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Statesboro, GA

Welcome Remarks from GSU Administration

Brooks Keel, Georgia Southern University
Gary Means, Georgia Southern University
Alan Altany, Georgia Southern Unversity

2010
Wednesday, March 10th
4:00 AM

Pedagogical Divide: "I Grade Content, Not Grammar"

Kathy Seymour Albertson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jerry Wilson, Georgia Southern University
Nick De Bonis, Savannah State University
Susan De Bonis, Georgia Southern University

4:00 AM - 5:15 AM

9:00 AM

Bridging the Gap from Skills Assessment and Problem-Based Learning: Reflections on Scholarly Engagement with Curriculum Development

Boyd Boyd, Southern Cross University

Room 2911

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Data Collection in Reflective Course Design

Karen Swanson, Mercer University
Mary Kayler, George Mason University

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Online ECCO vs. Didactic Critical Care Nursing Education Program: What's the Difference in Critical Thinking Development of New Graduate Nurses?

Mahmoud Kaddoura, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Room 2908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Promoting Research to the Masses by Collaborating Across Disciplines

Denise Greene, Roanoke College
Julie Lyon, Roanoke College

Room 1908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Student Attitudes and Performance in an Introductory College Economics Class

Greg Brock, Georgia Southern University

Room 2903

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

10:00 AM

Data Collection in Reflective Course Design: Part II

Mary Kayler, George Mason University
Karen Swanson, Mercer University

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Designing Graduate Teaching Assistants Training Programs

Bridget Melton, Georgia Southern University
Yasar Bodur, Georgia Southern University

Room 2911

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Perceptions of Email Usage in the Academic Environment

Sang Nam, Elon University
Phillip Motley, Elon University

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Teaching and Learning Solutions to Problems Impacting on Student Learning in Large First Year Classes

Sara O'Sullivan, University College Dublin

Room 1908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Bogus & Beneficial Pedagogical Concepts: From Common Sense to Common Science

Peter Doolittle, Virginia Tech

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Fidget Toys in the Classroom: Refocusing Attention

Donald Slater, Georgia Southern University
Jean French, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2904

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Measuring Non-Cognitive Aspects In A Course

Aida Suraya, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

The Multilingual and Multicultural Classroom - Take One

Karen M. Lauridsen, Aarhus University

Room 1908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

12:00 PM

Realizing SoTL'S Potential: A Challenging Road

Gary Poole

Luncheon & Keynote Address 1 (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

2:00 PM

Lessons Students Teach Us: Pursuing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through Text-Based Methods Of Inquiry

John Habel, Western Carolina University
Cynthia S. Deale

Room 1909

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Sotl and 3D Immersive Environments [Pr-2]

C. Edward Watson, Virginia Tech
David Dannenberg, Virginia Tech

Room 2911

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Strategies for Success in Interdisciplinary Team Teaching

Michael Furick, Georgia Gwinnett College
Jennie Stearns, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 2904

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Student Opinions and Preferences Regarding "Clickers" in the Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Inquiry

Andi Beth Mincer, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Anne Thompson, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Room 1908

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

"Value-Added" Financial Education

Trent Maurer, Georgia Southern University

Room 2903

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Can Cell Phones Enhance Student Success?

Deborah Sauder, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 1909

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Creativity Enhancement Module in Engineering Education

Susan Vasana, University of North Florida

Room 2903

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Experiential Learning and Collaboration in Learning Support Writing

Elizabeth Wurz, Columbus State University

Room 1908

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Finding the Roots Of A Positive Attitude Toward Learning Science

Delena Bell Gatch, Georgia Southern University
Krystal Ramos

Room 2911

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Gender and Major Selection: Accounting Versus Finance

Craig Ruff, Georgia State University
Richard Fendler, Georgia State University
Milind Shrikhande, Georgia State University

Room 2904

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Rubrics for Music Performance Disciplines [Pr-2]

Sang Nam, Elon University

Room 2908

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

Enhancing Engagement and Understanding: Multigenre Writing and Its Implications Across Disciplines

