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Program Schedule

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Thursday, Aug. 21
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast Sneden Center
9:45 - 11:15 a.m. Conference Welcome & Panel Discussion

 Sneden Center Auditorium

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakouts A  See below
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Breakouts B See below
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Faculty Day of Research & Snack Break Sneden Center
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Hotel Room keys handed out Sneden Center
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. General Session with Academic Leadership Sneden Center Auditorium 
5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Cocktails and Networking Hilton Hotel
5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner (pre-registration required) Hilton Hotel
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Screening of "First Generation" film Hilton Hotel
Friday, Aug. 22

7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

Full Breakfast

Dining Hall

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.   Breakouts C  See Below 
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. General Session & Closing    Sneden Center Auditorium 
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch  Dining Hall

Breakouts A - Thursday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Full breakout descriptions)

Auditorium: Impact of Common Core on Higher Education — Dave Stuart  

Room 230c: New Features of Microsoft Office 2013 — Al Gunther & Kathy Finkler

Room 236c:  Using Blackboard Rubrics to Standardize while Personalizing Feedback on Student Assignments —Tamera VandenBerg & Todd Terry

Room 207: Foresight Tools and Techniques in the College Classroom — Jason Siko  

Room 214: Competency Based Education: Davenport’s New CMBA — Jennifer Byron, Margaret Mwenda, & Jeff Wiggerman  

Room 215: Making Your Class and Curriculum More Inclusive — Regina McClinton

Room 204: Techniques for Motivating Students to Succeed in the Classroom — Laura Harris

Room 205: Academic Rank — Dr. David Gillespie, Dr. Yvonne Alles & Dr. Irene Bembenista

Room 212: Institutional Research Board — Lonnie Decker, Michele Davis

Room SC 1-3: Faculty Day of Research Poster Session

Room 222c: Turnitin: Smarter Grading — Colleen Streeter



Breakouts B - Thursday from 2:00- 3:00p.m.

(Full breakout descriptions)

Auditorium: Davenport’s Excellence System Assessment Pilot: Measurable Competencies for Improved Teaching and Learning, Student Certification, and Workplace Success — Dr. Wayne Sneath, Dr. Irene Bembenista & Mike Carey, MBA  

Room 230c: Using YouTube in Blackboard — Al Gunther & Kathy Finkler

Room 236c: Blackboard Basics — Jeff  Wiggerman & Kriss Ferluga

Room 207: Making the Most of our 2014-2015 Common Read — Dr. Jodi Hicks  

Room 214: Putting Fun into Fundamentals — Dr. Greg Wright  

Room 215: The Flipped Classroom - Session I: Building the Basics — Sharon E. Long & Karen Clark

Room 204: Bringing the Global Classroom to a Campus Near You — Marjolijn VanderVelde, Ph.D., Frank Novakowski, Ph.D., Neil Shepard, Ph.D.

Room 205: Fostering Climates of Learning for Future Students — Dr. Betsy L. Diegel

Room 212: How Did We Get Here? Understanding the Past to Help Shape the Future of Education — Suzanne Garman & Dr. Yvonne Alles

Room 213: Guaranteed Employment at DU — Shelley Lowe

Room SC 1-3: Faculty Day of Research Poster Session

Room 222c: Summon: A New Path to Research Discoveries — Emily Hayes and Katherine Gregg


Breakouts C - Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

(Full breakout descriptions)

Auditorium: Competency-Based Education: The Future is Now in Davenport’s New MBA Program — Jim Gort, Dr. Wayne Sneath & Dr. Frank Novakowski  

Room 230c: Collaborate Workshop — Al Gunther & Kathy Finkler

Room 236c: How to Train Your Starter Files:  Yearlong Schedule (YLS) Wizardry  — Michael Case

Room  207: Institutional Research Board — Lonnie Decker & Michele Davis  

Room 214: Can the 21st Century Goals of Cooperation, Critical Thinking & Creativity Flourish Alongside the Current Emphasis on Standardized Curriculum? — Joyce F. Elferdink  

Room  215: The Flipped Classroom - Session II: Tools of the Flip — Sharon Long & Karen Clark

Room  204: Leading By Example: Building Community Identity Among Faculty to Develop and Support Students — Sandra Welling Ph.D., RN, Kriss Ferluga Ph.D., Sue Offenbecker MSN, RN,

Room 205: Nuts and Bolts of Doing an Edited Book — Karen Daley, Ph.D.

Room  212: Authentic Assessment-Creating a Program Exit Exam — Kimberly Corsi, MSA,LRCP, CCS & Yvonne Alles, MBA, DHA

Room 213: Taking a Descriptive Perspective in a Prescriptive World: Working Towards a Model of Linguistic Inclusion in DU Classrooms — Madeline Shellgren

Room  222c: TechSmith: Thinking Beyond Tools — Brian Bennett & Matt Dennis