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The VWC Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL) provided support for sixteen members of the Virginia Wesleyan faculty to attend the 9th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech, February 14 – 17. The conference, focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning, showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Six members of the VWC faculty presented a session or poster at the conference: Professor of Management, Business, and Economics Linda Ferguson, Professor of Art History Joyce Howell and Professor of English Sue Larkin presented "Blending Digital Pedagogies into Face-to-Face Classes;” Professor of Chemistry Joyce Easter presented "Invigorating the Lab Curriculum with Process Skill Development;" and Professor of Mathematics Denise Wilkinson and Professor of Sociology Kathy Stolley presented "Talk About Teaching: A Case Study of a Faculty Forum Created to Encourage and Foster Effective Teaching." Conference attendees also included: Assistant Professor of English Kellie Holzer, Associate Professor of English Rebecca Hooker, Associate Professor of Management, Business, and Economics Paul Ewell, Coordinator of Accreditation, Data Collection, and Reporting Sandra Ewell, Associate Professor of Psychology Taryn Myers, Assistant Professor of English Jen Slivka, Professor of Communication Kathy Merlock Jackson, Associate Professor of Psychology Gabi Martorell, Director of the Learning Center Julia Capewell and Director of Instructional Technology Robin Takacs. VWC faculty will share lessons learned at this conference at a Talk about Teaching session on March 14 in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library.