About the Conference

Please join us for the 2016 Faculty of the Future Conference. Last year, our one-day conference attracted more than 200 attendees from 40 institutions and eight states to share and learn successful teaching and learning initiatives through presentations, roundtables, poster sessions, and networking. The 14th annual conference will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, and is open to all educators and administrators who are committed to improvement in all areas of higher education.

Conference Goals

  • To provide a forum for professional development
  • To exchange ideas and best practices to improve student outcomes
  • To foster networking experiences for higher education faculty

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We are pleased to have Dr. Van Meter!

Dr. Van Meter is an Associate Professor of Education and Professor-in-Charge in the Educational Psychology program at Penn State. She conducts research across a range of STEM disciplines on college students’ learning from multiple verbal and nonverbal representations such as text, diagrams, and equations. In this research, Dr. Van Meter uses cognitive theories of learning to understand how students use these representations and to guide the design of instructional interventions. Dr. Van Meter has been a co-PI on several funded projects examining these issues and has published findings in both Educational Psychology and discipline-area journals. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the journals Contemporary Educational Psychology, Instruction and Learning, and the Journal of Experimental Education.  

Conference Location

The Faculty of the Future Conference will be held at Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA. Our central Bucks County campus, conveniently located off I-95 in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, is within easy driving distance of the Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York region.