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Wakonse Conference on College Teaching

Kansas State University has sent more than 60 faculty members to Wakonse since 2002. Their attendance is supported by the Office of the Provost, the Teaching & Learning Center, and endorsed by the Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence.


Kansas State University faculty are invited to submit nominations for the annual Wakonse Conference on College Teaching taking place May 22-27, 2014 at Camp Miniwanca on Lake Michigan. The nomination deadline is March 28.

Deans, department heads and colleagues may nominate faculty. Self-nominations also may be submitted. Written support from a dean or a department head will be considered as evidence of the nominee’s recognized commitment to excellence in teaching and providing learning opportunities.

About Wakonse

Since 1990, more than 2,000 faculty members from many colleges and universities have attended the Wakonse Conference on College Teaching. K-State started attending the conference in 2002 and more than 60 faculty members have attended. Their attendance was supported by the provost's office, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and endorsed by the Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence.

The major goal of the Wakonse Conference is to provide inspiration and support for college teaching. During the conference, college teachers share teaching strategies and methods in a rustic environment of Camp Miniwanca, which is near Shelby, Mich. A major focus of the conference relates to pedagogical issues, but participants also discuss many other issues of academic cultures. The conference truly promotes development of junior and senior faculty and has attained national prominence. More information about the Wakonse Conference on College Teaching can be found on its website.

For more information, contact any of the K-State Wakonse fellows or Steve Stockham at 785-532-4453 or sstockha@k-state.edu.

More info about the conference and photos from Wakonse can be found here (PDF)




Lake Michigan beach



2002: Ken Barnard, Jane Fishback, Larry Glasgow, Pat Payne

2003: Doug Benson, Deborah Brosdahl, Jana Fallin, Jimmy Splichal

2004: Jan Coles, Judith Collins, Michele Janette, Junh Oh, Marcia Stockham

2005: Pat Ackerman, Gayle Doll, Dean Hall, Kaleen Knopp, Katrina Lewis, Tina Remig, Eric Shappee, Alysia Starkey, Bobb Stokes

2006: Kate Brockway, Bill Genereux, Keith Hohn, Peggy Honey, Julia Keen, Cathie Lavis, Melody LeHew, Sundeep Rayat

2007: Barbara Anderson, Mary Lee Cochran, Royce Ann Collins, Leslie Hannah, Troy Harding, Richard McFarland, Julie Pentz, Joyce Yagerline, Xiaoying Yan

2008: Robbie Bear, Tar Coleman, Elizabeth Davis, Sherry Haar, Florence Neymotin, David Nichols, John Schlup, Lisa Tatonetti, Kathy Voecks, Richard Zajac

2009: Sajid Alavi, Christopher Bopp, Jianhan Chen, Laci Cornelison, Lotta Larson, Brian Lindshield

2010: John Unruh, Ginger Loggins, Teresa Hartman, Jacqueline Wood, Dana Townsend, Raylene Alexande

Transfers: Jennifer Molidor (from University of Notre Dame)