The Virginia faculty of Saint Leo University presents a day of learning focused on perspectives in successfully teaching adult learners and non-traditional students. These two cohorts are considered by many experts to be the fastest growing populations of students attending America’s colleges and universities. Professors and students will present their research on how to serve this fascinating education segment through live presentations and poster exhibits.
The Virginia Region Interdisciplinary Academic Conference (VRIAC) is an assembly of educators whose central purpose is to advance the knowledge of those who teach at post-secondary institutions, and students seeking degrees. Through conference programs, academics and students will have access to up-to-date information across disciplines, to have the opportunity to network with others of similar interests, and to increase their preparation to compete in the workforce of the 21st century.
An adherence and promotion of Saint Leo University’s core values guides conference organizers in managing the affairs of the conference. Thus, conference events, and products derived from the conference, will continually evolve with an eye toward excellence; managed through responsible stewardship of resources; and designed to encourage community and personal development.
Further, the organization will operate with respect for all and will be known throughout the education landscape as an operation that conducts itself with integrity.
The VRIAC will evolve in a manner consistent with the creation of a brand for which educators, students, and academia staff will turn to as the premiere source to learn about adult and nontraditional learners through event presentation, to gain publishing opportunities through its media vehicles, and to learn about constructing career-enhancing personal and professional relationships through engagement and interaction.