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Brooks Keel Dr., Georgia Southern University
Ted Moore Dr., Georgia Southern University
Alan Altany Dr., Georgia Southern University

2012
Wednesday, March 7th
9:00 AM

Applying an Academic Rigor Model to Find the Sweet Spot

John Draeger, Buffalo State College

Room 2911

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Designing an Interactive Online Seminar Course for Distance Learning Interns: Combining Technology Tools and Facilitating Meaningful Discourse

Lori Caudle, Western Carolina University

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Do "Early Alert” Programs Work? (An Empirical Study of College Algebra Students)

T. David Reese, College of Coastal
Denise Greene, Roanoke College
Julie Lyon, Roanoke College

Room 2908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Norming of Student Evaluations of Instruction: Impact of Non-Instructional Factors

Satish Nargundkar, Georgia State University
Milind Shrikhande, Georgia State University

Room 2904

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Selected "Desirable Difficulties” Learning Strategies and The Retention of Physiology Information

John Dobson, Georgia Southern University

Room 2905

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

10:00 AM

Campus-Wide Assessment of SoTL: Analysis of Perceptions, Engagement and Obstacles

Andi Beth Mincer, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Sabrina Hessinger, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Faculty Development Considerations in Video-Based Lectures

Joyce Nutta, University of Central Florida
Melanie Gonzalez, University of Central Florida
Timothy Brown, University of Central Florida

Room 2905

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

If College Students Choose the Genre in Which They Complete Their Assignments, Will It More Accurately Represent Their True Knowledge?

Sara Worley, Macon State College

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Researching SoTL-Inspired Peer Mentoring as We Are Living It

Courtney Smith, Cabrini College
Lisa Ratmansky, Cabrini College
John Cordes, Cabrini College

Room 2911

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Student Perceptions of Adjunct Faculty

David Donathan, St. Catharine College

Room 2908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Understanding College Algebra Students through Data Mining

Rachel Manspeaker, Coker College

Room 2903

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Differentiation of Assignments in Higher Education: A SoTL Project

Patty Rieman, Carthage College

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Improving Learning Outcomes through Information Literacy

Marnie Phipps, North Georgia College and State University

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Prior Mentoring and Computer-Mediated Experiences Influence on Willingness to Engage in E-Mentoring

Marty Thomas, Georgia Gwinnett College
Ellen Ensher, Loyola Marymount University

Room 2903

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

“Read the Text, As If!” The Reading Retention Strategy

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

Room 2904

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Student Self-Efficacy and Attitudes Following Integration of Study Strategy Information into Course Content

Nancy Ogden, Mount Royal University
Suzanne Evans, Mount Royal University
Gen Thurlow, Mount Royal University

Room 2905

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

12:00 PM

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: An Integrative Vision

Mark Hanna

Lunch and Keynote Address (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

2:00 PM

A Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary, Field-Based Project for Professionals in Training

Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, Purdue University
Carrie Wachter Morris, Purdue University

Room 2908

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

"I Have A Question For You:" Lessons Learned from the Answers

Robert Hautala, Western Oregon University

Room 2911

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Impact of Faculty Development Targeting Pedagogical Aspects of Online Teaching

Antoinette Marks, Grand Canyon University
B. Jean Mandernach, Grand Canyon University

Room 2904

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

May I Have Your Attention

Erik Rosegard, San Francisco State University

Room 1909

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Using High Touch Pedagogy, Authentic Assessment & Student Generated Content to Increase Student Engagement in Online Education

Kristen Betts, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Annette Wilson, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Room 2905

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:00 PM

Are Students Learning? Evaluating the Academic and Experiential Components of Service-Learning

Eve Rapp Caudill, Salem College

Room 2905

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Enhancing Cross-Cultural Competencies through Online Social Networking

Mary Moeller, South Dakota State University

Room 2903

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Gender and Major Selection: Accounting Versus Finance

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

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Peerless: Imagining New Models for the Peer Review of SoTL

Robert Crow, Western Carolina University
Laura Cruz, Western Carolina University

Room 2911

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Using Impact Data to Improve College Teaching

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

Room 2904

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

4:00 PM

Find It, Fix It, Or Leave: Impact of an Accounting-Cycle Proficiency Assignment in Intermediate Accounting

Carol Sargent, Macon State College

Room 2904

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Implementing Practices to Enhance Student Consciousness of Their Learning

Lauren Scharff, U.S. Air Force Academy
James S. Rolf, U.S. Air Force Academy
Sarah Robinson, U.S. Air Force Academy
James Scoville, U.S. Air Force Academy

Room 2911

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Learning Assessment, and Career Marketability: A Strategy for the Liberal Arts

Samantha Earley, Indiana University Southeast
Wolfgang Natter, St. Bonaventure University

Room 2911

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Threshold Concepts: How Student Learning Should Inform Disciplinary Teaching

David Mazella, University of Houston

Room 1909

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

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

5:00 PM

Google Forms as Classroom Response Devices: Three Years of Evolving Practice

Edward Gehringer, North Carolina State University

Room 2911

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mapping the Journey: Concept Maps in Teaching and Learning

