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CFE 4th Annual Faculty Showcase
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch provided).
Location: The Carolina Club (George Watts Hill Alumni Center)
Learn how colleagues from a wide range of disciplines are enhancing teaching and learning through the innovative use of popular technologies.
- Gray Matters of Teaching and Learning
Much has been discovered about how the brain learns, and yet, not enough of this research has been shared with you, the practitioners of teaching and learning. This session will strive to elucidate why some teaching methods are likely more effective than others, based on the brain's design.
Presenter: Jeannie Loeb - Psychology
- Transforming Departmental Cultures Around Evidence-Based Teaching
Three faculty members from Anthropology, Chemistry and Physics report on efforts to promote course redesign within their departments. They will describe the different approaches each department has taken to course redesign and the effect it has had on faculty and students.
Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld - Anthropology
Mike Crimmins - Chemistry
Laurie McNeil - Physics
Teaching Large Courses Online: What We're Doing, How It's Going
Creative use of technology in teaching provides flexibility for students and faculty alike. In this session, two veterans of large course delivery discuss ways in which they are harnessing technology in their public health core courses. This panel of two will share tips and challenges, as well as their hopes and dreams for future incarnations of their online courses.
Presenters: Sue Hobbs - Gillings School of Global Public Health
Courtney Woods - Gillings School of Global Public Health
- A Case for the Flipped Classroom
Drs. Mumper and Sathy will describe the rationale and motivation for the flipped classroom, how it was developed and executed, qualitative and quantitative outcomes, and how the experience led to further design enhancements and outcomes in following course offerings. They will reflect on important personal and educational lessons learned.
Presenters: Russell Mumper - Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Viji Sathy - Psychology
- What Does It Take to Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?
More faculty members are using their class time with students to promote higher order thinking and application. As a result, it is even more important for students to come to class with the necessary foundation knowledge. Faculty members on this panel will discuss some of the techniques they are using to encourage student preparation for class.
Presenter: Barbara Osborne - Exercise and Sport Science
Susan Bickford - Political Science
Jeremy Petranka - Economics
- Building Something Together: The Promise and Challenges of Digital Projects in the Classroom
As the application and use of digital technologies has expanded across the academy, particularly in the humanities, an increasing number of faculty have been experimenting with digital tools in their classrooms. From integrating social media to making use of digital data sets and archival collections, many faculty are eager to adopt the tools with which our students are thought to be most comfortable. This panel discussion will feature the efforts of the new Digital Innovation Lab (DIL) (http://digitalinnovation.unc.edu) to support and expand Digital Humanities across campus, particularly in the undergraduate and graduate classroom.
Presenters: Anne Whisnant - History; Betsy Olson - Geography; Pam Lach - Digital Innovation Lab
Tips for Using Small Group Activities in Large Lecture Halls
It's no easy feat to have students work in small groups in large lecture halls. Learn techniques two faculty members are using to achieve the goals of small group work in large classes: peer tutors and Learning Catalytics, a robust polling software.
Presenters: Carribeth Bliem - Chemistry
Kelly Hogan - Biology
download Learning Catalytics presentation
- Preserving Research for the Future and Copyright Issues in Teaching
UNC Libraries is offering two new services to assit faculty with teaching. Anne Gilliland, UNC Libraries' Scholarly Communications Officer, will talk about copyright issues that affect how you can use materials in instruction both in the classroom and online, and copyright
issues that affect how you treat student work. Jill Sexton, Head of Digital Repository Services at the University Libraries, will talk about how the Carolina Digital Repository can provide long-term access and safekeeping for student and scholarly works, datasets, research materials, and new media projects produced by the UNC-Chapel Hill community.
Presenters: Anne Gilliland - University Libraries
Jill Sexton - Carolina Digital Repository
- Options for Creating Instructional Videos
Jennifer Krumper, Department of Chemistry, will discuss the basics of producing instructional videos with screen capture software and the pros and cons of selecting open source videos. Eric Muller, School of Law, will discuss how he creates animated courtroom simulations to illustrate and contextualize for students the abstract legal principles they encounter in conventional textbooks.
