2022 Presenters

Integrating Visual Representations as Assessments of Student Learning

Courtney Kelly Tanner Anderson Lynchburg University

The integration of visual representations allowed students to demonstrate deep knowledge in non-linguistic ways in a Literacy and Leadership course. Suggestions and examples will be shared!

Learning to Thrive Teaching Online: Synchronous, Asynchronous, or Hybrid

Diana Brannon
Elmhurst University

Learn a wide variety of resources designed to help you thrive teaching online. Effective ways to build relationships, engage students, and assess will be discussed.

Eliciting Cognitive Engagement: Lessons Learned From Teaching in a Pandemic

Kelsee Hove
Nicole Kuhl
Drake University

Enhancing student learning can be achieved by improving cognitive engagement. This session will reflect on lessons learned during the pandemic to improve approaches to engagement.

Three Keys for Cultivating Solidarity in the College Classroom

José I. Rodríguez
California State University, Long Beach

The session demonstrates how faculty members can facilitate solidarity with students by using humane messages that promote unique identities, innovative intentions, and proactive agency.

Student Feedback on What Strategies to Maintain Post Pandemic

Timothy M. Ottusch
Adam M. Clark
Darin Knapp
Linda L. Pallock
University of Arizona

The Pandemic significantly impacted college courses. Students provided feedback about what they would like to see kept and dropped from pandemic teaching in post-pandemic classes.

Emergence of Undergraduate Programs Awarding a Pre-PA Degree

Lindsay Gietzen
Oakland University

Pre-PA bachelor’s degree program was designed including the natural and psychosocial sciences and seminar courses that address PA professional trends, resources, and graduate preparation.

A Community of Practice: The Business of Developing Clinical Skills

Denise A. Mills
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona

A community of practice (CoP) is a situated learning environment whereby newcomers become oldtimers in the context of individual, group activity, and identity.

Concurrent Remediation: A Solution to the Pitfalls of Preparatory Courses

Amanda Holton
University of California Irvine

Problems with traditional preparatory courses will be addressed. Our implementation of a concurrent course was able to reverse these problems and lower achievement gaps.

Cognitive Load in Asynchronous Discussions in a Fully Online Course

Emily Faulconer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Cognitive load in asynchronous discussions is explored through five discrete tasks: understanding expectations, crafting the first post, reading posts, creating reply posts, and integrating feedback.

Don’t Listen to Yoda: Try, Try, Try!

Denise Mills
Anita Chu Fountain
Midwestern University

Yoda said, “Do or Do Not. There is no try.” Despite what Yoda said, take a risk, try is the path to success.

Preparing Students for Change: Addressing Student Resistance Through Graduate Advising

Michelle D. Gorenberg, Widener University
Jeni Dulek, Pacific University

This presentation describes an advising program informed by the Integrated Model of Student Resistance to help students navigate the changes inherent in transitioning to graduate studies.

Adaptation as a Way of Learning: Form, Content, and Meaning

Marc Napolitano
United States Air Force Academy

Though film adaptations are popular learning tools, getting students to consider (and engage in) the interpretive process of adaptation, and the relationship between form, content, and meaning, can enrich learning even further.

Cultural Intelligence in the Classroom: A Model for Augmenting Higher Education Curriculum to Teach Cultural Competency Skills

Elisabeth "Lisa" Power
Saint Martin's University


This workshop introduces a replicable model for teaching Cultural intelligence (CQ), a globally recognized way to learn how to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Lessons from a Faculty Development Workshop for Mathematics Instructors

Roxanne Binkerhoff, Utah Valley University
Becky Connelly, Salt Lake Community College

Faculty development programs change attitudes and beliefs of faculty when crafted well. The mindset of the incoming faculty is paramount to creating change.

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Higher Ed’s Problems

Jeremy L. Schnieder, University of La Verne
Jessica L. Tinklenberg, The Claremont Colleges

Transdisciplinary approaches offer an alternative that values shared goals, collaboration, cross-disciplinary conversation, and a basis for transformative action for problems in higher education.

A Happy Student is a Smarter Student

Denise A. Mills
Eugenia P. Roberts
Bradley S. Roberts
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona

Research has shown that happiness and humor can make students more responsive to learning new information and therefore, smarter! Come and see how!

Social Loafing in Student Group Assignments: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

Jan Zantinga
Charles Lyons
James Hopkins
University of Georgia

Student groups may contain social loafers when completing course assignments. This study uses quantitative data to analyze this behavior and suggests instructor responses.

Tips for Developing and Maintaining CBL Partnerships in a Virtual Environment

Jodie Parys
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

This presentation focuses on strategies used by experienced practitioners of Community-Based Learning to pivot CBL partnerships to online and virtual formats during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steps to Develop Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Projects

Sonia Kapur
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Collaboration with international students provides learning and developing new perspectives. Steps to develop a project in your course will be discussed. Let’s collaborate to learn together.

Open World Assessment/Grading: Increasing Student Agency in Demonstration of Learning

Ryan Marnane
Bryant University

Different students demonstrate learning differently at different times, each with differing motivations for doing so—flexibility with grading and assessment practices/policies required.

Having a PAL: Where New-Comers Become Old-Timers

Denise A. Mills
Eugenia P. Roberts
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona

“When one teaches, two learn. - Robert Heinlein” Peer-assisted learning (PAL) has shown that shared learning builds knowledge in a positive, informal, and social environment.

Embracing Action Research in Higher Education

Justina Kwapy
Grand Canyon University

Action research allows practitioners to be more effective at teaching and development of students and supports educators in making sense of their educational context.

Inspire to Learn, to Change, to Innovate

Melodie Rowbotham
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Using appreciative coaching and motivational interviewing as models, participants will discuss and practice ways to help improve teaching and reach their potential as educators.

