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Annual Conference

The 21st Annual Conference Celebrating Teaching (10/23/2014 and 10/24/2014)

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Thursday October 23rd (Kiva, 7pm to 9pm)

A Dialogue with Scholars: The Community of Inquiry


  • Susan Taft, Associate Professor, College of Nursing
  • Christina McVay, Senior Lecturer, Department of English and Pan African Studies

Moderator: David Dees, Associate Professor, School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration and Director, Faculty Professional Development Center

Friday October 24th (Student Center Ballroom)

Provost’s Continental Breakfast and Round Tables (8:30am - 10:30am)

Round Tables

  • 'Beyond the SSI: Creating an Evaluation of Course Learning Outcomes' with Erica Eckert
  • 'Educating Students to Write for Publications' with Marcy Caplin, Carol Sedlak, Tina Saunders, and Ann Ancona
  • 'Engagement in High Enrollment Classrooms: Hybrid by Choice' with Catherine Amoroso Leslie
  • 'Making Copyright Work for Teaching: Best Practices' with Cindy Kristof
  • 'May 4 Visitors Center as a Teaching Tool' with Jerry Lewis
  • 'QM Standards and DL Instruction' with Bev Neiderman and Margaret Shaw

Invited Round Tables

  • Emeritus Round Table: 'The Fourth Quarter' with Judith K. Devine, Senior Associate Athletic Director Emeritus
  • University Teaching Council Round Table: 'What is Cultural Competency, Do I have any, and how can I get some? Introducing students to personal and professional issues surrounding multiculturalism' with Mary Paar
  • Thursday Dialogue Follow-up: 'The Community of Inquiry' with Susan Taft and Christina McVay

Concurrent Panel Discussions Followed by Round Tables (Third floor Student Center, 10:45am - 12:15pm)

  • Panel 1 with James Henderson, Thomas Kelly, Jennifer Schneider, and Daniel Castner
    • 'Preparing Teachers as Lead Professionals for Democratic Morality'
  • Panel 2 with Susan Iverson, Carly Sachs, and Kim Uhlik
    • 'What's Feminism Doing in a Nice Field like Civic Engagement?'
    • 'From iBook to Integration: Creating Meaningful Assignments'
    • 'Engagement as Partnership: Perils and Promises'

President's Luncheon and Glenn W. Frank Lecture (12:30 - 2:30)

  • 'Pushing Learning through the Info Clatter’ with Barbara Hipsman Springer
  • Award Presentations DTA and OTA
  • Poster Sessions (Ballroom perimeter)

Dessert Reception Room 204 (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

Please join in honoring recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award and Outstanding Teaching Award and other teaching awards and celebrating teaching excellence at Kent State.