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Engaging Pedagogy Conference 2018

May 16, 2018   |   Location: TLU Campus

Engaging Pedagogy Conference 2018

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

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May 16, 2018 - Texas Lutheran University, Seguin

The Engaging Pedagogy Conference is a regional, interdisciplinary event serving faculty and staff committed to producing deeper and more effective teaching and learning initiatives. National trends tell us that colleges and universities struggle to help students persist and succeed in this academic 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.


8:30 a.m. - Registration and Light Breakfast, Schuech Fine Arts Gallery (After 10 a.m., registration will move to Tschoepe Hall)

9:00 a.m. - Conference Opening, Wupperman Little Theatre

9:30 a.m. – Conference Keynote – Wupperman Little Theatre: Active Learning for Active Students: Engaging Student Athletes Dr. Gretchen McKay, McDaniel College

Dr. Gretchen Kreahling McKay received a B.A. in art at Colby College and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the history of art from the University of Virginia. Currently, she is a professor of art history and chair of the department of art and art history at McDaniel College and a speaker and consultant on active learning in the higher education classroom. She was the recipient of the 2015 Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award at McDaniel College. She is also the faculty mentor to the McDaniel College Green Terror football team.

Read more about Dr. McKay

10:30 - 11:10 am Workshop Sessions

Personalizing Assignments With and Without a Learning Management System – Room 127 

Mr. David Kisel, St. Philip's College

Reflecting on Reacting to the Past – Room 128 

Dr. Gretchen McKay, McDaniel College

Jumping through Bloom's Taxonomy: A Practical Framework to Engaging Students – Room 130 

Dr. Karen Sides, Schreiner University

An Active and Engaged Introductory Physics Course: The Rookie Semester – Room 131 

Dr. Toni Sauncy, Texas Lutheran University

Validation Theory in Action: Facilitating Community and Cultural Capitol in the Classroom – Room 245 

Mrs. Diane Lerma, Palo Alto College

Teaching with Comics: A Cross-Disciplinary Investigation – Room 250

Professor Amelia Koford, Texas Lutheran University; Dr. Tiffiny Sia, Texas Lutheran University; Dr. Steve Vrooman, Texas Lutheran University; & Professor Kyle Olson, Texas Lutheran University

11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Writing Self-Efficacy, Developmental Writing, & Technology: Results from a Longitudinal Study – Room 127

Professor William J. Barry, Concordia University

How Can You Tell When It's Done? What is Successful Experiential Learning? – Room 128 

Dr. Philip Grace, Texas Lutheran University

Professional Development through Publishing: Journal of College Academic Support Programs – Room 130 

Mr. Michael McConnell, Texas State University

Deciphering Fact from Alternative Facts In Science Education – Room 131 

Dr. Seena Mathew, South University

Expanding the Scope of Methods Courses – Room 245 

Dr. Scott Bailey, Texas Lutheran University

Cultural Awareness in the Classroom: Addressing Nursing Workforce Diversity – Room 250 

Mrs. Cecilia Trinidad, Texas Lutheran University; Mrs. Amie Bedgood, Texas Lutheran University; Dr. Quanza Mooring, Texas Lutheran University; & Dr. Whitney Bischoff, Texas Lutheran University

12 - 1 p.m.  Lunch – Dunne

1 - 1:40 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Transforming the Classroom Learning Environment through the Arts – Room 127 

Dr. Neva Cramer, Schreiner University

Freedom Pedagogy: Notes on Students and a Summer of Self-Regulation – Room 128 

Dr. Paul Mencke, Texas State University

Structured Critical Thinking Versus Open Reflection – Room 130 

Dr. Michael Czuchry, Texas Lutheran University

Enhancing Critical Thinking in Second Language Learners – Room 131 

Dr. Ariadne de Villa, Texas Lutheran University

OER Success through Campus Partnerships: A Snapshot of the UTSA's OER Faculty Grant Program – Room 245 

Ms. Emily Cox, University of Texas at San Antonio & Ms. DeeAnn Ivie, University of Texas at San Antonio

Build Positive Writing Skills and Habits: Don't Just "Fix" Compositions – Room 250 Mr. Joseph Chmielewski, Center for Creative Learning and Therapy

1:50 - 2:30 pm Workshop Sessions

Tour of TLU’s Center for Teaching and Learning – Room 127

Inverted classrooms in STEM disciplines: A preliminary report – Room 128 

Dr. Reza Abbasian, Texas Lutheran University & Dr. Michael Czuchry, Texas Lutheran University

Tripping out with students: Incorporating high impact field trips into class curriculum – Room 130 

Dr. Tiffiny Sia, Texas Lutheran University & Dr. Kathleen Seal, Texas Lutheran University

A model of critical success factors for Hispanics pursuing advanced degrees for career advancement – Room 131 

Dr. Marie Valentin, Texas A&M University; Dr. Celestino Valentin Jr., Texas A&M University; & Dr. William Duffy, Alamo Colleges

From Pedagogy to Publication: How to submit your best-practices to regional and national journals – Room 245 

Dr. Rafael Castillo, Palo Alto College & Mr. Alfredo Torres, Jr., CTN: Journal of Ideas and Pedagogy

Gifted & Marginalized: Writing as Reward – Room 250 

Ms. Theresa Canales, Creative Collaboration & Education

2:40 - 3:20 pm Workshop Sessions

"Comparativizing"the Introductory to American Politics course - Room 127 

Dr. Daniel Braaten, Texas Lutheran University

Exploring R: The Pedagogy of R Versus Minitab In Teaching Applied Statistics – Room 128

Dr. Reza Abbasian, Texas Lutheran University & Dr. John Sieben, Texas Lutheran University

Confronting the Radical King in the Theology Classroom – Room 130 

Dr. Carl Hughes, Texas Lutheran University

A Civic Engagement How-To: 5 Best Practices – Room 131 

Mrs. Beth Barry, Texas Lutheran University & Ms. Morgan Klaser, Texas Lutheran University

Cultivating Social Presence in the online learning Classroom – Room 245 

Dr. Marie Valentin, Texas A&M University; Dr. William Duffy, Alamo Colleges; Susan Cotellesse, Alamo Colleges; & Scott Di' Amico, Alamo Colleges

3:30 - 3:50 p.m. Closing Session & Reception 

 Ms. Lisa Cradit, Director of Academic Support, Texas Lutheran University, Dunne Conference Center

2018 Registration

The date for the 2018 Engaging Pedagogy Conference is Wednesday, May 16, 2018, however, some details are subject to change. Registration will open March 1, 2018 and will end on April 27, 2018.  

Parking, Check-In, & Campus Map

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.

Directions to TLU | Campus Map

Watch Presentations From Previous Conferences:

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"

Dr. Annaliese Hettinger: "Empower Future Leaders! Engaging in Knowledge Exchange with Curiosity and Compassion"

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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