1st Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

The 1st Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Dixie State University

April 10, 2015

Theme: Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Learning

On April 10, 2015 The Center for Teaching & Learning and the Teaching and Learning Committee joined together to offer the 1st Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Dixie State University. The purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for DSU faculty and staff to share and learn new teaching and learning best practices, innovations, and lessons learned to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus. The response was amazing! We had 30 presentations scheduled over the course of the conference, with some faculty members giving two or three presentations. We were privileged to have Dr. David Merrill present as the keynote speaker. One hundred fifty faculty and staff joined us throughout the day to listen to and learn from their colleagues. We know that many faculty wished to attend, but due to scheduling conflicts, were unable to attend. For the benefit of those who could not attend and those that would like a refresher on the conference, below is the schedule of events with videos for each presentation. Unfortunately the roundtable session could not be recorded, however we were able to include any handouts provided. Please enjoy the videos and presentations put together by the great faculty and staff at Dixie State University. If you would like more detailed information about the presentations below, click on the title to view an abstract.

Conference Schedule

Preconference Mingle and Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Pick up your name badge and conference program, refreshments will be provided (coffee, juice, pastries, etc).

 

Conference Welcome: 9:00 – 9:15 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Conference introduction and welcome by Dr. Bill Christensen, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer.

 

Roundtable Session: 9:20 – 10:00 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Name

Presentation

Presentation Files

Assunta Hardy Engaging faculty to promote change: Exploring the assessment literature and reflecting on lessons learned PPT
Allyson Hamilton The Effective use of Educational Interpreters PPT
Alex Chamberlain Hitting the wall: why stopping can be the best way to jumpstart creativity PDF
Janet Campbell Bridge to Success – Single Sign-On to Integrated Course Materials in Canvas PDF
Adriana Brandt
Angie Child
Dee Murray
Maximizing student engagement: How to move from lecture to lecture-discussion
David Wade Dixie’s Future: Findings from Academic Program Research No Presentation file or Handout Used
Carl Heizer Using Canvas as a platform to provide a comprehensive, standardized training program for staff in the Registrar’s Office PPT
Sandy Petersen Will Someone Be My Friend? The Mandate to Mentor New Faculty
Jill Nagrodsky
Linda Galloway
Rik Andes
Kevin Hajovsky
Scott Miles
International Students: Facts and Fallacies in Teaching and Learning DOC
Bryon Geddes Developing Educational Strategies for Experiential Learning: An Application of Service Dominant Logic from Marketing PPT
Greg Bartholomew Creating an Effective Pre-Service Teacher Program Utilizing Input from Local Education Agency (LEA) Stakeholders
Shadman Bashir Cutscenes, Cross-country and Myths PPT

 

Concurrent / Panel Sessions 1 – 10:10 – 10:55 am, Hazy Building Classrooms
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Name

Presentation

Video

Presentation Files

Amber D’Ambrosio What Special Collections and Archives Can Do for You and Your Students Video
David Roos Faculty Role in Student Retention Video PPT
Chizu Matsubara “Teacher, I don’t understand!” How instructors can help international students to learn Video PPT
Nancy Ross Teaching Art History with Data Visualizations Video PDF
Brenda Armstrong
Florence Elizabeth Bacabac
Shandon Gubler
Best Practices for Community Engaged Learning – A Panel Discussion Video PPT
Cam Caldwell Teaching through “Transforming Learning” – An Integrated Model for Effective Teaching Video

 

Concurrent / Panel Sessions 2 – 11:05 – 11:50 am, Hazy Building Classrooms
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Name

Presentation

Video

Presentation Files

Adriana Brandt
Angie Child
Dee Murray
Linking content goals and assessments in order to increase student learning Video PPT
Becky Smith
David Wade
Lessons Learned from Canvas
Twenty Guidelines for Successful Online Threaded Discussions
Video DOC
Shandon D. Gubler Study to Teach, Teach to Learn, Learn to Apply Video PPT
Kyle Wells
Samuel Tobler
Shifting the Curve – Effectively using Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
Student TA’s in DSU Physics Labs
Video Wells – PDF
Tobler – PPT
Maria D Ortiz
Matt Morin
John Wolfe
Critical Thinking and the Educated Person: An Interdisciplinary Effort Video PPT
Kelly Bringhurst
Threda Wrede
Experiential Learning: Integrating Science, Environmental Literature, and Recreation Video

 

Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30 pm, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Catered lunch will be served for attendees who registered by March 27th.

 

Keynote address: 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Remarks by President Richard B. Williams, President of Dixie State University.
Keynote address by Dr. M. David Merrill entitled “Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Learning.”

 

Workshop with Keynote Speaker: 1:45 – 2:45 pm, Gardner Student Center Conference Room B
Dr. M. David Merril will lead a workshop on how to implement the principles he presents in the keynote address. Dr. Merrill encourages people to come to this workshop with specific questions and issues related to their courses and teaching experiences they would like to discuss with Dr. Merrill.

 

Concurrent / Panel Sessions 3 – 3:00 – 3:45 pm, Hazy Building Classrooms (except where noted)
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Name

Presentation

Video

Presentation Files

David Wade
Mark Jeffreys
Reaching the Adult Learner Video PPT
Olga Pilkington
Jennifer Gibb
Alison Larsen
Stephanie Millet
Amanda Scott
Team Teaching in Various Learning Environments: Challenges and Benefits Video PPT
Denise Burton
Matt Morin
Developing Independent Learners Through High-Impact Practices Video PREZI
Palwasha Ahad Key Factors to Consider for High Quality Distance Learning (due to proprietary information the presentation cannot be made publicly available)
Stephen Armstrong
Christine Arlotti
The Role of Undergraduate Research in and out of the Classroom Video
Dr. M. David Merrill Using PowerPoint to Design Effective, Efficient and Engaging Instruction (Dr. Merrill’s Presentation will be held in the Gardner Center Conference Room B) Video PPT
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