessible to people with disabilities, (Section 255 of the Federal Communications Act, 1998). • to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities, (Section 255 of the Federal Communications Act, 1998). • to “remove architectural barriers in existing facilities, including communication barriers that are structural in nature, where such removal is readily achievable,(Section 255 of the Federal Communications Act, 1998). • Offer alternative methods to make goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages when barrier removal is not readily achievable, (ADA Title III Regulation 28 CFR Part 36, 1990). 2. Identify, coordinate, and advance ongoing institutional efforts in the area of digital accessibility including websites, digital publications, emails, announcements, and course materials. 3. Explore the establishment of a Consortium- Wide Digital Accessibility Working Group or community of practice modeled after the Five Colleges Consortium (consisting Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, UMass Amherst)Events for FacultyEvents for Staff
No Upcoming Africana Studies Symposium Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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Students, faculty, staff from all LVAIC institutions (Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College) and members of the public are invited to participate in the inaugural LVAIC Africa Day Symposium. The theme for the symposium is "Africa is the Future."Events for FacultyEvents for StaffEvents for Students
No Upcoming Bridging the Gap Diversity Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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This year's conference theme is "Owning Our Stories; Hearing Our Voices." We are interested in helping students from diverse backgrounds thrive academically and socially by exploring and giving voice to themes of intersectionality and identity development.Events for Students
No Upcoming Campus Sustainability Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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This conference consists of sustainability-themed presentations, interactive workshops, poster sessions and exhibitor forums. The theme of resilient sustainability efforts on a college campus is supported throughout the conference.Events for FacultyEvents for StaffEvents for Students
No Upcoming Career Development Professional Development Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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The Career Development Professionals from the surrounding campuses partner for professional development workshops and conferences. These span in participation from administrative support staff to directors. These events are planned and implemented by the Career Development staff group that makes up the LVAIC Career Development community of practice.Events for Staff
No Upcoming Comprehensive Care and Support for the Concussed College Student Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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No Upcoming Cyber Security Awareness Month Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness month and LVAIC (Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges) is sponsoring a Cyber Security Awareness Month event series. This will include a Video & Poster competition among LVAIC students as well as a series of workshops focused on different aspects of cyber security.Events for Students
No Upcoming Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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This is a one-day workshop on the integration of digital tools into course design and pedagogy for all LVAIC faculty. The conference includes Lightning Round presentations where LVAIC faculty showcased the use of a specific tool in one of their courses and thematic "Test Kitchen" sessions where presenters provided more information on strategies for effective integration of tools to support student learning outcomes and course goals.Events for Faculty
No Upcoming Ecology and Evolution Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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See what ecologists and evolutionary biologists of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas are up to!Events for FacultyEvents for StaffEvents for Students
No Upcoming Geometry and Topology Seminar Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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This conference includes sessions of contributed talks, divided roughly between Differential and Complex Geometry, Algebraic Topology, and Geometric Topology.Events for Students
No Upcoming Information Literacy Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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This event brings together LVAIC faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in the theme, Inquiry in the Information Age: Information Literacy as Critical Thinking. Information literacy is thinking critically about the consumption and production of information and participation in the information ecosystem. This symposium seeks to join these two concepts in the service of forwarding an inter-campus and interdisciplinary conversation. How can we as educators shape a pedagogy where these two work together? What might that look like? And what kind of impact can it have? What is critical thinking? “Critical thinking is a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.” (Association of American Colleges and Universities) What is information literacy? “Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” (Association of College and Research Libraries) How are information literacy and critical thinking related? Information literacy is thinking critically about the consumption and production of information and participation in the information ecosystem. This symposium seeks to join these two concepts in the service of forwarding an intercampus and interdisciplinary conversation. How can we as educators shape a pedagogy where these two work together? What might that look like? And what kind of impact can it have?Events for FacultyEvents for Staff
Next International Student Poster Symposium: February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am. Sign Up »
The symposium will allow the international students to present their work and have meaningful conversations with faculty, staff and other students. The conversations will allow all participants to have wider lens through which they can see the world; the international students will present their view of world and learn how other people see the world and vice versa. This way, they can be heard and begin creating relationships with many different people. It will also allow the students to explore the campuses in the Lehigh Valley and get to know their community.
