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Engaging Pedagogy Conference 2017

May 17, 2017   |   Location: TLU campus

Engaging Pedagogy Conference 2017

Engaging Pedagogy is a regional, interdisciplinary conference serving faculty and staff committed to producing deeper and more effective teaching and learning initiatives. 

Scroll to the bottom of the page to register.   

May 17, 2017 - Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas

The conference is a regional, interdisciplinary event serving faculty and staff committed to producing deeper and more effective teaching and Learning. National trends tell us that colleges and universities struggle to help students persist and succeed in this endeavor. In answer to this struggle, we will critically reflect on our own teaching and learning, and creatively adapt what we know to serve our diverse community of students.

2017 Registration

The date for the 2017 Engaging Pedagogy Conference is Wednesday, May 17, 2017, however, some details are subject to change. To register, scroll down to the bottom of the page and submit the form. Registration ends on April 22, 2017.  

Parking and Check-In

The conference will take place in the Schuech Fine Arts Center and Tschoepe Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus. Parking is available on campus in the lots adjacent to the Schuech Fine Arts Center and the Blumberg Library (Lots 3, 4, & 5).

Check-in at the opening of the conference will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Schuech Fine Arts Center (marker 52 on map).

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Conference Schedule & Speakers

8:30 a.m. Conference Registration & Light Breakfast (Schuech Fine Arts Gallery)

Registration after 10:00 a.m. will take place in the Tschoepe Hall Lobby

9:00 a.m. Conference Opening (Wupperman Little Theatre, Schuech Fine Arts Center)

9:00 a.m. Dr. Chris Bollinger, Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning - (schedule, logistics, evaluation) 

Dr. Debbie Cottrell, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. John Sieben, Professor of Mathematics, Conference Committee

9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Annaliese Hettinger, "Empower Future Leaders! Engaging in Knowledge Exchange With Curiosity and Compassion"

Dr. Annaliese Hettinger is a marine ecologist and science communicator based at Oregon State University in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. She holds a B.S. with Honors in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University, a M.S. with Distinction in Biology from California State University Northridge, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of California Davis. Her doctoral research demonstrated the consequences of climate change for oysters in coastal marine environments. She serves as a Science Communication Fellow at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Communications Officer for Oregon State University Women in Science, and helps lead the Ecological Society of America Science Communication Section. Her recent work is published in the journals BioScience, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and Ecology. She is a mama to two boys and enjoys singing, taking pictures, gardening, reading, writing, and canoe-backpacking.

Learn More About Dr. Hettinger 

10:10 a.m. Transition to breakout sessions in Tschoepe Hall

10:30 a.m. Workshop Sessions (Tschoepe Hall)

Dr. Pam Johnston (TLU) - Get Outta Here! Adapting the Traditional Literature Course to the Hybrid Model - Room 127

Dr. Karen Sides (Schreiner) & Ms. Kathleen Smith Walker (Schreiner) - Weaving Structure and Content for Effective Course Redesign - Room 130

Dr. Paul Mencke, Sr. (Texas State) - Open Mic Fridays: Building Safe Spaces for High School Students - Room 131

Professor Erin Scanlon (TLU) - Redesigning Introductory Physics Laboratories to be Relevant and Interesting to Students - Room 245

Dr. John Sieben (TLU) & Dr. Reza Abbasian (TLU) Inverted Classrooms: Essential Components and Best Practices - Room 250

11:20 a.m. Workshop Sessions (Tschoepe Hall)

Dr. Mikail McIntosh-Doty (Concordia) - Discovery & The IL Framework - Room 127

Dr. David Baer (TLU) Designing a Webpage to Deliver Class Content - Room 128

Dr. David Balkum (Concordia) The Layered Use of Film in Criminal Justice Studies  - Room 130

Ms. Lisa Cradit (TLU)Ms. Kennedy Dankert (TLU), Ms. Kaydee Nance (TLU), & Mr. Jared Theus (TLU) - Peer Educators: Making Their Students Do The Talking - Room 131

Dr. Corinne Castro (TLU) Moving Towards Hispanic Serving Institution through Culturally Relevant Teaching - Room 245

Dr. Calvin Berggren (TLU) - Giving Students More Effective Feedback Using Electronic Mechanisms - Room 250

12:10 p.m. Lunch on Dunne Conference Room (Tschoepe Hall)

1:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions (Tschoepe Hall)

Professor Donna Kubena (TLU) Online Learning: Does it support Student Connectedness or Dissociation? - Room 127

Mr. Mason Murphy (Texas State) - Translating Study Abroad Experiences into Marketable Skills - Room 128

Dr. Mark Gustafson (TLU) Course-based Undergraduate Research in Ecology - Room 130

