About the SOCHE ED Conference

SOCHE is turning 50 and SOCHE ED 2017 will be the main event for celebrating our Golden Anniversary! Building on a half century of success, the theme for SOCHE ED is Collaboration for the Future. SOCHE ED promises to challenge higher education to act collaboratively to find solutions to its most pressing issues.

This year's conference will be highly interactive, focusing on the importance of collaborative learning and student engagement techniques. Elizabeth Barkley will lead the SOCHE ED conversation with an interactive keynote. This year Elizabeth Barkley will continue the conversation into a highly interactive workshop.

SOCHE ED will bring together academics, administrators, staff, and students from community colleges, public and private colleges and universities. Together, we will RE-ENERGIZE and collaborate for the future through the exchange of ideas, engaging conversation, and critical reflection on how we each contribute to the success of our campuses and ultimately, the success of our students and graduates.

About the Faculty Awards Banquet

Each year SOCHE hosts an awards banquet honoring faculty from each SOCHE member institution. Academic officers at each university select faculty based on each institution’s criteria, with special consideration of demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship throughout the past academic year. This year we will also honor the Diversity and Inclusion Award Winners. We at SOCHE are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Faculty Excellence Award Winners and the SOCHE Diversity and Inclusion Award Winners on Thursday, November 3, 2017 at the Dayton Art Institute from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Gothic Cloister. Registration opens at 11:30 AM.

Award winners may invite two guests ($35 per guest) to the Awards Ceremony luncheon. You must RSVP with your guest's name and email address. Committee members and nominators are encouraged to attend and support their institutions Award Winners ($35 fee).

Check in at the registration table, located outside of The Gothic Cloister, upon arrival to confirm your attendance and for detailed instructions.


November 3 SOCHE ED Conference
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST - Rotunda and Gothic Cloister
9:00 AM WELCOME - NCR Renaissance Auditorium
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM KEYNOTE: Elizabeth Barkley - NCR Renaissance Auditorium
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM WORKSHOP - Gothic Cloister
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM LUNCH and CLOSING of SOCHE ED - Gothic Cloister
November 3 Faculty Awards Banquet
11:30 AM REGISTRATION OPENS - Gothic Cloister
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM LUNCH - Gothic Cloister
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS - Gothic Cloister
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gilbert King - Gothic Cloister
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM AWARDS CEREMONY - Gothic Cloister
3:00 PM CLOSING - Gothic Cloister


November 3, 2017
The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton, Ohio

Hotel Accommodations

Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 South Patterson Boulevard
Dayton, Ohio 45409


$100 Regular Member
$150 Regular Non-Member
$50 Adjunct
$35 Student

Faculty Awards Banquet Only
$35 ALL Attendees

SOCHE ED and Faculty Awards Banquet
$125 Regular Member
$175 Regular Non-Member

Registration for this event is closed.

Need More Information About Each Event?

Click the links below to visit the SOCHE ED Conference and the Faculty Awards Banquet main pages to learn more about the speakers, workshops, and the award winners!

Questions? Suggestions?

For more information on SOCHE's conferences and events or to make suggestions, please contact Kimberly Weaver at 937.258.8890 ext. 106 or at