Join us on January 17, 2020, to learn about innovative teaching and learning taking place at UMass Dartmouth and to network with your peers from across campus!
8:30 am – Breakfast & Check-In
9:00 am – Welcome Remarks
9:10 am – Provost’s Teaching & Learning with Technology Award
9:40 am – Sessions
Thinking About Students’ Learning: Metacognition Across the Disciplines
- The Non-Math Factors of “I am Not Good at Math” – Chunjing Ji
- Exam Wrapper Use and Metacognition in a Fundamentals of Nursing Course: Perceptions and Reality – Monika S. Schuler and Joohyun Chung
- Learning from Real-life, Out-of-the-Classroom Exercises – Konrad Jamro
- Do you Have 5 Minutes? Using Brief Educational Interventions to Promote Retention of Learned Concepts – Kelley Sears
Hyperlink Literacy: Reading in the Age of the Internet
- Josh Botvin, Eric Casero, Stanley Harrison, and Jackie O’Dell
10:40 am – Lightning Rounds
Strategies for Teaching and Learning in Large Classes
- Danya Reda, Jeremiah Ho, Laura Franz, Heloisa Alves
Exploring “Controversial” Topics with Students
- Nicole Winning, John Rice, Anupama Arora, Brian Broadrose
11:30 am – Sessions
Considering Introverts in the University Classroom
- Anna Dempsey, Jacqueline Einstein, and Olivia Piepmeier
Working with Honors Students
An Honors education at UMass Dartmouth: Best practices, course design, and what are “carve-outs” and “contracts”?
- Catherine Villanueva Gardner, Brian Ayotte, Kristen Sethares, Nicholas Santavicca
Accelerating Active and Agile Learning
- Enhancing Mechanical Engineering Capstone Using Agile Methodologies (A Work in Progress) – Hamed Samandari
- Combining Project-Based Learning with Agile Methodologies in Classroom Teaching – Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh
- Re-Imagining Introductory Economics: Teaching Theory of Perfect Competition Using an Example of Autonomous Vehicle Technology in Trucking Service Industry – Eiichiro Kazumori
- This is the Way: Integrating Open Data Science Workflows and Software Carpentry into the Statistical Ecology Classroom – Gavin Fay
12:30 pm – Complimentary Lunch for Attendees
Claire T. Carney Library Living Room
Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!
21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles.
Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning.
Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success, Professor Emerita in the Department of Chemistry, and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor at Louisiana State University. She is an internationally recognized chemical educator, author, and lecturer who has traveled the globe promoting sure-fire strategies to help students, including those underrepresented in science and math professions, to be successful in their coursework and careers. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops at over 400 institutions in 47 states and ten countries. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. Her best-selling book, Teach Students How to Learn, was published by Stylus in 2015 The student version of this book, Teach Yourself How to Learn, was released in 2018.
McGuire’s most recent accolades include the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), the 2019 Commitment to Excellence in Academic Support Award from the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education, the 2017 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students to Pursue Careers in the Chemical Sciences, and induction in 2017 into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction. She is an elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA).
More information can be found on Dr. McGuire’s website.
Each year the Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Development partner with colleagues from across campus to host this full-day conference.
- Academic Director of Online Education
- CITS Instructional Development
- Office of Faculty Development
- Office of the Provost
- Online and Continuing Education
Please email us at email@example.com with any conference-related questions.