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Welcome! Please join us for the 1st Annual Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching, which will be held on the Mount Aloysius College campus October 18-19, 2018.

The Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching is an opportunity for secondary and post-secondary educators to share innovative ideas that facilitate student learning. The Conference invites educators charged with transitioning and preparing students for college along with those who teach at the college level.

The Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching is a perfect opportunity to learn about new ideas for the classroom, but it is not restricted to classroom educators. Rather, the Conference offers a venue for other stakeholders in student success to share their best practices (e.g., admissions representatives, advisors, coaches, financial aid counselors, librarians, mentors, technology support specialists, etc.).

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The Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching aims to bring high school and higher education faculty together to foster discourse on student learning, pedagogical approaches and academic, athletic and social engagement. 


Mary Shuttlesworth, PhD
105 Academic Hall
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA 16630

Associate Director:
Ryan D. Costanzo, PhD
206 Academic Hall
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA 16630

Associate Director:
Jessica Jost-Costanzo, PhD
13 Faculty Wing
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA 16630 

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Conference Associate Dr. Ryan D. Costanzo, Conference Director Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth, Conference Associate Director Dr. Jessica Jost-Costanzo


Important Dates

Conference: Oct. 18-19, 2018
Call for proposals opens: January 8, 2018
Call for proposals closes: May 18, 2018
Notifications sent: On or before June 1, 2018
Registration deadline for presenters: July 20, 2018
Early bird registration closes: July 20, 2018
Regular registration closes: October 17, 2018

Keynote Speaker

Christine Cusick

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Christine Cusick is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Seton Hill University. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersections of ecology, story, and memory. She has published numerous ecocritical studies of contemporary literature and has been nationally recognized for creative nonfiction. She is a recipient of Seton Hill University’s Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching award and her most recent book is a coedited essay collection, Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture and Environment.

Call for Proposals – Submit Proposals

From January 8th to May 18th, 2018, we welcome proposals in the following areas:  

  • Teaching
  • Assessment
  • Dual enrollment and college preparation
  • Advising
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Technology and social media
  • Mentoring
  • Athletics
  • Health and wellness

Session Types:

  • Poster: Poster sessions provide an informal opportunity for participants to highlight teaching-related topics.
  • Paper Presentations: Paper presentations provide a more formal opportunity for participants to highlight teaching-related topics. Paper presentations may be individual works or co-authored/co-presented.

All presenters are required to register by July 20, 2018. 

The call for proposals has passed. Please register for the conference using the “Registration” link below. 


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All presenters are required to register by July 20, 2018. 

Registration includes:

  • Access to all conference events
  • Appetizers at pre-conference social event (Oct. 18, 2018)
  • Breakfast and lunch (Oct. 19, 2018)

Early Bird $75.00 July 20, 2018
Regular $90.00 October 17, 2018

Please note: There is no on-site registration. All participants must register online through our website in advance. No refunds will be issued for registration costs.


Tentative Schedule

October 18, 2018 
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Pre-Conference Social Event at Amici’s Restaurant
Address: 102 South Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931

October 19, 2018: Mount Aloysius College Campus

  • 7:45 am – 10:00 am: Check-In and breakfast (Bertschi Center and Technology Commons)
  • 8:30am-8:45am: Opening Remarks (Bertschi Center and Technology Commons)
  • 9:00am-9:45am: Presentation Session 1 (Cosgrave meeting rooms, Academic Hall)
  • 10:00am-10:45am: Presentation Session 2 (Cosgrave meeting rooms, Academic Hall)
  • 11:00am-11:45am: Presentation Session 3 (Cosgrave meeting rooms, Academic Hall)
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch (Bertschi Center and Technology Commons)
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm: Keynote Address: Dr. Christine Cusick (Bertschi Center and Technology Commons)
  • 2:00pm-2:45pm: Presentation Session 4 (Cosgrave meeting rooms, Academic Hall)
  • 3:00pm-3:45pm: Roundtable Discussions (Bertschi Center and Technology Commons)
  • 4:00pm-4:45pm: Poster Session (Bertschi Center and Technology Commons)
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm: Closing Remarks (Bertschi Center and Technology Commons)


Click here for directions to Mount Aloysius College. 

Area lodging:

Quality Inn
111 Cook Road – Route 22 and 219
Ebensburg, PA 15931

To get the special discounted conference rate, call 814-472-6100. Mention that you are with the Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching. Discounted rates are available October 18-19, 2018. To receive the discount, rooms must be booked no later than September 17, 2018. Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the conference on October 19, 2018.

Shuttle departures from hotel to conference: 7:30 and 8:00am

Shuttle departures from conference to hotel: 5:15 and 5:45pm

Cresson House Bed and Breakfast
417 Park Avenue
Cresson, PA 16630

The Station Inn 
827 Front Street
Cresson, PA 16630



Mount Aloysius College 

More information coming soon!

To learn more about our College, visit the About MAC page!

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