New Approaches to Teaching and Learning Conference 2017

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Conference Agenda

Breakfast & Registration – CCB Learning Pavilion Lobby (8:30am)
Session Presenter(s) Room Time
Welcome Remarks Thomas Stubblefield CCB 149 9:00am
Provost’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Award Provost Mohammad Karim CCB 149 9:15am
Active Science
Professor McCliment will discuss how she created a technology-based “Active Science” route to increase student engagement in her BIO 102 course.
Elizabeth McCliment CCB 149 9:30am
Concurrent Sessions – CCB Learning Pavilion (10am – 10:50 am & 11:00-11:50am)
Service-Learning: A Sustainable Pedagogy for Students, Faculty, University, and Community
This session highlights the benefits of service-learning pedagogy to students, faculty, and community; it explains different service-learning projects performed in the past or planned for their classes and it concludes with an explanation of the Faculty Service-Learning Fellows program at UMass Dartmouth.
Matt Roy, Andrea Klimt, Kellyann Kowalski, Caitlin Stover, and Jay Zysk CCB 247 10:00am
Patterns of Teaching Practice in University Studies
This presentation discusses the findings from a survey of faculty teaching practices in Cluster 4 courses, undertaken by the Gen-Ed Committee as part of program assessment. The survey reveals a diversity of modalities and approaches. By combining the survey data with results from a student learning assessment, suggestive evidence has been developed about what teaching practices are most effective.
Doug Roscoe CCB 248 10:00am
Open Educational Resources at UMass Dartmouth
In this session, faculty share general insights and results in developing projects linked to Open Educational Resources (OER) at UMass Dartmouth.
Shannon Jenkins, Paula Rioux, Shouhong Wang, and Gary Davis CCB 247 11:00am
Surviving Snow Days
Don’t let snow days interrupt your course schedule! This session will highlight new tools and resources that can help you continue course activities when classes are canceled and keep your courses running smoothly.
Damon Gatenby, Rachel Rebello, Andrew Hinote, and Chris Farnham CCB 248 11:00am
Lunch – Library Grand Reading Room (12pm – 1pm)

Teaching for Critical Thinking: Moving Beyond “I Know It When I See It”
We all want our students to be better critical thinkers, but beyond a “we know it when we see it” intuitive sense, it can be difficult to fully describe what we mean by “critical thinking” and design activities that intentionally cultivate those skills.In this workshop, we will explore Halpern’s four-part framework of critical thinking skills, engage in a great deal of structured brainstorming and fertile dialogue.
At the end of this workshop, you will have generated a list of concrete takeaways that you can try in your class.
Dr. Michael Sweet


Dr. Michael Sweet – Senior Associate Director, Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research, Lecturer, Department of Psychology at Northeastern University


Library GRR 1:00pm
Wine & Cheese Reception – Library Grand Reading Room (2:30pm – 4pm)


Conference Sponsors

Academic Director of Online Education
Instructional Development
Office of Faculty Development
Office of the Provost
University Extension