iPED Regional Teaching Conference

Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Inquiring Pedagogies (iPED) Regional Teaching Conference is a professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators from Marshall University and all regionally accredited Colleges and Universities. Each year, the iPED conference offers sessions based on a central theme chosen by conference organizers. Registrants participate in interactive presentations, panel presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops, and clinics which are developed around the conference theme.

History of iPED:  The conference began in 2009 as a Fall Teaching Conference, with sessions led by Marshall faculty for Marshall faculty. The conference was the annual centerpiece of the university’s efforts to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate instruction. In 2020, iPED became a regional conference, inviting regionally accredited Colleges and Universities to be both presenters and attendees. Additionally, the conference was moved to the end of the spring semester, taking place the Wednesday after Marshall’s final exam week.

2021 iPED Regional Virtual Teaching Conference

Conference Theme

“The Great Educational Pivot:  The Impact of Change & Change Agents on Teaching & Learning”

Everyone who knows anything about higher education knows that change occurs slowly – except when it doesn’t. Sometimes, like in the spring of 2020, forces beyond our control penetrate our comfortable cocoon of security and sameness. Consequently, all of us experienced, and continue to experience, what has been referred to as “The Great Educational Pivot.” And, while this may not have been the greatest change ever experienced by higher education, it is certainly the greatest change that has happened in our collective experience of higher education.

This conference is a professional development opportunity for faculty from Marshall University and surrounding colleges and universities. The “what” of the conference is the over-arching theme of change, as embodied in “The Great Educational Pivot.” The “why” of the conference is a change agent, as embodied in COVID19 (this time).

As principal actors in higher education, we would be remiss if we did not take this opportunity to capture our learning and to use what we have learned to be more ready for the next change agent catapulting us into action.

The theme invites faculty, staff, and administrators from Marshall University and all regionally accredited Colleges and Universities to think deeply about change, change agents, and their impact.

The virtual conference begins at 8:30am with a conference overview. Concurrent sessions will begin at 8:45am and conclude at 5:15pm.

Conference Schedules:  Comprehensive Schedule | Quick View Schedule

  • For more information about a session, click on the session title.
  • For each time period, please choose between Room A and Room B.
  • Recorded presentations will be available all day on demand (via Microsoft Teams).



For questions about registration, please contact April Fugett (fugett5@marshall.edu, 304-696-5268) or Jenny Morgan (jennifer.morgan@marshall.edu, 304-696-2206).


Previous year conference information:  2020