Presenters: Jennifer Krumper - Chemistry
Eric Muller - School of Law
- Get to Know the Writing Center
Learn about Writing Center services available to you and your students. Full-time professional staff will explain what happens during a Writing Center appointment or online tutorial, answer your questions, and describe the range of assistance they can offer you and your students as they tackle academic writing. We'll share strategies for working with ESL students, ideas for using writing in your classes, tips for responding to student writing effectively, and ways to encourage Carolina students to seek writing support and feedback.
Presenter: Kim Abels - Director; Vicki Behrens - Assistant Director; Gigi Taylor - ESL Specialist
- Facilitating Student Participation With Class Polling Systems
Faculty interest in classroom response systems has grown significantly this year. Instructors are using in-class polls for a variety of purposes including formative assessment, as springboards for class discussion, and to help hold students accountable for class preparation. Some polling systems use third-party devices known as clickers, while others such as Poll Everywhere allow students to use their cell phones or laptops. Panelists will share their experiences using response systems across a broad range of instructional goals.
Presenters: Melinda Beck - Nutrition
Reyco Henning - Physics and Astronomy; David Pier - Afri-Afro American Studies
MOOCs at Carolina: The Inside Story
Five faculty members involved in MOOC efforts at Carolina discuss their experiences preparing and delivering Massive Open Online Courses.
Presenters: Lorraine Alexander - Gillings School of Global Public Health; Buck Goldstein - Economics; Don Hornstein - School of Law; Ram Neta - Philosophy; Karin Yeatts - Gillings School of Global Public Health
||Alumni Hall I
|8:15am - 8:50am
|Sign-in and continental breakfast (in Alumni Hall)
|9:00am - 9:50am: Concurrent Sessions I
|Teaching Large Courses Online: What We're Doing, How It's Going
Presenters: Sue Hobbs, Courtney Woods - Gillings School of Global Public Health
|Gray Matters When Teaching and Learning
Presenter: Jeannie Loeb - Psychology
|Transforming Departmental Cultures Around Evidence-based Teaching
Presenters: Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld - Anthropology; Mike Crimmins - Chemistry; Laurie McNeil - Physics
|10:00am - 10:50am: Concurrent Sessions II
|A Case for the Flipped Classroom
Presenter: Viji Sathy - Psychology; Russell Mumper - Eshelman School of Pharmacy
|What Does It Take to Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?
Presenter: Barbara Osborne - Exercise and Sport Science; Susan Bickford - Political Science; Jeremy Petranka - Economics
|Building Something Together: The Promise and Challenges of Digital Projects in the Classroom
Presenters: Pam Lach - Digital Innovation Lab; Anne Whisnant - History; Betsy Olson - Geography
|11:00am - 11:20am: Keynote address
|Remarks by Dr. Carol Tresolini, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
|11:30am - 12:20pm: Lunch
|Lunch (served in Alumni Hall)
|Concurrent Sessions III: 12:30pm - 1:20pm
|Tips for Using Small Group Activities in Large Lecture Halls
Presenters: Kelly Hogan - Biology; Carribeth Bliem - Chemistry
|Preserving Research for the Future and Copyright Issues in Teaching
Presenters: Anne Gilliland - University Libraries; Jill Sexton - Carolina Digital Repository
|Options for Creating Instructional Videos
Eric Muller - School of Law; Jennifer Krumper - Chemistry
|1:30pm - 2:20pm: Concurrent Sessions IV
|MOOCs at Carolina: The Inside Story
Panelists Lorraine Alexander, Karin Yeatts - Gillings School of Global Public Health; Buck Goldstein - Economics; Don Hornstein - School of Law; Ram Neta - Philosophy
|Facilitating Student Participation With Class Polling Systems
Presenter: David Pier - African, African American and Diaspora Studies; Reyco Henning - Physics and Astronomy; Melinda Beck - Nutrition
|Get to Know the Writing Center
Presenter: Kim Abels - Directory of the Writing Center; Vicki Behrens - Assistant Director of the Writing Center; Gigi Taylor - ESL Specialist at the Writing Center
| 2:20pm - 2:30pm: Giveaways and Wrap-up
|All participants will be entered for a chance to win one of two iPads or one of our other great prizes. Must be present to win.
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For more information:
Laurie Cochenour, CFE E-Learning Policy Coordinator