About SOCHE ED 2017

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


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

Registration for this event is closed.


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

SOCHE ED 2017 Speaker

SOCHE ED 2017 features a speaker that is an expert in her field, along with a local thought leader, representing various segments of higher education. By attending you will gain knowledge and experience from this outstanding and engaging speaker and effective educator, as well as experience one of the most memorable conference programmed in our region!

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Barkley

Elizabeth F. Barkley is Professor of Music History at Foothill College, Los Altos, California. With almost four decades as an innovative and reflective teacher, she has received numerous honors and awards, including being named California's Higher Education Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, formally recognized by the California state legislature for her contributions to undergraduate education, selected as "Innovator of the Year" in conjunction with the National League for Innovation, presented with the Hayward Award for Educational Excellence, and honored by the Center for Diversity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Additionally, her Musics of Multicultural America course was selected as “Best Online Course” by the California Virtual Campus. She was also named one of two Carnegie Scholars in the discipline of music by the Carnegie Foundation in conjunction with the Pew Charitable Trusts.

A popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter, her interests include engaging students through active and collaborative learning; transforming F2F and online curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners, especially those from new and emerging generations; the scholarship of teaching and learning; and connecting learning goals with assessment. Barkley holds a B.A. and M.A. from University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (co-authored with Claire H. Major, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2016), Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (co-authored with Claire H. Major and K. Patricia Cross, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, Second Edition, 2014), Student Engagement Techniques (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2010), Crossroads: The Roots of America's Popular Music (Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 2007), and three interactive digital textbooks for Kendall Hunt in conjunction with Great River Learning: Crossroads: The Music of American Cultures (2013), World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusions (2012), and co-author with Robert Hartwell of Great Composers and Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (Kendall Hunt, 2015).

Keynote Synopsis

Promoting Student Engagement through Collaborative Learning

Concern over student engagement is now central to conversations regarding quality in higher education, but what does 'student engagement' really mean? And once we know, how can we achieve it? This keynote will introduce a dynamic, 5-component model for understanding what 'student engagement' means and provide examples of collaborative learning techniques for each component that can help elicit students’ best work in today’s varied teaching and learning contexts.

Follow Up Workshop Synopsis

Expanding Your Repertoire of Effective Group Work Activities

Involving students in collaborative learning is a powerful teaching strategy, but we sometimes rely on a limited number of familiar activities. This interactive workshop will provide attendees with an increased toolbox of effective group work assignments by introducing them to group learning techniques in six categories: discussion, problem solving, reciprocal peer teaching, graphic information organizing, writing, and games.

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 kimberly.weaver@soche.org.

Past SOCHE ED Conferences

SOCHE ED 2016 Slides and Presentations



"Beyond Understanding [___] Students:Intercultural Competence that Begins with You"
Sharon Tjaden-Glass, Olena Zastezhko

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