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2011 National Symposium


Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium

Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2011
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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We are experiencing major transformation in teaching and learning, which will have far reaching impacts on students, faculty, and educational institutions. This change arises from the convergence of several factors that are redefining higher education in the 21st century.

The availability of new technologies also expands the repertoire of instructional tools that faculty can utilize in their courses. Until recently, almost all teaching and learning happened within the four walls of a classroom at a scheduled time and location. Today, students and faculty can interact via blogs, chat-rooms, games, or even disguised as avatars in a "second life" simulation. An increasing number of courses are being taught mostly or completely online, where discussion occurs electronically rather than in person. However, the rapid pace of technological innovation has often created a digital culture divide on our campuses, with faculty on one side and students on the other. How can faculty learn and implement new instructional technologies to enhance student learning?

The Faculty Resource Network at New York University is pleased to announce the 2011 National Symposium on Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium. During the two-day symposium, through keynote presentations, plenary panels, and breakout sessions, attendees will examine how faculty can learn and implement innovative instructional technologies to enhance student learning.

Registration Information

If you would like to register for the symposium, please complete the registration form and return it to our office by fax to 212-995-4101 or by email to by Friday, November 11, 2011. To view the registration form, click here.

Registration Deadline| November 11, 2011
Hotel Reservation Deadline| October 20, 2011

Participation in the National Symposium is free of charge for faculty members and administrators from Faculty Resource Network and Leadership Alliance member institutions. To see if your institution is a member of the Faculty Resource Network or Leadership Alliance, please click here. For participants outside of the FRN consortium, there will be a $150 registration fee. Upon receipt of your registration form, you will receive an invoice for payment.

Hotel Information

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of the Faculty Resource Network National Symposium at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, located on 1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Resting on a beautiful peninsula in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Caribe Hilton hotel is one of the island's luxury hotels. Set in 17 acres of exotic gardens, the hotel is ideally located in Puerto Rico – just a short drive from old San Juan and the Condado area. It's also just 15 minutes' drive from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport and five minutes from San Juan's new Convention Center. For information on the amenities available at The Caribe Hilton Hotel, please click here.

To take advantage of this special hotel arrangement, please call the Caribe Hilton Hotel Reservations Department at 1.787.721.0303 from Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. When reserving your room mention that you are with a conference group and provide reference code NYU Faculty Resource Network Meeting. Please have a major credit card ready to guarantee your reservation.

Rooms are on reserve for November 17, 18, and 19. For the best room selection and availability, please make your plans as early as possible.

A limited number of rooms are available at the group rate until the room block has been filled, or until October 20, 2011, after which the normal rate and availability restrictions will apply.

Special Symposium Rate

Standard Rooms: $149 per night

  • The room rate is for single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes. Payment must be made with a major credit card or cash instrument. Checks and third party credit cards are not accepted.
Ground Transportation

Limited bus service between the symposium proceedings at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, the University of the Sacred Heart, and the conference hotel will be provided to attendees at no additional cost. Additional information regarding bus service will be sent to symposium registrants in early November.

Previous National Symposia
  • 2010 National Symposium: "Engaging Students in the Community and the World"
  • 2009 National Symposium: "Challenge as Opportunity: The Academy in the Best and Worst of Times"
  • 2008 National Symposium: "Defining and Promoting Student Success”
  • 2007 National Symposium: "Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy”
  • 2006 National Symposium: "The Millennial Student”
  • 2005 National Symposium: "Spirituality and Higher Education"
  • 2004 National Symposium: "Beyond Brown vs. Board of Education: Diversity and Higher Education"
  • 2003 National Symposium: "Approaching Assessment: The Road Ahead"
  • 2002 National Symposium: "Being a Professor..."
  • 2000 National Symposium: "The Future of Liberal Arts Education"
  • 1999 National Symposium: "The Teaching and Learning Continuum"