About the Conference 


The Anchoring Higher Ed Conference is a biennial, daylong campus convening

that gathers scholars, teachers, students, researchers, and community members to share their work and insights on teaching, learning, and community engagement in the academy. It reflects our mission as an anchor institution, in and of the City of Newark, and demonstrates the university’s commitment to access, transformative learning, and radical inclusion.

The conference focus on innovation in pedagogy and student engagement provides the perfect opportunity for us to launch the  university’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, showcasing the research of our graduate students in engaging presentations of three minutes or less. Created in 2008 by the University of Queensland, the 3MT has become an acclaimed international research competition. The P3 Collaboratory, in conjunction with the Graduate School-Newark, welcomes our finalists to present their research as we join universities across the globe to enhance scholarly communication, promote publicly-engaged research, and celebrate our students’ outstanding work.


Learn more about the 2019 Conference


The 2019 theme, “Innovative Teaching for the 21st Century Classroom,” was crafted to explore how high-impact pedagogical practices, tech advances and collaborations, and student research breakthroughs have the potential to radically change student outcomes. The conference included a faculty learning lab and immersive breakout sessions that leveraged high-impact pedagogical practices with a focus on experiential learning and enriching our diverse campus climate. The conference also featured the accomplishments of awardees of the Chancellor’s Seed Grant Program and the Lumina / RU-N Course (Re)Design Grants.

For more information, see booklet here.

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