Welcome to the home of the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) Annual Conference for 2023. Be sure to bookmark this page as we will update it with the conference schedule, keynote speaker, and program as we get closer to the event.

Friday, October 20, 2023
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lorain County Community College
Spitzer Conference Center
1005 N Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 366-4100
Google map and directions

About OATYC 2023

This year’s theme is Making the Academic Journey HIP: Equity-Minded Teaching Through High Impact Practices. With a focus on High Impact Practices (HIPs), we hope to hear from faculty across the state about lessons, activities, and assessments that provide the deepest learning experiences for students in Ohio. In addition, we hope this discussion highlights how incorporating high-impact practices keeps equity at the forefront of our courses.

Discussion at OATYC 2023 will center around the 11 types of HIPs established by George Kuh:

  • First-Year Experiences
  • Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses and Projects
  • ePortfolios

Check out the following links for more info on HIPs:

Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration for this year’s conference is open now. Register today to lock in the $99 Early Bird price. Registrations after September 15 will be $109. All attendees, including presenters, must register. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and raffle tickets.

Register for OATYC 2023


Jacob Bowman
OATYC 2023 Conference Co-Chair
Instructional Designer

Maria McConnell
OATYC 2023 Conference Co-Chair
Professor, Marketing

Danielle Budzick
Dean, Teaching and Learning Support Division

If interested in becoming a sponsor you can signup at the OATYC Annual Conference Sponsorship page.