Dr. Veronica Morrison (San Antonio College) - Factors Affecting Retention, Persistence and Graduation Rate - Room 131

Dr. Steve Vrooman (TLU) Diversifying Rhetorical Methods - Room 245

1:50 p.m. Workshop Sessions (Tschoepe Hall)

Dr. Tiffiny Sia (TLU) & Professor Kyle Olson (TLU) A Skill-Based Approach to Parallel Teaching of Composition and Research Design with Honors Students - Room 127

Dr. Mike Ruane (TLU) - Active Pedagogy in STEM Fields: A Report on a Continuing Assessment of the Value of the Flipped Classroom - Room 128

Ms. Amanda Thomson (Schreiner), Miss Katelyn Preston (Schreiner), & Mr. Craig McCain (Schreiner) - Skittles Chairs, Camp-outs, & Collaboration: Motivation Through Academic Support - Room 130

Professor Cecilia Trinidad (TLU), Professor Amie Bedgood (TLU), Dr. Amy Long(TLU), Dr. Kimberly Griffith (TLU), & Mrs. Drucilla Owenby (TLU) - Learning With Simulation - Room 131

Dr. Mary Grace Antony (Schreiner) & Mrs. Cecila Ann Barlow (Schreiner) - Creating Persuasive PSAs for Civic Engagement - Room 245

2:40 p.m. Workshop Sessions (Tschoepe Hall)

Dr. Fern Garza (TLU) Trust the Process: Team-Based Learning in the Classroom - Room 127

Dr. Calvin Berggren (TLU) Integrating Computation into STEM Curriculum - Room 128

Dr. Kathryn Campbell (Schreiner) - Getting Past the Fear: Engaging in a Process Lab - Room 130

Dr. Robin Bisha (TLU) Simulation as a Means to Engage Student Learning - Room 131

Dr. Mike Czuchry (TLU)& Professor Tim Kent (TLU) - Incorporating Kahoot! Game Shows Into Classes - Room 245

3:30 - 3:50 p.m. Closing Session & Reception (Dunne Conference Room in Tschoepe)

Evaluation Reminder

2017 Program Call

We are no longer accepting proposals for the 2017 TLU Pedagogy Conference. Program sessions will run 30 minutes and should be facilitated discussions which involve participants. Workshop presenters will facilitate participant discussion focusing on a pedagogy initiative, research paper, or trending phenomenon. We ask that presenters provide a one page handout for participants to leave with. A final program will be released after notifications for proposals go out in March 2017. If your proposal is accepted, you will automatically be registered for the conference. 

Learning Motivation

Proposals that explore and apply work on student sense of self, motivation, persuasion, and/or persistence. These might include but are not limited to altering student perceptions’ of their ability to fit in and succeed, nurturing effective student collaboration, or becoming more resilient in the face of failure. 

Innovative Pedagogy

Proposals focusing on innovative pedagogy design. These might include high impact practices, group work design, facilitation strategies, integrating contemporary real world problems/applications, and other approaches that encourage deeper student engagement with the course material, course mates, or the institution in ways that produce deeper learning and/or successful retention. 

Social Justice & Inclusion

Proposals that help us better support historically marginalized communities (including but not limited to Mexican-American, Latina/o, African American, Women, LGBTQI, Veteran, first-generation, and working class populations) by integrating contributions (cultural experiences, scholarship, art, representative data sets, etc.) and by developing teaching practices that better connect with our students’ diverse experiences. 

Blended/Hybrid/Online Applications

Proposals that explore innovative uses and evaluation of technology in blended/hybrid/on-line courses. For example, programs may work toward:

  • Creating faculty/staff proficiency and excellence in the blended learning environment
  • Developing specific strategies for assessing how blended learning impacts course outcomes
  • Enhancing student engagement/participation
  • Supporting pedagogical models with technology
  • Exploring emerging technology

Collaborative Partnerships

Proposals exploring collaborative partnerships (crossing disciplines, departments, programs, or communities) that have enhanced student learning and/or align institutional processes to ease collaboration. 

For an outline of the types of programs and proposal categories used for the 2016 Engaging Pedagogy Conference, visit the 2016 event page.

Watch Presentations from the 2016 Conference:

Bruce King: "We are All Marginalized in the Absence of Full Inclusion"

Dr. Josephine Méndez-Negrete: "Conociéndonos in Interaction: Relational Knowledge in Chicana/o Studies"

The Center For Teaching & Learning

The Engaging Pedagogy conference is hosted by the Texas Lutheran University Center for Teaching and Learning. The Center for Teaching and Learning, established in 2013, provides development and resource support to faculty, staff, and students committed to sharing and enhancing effective strategies for teaching and learning. The Center is committed to creating an educational environment that is socially just and inclusive of our diverse community.

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