Outstanding Professors

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About the Outstanding Professors' Academy

The ELA's Outstanding Professors' Academy (OPA) assists professors in their crucial role as educator/leader with programs specifically tailored to their unique needs. Professors assume leadership roles and responsibilities every day in their multiple relationships with students, peers, administrators and the public. The leadership academy is a rare opportunity for them to hone and sculpt their abilities to lead in a time of rapid change. The professors meet four times throughout the academic year at various locations throughout the state. Each session is 1½ days, Friday nights and Saturdays so minimal, if any, classes are missed by the faculty.

Early-bird Registration Fee: $1195, includes meals, lodging, and materials (ends 4/24/2015 at 11:59 PM)

Regular Registration Fee:  $1295, includes meals, lodging, and materials (ends 8/7/2015 at 11:59 PM)

2015-2016 Session Dates:

  • September 11-12, 2015, NCED Conference Center, Norman, Leading Your Classroom, Dr. Mark Morvant, Associate Provost, Teaching and Technology & Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Oklahoma
  • November 6-7, 2015, NCED Conference Center, Norman, Cultural Diversity in the University Classroom: Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds, Dr. George
    Henderson, Sylvan N. Goldman Professor Emeritus, David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus, and Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Human Relations, Education, and Sociology, University of Oklahoma
  • February 5-6, 2016, University of Central Oklahoma & Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Edmond, Generation Z? Who, When, How, Dr. Suzanne Tapp, Executive Director and Dr. Allison Boye, Assistant Director, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Tech University
  • April 8-9, 2016, University of Central Oklahoma & Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Edmond, Academic Leadership, Dr. Paul Sechrist, President, Oklahoma City Community College

(Sessions begin at 6 pm the first night and end around 2:30 the following day.)

Enrollment is limited. Guarantee enrollment by signing up today. Participants will receive confirmation once registration is complete.

For more information contact:

Cary Williams Phone: (405) 974-5561 Fax: (405) 974-3922 Email:  cwilliams56@uco.edu