Update from the West Federation
The Western U.S. Federation covers a large area but has a very active and interested group of members. Last year we had our annual conference in Las Vegas at UNLV. It was truly a wonderful experience with great sessions including food and wine tastings and pairings. And, all of this was done with our members cooperating with each other across school lines. Fantastic! For the past several years our conferences, originated by Metro State in Denver have focussed on the scholarship of teaching. There are some terrific presentations including research done on teaching and administration as well as workshops to develop teaching approaches an skills and share best practices in the classrooms and labs.
The 2013 conference will be at Metro State in Denver this year in their brand new teaching hotel facilities in downtown Denver. It promises to be engaging, fun and educational. The dates are Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd. Be on the lookout for more information on arrangements for the conference. By the way, this is open to all members, not just Western U.S. members. The more the better!