Post-Pandemic: What Will We Keep?

David Betancourt
Cerritos College

Sharing best teaching practices, technologies, and mindsets/beliefs, developed or underscored during the pandemic, to consider keeping as we move back to F2F instruction.

Student Focused Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are

Clarissa E. Rosas
Concordia University Texas

Becoming a student-ready instructor requires a paradigm shift from preconceived notions about students to redesigning evidence-based instructional practices that meet students where they are.

Presenting is Not Teaching: Moving From “What” to “How”

Rich Lane
Leah Chambers
Clarion University

In professors’ pedagogical training knowledge is consumption—the “what” of learning. This presentation explores an approach that prioritizes immediate practice, application, feedback, and production.

Respectful Discourse: Inclusion In Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Kentina "Tina" Smith
Anne Arundel Community College

Classroom faculty-to-student and student-to-student communications involves social, emotional, and behavioral components. We will explore examples of these components, for respectful interactions in diverse environments.

What Can “Wise Interventions” Teach Us About Equity in the Classroom?

David Gooblar
University of Iowa

Discover what social psychology research on “wise interventions” can teach us about how to pursue equity in any college classroom.

We Long to Belong: Creating Classroom Community for Better Student Engagement

Eric Boyer
Saint Martin's University

We long to belong, and a sense of belonging in the classroom can translate into better outcomes, both social and academic. Come learn some effective strategies to create this environment in your classroom.

Using Protocols to Enhance Group Discussions

Leslie B. Trimmer
The George Washington University

Structuring classroom discussions using protocols offers all participants an opportunity to listen to and respond to others providing everyone an equal voice in the discussion.

Teaching with Simulations: What You Need to Know

Luci Parmer
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Teaching with simulations is a great way to infuse experiential learning within a controlled environment. There are many benefits to student learning when playing simulations.

Linguistic Justice and Grade-Related Anxiety: Students’ Perceptions of Grading Contracts

Tamara L. Black
University of Southern California

Survey results indicate that compared to conventionally graded students, Advanced Writing students on Grading Contracts reported significantly less grade-related anxiety and greater enjoyment and self-expression.

Cultivating Meaningful Partnerships to Promote Holistic Faculty Development

Marc Napolitano
United States Air Force Academy

In order to successfully promote faculty development, we must seek to leverage meaningful partnerships with various offices on our campuses, especially library and research offices.

Place-based Interdisciplinary Curricula: Toward Solving “Glocal” Problems

Laura L. O'Toole
James G. Mitchell
Salve Regina University

Join us to discuss two signature programs that make connections between campus, local communities, and the broader world, forming collaborative student-citizens capable of cross-cultural problem-solving.

Fostering Critical Hope Through Leadership Curriculum

Catherine Fitzgerald
Okanagan College, Kelowna BC, Canada

In the midst of a global pandemic our stories of hope matter. What narratives of hope have emerged that are shaping our future society?

Supporting Students to Become Expert Learners with Universal Design for Learning

Jeni Dulek
Pacific University

To support students to become expert learners, engaging, flexible, and supportive learning environments are necessary. Universal Design for Learning provides strategies for creating these environments.

Mindfulness in the Classroom-Perception and Practice

Elizabeth Valenti
Julia Langdal Grand Canyon University

Original research examining mindfulness in freshmen undergraduate college students is shared. Methods to integrate mindful practices to improve academic performance and well-being will be shared.

Expanding Your Technology Toolbox: Innovations for Collaborative and Active Learning

Angela Clauson
Lesley Mann
Darlene Panvini
Cathey Norton
Marnie Vanden Noven
Belmont University

Our team will discuss the various innovative technologies utilized to improve collaborative and active learning in order for students to deepen their understanding of content.

Online Teaching: The Balancing Act of Synchronous and Asynchronous Delivery

David Betancourt
Cerritos College

This session will provide an opportunity to reflect on the benefits of synchronous and asynchronous teaching while also compiling best practices. Optimum balance between the two methods will be explored.

Modernizing Your Laboratory Course Using Blended Learning

Dana Vaughan
Mattie Brechbiel
Lilianne Nelson
Grand Valley State University

This session will present actionable strategies to utilize blended learning in your laboratory courses to achieve a modern, accessible, and efficient course design.

Reflection to Action: Strategies for Teaching Compassion and Civic Engagement

Leah Chambers
Rich Lane
Clarion University

The session provides an opportunity to interact with the practical underpinnings of service-learning and learn about strategies to equip students to live civic-minded, compassionate lives.

Activating and Advancing Anti-Racist Pedagogies

Rachel Stumpf, UC Davis
Michelle Rossi, UC Davis
Kem Saichaie, UC Davis

Anti-racism can be applied as a lens to examine our teaching and address inequities. Join us to explore, discuss, and reflect on anti-racist teaching practices.

Using A Storytelling Framework in Teaching a GE course

Frank Lin, California State University San Bernardino
Ying Wei, Yunnan Normal University

This presentation illustrates a storytelling framework as a pedagogical methodology in teaching a General Education course and demonstrates its efficacy in producing positive outcomes.

Increase Success in Asynchronous Courses Through Increasing Student’s Social Presence

Evelyn Porter
Roxanne Brinkerhoff
Utah Valley University

High social presence in asynchronous learning is possible. Come for a robust discussion on social presence in strictly online courses!

Integrative Interdisciplinary Teaching – A Synergistic Approach

Hon-Vu Q. Duong, M.D., School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Nevada State College Nina Marcellus, MSN, CNEcl, CHSE, School of Nursing, Nevada State College

To share experience integrating the expertise of two faculty from different disciplines to give our students a multi-layer approach to current healthcare issues.