No Upcoming Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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The Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo specifically targets new graduates and current students for internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, part-time employment and/or full-time employment.Events for Students
No Upcoming Lehigh Valley Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Meeting Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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Next LGBTQIA Intercollegiate Conference: February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am. Sign Up »
This conference focuses on Finding Your Voice. The conference is co-sponsored by LBGT/Gender and Sexuality programs of Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, Moravian College, and Northampton Community College. During this day-long event, students, faculty, staff, and community members from across the Lehigh Valley come together to discuss strategies, build skills, share stories to engender learning, and learn to recognize the potential impact of finding one’s own voice and listening to the voices of others.Events for Students
No Upcoming Mathematics Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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The Student Mathematics Conference focuses primarily on presentations given by undergraduate students. The Student Mathematics Conference is sponsored by the Moravian College Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, with support from USG and the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.Events for Students
No Upcoming Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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This conference consists of various paper presentations and performances by students. In addition, you can enjoy plenary presentations and performances as well as visual arts exhibits.Events for Students
No Upcoming Moravian Writers' Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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With a focus on community, craft, and inspiration, the Moravian Writers' Conference presents opportunities to work with accomplished faculty- established and emerging writers and publishing professionals- through workshops, craft talks, readings, and more.Events for FacultyEvents for StaffEvents for Students
Next New Employee Reception: December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm. Sign Up »
Welcome new faculty and staff! In interest of continually connecting members of the LVAIC community, LVAIC hosts this annual event to inform new faculty and staff of LVAIC opportunities, as well as connect and engage them with their peers on their own and other LVAIC campuses.Events for FacultyEvents for Staff
Next Nursing Research Collaborative: April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am. Sign Up »Events for FacultyEvents for StaffEvents for Students
Next Retirement Seminar: December 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm. Sign Up »
The LVAIC Retirement Seminar Series is designed to to provide the LVAIC community with information to help plan for their transition to retirement. Session I: Planning for your financial security and estate planning. Presented by David Ellowitch, CFP® a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Dionysios Pappas Esq of Vasiliadis and Associates Presentation materials are available here. Session II: The emotional transitions experienced prior to and after retirement. Presented by Jamila Bookwala, Dean of Curriculum and Research and Professor of Psychology, Lafayette College and Alan W. Childs, Professor emeritus Psychology Department, Lafayette College Presentation materials are available here. Session III: Understanding Medicare and long-term care options. Presented by Terri Cantrel, Independent Insurance Agent and Theresa Hogan, Attorney at Law Session IV: Active Lifestyles Presented by Cathy Heimsoth, Executive Director, Traditions of Hanover, Bethlehem, PA and Jeff Tintle Managing Director of Thrive MediaEvents for FacultyEvents for Staff
No Upcoming Society for Neuroscience Research Symposium Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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Undergraduates are encouraged to submit abstracts of their research and service learning endeavors in the disciplines of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy of the Mind.Events for Students
No Upcoming State of the Lehigh Valley Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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Each year, the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium publishes the State of the Lehigh Valley: Community Trends at a Glance, a report that showcases consortial faculty research on the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley region. The report is released at an annual event each spring, which provides a venue for local business and community leaders to gather, listen to findings, and discuss opportunities for collaborative action.Events for FacultyEvents for Staff
No Upcoming Student Affairs Professional Development Workshop Series Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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The LVAIC Student Affairs Development Series will provide an opportunity for the student affairs staff from across the LVAIC community to come together to explore topics pertinent to their work and to network with their peers. The goals of the student affairs development series will be to: • Explore topics and challenges impacting student affairs professionals • Generate best practice recommendations for the LVAIC community • Foster collaborative relationships with student affairs staff from across LVAIC campusesEvents for Staff
Next Teagle Hybrid Course Development Workshop: November 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am. Sign Up »
This workshop allows for the presentation of the work of five member cohorts to be displayed to the six member campuses.Events for FacultyEvents for Staff
No Upcoming Thought Leadership Workshop Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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The LVAIC institutions have a collaborative opportunity to hold conversations on our campuses, in the Lehigh Valley, and across the greater region that will promote understanding around the importance of higher education and the impact the changing environment has on our campuses and our community. Conference Outcomes Participants will be able to: 1. Understand key internal and external challenges facing higher education 2. Advocate and engage their campus and LVAIC colleagues in this discussion to increase dialog and understanding 3. Participate in campus and collaborative opportunities and initiatives to respond to these challenges in the campus and local community.Events for FacultyEvents for Staff
Next Unconscious Bias Training Workshop: February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm. Sign Up »
This interactive workshop offers participants the opportunity to observe a faculty search committee evaluating a list of candidates being considered for a final interview. CITE’s innovative approach combines video, live actors, and facilitated discussion to explore bias implicit in this critical piece of the faculty hiring process.Events for FacultyEvents for Staff
No Upcoming Undergraduate Psychology Conference and Neuroscience Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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Psychology students gave 20 paper and 13 poster presentations on topics in social, developmental, educational, health, cognitive, and gender psychology. The Psychology keynote speaker was Dr. Catherine Bagwell, an established researcher in developmental psychology/psychopathology from Colgate University, who addressed the importance peer relations and friendships in childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood.Events for Students
No Upcoming War and Peace Building Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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For far too many local inhabitants, a community-level, truthful reflection on the meaning of the recent U.S. wars remains elusive. We invite local scholars, veterans, activists and students in the Lehigh Valley to become partners and interlocutors in a process of learning and healing.Events for FacultyEvents for StaffEvents for Students
No Upcoming Women's and Gender Studies Conference Found.Please check back regularly to see when the next one is posted.
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The Women's Studies Conference is an annual event where female undergraduate students can come and showcase their wonderful achievements. Students from LVAIC and neighboring college and universities are invited to present high quality academic papers, research projects, videos, artwork, photography, poetry, dances, and more!Events for Students