Karley Adney, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County

Room 2904

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Evaluating Teaching as a First Step to SoTL

Margy MacMillan, Mount Royal University
Karen Manarin, Mount Royal University
Maureen Mitchell, Mount Royal University

Room 1909

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Teaching and Learning about Alcohol in the First-Year Seminar: Student and Faculty Perceptions

Patrick Dyer, Kennesaw State University
Kimberly Frazier, Kennesaw State University

Room 2908

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Using a Wiki to Develop and Conduct Multisite SoTL Collaborative Research

Flor Culpa-Bondal, Georgia College and State University
Martha Colvin, Georgia College and State University
Jeanne Sewell, Georgia College and State University

Room 2911

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Thursday, March 11th
8:00 AM

“Dr. _____, Should I Take This Course Online?”

Richard Fendler, Georgia State University
Milind Shrikhande, Georgia State University
Craig Ruff, Georgia State University

Room 1908

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Effectiveness and Results of Paper Based versus Web Based Student Course Assessments

Juliana Lancaster, Georgia Gwinnett College
Michael Furick, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 2904

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

First Impressions Count: Instructional Strategies for the First Day of Class

Pamela Hayward, Augusta State University

Room 2911

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Student Perceptions of Difficulty and Enjoyment

Phillip Motley, Elon University
Sang Nam, Elon University

Room 1909

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

9:00 AM

A Report on Student Satisfaction: Moving Toward Learner-Centered Teaching in Undergraduate Nursing Research

Kay Leary, Jacksonville University
Andra Opalinski, Jacksonville University

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Detecting Students' Strengths and Weaknesses: An Analysis of Five Personality Scales/Learning Styles

Lemaro Thompson, Savannah State University

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Reflection Strategies: Connecting Theory to Practice in Information Technology Projects

Lynn Keane, University of South Carolina
Karen Patten, University of South Carolina

Room 2911

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Self-Paced Online Delivery: Promises and Pitfalls

Catherine Flynn, Kaplan University

Room 1908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Students' Achievement in Physics Using Low-Stakes Writing

Jorge Flores Herrera, Escuela Superior Politencia del Litoral

Room 2908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

10:00 AM

Enhancing Student Engagement through Podcasting

Mary Gipson, Jacksonville University
Jeane Richards, Jacksonville University

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

How Our Teaching May Change Students' Political Attitudes

Casey Welch, Flagler College

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Student Engagement in Assessments

Godfrey Steele, University of the West Indies

Room 1908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Teaching the Millennial: Strategies Informed by Research

Craig Leonard Brians, Virginia Tech
C. Edward Watson

Room 2911

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Why Institutional Elearning Strategies Don't Work

Cathy Gunn, University of Auckland

Room 2903

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Debating Statistics: Improving Student Understanding through Engaging Debates

Dan Richard, University of North Florida

Room 2903

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Does It Work?: A Study in Stimulating and Measuring Critical Thinking

Kathleen Bell, University of Central Florida

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

How Do Motivational Strategies Affect Student Learning and Instructor Planning?

Robert Houmes, Jacksonville University
Kathleen Ingram, Jacksonville University

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

The Developing Self in Higher Education

David Turner, University of Glamorgan

Room 1908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Visual Analogies in a Graduate Course: Student-Perceived Learning Outcomes

Susan Spezzini, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Room 2904

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

12:00 PM

STEM, Education, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Health Sciences, Business & Economics

SoTL Interest Groups

Lunch and SoTL Interest Groups (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

2:00 PM

Fostering SoTL through Social Networking Skills

Mildred Berry, Florida Memorial University
Jacques Bonenfant, Florida Memorial University
Eugenia Cole-Russell, Florida Memorial University

Room 1909

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

From the Vantage Point of SoTL: Educational Inquiry

Lorraine Gilpin, Georgia Southern University
Delores Liston, Georgia Southern University

Room 2911

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Going Green: Managing a Paperless Classroom

Susan De Bonis, Georgia Southern University
Nick De Bonis, Savannah State University

