2014 Agenda

Monday, May 12

8:30 – 7:00     Registration

9:30 – 11:30    Preconference Workshops

  • Team-Based Learning in STEM Disciplines (SC 211)

    • This workshop will focus on how Team-Based Learning can help you improve collaboration, critical thinking, and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses.
  • Introduction to Instructional Video (SC 212)

    • This workshop will demonstrate some basic techniques that anyone can employ to improve the production values of instructor-produced videos for online delivery.
  • Exploring the Expectations of the USA Gen Ed Requirement (SC 203)

    • This interactive workshop will take a look at how the General Education curriculum at USA meets the needs of both the students and mission of the University.
  • Winning with Writing Intensive Networks (SC 205)

    • This workshop will look at how the University of Mobile’s campus-wide writing initiative, called Writing Intensive Networks, is seeking to improve student writing and learning outcomes.
  • What’s New in USAonline Sakai (SC 253)

    • This workshop will provide an overview of some of the exciting new features that have been recently added to USAonline, which is the University of South Alabama’s online learning management system.

11:30 – 11:45  Break (North Upstairs Lobby)

11:45 – 1:00    Lunch (Ballroom)

  • Panel Discussion: The Function of Higher Education at the Present Time

    • Jennifer Good, Associate Provost, Spring Hill College
    • Latitia McCaneDean of Instructional Services, Bishop State Community College
    • Lonnie BurnettAssistant VP for Academic Affairs and Professor of History, University of Mobile
    • Nicole Carr, Student Academic Success and Retention, University of South Alabama

1:00 – 1:15      Break (North Upstairs Lobby)

1:15 – 2:15      Concurrent Session I

  • General Education (The Terrace)

    • Academic Skill Building and General Education: Why do they NEED to take that course?
      • Angela Coleman, Institutional Effectiveness, University of South Alabama
      • Julie Estis, Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of South Alabama
      • Bob Coleman, Arts & Sciences, University of South Alabama
      • Rob Gray, Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama
      • Phil Carr, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of South Alabama

2:15 – 2:30      Break (North Upstairs Lobby)

2:30– 3:30       Concurrent Session II

3:30 – 3:45      Break (North Upstairs Lobby)

3:45 – 5:15      Keynote Address by Christy Price (Ballroom)

5:15 – 7:00      Poster Session and Reception (Ballroom)

Tuesday, May 13

8:00 – 2:30     Registration

8:00 – 9:30     Workshop with Christy Price (Ballroom)

9:30 – 9:45     Break

9:45 – 11:00    Keynote Address by Dee Fink (Ballroom)

11:00 – 12:00 Concurrent Session III

12:00 – 1:15    Lunch (Ballroom)

  • Panel Discussion: The Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
    • Dee Fink, Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma
    • Christy Price, Professor of Psychology, Dalton State College
    • Tony Waldrop, President, University of South Alabama

1:15 – 1:30     Break (North Upstairs Lobby)

1:30 – 2:30    Concurrent Session IV

2:30 – 5:30      Workshop with Dee Fink (Ballroom)