2016 Genteels' Excellence in Teaching Conference

Registration is closed for this event.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
  • Morning Program (Keynote, Poster Presentations, Vendor Showcase and Breakout Session)
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    330 Student Union, North Campus, University at Buffalo
  • Afternoon Post-Conference Workshop
    1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    330 Student Union, North Campus, University at Buffalo

Please note that only Jarvis B lot will be available to non-UB attendees. You do not need a UB parking tag to park in this lot on the day of the conference.(Campus maps)

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 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 Session, Poster Session and Vendor Showcase)

Registration for the morning program is free.


High Impact Practices for Integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) into University Courses: What, Why and How?

In this presentation, David WIley will describe what OERs are, why they are promising, and how to adopt them in order to significantly improve higher education affordability, student outcomes and breadth of impact.

Keynote Presenter

David Wiley, Education Fellow at Creative Commons and adjunct faculty in Brigham Young University's graduate program in Instructional Psychology and Technology

Poster Presentations and Vendor Showcase

Breakout Session

Afternoon Post-Conference Workshop

Post-Conference Workshop Registration Fee (payable by credit card or echeck)


•   UB faculty, staff and TAs: $25

•   Non-UB participants: $35

Post-Conference Workshop

High Impact OER Adoption

In this workshop, David Wiley will lead faculty who have adopted, or are planning to adopt, Open Education Resources (OERs) in place of commercial textbooks through the process of creating their first Renewable Assignment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide a clear definition of OER
  • Compare and contrast disposable and renewable assignments
  • Design a renewable assignment that maximizes learning benefits for students while providing meaningful secondary benefits to other students and the broader community

Registration fees

  • Morning Program (Keynote & Breakout Sessions)
    • UB faculty and staff: Free
    • Non-UB participants: Free
  • Afternoon Post-Conference Workshop
    • UB faculty and staff: $25
    • Non-UB participants: $35
    • Fees are payable by credit card, debit card or echeck (bank account; USA only).


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