Room 2903

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Metacognitive Reading Strategies

Karen Manarin, Mount Royal University

Room 1908

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Winning as a Collaborative Concept: An Active Learning Approach

David Thompson, Kennesaw State University
Kenneth Hill, Kennesaw State University

Room 2904

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Building a Culture of Academic Engagement and Community Across Campus

Kathleen Ingram, Jacksonville University
Mike Gagliardo, Jacksonville University
Mary Gipson, Jacksonville University
Leigh Hart, Jacksonville University
Robert Houmes, Jacksonville University
Kay Leary, Jacksonville University
Andra Opalinksi, Jacksonville University
Jeane Richards, Jacksonville University
Colleen Wilson, Jacksonville University

Room 1909

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Do Students Naturally Use Classroom Technology as a Tool or Distraction?

Michael Furick, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 2904

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Improving Student Learning Outcomes: Teaching Effectiveness, Pedagogy and Savannah State University

Nat Hardy, Savannah State University
Holly Thomas, Savannah State University
Gwen Hale, Savannah State University
Teri Schell, Savannah State

Room 2911

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The “Classroom Ticket” to Concept Retention

Kent Divoll, University of Houston Clear Lake
Sandra Browning, University of Houston Clear Lake

Room 1908

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

A Comparison Between Student Peer Review and Instructor Review Effectiveness for the General Chemistry Laboratory Written Reports

Moraima Morales, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Liz Diaz, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Griselle Hernandez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Kai Griebenow, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

A Laboratory Experience That Integrates Biochemistry and Instrumental Analysis

Rosa Flores, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Hilda Solá-Soto, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

A Multifaceted Assessment of a Lower-Division Unit

David Goldstein, University of Washington, Bothell

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

A Tale of Two Courses: Renovating Courses for Significant Learning

Denise P. Domizi, University of Georgia
Rebecca Mullis, University of Georgia
Paul S. Quick

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Academic Integrity Institutionalization in an Online RN-BSN Program

Leigh Hart, Jacksonville University
Lesley Morgan, Baker College

concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

An Investigative and Cooperative Learning Approach to the General Chemistry Laboratory

Griselle Hernandez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Ileabett Evevaria, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Kai Griebenow, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Liz Diaz-Vazquez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Analysis of Chemistry Attitudes and Experiences Questionnaire (CAEQ) and Research Experience Survey at a New Four Year Institution. Phase Two

Patrice Bell, Georgia Gwinnett College
Deborah Sauder, Georgia Gwinnett College

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

College Bound Divergent Learners

Tracy Meetze, Francis Marion University
Shirley Bausmith, Francis Marions University
Stephen Taylor, Francis Marion University

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Effect on Student Learning and Attitudes Toward Science in a Non-Majors Biology Course

Alexandra Kurtz, Georgia Gwinnett College
Alessandra Barrera, Georgia Gwinnett College

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Going Beyond Google: A Comparative Analysis of Student Online Research Habits

Marie Botkin, Georgia Southern University

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Improving Student Learning Outcomes and Teaching Effectiveness in Adult Health Nursing via Jeopardy Game

Joyce Pompey, University of South Carolina

Room 2911

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Integrating Research Experiences in the General Chemistry Laboratory Course

Liz Diaz-Vazquez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Griselle Hernández, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Moraima Morales, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Kai Griebenow, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

International Pennies and the Scientific Method

Deborah Sauder, Georgia Gwinnett College

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Learning Independence through Guided-Inquiry in a Bioanalytical Laboratory Course

Laura D. Frost, Georgia Southern University
C. Michele Davis-McGibony, Georgia Southern University

Concourse

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Learning Instrumental Chemical Analysis through Guided Research Experiences and Portfolios

Hilda Solá-Soto, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Reading and Technology: Instructors' Perceptions of a Web-Based Reading Program

Hsin-chou Huang, National Taiwan Ocean University

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teaching Introductory Biology with Clickers Improves Student Learning