Cynthia Bolton-Gary, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Room 1909

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Risk Aversion as a Driver Of Gender Differences in Business Education

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

Room 2908

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Thursday, March 8th
9:00 AM

Calculus Blues: Unlocking Mysteries in Related Rates

Kavita Bhatia, University of Wisconsin/Wood County
Kirthi Premadasa, University of Wisconsin Marathon County

Room 2905

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

FIGS: [Re]Defining the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Gerald Lee Ratliff, SUNY Potsdam

Room 2908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

No Significant Difference Unless You Are a Jumper

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

Room 2904

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Portfolio Review: Evidence of Student Learning Outcomes

Diana Gregory, Kennesaw State University
Donald Robson, Kennesaw State University
Samual Robinson, Kennesaw State University

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Student Learning Styles and Personality Types: Their Implications for Teaching

Diann Moorman, University of Georgia
Krista Clark, University of Georgia

Room 2911

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

10:00 AM

Impact of Knowledge Probes on Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness

Deborah Shapiro, Georgia State University

Room 2908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Improving Student Writing in Interdisciplinary Honors Program Courses Using K. Anders Ericsson'S Model of Deliberate Practice

Randall Woodard, St. Leo University
Patrick Crerand, St. Leo University
William Ellis, St. Leo University

Room 2905

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Public Review: Taking SoTL Beyond Traditional Peer Review

Jean Mandernach, Grand Canyon University

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Students' Academic Motivations in Three Disciplines

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

Room 2911

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Analysis of a Reflective Assignment

Lorraine Gilpin, Georgia Southern University

Room 2911

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Moving to Learn in the College Classroom

Beverly Evans, Southeast Missouri State University

Room 2904

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Perceptions of Program Completers of a Hybrid Education Program

Ron Knorr, Mercer University
Richard Binkney, Mercer University

Room 2908

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

SoTL and the Creative Power of Faculty Learning Communities

Arlene Wilner, Rider University
Sharon Mirchandani, Rider University
Phillip Lowrey, Rider University
Bryan Spiegelberg, Rider University
Danielle Jacobs

Room 1909

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

12:00 PM

Students as Producers and as Change Agents

Mick Healy

Luncheon & Keynote Address (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Students as Producers and as Change Agents

Mick Healy

Lunch and Keynote Address (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Collaborative Assessment: Measuring Effects of Community-Based Participatory Research on Student Learning

Caroline Nielsen, Cabrini College
David Dunbar, Cabrini College
Christina Medved, Stroud Water Research Center
Susan Gill, Stroud Water Research Center

Room 2904

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Developing a Mutually Beneficial Approach to Providing University Students with Effective Feedback

Bronwyn Ellis, University of South Australia

Room 2905

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Learning Environments That Enhance Global Competencies Abroad and On Campus

Lisa Larson, University of Wisconsin - Superior
Hilary Fezzey, University of Wisconsin - Superior

Room 2908

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Reading the Absence: Critical Reading and Social Engagement

Karen Manarin, Mount Royal University
Melanie Rathburn, Mount Royal University
Miriam Carey, Mount Royal University

Room 1909

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Where Has the Theory Gone: Intentionality in SoTL Projects

Casey A. Minton, University of North Texas
Carrie A. Morris, Purdue University

Room 2911

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Acting Theoretically: Blogging as a Way to Turn Theory into Action

Terri Hasseler, thassele@bryant.edu

Room 2911

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Critical Inquiry in The Classroom: Creating Opportunities for Deeper Learning and Application

Andy Dyer, University of South Carolina Aiken
Stephanie Foote, Kennesaw State University

Room 1909

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Online Tools for Engaging Undergraduate Business Students

Wallace Lockhart, University of Regina

Room 2905

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Adult Student Priorities SurveyTM: An Analysis at a Private Central Appalachian University

Jack McCann, Lincoln Memorial University
Daniel Graves, Lincoln Memorial University

Room 2903

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Ways for Cooperating Teachers to Build a Positive Relationship with Student Teachers

Hsiu-Lien Lu, Georgia Southern University

Room 2908

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

What's In It For Me? An Exploration of the Nature of Student Motivations in Peer Learning Environments

Maura Matesic, York University

Room 2904

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

A Comparative Study on the Effect of Immersion Scheduling on Academic Performance and Student Evaluations of Instructors

Aaron Richmond, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Bridget Murphy, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Layton Curl, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

A Study of Classroom Observation Procedures in Higher Education

Zachary Kornhauser, Fordham University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Academic Overconfidence in the Millennial Undergraduate Student

Sydney Clayton, Lipscomb University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Addressing Students' Math Deficiencies in Introductory Physics with Online Scaffolded Problems

Craig Wiegert, University of Georgia
Cameron Zahedi, University of Georgia

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

DNA Barcoding: Integrating Active Research Experiences into Undergraduate Education

James Russell, Georgia Gwinnett College
Allison D'Costa, Georgia Gwinnett College
Clay Runck, Georgia Gwinnett College
Alessandra Barrera, Georgia Gwinnett College
Robert Haining, Georgia Gwinnett College
Mark Schlueter, Georgia Gwinnett College
David Barnes, Georgia Gwinnette College

