Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching

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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. 


Dr. Sara Rutledge, Professor of Education, Conference Chair
42 Chapel
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA 16630


Important Dates

Conference: Oct. 23, 2020
Call for proposals opens: January 10, 2020
Call for proposals closes: May 15, 2020
Notifications sent: On or before June 5, 2020
Registration deadline for presenters: July 24, 2020

Regular registration closes: October 19, 2020

Keynote Speaker

Lynanne Black, Ph.D., Department of Educational and School Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Headshot Photo of Keynote Speaker Lynanne Black, Ph.D.

Lynanne Black is a certified school psychologist and an associate professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Black has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of educational psychology, learning, behavior, assessment and intervention, and family-school relations.

Upon coming to IUP, Black has taken on several leadership roles, including director of the Child Study Center, internship coordinator, chair of the Department Review Board, and cochair of the Children’s Advisory Commission of Indiana County, all leading to her current position as chair of the department. Furthermore, she served as the mental health consultant to Indiana County Head Start from December 2005 to May 2010.

Black’s areas of interest include preschool assessment, parental involvement in children’s education, school-family partnerships, and emergent literacy development.


Call for Proposals – Submit Proposals

From January 10th to May 15th, 2020, 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 24, 2020. 


Registration is not yet open

All presenters are required to register by May 15, 2020. 

Registration includes:

Conference registration is $75.

  • Access to all conference events
  • Appetizers at pre-conference social event in Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College on Friday, October 22, 2020
  • Breakfast and lunch (October 23, 2020)

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 22, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Pre-Conference Social Event in the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery on the campus of Mount Aloysius College

October 23, 2020: 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. Lynanne Black (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

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

The Station Inn 
827 Front Street
Cresson, PA 16630



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