Keynote Speaker

It is with great regret that due to health concerns the Akron Wayne conference planning committee in cooperation with the AURCO Board of Directors and AURCO Executive Committee have decided to cancel the 2020 AURCO conference that was to be held April 3-4, 2020 at the University of Akron Wayne. We thank the Akron Wayne planning committee for all the work they have put into planning the 2020 conference.

Full-refunds of conference registration fee will be mailed by check, please allow two weeks for processing.

We appreciate all the support of faculty throughout the state and look forward to seeing you at future conferences:
2021 @ UC Blue Ash
2022 @ Akron Wayne
2023 @ Miami
2024 @ Kent Stark

James Lang, Ph.D., Assumption College
Author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

Dr. James Lang photo Small Learning book photo

James M. Lang is a Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is a member of the Fulbright Specialist Program roster in higher education. He has a B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.

Jim is the author of five books, the most recent of which are Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013), and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard UP, 2008). He serves on the editorial board for the journal College Teaching, and edits a new series of books on teaching and learning in higher education for West Virginia University Press. He has also developed an online course on Principles of Effective College Teaching, available from Magna Publications.

Jim writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. His book reviews and public scholarship on higher education have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Time, and America.

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