CFE’s 6th Annual Faculty Showcase on Teaching

Friday, March 24, 2017
8 AM – 3:30 PM
The Carolina Club

8am 8:25am: Registration, Welcome, & Continental Breakfast

Alumni Hall I & II

8:30am 9:20am: Concurrent Sessions I

Alumni Hall I Peebles Room Dowd-Harris Room
Inclusive Teaching Practices

How do implicit biases and inequities play out in classroom activities and conversations with students? Increase your awareness about these issues and learn how making the right decisions about course design and classroom environment can have positive learning outcomes for all students.

Kelly Hogan, Biology
Erin Malloy, School of Medicine
Viji Sathy, Psychology and Neuroscience

Coordinating Courses with Multiple Sections

Departments who seek consistency across multiple sections of a course often struggle to strike a balance between instructional benefits and faculty concerns such as academic freedom. This panel discussion features departments both new to and experienced with navigating these issues.

Duane Deardorff; Alice Churukian; Laurie McNeil, Physics and Astronomy
Grace Aaron
; Anastacia Kohl, Romance Studies
Domenic Tiani, Chemistry

Profiles in Course Redesign

Faculty members who have recently implemented course redesigns discuss their strategies for promoting higher-order learning and student engagement. Find out what they learned and course changes they are considering as a result.

Alyssa Damon, Gillings School of Public Health
Nancy Fisher, School of Medicine
Michelle Sheran-Andrews, Economics

9:30am 10:20am: Concurrent Sessions II

Alumni Hall I Peebles Room Dowd-Harris Room
Organizing Course Content and Activities onto a Single Sakai Page

A faculty panel will demonstrate how they are using the Lessons tool to better structure students’ experiences in Sakai. Also hear from a Sakai expert about time-saving tips and new Sakai 11 features you may not know about.

Susan Friel; Bryan Fede, School of Education
Lorraine Alexander, Gillings School of Public Health
David Eckerman, Psychology and Neuroscience
Thao Nghi Bui, ITS-Teaching & Learning

Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses

Integrated curricula are an important component of the University’s new Quality Enhancement Plan. This panel features different approaches to teaching interdisciplinary courses.

Meg Zomorodi, School of Nursing
Lisa Zerden, School of Social Work
Jane Thrailkill, English and Comparative Literature
Jason West, Gillings School of Public Health

Using Visual Media to Enhance Course Assignments

Instructors enjoy unprecedented access to digital video and photographs, and students are now well-equipped to produce their own. Find out how instructors are building on these trends.

Andrea Benjamin, Political Science
Todd Taylor, English and Comparative Literature
Colin West, Anthropology
Greg Klaiber, Media Resources Center

10:30am 11:15am: Interdisciplinary Speed-dating

Alumni Hall I & II

And now for something new! Get some experience thinking outside your own discipline and make some new acquaintances in other departments. You’ll also learn about a new campus database for making interdisciplinary connections.

11:15am 12:50pm: Prize Giveaways, Lunch, & Keynote

Alumni Hall I & II

All participants will be entered for a chance to win prizes. Must be present to win.

Keynote Address

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire

“Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!”

21st Century students enter college with varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles.

1pm 1:50pm: Concurrent Sessions III

Alumni Hall II Peebles Room Dowd-Harris Room
Makerspaces at Carolina

Find out how UNC Makerspaces are serving as hands-on laboratories for course assignments across a variety of disciplines.

Bill Brown, Communications
Rachael Hamm, Biology
Susan Harbage Page, Women’s and Gender Studies
David Romito, University Libraries

Using the UNC Campus as a Teaching Laboratory

Many of the University’s goals and priorities are reflected in its innovative buildings, grounds, and overall design. Learn how faculty members are linking campus space and course goals and how you can too.

Geoff Bell, Environment and Ecology
Carol Hee, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Nikhil Kaza, City and Regional Planning
Damon Waitt, NC Botanical Garden
Cindy Shea, Sustainability Office

Keeping It Real: Building Experiential Learning into a Course

Learn more about new and established campus models for getting your students involved in experience-based learning, both inside and outside traditional academic settings.

John Bruno; Blaire Steinwand, Biology
Marshele Carter, School of Media and Journalism
Cara McComish, Allied Health Sciences

2pm 2:35pm: Concurrent Sessions IV

Alumni Hall I Peebles Room Dowd-Harris Room
Poll Everywhere at Carolina

Class polling has become a popular tool for formative feedback and student engagement. In this informal session, you will learn more about how instructors are using Poll Everywhere, available at no cost to UNC-CH instructors and students. Bring your phone and plan to participate!

Andrew Perrin, Sociology

Evaluating the Teaching and Learning Environment

Attendees will be introduced to a framework designed to help them begin to empirically evaluate their teaching and learning environment. Instructors will also learn about a new Scholarship of Teaching and Learning lab that is getting off the ground at the CFE this fall, as well as new support options for faculty members who are interested in conducting, publishing, or presenting original teaching and learning research.

Steve Buzinski, Psychology and Neuroscience
Bryant Hutson, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Working with Undergraduate Learning Assistants

Instructors have begun utilizing undergraduate students in non-traditional roles to support course goals. Learn more about what these students are doing to assist their peers and your options for using undergraduate learning assistants in your own courses.

Rita Balaban, Economics
Kris Jordan, Computer Science

2:45pm 3:30pm: Steal-My-Idea, Prize Giveaways, & Concluding Remarks

Alumni Hall I & II


Back by popular demand, the Steal-My-Idea session features four faculty members who will each have five minutes to share a teaching method or tool they are excited about. You, the audience, will decide which idea is the most compelling.

Faculty Members:
Rebecca Battaglini, Exercise and Sport Science
Chris Jones, Mathematics
Cheryl Moy, Chemistry
Dave Stotts, Computer Science

All participants will be entered for a chance to win prizes. Must be present to win.

The Showcase will conclude with remarks from Erin Malloy, Director of the CFE.




Bob Henshaw, Instructional Technology Consultant and ITS Liaison, Phone: 919-962-9969