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish

Beth Dietz-Uhler, Miami University
Cathy Bishop-Clark, Miami University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Exploring the Impact of Learning Contracts on Student Commitment and Academic Performance

Timothy Frank, U.S. Air Force Academy

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Fidget Toys in the University Classroom

Don Slater, Georgia Southern University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Graduates' Perceptions of How Teaching and Learning Were Facilitated in a Master'S Program for Teaching Esl to Adults

Kristi Shaw-Saleh, University fo Alabama at Birmingham

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Improving Curriculum Development in Conflict Resolution Programs through Scholarship of Engagement

Elena Bastidas, Nova Southeastern University
Consuelo Kelley, Nova Southeastern University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Improving the Experimental Design of SoTL Research

Patricia Marsh, Park University
Neena Gopala, University of Central Missouri
Anna Dickherber, University of Central Missouri

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Is Anyone There? Using Interaction Behaviors to Enhance Online Discussion Forums

Denise Peterson, South Dakota State University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Maximal Collaboration: Getting Help from a Classmate is not Cheating

Edward Gehringer, North Carolina State University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Maximizing Choice in Writing an Application Term Paper in a First Year Course: Student Voices and Views

Lee Ellen Wertzler, Mount Royal University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

(Much) Older University Students: Their Study Motivations and Experiences

Bronwyn Ellis, University of South Australia

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Multiple Case Study Investigation of E-Reader Devices in Academia

Lauren Scharff, U.S. Air Force Academy

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Physical and Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions of an Interprofessional Education Experience

Nancy Bagatell, Quinnipiac University
Michelle Broggi, Quinnipiac University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Scholarship Transformed: Boyer'S Model in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Bedelia Russell, Tennessee Technological University Whitson-Hester
Ann Hellman, Tennessee Technological University Whitson-Hester

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Seminar/First Year Experience

Jack Ryan, Gettysburg College

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Service Learning: Biology Graduate Students in Public Schools

Laura Regassa, Georgia Southern University
Dat Hoang, Georgia Southern University
Jenny Dickson, Georgia Southern University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Summer Assignments for Principles of Chemistry I

Jessica Orvis, Georgia Southern University
Chelsea Perry, Georgia Southern University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teaching and Learning in Counselor Education: A Content Analysis

Casey A. Minton, University of North Texas
Carrie A. Morris, Purdue University

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teaching Multicultural Texts: Exploring the List Paradigm

Durthy Washington, U.S. Air Force Academy

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

The Use of Student Blogging to Enhance Engaged Learning on Environmental Issues

Janice Xu, Cabrini College
David Dunbar, Cabrini College
Jenna Cardone, Cabrini College

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Zines: Mediating Situated Learning through Popular Culture

Deborah Horan, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Atrium/Concourse

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Friday, March 9th
9:00 AM

Concept Mapping: Encouraging Holistic Learning in the College Classroom

Joseph Mayo, Gordon College

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Effectiveness of Role Play in Elementary Science Instruction

Michael White, Holy Family University

Room 1909

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Identification of Misconceptions from Students' Work in Physics

Jorge Flores Herrera, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral

Room 2905

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Project Based Learning in Tthe Busy Engineering Course: Can It Work? A Case Study

Jonathan Fischer, California Maritime Academy

Room 2908

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

10:00 AM

Analysis of the Effectiveness of Traditional versus Hybrid Student Performance for an Elementary Statistics Course

Kamal Kakish, Georgia Gwinnett College
Lissa Pollacia, Georgia Gwinnett College
Adrian Heinz, Georgia Gwinnett College
Jennifer Sinclair, Georgia Gwinnett College
Anthony Thomas, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 2908

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Implementing a Blended Model of Mathematics Instruction – Issues and Outcomes

Natasha Brewley, Georgia Gwinnett College
Alvina Atkinson, Georgia Gwinnett College
Barry Biddlecomb, Georgia Gwinnett College

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Indicators of Student Success in First Semester Organic Chemistry: Implications in STEM Education

Kevin Bucholtz, Mercer University
David Goode, Mercer University

Room 2905

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Integrating Wikipedia Projects into Information Technology Courses: Results from a Pilot Study

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

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

New Media, Technology, and Online Course Delivery: A Comparison of New Technologies for University Instructors

Philip Aust, Kennesaw State University
Carolyn Carlson, Kennesaw State University
Barbara Gainey, Kennesaw State University
Jake McNeill, Kennesaw State University
Tamara Powell, Kennesaw State University
Leonard Witt, Kennesaw State University

Room 1909

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Reflections on Linguistics: A New Context for Reflective Journaling?

Leslie Gordon, University of Georgia

Room 2905

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Student Perceptions of Meaningful Learning in Human Anatomy and Physiology Classes

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

Room 2904

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

12:00 PM

More Robust Conclusions and More Effective Applications

Craig Nelson

Lunch and Keynote Address (Room 1601)

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM