October 2 – 5, 2013
Raleigh Convention Center
North Carolina
Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning

Venue Information

ISSOTL 2013 was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. The main ISSOTL hotel was the new Raleigh Marriott City Center, which is connected to the Convention Center. Additional rooms were available at the renovated Sheraton Raleigh Hotel located adjacent to the Convention Center. The deadline for securing rooms at the discounted conference rate was 11:50 PM Eastern on Monday, September 2, 2013.

Just 20 minutes away from downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) features numerous carriers offering direct service to 37 destinations. An East Coast hub, RDU offers nearly 450 daily arrivals and departures on nine major and 16 regional carriers. International flights include London and Toronto.

For more information on Raleigh visit:

The Raleigh Visitor Center
The Greater Raleigh Visitor and Convention Bureau

Conference Organizers

Peter Felten, Elon University, [email protected]
Jessie Moore, Elon University, [email protected]
Heidi Ihrig, Conference Consultant, Elon University, [email protected]

Conference Committee

Jeffrey L. Bernstein, Eastern Michigan University
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Elon University
Cathy Bovill, University of Glasgow
Jennifer Clark, University of New England, Australia
Laura Cruz, Western Carolina University
Fernand Gervais, Université Laval
Gordon Joughin, University of Queensland
Beth Marquis, McMaster University
Scott Simkins, North Carolina A&T State University
Kara Yanagida, Western Washington University

Conference Host

ISSOTL 2013 is hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. The Center for Engaged Learning brings together international leaders in higher education to develop and to synthesize rigorous research on central questions about student learning.

Researchers have identified “high-impact” educational practices – study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, service-learning, writing-intensive courses, living-learning communities, and so on. However, while we know what these practices are, we could know much more about three essential issues: (1) how to do these practices well, (2) how to scale these practices to many students, and (3) how students integrate their learning across multiple high impact experiences.

The Center for Engaged Learning: fosters investigations of these and related questions; hosts multi-institutional research and practice-based initiatives, conferences, and seminars; and shares related resources for faculty and faculty developers on high-impact practices for engaged learning.