Teaching Matters

First Things First

“First Things First: Preparing Students For Success”

17th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Thursday and Friday, March 7 & 8, 2019

About the Conference

Keynote Speaker 2019

Portrait of Dr. Kirk Nooks
Dr. Jeffery Galle,
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Teaching Matters is celebrating its seventeenth annual interdisciplinary conference in 2019 at Gordon State College on its main campus in Barnesville, Georgia.  Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Posters focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, issues surrounding teaching and learning, and educational theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for teaching, with conference events designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning. 

About this year's theme

As educators, we all have one goal in common: student success.  We do, however, go about achieving that goal in ways that speak both to our different disciplines and to our unique teaching styles.  Whether they are first time on campus, returning, or transfer students, what is it that you believe sets up incoming students for success?  In other words, when you begin planning for a new term, what elements are your “first things first?”


Registration Information:

There is a $50 early registration fee.  

Register for Teaching Matters 2019!


Direct any questions to the CETL Director, Dr. Anna Higgins-Harrell at
a_higgins@gordonstate.edu or at (678) 359-5095