Aditi Pai, Spelman College

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

The Scholarship of Evaluating Student Learning

Thayer McGahee, University of South Carolina Aiken

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

The Student-Instructor Relationship Measure: Further Psychometric Data

Gary Creasey, Illinois State University
Patricia Jarvis, Illinois State University

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Toys in the Classroom: Refocusing Attention

Donald Slater, Georgia Southern University
Jean French, Coastal Carolina University

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Undergraduate Student Research in an Information Technology Senior Capstone Project Class

Kam Fui Lau, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Wiki Technology: Promoting Academic Success in the Science Classroom

Alessandra L. Barrera, Georgia Gwinnett College
Allison D'Costa
Alexandra M. Kurtz, Georgia Gwinnett College

Concourse

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

5:30 PM

Making a Difference: Application of SoTL Beyond the Classroom to Enhance Learning

Kathleen McKinney

Room 1601

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday, March 12th
8:00 AM

Concerning the Art of Test Making

Richard Fendler, Georgia State University
Jonathan Godbey, Georgia State University

Room 2911

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Lecturing: Snoozing and Losing

Sandra Browning, University of Houston Clear Lake
Kent Divoll, University of Houston Clear Lake

Room 1909

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Teachers' Professional Development...Whose Responsibility?

Afshan Huma Dr, Michigan state University / Allama Iqbal Open University

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Teaching Gender and Culture in Interdisciplinary Ways: An English and International Business Partnership

Erica Berte, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

Room 2903

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Using Facebook as a Course Management Tool

Jean French, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1908

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

9:00 AM

A Story of Reconfiguration: Discussion, Community, and the Technology of Sharing

Wynnetta Scott-Simmons, Mercer University
Lucy Bush, Mercer University
John Finley, Mercer University
Margaret McCall, Mercer University

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Beyond Teaching Portfolios: Using a Course Portfolio as a Form of Scholarship to Improve Students' Learning

Judith Longfield, Georgia Southern University

Room 2904

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Incentive-Based Reading Compliance

Trent W. Maurer, Georgia Southern University

Room 2903

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Organizational Gps: A Blueprint for SoTL Cultural Transformation and Sustainability

Monique Earl-Lewis, Florida Memorial University

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Transformative Inquiry: A Case Study

Laura Regassa, Georgia Southern University

Room 1908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

10:00 AM

A Story Time for Math

Kirthi Premadasa, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Do Teaching & Learning Styles Affect Student Performance Across Levels of Learning?

Milind Shrikhande, Georgia State University
Richard Fendler, Georgia State University
Craig Ruff, Georgia State University

Room 2911

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Effectiveness of Incentives on Fostering Perfect Student Attendance in Class

Michael Furick, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 1908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Leveraging Institutional Professional Development Centers to Foster a Culture of Sotl

Peter Doolittle, Virginia Tech
Eddie Watson, Virginia Tech

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Threshold Concepts and Environmental Education: A Graduate-Level Multidisciplinary Seminar

Catherine Mobley, Clemson University

Room 2903

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

A Practical Guide to Implementing Activity-Based, Student-Centered Instruction

Christopher Wozny, Waycross College

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Assessing and Comparing Both Student and Faculty Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in First-Year Seminars

Stephen Braden, Kennesaw State University
Carolee Larsen, Kennesaw State University

Room 1908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Faculty-Student Differences In Perceptions Of Group Work

Trent W. Maurer, Georgia Southern University
Diana Sturges, Georgia Southern University
Padmini Shankar, Georgia Southern University
Deborah Allen, Georgia Southern University
Saida Akbarova, Georgia Southern University

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Online and Hybrid Courses - At Last We Can Connect with Different Learning Styles!

Rebecca Rutherfoord, Southern Polytechnic State University
James Rutherfoord, Chattahoochee Technical College

Room 2904

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Teaching in an Environment with “Unnoticed Discrimination”: Raising Faculty Awareness of Obesity Stigmatization in Our College Classrooms

Diann Moorman, University of Georgia

Room 2908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Empowering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Towards an Authentic Practice

Carolin Kreber

Lunch and Keynote Address (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available