Salem Professor and Student to Present at National Conference

Salem Professor and Student to Present at National Conference

February 11, 2013

Salem College not-for-profit management professor and director of the not-for-profit management and arts management programs Dr. Darlene Rodriguez and student Debbie Furr will present at the national Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching on Feb. 16 in Greensboro, NC.

Their presentation, “Making the Case (Statement) for Philanthropy Education,” will examine how students benefited from evidence-based pedagogical paradigms in learning and applying philanthropic practices in a nonprofit management course that ultimately led to the students’ case statements, grant proposals and ideas to be considered in a capital campaign. The presentation is based on one of the assignments completed by students in Dr. Rodriguez’s fall 2012 course, “NFPM 250: Not-for-Profit Fundraising.”

Lilly Conferences are held quarterly and combine workshops, discussion sessions and major addresses with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning. Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators from all over the world to discuss topics such as building community, gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning and evaluating teaching.

The Salem College not-for-profit management program is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to "Third Sector" corporations and begins to prepare them to assume leadership roles in those organizations.