Founded in 1972, Magna Publications serves the higher education community supporting professional development.
The Teaching Professor Virtual conference
  • MAY 29-SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Travel restrictions may keep you from attending this May’s Teaching Professor Conference – but you can still benefit from much of the conference’s content. For 2020, we’re offering a virtual alternative. It features live feeds of conference plenary sessions along with on-demand delivery of three dozen concurrent sessions. 

  • AUGUST 18 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Have you ever had difficulty getting students to complete required readings?  Is it a challenge to get them to think more critically about the content? This Magna Online Seminar will introduce four methods for increasing your students’ engagement with course readings.  Each method will be explored in detail, and all materials will be supplied for you to use these activities with your own classes.

  • SEPTEMBER 1 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

For STEM educators who are striving to meet student interest in inclusive and meaning-centered education, this Magna Online Seminar provides concrete, evidence-based strategies and a framework for reimagining a STEM education through a humanities lens.

  • SEPTEMBER 10 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Through the use of open pedagogy and open syllabi, instructors can empower students to play a larger role in the development and curation of learning materials for their classes. In this Magna Online Seminar, we will introduce the concepts of open pedagogy and open syllabi and discuss practical ways they have been successfully used in classroom settings with both commercial and open educational resource (OER) materials.

  • SEPTEMBER 15 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

It’s quite evident that improving retention and degree completion are complex tasks that involve the entire university structure. STEM education adds a layer of complexity that can be challenging when curriculum design and delivery modalities are changing toward an online system. This Magna Online Seminar will provide actionable advice on how to meet students’ interest in flexible learning options without compromising course quality or students’ achievement of mastering learning objectives.

  • SEPTEMBER 24 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Have you integrated inclusive pedagogies into your teaching and wonder what’s next? Are you ready to be more intentional about making your assignments and course content more equity-minded? This Magna Online Seminar will identify evidence-based approaches to add equity-minded content and improve the success of minoritized students in your disciplinary and institutional context.

  • OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2020

This year, we’ll be meeting online as a virtual conference. Together we’ll examine today’s issues, leadership strategies, and best practices as they relate to higher-education leadership. 

 

  • OCTOBER 6 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Emotions are strongly linked to how we pay attention, focus, engage, remember, and learn. This online seminar will present practical strategies for putting the power of emotions to work in online classes to help capture and hold students’ attention, better engage students in their learning, and ultimately help them persist and succeed.

  • OCTOBER 20 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

You’ve come across a multitude of leaders in your profession. Some good, some bad, and some somewhere in between. This online seminar will guide you in developing your own leadership style through exploring and comparing two opposing  styles, servant and toxic leadership.

  • NOVEMBER 3 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

This Magna Online Seminar is for aspiring, new, and experienced academic chairs who desire a meaningful and productive working relationship with their deans and seek guidance in navigating the bureaucracy and politics of their institutions. You’ll receive insight about how to develop this important relationship to benefit and advance your department.

  • NOVEMBER 20-22, 2020 - ORLANDO, FL
The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.
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