Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference

Virtual Conference // June 10-11, 2021

University of Kansas

Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference

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Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference

Join us online for the 2021 Virtual Big 12 Teaching & Learning Conference!



In today's interconnected and networked world, we can engage in discussion with individuals across the globe and access diverse opportunities to learn about, and from, each other. Many college and university units, however, have reported difficulties in knowing where or how to build on the potential of these opportunities for collaboration, cross-campus dialogues and projects. Join your Big 12 colleagues to discuss how to best keep students engaged in alternative course delivery formats and what its lasting impact will be on the future of higher education.

 

Join us online this summer for this year’s event covering a variety of topics in education support, including the following:

  • Interventions enhancing student learning
  • The impact of COVID on Teaching & Learning practices
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Inclusive Teaching Practices addressing systemic racism and oppression in the classroom
  • Educational Research on Teaching & Student Learning (Research to Practice)

Who Should Attend?

University and college administration, assessment coordinators, faculty, staff, and students interested or involved in collaboration and innovation within the classroom, programs, and across campuses related to teaching, program development, and course development.

Conference Schedule 2021

June 10-11: Virtual conference sessions and workshops via video conferencing.

Registration is now open!

Professional registration is $80 and there is a reduced cost for students and post docs. You can register for the event here.

If you have questions about the event, feel free to email kuec_cfaa@ku.edu.

 

Conference Speakers

Brian Beatty

Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies, San Francisco State University

Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Instruction Supporting Student Success in Challenging Times and Beyond

In this seminar, we will discuss the Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Course Design, currently being used in many institutions around the world to teach both classroom and online students in the same classes, with the same instructor, and allow students the choice of participation mode. We will review the strategic values of HyFlex delivery, four fundamental design principles, and a recommended design process. We'll also discuss common advantages (values) HyFlex offers to students, faculty and administration and consider important issues that must be addressed when implementing HyFlex courses and programs. We will review the ways HyFlex instruction is allowing institutions to meet current public health limitations on classroom participation and serve students who are unable or unwilling to attend classes in person. Looking beyond the current global pandemic crisis, we'll discuss how HyFlex instruction can help us solve longstanding challenges around equitable access to high quality education, and the need and opportunity for evaluating the impact of HyFlex delivery on student participation, achievement, and meeting prescribed organizational goals.

Adrianna Kezar, PhD

Wilbur Kieffer Endowed Professor and Dean's Professor of Leadership, USC, Director of the Pullias Center (pullias.usc.edu) and Director Delphi Project

Learning from crisis: enhancing professional development support for non-tenure-track faculty

The session will explore some of the unintentional lessons from the COVID-19 crisis where campuses were ramping up professional development for teaching online. One of the byproducts of this effort was enhanced support for lecturers and adjuncts at many campuses. This session will Explore a variety of ways to better support non-tenure-track faculty so they can create a quality teaching and learning environment. This session will also speak about ways to extend the support offered during the crisis as a way to enhance higher education in the future.

Agenda

Thursday, June 10

9:00 - 9:30 AM Welcome
9:30-10:30 AM Keynote
10:30 - 12:00 PM Concurrent sessions
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM Concurrent sessions
2:00 - 2:30 PM Future of Higher Ed Panel

Friday, June 11

9:00 - 9:30 AM Concurrent sessions
9:30-10:00 AM Networking & Engagement
10:00 - 11:30 PM Concurrent sessions
11:30 - 12:00 PM Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 PM Plenary
1:00 - 3:00 PM Concurrent sessions

 

 

June 10 Concurrent Morning Sessions

Assessment of Student Learning

10:30 - 11:00 AM

"I Hate Grading": Experiences Piloting a Non-Traditional Ungrading Approach to Assess Learning and Growth
Kortney Carr

Inclusive Teaching Practices

10:30 - 11:30 AM

(Workshop) Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices while Building Equitable and Inclusive Classroom Cultures
Zakry Akagi-Bustin and Khara Martin

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Sponsor

Interventions Enhancing Student Learning

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Advancing Student Learning through Open Practices
Kathy Essmiller and Matthew Upson

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Expanding the classroom: Use of Social Media to Enhance Student Final Projects
Heather Pelletier and Maxence Leconte

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Peer Teaching Evaluations among Graduate Students as Formative Assessment
Lisa-Marie Wright and Tracey LaPierre

The impact of COVID on Teaching & Learning practices

10:30 - 11:30 AM

(Workshop) Creative Escapes: How a Teaching and Learning Center Impacted a Campus Community during COVID 19
Andrew Clark, Ann Cavallo, Amy Austin and Thomas Dombrowsky

11:30 - 12:00 PM

A Whole New World: The Abrupt Transition of In-person Higher Education Classes to A Virtual Format
Silas Schaeffer

Educational Research on Teaching & Student Learning

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Give PEACE a Chance (During and Beyond COVID-19): A Professional Development Model for Crafting Teaching Personas
Donald Saucier, Tucker Jones and Ashley Schiffer

11:00 - 11:30 AM

A Model to Improve the Conveyance of Quality Requirements for Assignments,
Heather McCain

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Developing a Collaborative Educational Research Agenda To Improve Student Outcomes
Stephen Jernigan, Jason Rucker, Scarlett Morris, Yvonne Colgrove, Stacia Troshynski Brown and Mildred Oligbo

June 10 Concurrent First Afternoon Sessions

Assessment of Student Learning

1:00 - 2:00 PM

(Workshop) Multiple Paths to Good: How Visual Rubrics Grant Students Agency in Shaping their Own Success Strategies
Joshua Potter

Inclusive Teaching Practices

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Accessibility Starts with the Syllabus: Applying Universal Design to Course Policies
Melissa Wong

