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


***Registration has Closed.***

Dates and Deadlines

  • Deadline for discounted registration fees: September 16, 2013
  • Regular registration fees begin: September 17, 2013
  • Online registration closes: September 25, 2013

Cancellation deadline:  September 16, 2013: You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative handling fee, any time prior to September 16, 2013.  Email your request for cancellation to Sherry Reisman at [email protected].  No refunds will be granted after September 16, 2013.


Please note that all fees are in US dollars. If you don’t use US dollars, you may wish to use the Currency Calculator available at: http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html.

ISSOTL Conference  Registration Rates*

  Discounted** Regular
ISSOTL Professional Member - Individual $425 $475
ISSOTL Professional Member - Team (per person)*** $400 $450
Graduate Student $300 $350
Undergraduate Student $200 $250
Non-Member - Solo $550 $600
ISSOTL Professional Member - One Day Attendance (Individual) $200 $250

*Conference Registration Rates above do not include the ISSOTL membership fee.

**Discounted (or “early-bird”) registration rates are available until September 16, 2013

***A team consists of at least 3 people from the same institution. While each person must register separately, you must provide the names of your other group members at the time of your registration.

Conference registrants are strongly encouraged to consider becoming ISSOTL members. In addition to discounted conference registration rates, ISSOTL membership has a number of additional benefits, including subscription to ISSOTL’s journal, opportunities to join ISSOTL interest groups and access to discounts on resources by a number of publishers.

Conference registration includes: Participation in all plenary and concurrent sessions; conference materials; conference receptions (Wednesday, Thursday); continental breakfasts (Thursday, Friday, Saturday); lunch (Thursday, Friday); and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Registration

Developing a Comprehensive Undergraduate Research Program
Wednesday, October 2, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A robust undergraduate research program enriches student learning, enhances faculty productivity, and provides a host of other benefits to a campus (Clark et al., 2000; Noe et al., 2002; Lopatto, 2006; Johnson, 2007). Developing a comprehensive program, or strengthening an existing program, is challenging work. A successful undergraduate research program requires support and participation from students, faculty, and administrators – and also requires sustainable structures, resources, and policies. Even effective programs often confront vexing issues linked to faculty workload, clearly defined roles within the undergraduate research enterprise, institutional valuing of undergraduate research, and student needs as apprentice scholars (Dickinson & Johnson, 2000; Fallow & Johnson, 2000; Johnson, 2002). This symposium will focus on evidence-based practices that support the development and growth of a comprehensive undergraduate research program. Participants will work with leaders in the field to craft practical strategies related to:

  1. Institutionalization of undergraduate research;
  2. Mentor support and development programs; and
  3. Enhanced student outcoms.

For more information about the ISSOTL CUR Symposium, contact Paul Miller ([email protected]).

CUR Registration includes (for Wednesday):  Participation in all CUR sessions, session materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

CUR Symposium only registration fee:

  • Faculty/Staff/Professional  $140
  • Student/Post-doc   $120
Joint Registration for ISSOTL Conference and CUR Symposium:
  Discounted* (Early-bird) Regular
ISSOTL Professional Member – Individual $535 $585
ISSOTL Graduate Student/Post-doc Member $390 $440
ISSOTL Undergraduate Student Member $290 $340
Non-Member Professional $660 $710

* Discounted (or “early-bird”) registration rates are available until September 16, 2013

ISSOTL Pre-Conference Workshops

All Pre-Conference Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Morning Workshops (9:00 AM - 12:00 noon) - Click Here for Descriptions

  • Looking at Art: Making Teaching and Learning Visible
  • Agile Faculty: New Collaboration Strategies for Teaching and SoTL Research 
  • Disarming Faculty Resistance to Taking SoTL Seriously 

Afternoon Workshops (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM) - Click Here for Descriptions

  • Eliminating Zombies with Decoding the Disciplines and Threshold Concepts 
  • "Landscapes of Learning": A Participatory Staged Reading of a New Theatre Piece 
  • Going Really Public: Talking about Teaching and Learning Beyond the Academy

Registration for Pre-Conference Half-Day Workshops is $50.


All-Day Workshops (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, includes lunch) - Click Here for Descriptions

  • Lost and Found in a Wonderland of Mobile Learning 
  • Investigating Student Learning in Service-Learning: Cognitive Development, Academic Learning, Civic Learning, and Intercultural Competence 
  • Symposium on the Digital Humanities, SoTL, and Undergraduate Education 
  • Peer-Review Assessment of teaching using Teaching Portfolios as the Central Document 

Registration for Pre-Conference Full-Day Workshops is $100.