20-Minute Mentors

These highly focused video presentations answer a single teaching or leadership question and provide actionable insights.

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Magna Online Seminars

Programs that provide actionable information on an array of topics for higher ed faculty and administrators.

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Leadership Conference

The Leadership in Higher Education Conference on October 3-5 in St. Louis, Missouri will examine higher education leadership trends, strategies, and best practices. New and experienced leaders are welcome!

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The Annual Teaching Professor Conference

If you're passionate about pedagogy, The Teaching Professor Conference is for you. You'll experience three days devoted exclusively to the art and science of teaching—in the company of 1,000 or more colleagues—all of them just as committed to teaching excellence as you are. Meet and network with like-minded colleagues, and learn from innovators whose presentations showcase the proven methods and approaches that they've used with their students.

Connecting teachers and leaders with noted education authorities to improve student learning

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Years proudly serving higher education

“[Magna] are leaders in conferences that deliver. You can see that across all the different areas where they’ve been putting on conferences. This one is no different. And given their long history of putting on top quality events—well-run, great speakers, a really good comprehensive package—the value is really outstanding.”
– Lolita Paff, associate professor, Penn State Berks

Events Calendar

  • 16
  • Jul

Getting Started with Backward Design: Meaningful and Measurable Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes and objectives are the first step in backwards design. As such they hold the primary spot in the course development process. Faculty engaged in course or program development who are ill-equipped to design meaningful and measurable outcomes face the prospect of a poorly designed course and less than meaningful learning experiences for students.
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  • 23
  • Jul

Preparing Students for Thoughtful, Ethical Decision Making

All too often, we hear news items on sobering events resulting from ethical decisions—or the lack thereof. Incidents occur in every discipline and profession, and can have serious, wide-ranging implications. Are we doing enough in our teaching to prepare students to thoughtfully address the dilemmas they may face? This online seminar addresses ways faculty can provide students with skills to identify and contend with ethical matters in specific disciplines and professions, civic life, and as part of the educational process (including academic integrity and interpersonal interactions).
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  • 13
  • Aug

Increase Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Visual Literacy with Graphic Novels

Discover how changing instruction from using traditional text to adding graphic novel(s) can open communication with different student groups and also develop skills, such as visual literacy, in all students.
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  • 12
  • Sep

Collaborative Design for Online Introductory Courses: How to Maximize Time and Resources

Recognizing the importance of general studies courses and the disconnect that online learners often feel the course was designed to simultaneously promote content learning; introduce students to all the professors in the department; foster excitement about the discipline; and help distance students feel more intimately connected to the academic department. An effective department-wide, collaborative course development process requires culture-building surrounding spirit of online education, policy regarding course “ownership”, issues surrounding compensation, and guidance for faculty that lack experience in online teaching and learning.
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  • 17
  • Sep

Grade Less, Teach Less, Learn More

This Magna Online Seminar presents a framework of expert-level teaching practices, all backed by the science of how our brains learn. Adopting three elements of a constructivist teaching approach can help to make learners more active, curious, and engaged, all while reducing your workload as an instructor.
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