1:30 - 2:00 PM

POSTER SESSIONS

Interventions Enhancing Student Learning

1:00 - 2:00 PM

(Workshop)Research in Small Bites: Strategies for incorporating research into classes
Nicole Perry and Alison Olcott

The Impact of COVID on Teaching & Learning practices

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Learning is In The Air(Pods): Creating Rich, Engaging Lecture Recordings with your Mobile Phone
Simon Ringsmuth

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Surviving and Thriving the Long Term Impacts of COVID-19 in Virtual Graduate Level Education
O. Shawn Cupp and Jason Ballard

Educational Research on Teaching & Student Learning

1:00 - 2:00 PM

(Workshop) Collaborative Ventures in Faculty Development Events
Latisha Haag and Cyndi Landis

June 11 First Concurrent Morning Sessions (9:00-9:30 AM)

Assessment of Student Learning

Decolonizing IGTAs' Authority in a US Writing Classroom
Ayah Wakkad

Inclusive Teaching Practices

Decolonizing IGTAs' Authority in a US Writing Classroom
Ayah Wakkad

Interventions Enhancing Student Learning

Immersive and Experiential Learning in Capstone Courses: Lessons Learned From Transformation in the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) master’s degree program, University of Kansas
Angie Hendershot and Matthew Tidwell

The Impact of COVID on Teaching & Learning practices

Rapid Prototyping and Production Response during the Golden Hour of the COVID Pandemic – A successful case study of Oklahoma State University
Hitesh Vora, Brad Rowland and Joe Conner

Educational Research on Teaching & Student Learning

Lightning C

June 11 Second Concurrent Morning Sessions

Assessment of Student Learning

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Why is this So Complicated? Use of e-Portfolios in an Online Capstone Course
Lonna Summers Rocha, Carrie La Voy and Karen Jorgensen

10:30 - 11:30 AM

(Workshop)Finding, Retrieving, and Using Institutional Data to Help Your Students, Programs, and Institutions Thrive: Examples from the University of Kansas-Edwards Campus
Paul Trana and Paul Trana

Inclusive Teaching Practices

10:00 - 11:00 AM

(Workshop)Proactive course interventions to promote student success
Dyan Morgan, Lindsey Deaver, Lauren Spain, Abigale Williams, Mark Mort and Scott Hefty

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Teaching Social Justice Online During the Pandemic
Alicen Morley, Amanda Baker and Erin Doran

Interventions Enhancing Student Learning

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Two Chances and Leader Engagement: Keys to Student Motivation
Marilu Goodyear and Alex Terwilliger

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Lightning B

11:00 - 11:30 AM

What are your students worried about? How to Empathize and Empower
Lisa Low and Mary Norman

The Impact of COVID on Teaching & Learning practices

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Managing the impact of COVID on teaching & learning practices in engineering programs
Blake Bryant and Hossein Saiedian

10:30 - 11:30 AM

(Workshop)What’s in Your RHT Toolkit: The Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching & Learning
Nuchelle Chance, Rachel Dolechek, Latisha Haag, Mckenzie Cunningham and Kali Harvey

Educational Research on Teaching & Student Learning

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Teaching Adult Learners Online: Research Gleaned in a Pandemic
Royce Ann Collins, Karin Chang, Scott Campbell and Jenny Frenzel

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Watch and learn, right? The effects of video lectures and video lectures with embedded questions on student learning and student self-reported value.
Thomas Zane, Robin Kuhn, Jessica Juanico and Gregory S. Smith

11:00 - 11:30 AM

How data guided pedagogical changes can help traditionally under-served populations
Chris Fischer, Sarah Rush, Jennifer Delgado and Matt Richard

June 11 Concurrent Afternoon Sessions

Assessment of Student Learning

1:00 - 1:30 PM

(Workshop)Using Institutional Data to Scale Up Course Assessments to the Program
Joshua Potter

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Poster Sessions

Inclusive Teaching Practices

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Lightning A

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Sponsor Presentation

2:00 - 3:00

(Workshop) Allyship in Action: Building Inclusive Departmental Cultures for Student Success
Angie Pastorek

Interventions Enhancing Student Learning

1:00 - 2:00 PM

(Workshop) Developing Rural Leadership: An Intervention to Enhance Student Learning
Shane Robinson, Laura Lunsford and Justin Nelson

2:00 - 2:30 PM

“Exploring the Proliferation of “Ah-Ha” Moments Generated in Classroom Discussion.”
Cynthia Heddlesten

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Moving a Statistics Course from In-Person to Remote Instruction: Technology and Techniques that Worked and Didn’t Work
Tracey LaPierre

The impact of COVID on Teaching & Learning practices

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Build a Molecule: Designing a New Assessment Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shuai Sun

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Utilizing Microsoft Teams to facilitate discussion across locations in a HyFlex classroom
Kristin Villa and Brittany Melton

2:00 - 3:00 PM

(Workshop)Lateral shift of classical teaching methods to new innovative digital classes in Indian scenario- Challenges and opportunities
Dr.Gangaraju Srinivas Sharma and Dr. Gangaraju Lakshmi Kameswari

Educational Research on Teaching & Student Learning

1:00 - 1:30 PM

The Impact of Course Structure on Students’ Political Efficacy and Knowledge in Introduction to American Government
Eve Ringsmuth and Joshua Jansa

1:30 - 2:30 PM

(Workshop)One Starfish at a Time: Instructional Coaching in Higher Education
Kristi Dickey and Gina Morris

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Sponsor Presentation

Sponsors

  • To Be Announced - please reach out to Steve Werninger - kuec_cfaa@ku.edu to discuss sponsorship opportunities.