2015 Genteels' Excellence in Teaching Conference

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Academic Excellence through Innovative Teaching

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
  • Time: Morning Program (Keynote & Breakout Sessions) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Post-Conference Workshops will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Location: 106 O'Brian Hall, North Campus, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

The University at Buffalo is committed to academic excellence and to providing students with a transformative educational experience. In support of this commitment, the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) hosts the annual Genteels' Excellence in Teaching Conference. This important professional development opportunity presents topics related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) through examples, research and assessment of innovative teaching practices.

Morning Program (Keynote & Breakout Sessions)

Registration for the morning program is free.

  • Introduction: Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University at Buffalo
  • Keynote: Introduction to the SCALE-UP Project, Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, NC State University
  • Breakout Sessions: Two separate breakout sessions with concurrent presentations on a variety of topics, including online learning, gamification and new assessment strategies.

Afternoon Post-Conference Workshops

Post-conference workshops registration fee

UB faculty and staff: $25

Non-UB participants: $35

This year we are also offering post-conference workshops that will give you an up-close look at strategies for active learning, flipped classrooms or case studies.

Registration fees

  • Morning Program (Keynote & Breakout Sessions)
    • UB faculty and staff: Free
    • Non-UB participants: Free
  • Afternoon Post-Conference Workshops
    • UB faculty and staff: $25
    • Non-UB participants: $35
    • Fees are payable by credit card or check.


This event is sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation and the Gentiles Teaching Excellence Endowment Fund.