We're excited about the 2023 Spring Teaching and Learning Conference, and we hope you are, too! Here's some information you might find helpful as you prepare.
May 11 Virtual Day
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Please be sure to register for any and all sessions you could potentially be interested in, even if they are happening concurrently. Each virtual session will have its own zoom link on the iteachmsu schedule with only a few exceptions.
On the virtual schedule, there will be a few zoom rooms for paper presentations in the same time slot. These are 25 minutes short sessions within the same registration link, and you only have to register once for that slot.
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Conference Program and Schedule
9:00a - 9:45a: Welcome and Keynote
Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Student Success Research
Teaching for Equity in Treacherous Times
In over half of US states legislators have introduced bills that would limit or prevent DEI-related curriculum and programming in higher education. There are additional legislative threats to the rights of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals in education. Movements to restrict college and university instructors’ academic freedom are permeating state legislatures, boards of higher education, and boards of trustees. Although postsecondary education in Michigan is not currently facing anti-DEI legislation the time is right for understanding why and how equity and inclusion should be central to our work as educators at MSU. This talk will offer context for understanding the stakes we face and what is at stake for our institutions and students, as well as strategies for moving forward within a national and state context divided on our rights and responsibilities to teach in ways that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education.
Kristen A. Renn, PhD, is the Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Student Success Research at Michigan State University. With her background in student affairs administration and commitment to equitable opportunities and outcomes, Dr. Renn’s focuses her research on the learning, development, and success of minoritized students in higher education. She is author or co-author of nine books about higher education, including Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice and College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes. She is Michigan State University’s Liaison to the University Innovation Alliance and co-Principal Investigator on several grants related to increasing success for low-income and underrepresented students.
10:00a - 11:15a: Session 4
- Room 1 (Workshop):
Implementation of the Student Perceptions of Learning Environments Policy (SPLEP) and Student Perceptions of Learning Survey (SPLS);
Peter Savolainen, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- Room 2 (Workshop):
Teaching Knowledge Workers of the 21st century;
Michael H. Bachmann, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
- Room 3 (Workshop):
Incorporating equitable pedagogy into your classroom;
Valerie Hedges, Physiology.
- Room 4 (Workshop):
Turning Your Teaching & Administration Work into Research and Publication Projects;
Laura Smith, AAHD.
- Room 5 (Workshop):
What About Student Voice in Department and Program Level Spaces?;
Brittany Dillman, College of Education.
- Room 6 (Welcome to My Classroom):
"How Can You Get A Job With That?": Practical Skills for Undergraduate Studio Art Students;
Lorelei d'Andriole, Electronic Art and Intermedia.
- Room 7 (Paper Presentations):
1) Foster Inclusive Research Opportunities Through A Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE); Jinjie Liu, Biological Sciences.
2) JamBoard: Where Academic and Intellectual Collaboration Meets Creativity; Gloria J. Ashaolu, History.
3) The Power of Education Abroad: Lessons from Sustainable Community Development in Tanzania; Jonathan Choti, Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures.
- Room 8 (Learning Tech Demos):
1) Beyond Zoom: A Beginner’s Guide to Unlocking the Transformative Potential of Virtual Reality in Education; Chris Shaltry, Physiology.
2) Exploring Perusall and summarizing findings from GEO & ISS courses; Ryan Shadbolt, GEO.
3) Rise: A Tool to Building Interactive Online Courses; Erin Bosch-Hannah, Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences.
11:30a - 12:30p: Session 5
- Room 9 (Workshop):
Excel accessibility 101;
Antoinette Tessmer, Business/Finance.
- Room 10 (Workshop):
Rethinking Access: Fatigue, Hostility and Intimacy in Teaching and Learning;
Emily Abrams, TRIO Student Support Services.
- Room 11 (Workshop):
How to Encourage Student Engagement: Using PearDeck and Interactive Slideshows;
- Nicholas Norris, RCS.
- Room 12 (Workshop):
Translingual Theory in Action, and in Support of Multilingual Learners;
Joyce Meier, WRAC.
- Room 13 (Workshop):
The Happiness Ripple Effect: Exploring the 4 Levels of Happiness and How Educator Happiness Might Impact Student Learning;
Mary Beth Heeder, College of Arts and Letters.
- Room 14 (Welcome to My Classroom):
Hyflex Course Design: Creating Accessible Learning Spaces;
Casey McArdle, WRAC.
- Room 15 (Workshop):
Recognizing Burnout and Mapping Your Stress Response;
Lisa Laughman, Health4U.
- Room 16 (Learning Tech Demos & Paper Presentations):
1) NOAA’s Science On a Sphere at the MSU Museum;
Carrie Wicker, MSU Museum.
2) “That Doesn’t Work For Me!”: Tools for Students with ADHD;
McKayla Sluga, History.
3) Cohort Programs and Student Success at MSU;
Renee C. Brown, Center for Community Engaged Learning
12:30p- 1:30p: Lunch Break
Take time to eat your lunch, stretch, check your email, walk the dog or whatever you need to do for you. Then join us again for the next session.
1:30p - 2:30p: Session 6
- Room 17 (Workshop):
A journey of summative assessments;
Rachel Barnard, Lyman Briggs College.
- Room 18 (Workshop):
MSUvote and Democratic Engagement at MSU;
Renee Brown, MSUvote Initiative.
- Room 19 (Workshop):
Finding Your True North: Equitable access to career education through core curriculum integration;
Shahnaz Masani, Lyman Briggs College.
- Room 20 (Workshop):
Decolonizing the Classroom;
Sarah Prior, Sociology.
- Room 21 (Workshop):
Creating a “Friendlier” Syllabus: One that Considers Brain Science and Promotes Student Equity, Belonging, and A Growth Mindset;
Mary Beth Heeder, College of Arts and Letters.
- Room 22 (Welcome to My Classroom):
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- Room 23 (Paper Presentations):
1) Designing Against the Hidden Labors of Adult Learning; Makena Neal, CTLI.
2) Teaching English in Chinese way? International Engagement in a Writing Course; Xinqiang Li, WRAC.
- Room 24 (Workshop):
Teaching GIF animation in pre-service art teacher education courses;
Dan Li, Center for Gender in Global Context.
2:45p - 3:45p: Session 7
- Room 25 (Workshop):
Exploring Inclusive Practices Across the Curriculum: Results from the Inclusive Pedagogy Fellows Program in the College of Arts & Letters at MSU;
Kathryn McEwen, LiLaC.
- Room 26 (Workshop):
Incorporating Reflective Practices in Classrooms: Our Learning Assessment Model;
Salomon Rodezno, Bailey Scholars Program.
- Room 27 (Workshop):
Increasing learners' motivation in gender and sexuality study through making activist animation and video games;
Dan Li, Center for Gender in Global Context.
- Room 28 (Workshop):
Teaching Gender in a Global Context: Pedagogy, Practice, and Prospects for Expanding Narratives;
Pat Arnold, Center for Gender in Global Context.
- Room 29 (Workshop):
Exploring the Social Change Wheel: Approaches, Tools, and Techniques for Incorporating Community Engaged Teaching and Learning;
Stephanie Brewer, Center for Community Engaged Learning.
- Room 30 (Welcome to My Classroom):
MSU Libraries: Partners in Student Success;
Andrea McMillan, Libraries.
- Room 31 (Welcome to My Classroom):
Welcome to my classroom: COIL;
Antoinette Tessmer, Business-Finance.
- Room 32 (Workshop):
Using H5P to Help Students Learn!;
Kris DeAngelo, CANR.