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Welcome Remarks from GSU Administration

Brooks Keel, Georgia Southern University
Jean Bartels, Georgia Southern University
Alan Altany, Georgia Southern University

2011
Wednesday, March 9th
9:00 AM

Exploring 7 Principles of Learning and Their Impact on Teaching

Marsha C. Lovett, Carnegie Mellon University

Assembly Hall, 1915

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

10:00 AM

Closing the Loop: Linking Assessment with Course Design

Georgina Hammock, Augusta Sate University
Deborah Richardson, Augusta State University

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Reality or Fantasy? Dramatization in Teaching and Learning

Cynthia Bolton-Gary, University of South Carolina-Columbia

Room 2911

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Success Rates and Retention in College Algebra Using Aleks®

June Jones, Macon State College
Gaston Brouwer, Macon State College
Steven Wallace, Macon State College
Mary Wolfe, Macon State College

Room 2905

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Throwing Away the Textbook: When the Technology Outpaces the Literature

Susan De Bonis, Georgia Southern University

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Using Hunger to Enhance Teaching And Learning Across Disciplines

Maria Navarro, University of Georgia

Room 1908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Blogs or Discussion Boards? Which Better Promotes Student Engagement in Online Courses?

Lenore Kinne, Northern Kentucky University
Lane W. Clarke, University of New England

Room 1908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Effects of Student-Centered, Inquiry-Based Teaching on Performance, Attitudes, and Efficacy

Brad Bailey, North Georgia College & State University
Karen Briggs, North Georgia College & State University
Tom Cooper, North Georgia College and State University

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Reciprocity in Teaching and Learning: Give Students an Hour and They Will Take a Task or Two

Lorraine Gilpin, Georgia Southern University

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Teaching Mathematics to Visually Impaired College Students

Hassan Hassani, Columbus State University
Terry Irvin, Columbus State University

Room 2905

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Using Activity Theory as an Analysis Tool for Professional Training: The Case of Pre-Service Teacher Cohorts

Ron Knorr, Mercer University

Room 2904

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Integrating Outcomes Assessment and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Richard Gale

Luncheon & Keynote Address

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

2:00 PM

Business Majors, Teaching Strategies and Learning Styles

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

Room 2908

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Changing Pedagogy into Scholarship: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Karen Hahn, St. Leo University
Carol Todd, S. Leo University
Carol Walker

Room 1909

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Effective Enhancement and Improvement of Creativity in Student Learning

Diana Gregory, Kennesaw State University
Valerie Dibble, Kennesaw State University
Jeanne Sperry, Kennesaw State University

Room 2911

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

New Faculty'S Perception of Satisfaction with Their Roles

Aditi Puri, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Daren Graves, Simmons College
Arlene Lowenstein, Simmons College

Room 2904

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Teaching Tensions in the Disciplines

Tim Riordan, Alverno College

Room 1908

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:00 PM

The Negative Effects of Thought Suppression and Distraction on Memory Encoding and Retrieval

Elwyn Martin, Eastern Oregon University
Kevin Bratton, West Georgia Technical College

Room 2911

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Using Systematic Observation to Improve Your Teaching

Bob Hautala, Western Oregon University

Room 1909

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Using Virtual Conferences to Integrate Online Content with the Classroom

Michael Amlung, University of Georgia
Denise P. Domizi

Room 1908

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

What Really Matters? An Examination of the Influences on the Practices of Beginning Teachers

Patricia L. Rieman, Carthage College

Room 2904

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

4:00 PM

Create-a-Teen Storyline, My SoTL in Educational Psychology

Kathryn Penrod, South Dakota State University
R.L. Erion, South Dakota State University

Room 2911

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Fight The Power: A Medium Message

David Janssen, Gordon College
Mark King, Gordon College

Room 1908

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Get It While It's Hot. Are Your Students Getting It NOW?

David Donathan, St. Catharine College

Room 1909

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

“The Heart Does Not Lie”: Ameliorating Fear of Public Speaking

Suzette Bryan, Southeastern Louisiana University
Sue Terrillion, Southeastern Louisiana University
Tracey Rhodes, Southeastern Louisiana University
Christopher Brannon

Room 2905

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Using PDA’S to Increase Self-Directed Learning in Nursing Students

Deborah Carr-Warner, Clayton State University
Katherine Willock, Clayton State College

Room 2908

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

5:00 PM

A Discursive Analysis of Instructor versus Student Feedback

Hongxia Fu, University of North Dakota

Room 1908

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Benefits, Strategies, and Pitfalls of Faculty Collaboration

Casey Welch, Flagler College

Room 1908

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Building Communities with Diverse Students

Sara Worley, Macon State College
Karmen Lenz, Macon State College
Shamani Shikwambi, Macon State College

Room 2905

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Support for Sotl in a Faculty Learning Community

Sherry Clouser, University of Georgia
Denise Domizi, University of Georgia
Leslie Gordon, University of Georgia
Sally Huston, University of Georgia
Cynthia Ward, University of Georgia

Room 1909

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teacher, Know Thyself

Peggy Quarles, Lincoln Memorial University
Helen Cole, Lincoln Memorial University

Room 2911

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teaching Statistics Using SPSS Technology

Marty Thomas, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 2908

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Thursday, March 10th
9:00 AM

Active Immersion in Scientific Literature: Gateway to Critical Thinking

Diane C. Tucker, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alan W. Eberhardt, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Joe L. March, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Room 2908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Microblogging to Build Community and Foster Connections

Denise P. Domizi, University of Georgia

Room 2911

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Practicing Integrated Critical Thinking in a First-Year Core Course

Lauren Scharff, United States Air Force Academy
Damian McCabe, United States Airforce
Michelle Nash, United States Air Force Academy

Room 2905

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Study Guides: To Give or Not to Give? That is the Question!

Velina Boteva, Georgia Southern University
Emmanuel Clottey, Georgia Southern University
Lauren Bigham, Georgia Southern University
Aaron Dilday, Georgia Southern University
Kimberly Lawrence, Georgia Southern University
Judith Longfield, Georgia Southern University
Ram Polur

Room 2904

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

The Ticket to Student Concept Retention: A Revised Version

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

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

To Study Online or In-Class: Decided by Risk-Tolerance?

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

Room 1908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

10:00 AM

Incentive-Based Reading Compliance: Part II

Trent W. Maurer, Georgia Southern University

Room 1908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Learning Styles in Higher Education: Learning How to Learn

Ole Lauridsen, Aarhus University
Karen M. Lauridsen, Aarhus University

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

The Lost Generation Meets Second Life: Teaching Literature Using a Virtual World

Mary Spoto, St. Leo University
Michael Dadez, St. Leo University
Diane Johnson, St. Leo University

Room 2911

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Why Can't They Solve It? Using Protocol Analysis to Unlock Problem Solving Mysteries

Kirthi Premadasa, University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County
Kavita Bhatia

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

11:00 AM

Creative Assignments: Impact on Students

Maria Navarro, University of Georgia

Room 2904

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Faculty Teaching/Learning Communities (TLCs) As Precursor to SoTL

Janice Liddell, Atlanta Metropolitan College
Curtis Todd, Atlanta Metropolitan College
Smith Sherrye, Atlanta Metropolitan College
Michelle Geisert, Atlanta Metropolitan College

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

How to Create a Faculty-Driven Cost Effective SoTL Center

Philip Dunwoody, Juniata College
Jay Hosler, Juniata College
Kathy Westcott, Juniata College
David Drews
Michael Boyle

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Learning Personal Selling through Cognitive Apprenticeship: Creating More Authentic Instruction through a Sales Lab

Ryan Alverson, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Anthony Derriso, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Room 2905

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Predicting Student Failure in an Online Course: Implications for Advisement

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

Room 1908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Teaching Preschool: An Evaluation of Laboratory School Courses

Alice Hall, Georgia Southern University
John Peden, Georgia Southern University
Joanna Hollaway, Georgia Southern University

Room 2908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

12:00 PM

Helping First Time Practitioners Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Bill Cerbin

Lunch and Keynote Address (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

2:00 PM

Active Learning Partnerships in Biology: Students and In-Service Teachers Benefited from a University Outreach Program

Laura Regassa, Georgia Southern University
Ketan Petal, Georgia Southern University

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An Innovative Use of Fidget Toys in a University Classroom

Don Slater, Georgia Southern University

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Clinical Simulation, the Effect on Objective Test Scores

Geri W. Beers, Samford University
Vicki Rochester, Samford University

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Decreasing Anxiety in Students through Role-Playing Simulation

Melanie Kroger-Jarvis, University of Cincinnati

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Designing Developmental Mathematics for Student Success

Alvina J. Atkinson, Georgia Gwinnett College
Barry D. Biddlecomb, Georgia Gwinnett College
Denise Brewley, Georgia Gwinnett College

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Do Students Learn Computer Skills Better in a Classroom?

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

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

E-Reading and E-Responding: Students' Perceptions of an E-Book Reading Program

Hsin-chou Huang, National Taiwan Ocean University

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Exploration of Homework Timing on Student Performance

Kendra Crider, United States Air Force Academy
Lauren Scharff, United States Airforce

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning (POGIL): A New Paradigm in Professional Practice Education

Alison Rushing, Georgia Southern University
Rose Mary Gee, Georgia Southern University
Christy Dubert, Georgia Southern University
Marie Graf, Georgia Southern University

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Student Learning Experiences: Comparing Individualists and Collectivists

Kelly Ellenburg, University of Tennessee

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Role of the Instructor in the Success of Undergraduate Real-Life it Capstone Team Projects

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

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Utilizing Feedback in On-Line Quizzes to Improve Student Learning and Retention

Melody Jewell, South Dakots State University

Concourse

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:00 PM

Assessing Past Course Designs to Improve Future Designs

Casey Welch, Flagler College

Room 2904

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

SOTLl: Building Interdisciplinary Community

Karen Swanson, Mercer University
Joseph Dye, Mercer University
Caroline M. Brackette, Mercer University
Karen D. Rowland, Mercer University
Jeanette Anderson, Mercer University

Room 1909

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Student Expression of Beliefs as Curricular Content: How Student Products Can Stimulate Learner Growth (Pr-2)

Steve Whitaker, Longwood University
Pam Aerni, Longwood University

Room 2905

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Creative Use of Case Stories for Deeper Understanding Across Disciplines

Anthony Derriso, University of Alabama

Room 1908

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Infotechnology Gap: Are Students Ready for Innovative Uses of Technology in Learning?

Steve Bonham, Georgia Southern University
Bill Levernier, Georgia Southern University
Nick De Bonis, Georgia Southern University

Room 2911

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

What Makes Anatomy and Physiology Difficult?: An Investigation of Student Perceptions

Diana Sturges, Georgia Southern University
Trent Maurer, Georgia Southern University

Room 2908

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Field Experience

William Sharpton, University of New Orleans
Randall Scott, University of New Orleans

Room 1908

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Instructional Design and Peer Instruction in the Teaching of Statistics

Jorge Flores Herrera, Escuela Superior Politencia del Litoral

Room 2905

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

SoTL as Catalyst to Re-Envision the Nature of Academic Work

Cheryl Foxcroft, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Bronwyn Seymour, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Room 1909

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Teaching and Learning through a Foreign Language: A Challenging Task

Karen M. Lauridsen, Aarhus University

Room 2904

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Sequence Writing

Rachel Van Horn Leroy, Georgia Southern University

Room 2911

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

5:00 PM

Alternative to the Research Paper: Wiki Webpage Development

Candace Timpte, Georgia Gwinnett College
Alexandra Kurtz, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 1908

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Building-Up Student Success

Maria Babiuc-Hamilton, Marshall University

Room 2911

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Experiential Learning Field Trip Teaching Strategy: You Can Do It

Erica Berte, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
Kevin Jones, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

Room 2904

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Multidisciplinary Pogil - A Faculty Learning Community

Laura Frost, Georgia Southern University
Abbie Gail Parham, Georgia Southern University
Trent W. Maurer, Georgia Southern University
Joanne Chopak-Foss, Georgia Southern University
Rose Mary Gee, Georgia Southern University
Alison Rushing, Georgia Southern University
Dena Hale, Georgia Southern University
Linda Mullen
Cathie Johnson, Georgia Southern University
Don Slater, Georgia Southern University

Room 1909

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Friday, March 11th
9:00 AM

Development and Validation of an Open Ended Assessment - Creative Excercises

Jessica Orvis, Georgia Southern University
Deborah Sauder, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Discrepant Teaching Events: Addressing Students' Misconceptions

Judith Longfield, Georgia Southern University
Nathan Palmer, Georgia Southern University

Room 1908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Teaching Democratic Citizenship: Theory versus Practice

Mary Hjelm, Univesrity of South Carolina-Columbia
Chris Nesmith, University of South Carolina-Columbia

Room 2904

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Wikipedia and Academia, Friends at Last? Integrating Wiki-Technology into the Classroom

LiAnna Davis, Wikimedia Foundation
Amy Roth, Wikimedia Foundation

Room 2911

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

10:00 AM

Enhancing Student Learning by Maximizing Aspects of Undergraduate Education

Andy Bosak, Georgia Southwestern State University
Greg Ryan, University of Alabama

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Student Perception of Educational Purpose and Academic Reading Habits in Introductory Literature Courses

Stephen Raynie, Gordon College
Stephen Powers, Gordon College

Room 1908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

A Pedagogical Framework for the Scholarship of Teaching

Thomas Rosebrough, Union University
Ann Singleton, Union University

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Enhance, Engage, Evolve: Challenges, Rewards, and the Culture of Evidence in Online Learning

Patrick Smith, Bainbridge College
Scott Dunn, Bainbridge College
David Pollock, Bainbridge College
Michael Stewart, Bainbridge College
Colette Galivan, Bainbridge College

Room 1908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Institutional Change and the Faculty-Driven Center for Teaching Excellence

David Mazella, University of Houston
Dan Wells, University of Houston

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Students' Academic Motivations in Allied Health Classes

Trent Maurer, Georgia Southern University
Deborah Allen, Georgia Southern University
Delena Gatch, Georgia Southern University
Padmini Shankar, Georgia Southern University
Diana Sturges, Georgia Southern University

Room 2905

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Faculty Inquiry Networks in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Jennifer Robinson

Lunch and Keynote Address (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM