Conf Announcement 6/95 Rochester NY LO8

Marty Rosenzweig (
Fri, 3 Feb 1995 11:53:26 -0500 (EST)

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

Sixth Annual International Conference
June 21 - 24, 1995
Saint John Fisher College
Rochester, NY

About the Conference:

PSAC (Problem Solving Across the Curriculum) is a conference that is
integrative in all respects. This year, small group discussions will be
used to provide the opportunity for more in-depth exchanges about
alternative approaches to learning. Plenary speakers will challenge
participants to look critically at today's 'classroom.'

(past paper and workshop titles and authors are available via anonymous ftp
to in pub/PSAC)

We are proud to announce this year's Plenary Speakers:
Prof. Norman Coombs, RIT,
on distance learning
Prof. Kimberley Woodhouse, U. of Toronto,
on Total Quality Management

Other features of the conference include:
paper presentations
highly interactive workshops
Hall of Innovation for demonstrations
vendor displays
poster displays
opportunities to socialize and network
special welcoming event for first-timers, Wednesday evening

Conference proceedings will consist of accepted papers, which will serve as
a valuable resource for faculty interested in incorporating alternative
approaches to learning into their classroom.

Please consider proposing a paper, workshop, or discussion group topic.


We look forward to your participation in this conference. We are accepting
proposals in these areas:

Papers: (10 minutes/10 minute Q&A) Teaching faculty are invited to submit
papers related to the theme of helping students improve critical
thinking and problem solving abilities.

Workshops: (1 hour) Workshops are intended to enhance the skills and
broaden the perspective of the participants. They should be hands-on
or participatory experiences.

Demonstrations/Posters: The Hall of Innovation is a gallery display of
curriculum and teaching ideas. The Hall allows presenters to
demonstrate and discuss ideas with the viewers in a more leisurely

Registration information will be sent out in March. The conference fees
will be $200 for early registration (which includes all meals, proceedings,
and tee-shirt). Registration will be limited to 250 participants.

Call the conference hotline: (716) 385-8452 #5

For more information contact
Susan Hochhauser, Dutchess Commmunity Colllege, Information Officer
(914)471-4500 ext 47ll FAX (914) 471-3360

David Bozak, SUNY at Oswego, Co-chair
(315)341-2347 FAX (315)341-5424

Betty Lawrence, SUNY Empire State College, Co-chair
(518)587-2100 ext. 388 FAX (518)587-5404


Topics could include (but are not restricted to):
cooperative learning
problem-based learning
distance learning
innovative instructional strategies
diversity influences
implementing student-centered pedagogy
critical thinking and learning
experiential learning
cross-cultural theories of learning
outcomes based education
instructional technology
alternative learning environments
theories of problem solving
problem solving in the classroom
quality retention in alternative approaches

A 100 word abstract of the presentation, on 3.5" IBM formatted disk
(WordPerfect 5.1 format or ASCII) or e-mail.
Must be received by Feb. 22, 1995; confirmation mailed by March 1.
Presentation type indicated: paper, workshop, or demonstration/
Presentation title (12 words maximum).
Equipment needs.
Name, affiliation, and address of EACH presenter.
Academic area(s) addressed by the presentation.
Name, phone number, and e-mail address of principle author/presenter
(to whom all correspondence will be addressed).
A self-addressed, stamped postcard if hardcopy acknowledgement of the
proposal is desired.
Presenters must register and pay the registration fee.

Send abstracts to

for Papers
James Segovis
Bryant College
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02817-1284
(401)232-6382 FAX (401)232-6319
Martin Rosenzweig
Math Department, Bryant College
Smithfield, RI 02817-1284
(401)232-6187 FAX (401)232-6319

for Workshops
Susan Palocsay
IDS, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(703)568-3061 FAX (703)568-7938

for Demonstrations/Posters
Sheila Brady-Root
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(716)385-8452 FAX (716)385-7311


Final papers must be received by April 15, 1995.
Papers must be submitted in Word Perfect 5.1 format on an IBM-compatible,
3.5" disk.
A style sheet and formatting guidelines will be sent to each principal

David Alan Bozak Computer Science Department ________|________ SUNY Oswego ___\__(*)__/___
(315) 341-2347 Oswego, NY 13126 o/ \o

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