Celebrating the Beauty and Magic of Mathematics

Arthur T. Benjamin
Mathemagician and Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College



This quintessential quartet of award-winning UTEP faculty are noted for the passion and authentic interactivity they bring to their students, whether via skateboards, service learning, videos, or even Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches!
Come hear how these professors go beyond the box to motivate and celebrate learning!


Mentoring and Retention: Lessons from a sophomore retention and mentoring initiative for high-achieving minority students in the humanities and social sciences

Víctor M. Macías-González
Professor of History and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The University of Wisconsin

Welcome to The International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning

What is the Sun Conference?

The Sun Conference is dedicated to building a community of teachers primarily in higher education whose commitment to instructional excellence transcends disciplinary, cultural, and national barriers. The focus of the conference is on the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as practical, applied strategies, tools, and techniques based on well-founded teaching and learning principles.

The Sun Conference aims to enhance teaching and learning, especially in the region and among minority serving institutions to help students become successful professionals and responsible citizens.

The conference includes scholarly presentations, round table discussions,  interactive workshops, Wednesday evening reception, and informal gatherings during breakfast and lunch, providing ample opportunity to explore questions, exchange ideas, and learn novel approaches to effective teaching and learning challenges in classroom, community/experience-based, or hybrid or online courses.

CLICK HERE  for link to 2013 Sun Conference testimonals video.

Who Should Attend?

All university, community college and school district faculty, instructional staff, teaching assistants, instructional developers, and administrators with an interest in higher education teaching and learning are invited to share innovative teaching practices, and explore transformative college and university teaching methods and strategies. A special invitation is extended to those who serve these roles at institutions of higher education in New Mexico, Arizona, and West Texas, as well as minority serving institutions that support a 21st century student demographic.