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
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.


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

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Peebles Room
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.


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

Dowd-Harris Room
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.


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

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9:30AM – 10:20AM: CONCURRENT SESSIONS II

 

Alumni Hall II
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.


Presenters:
Susan Friel; Bryan Fede, School of Education
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Handout on Lessons Setup & Examples
Lorraine Alexander, Gillings School of Public Health
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David Eckerman, Psychology and Neuroscience
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Thao Nghi Bui, ITS-Teaching & Learning

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Peebles Room
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.


Presenters:
Meg Zomorodi, School of Nursing
Lisa Zerden, School of Social Work
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Jane Thrailkill, English and Comparative Literature

Jason West, Gillings School of Public Health
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Dowd-Harris Room
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.


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

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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.

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1PM – 1:50PM: CONCURRENT SESSIONS III

 

Alumni Hall I
Makerspaces at Carolina


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


Presenters:
David Romito, University Libraries
Bill Brown, Communications
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Rachael Hamm, Biology

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Susan Harbage Page, Women’s and Gender Studies
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Peebles Room
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.


Presenters:
Geoff Bell, Environment and Ecology
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Carol Hee, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Nikhil Kaza, City and Regional Planning

Damon Waitt, NC Botanical Garden
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Cindy Shea, Sustainability Office

Dowd-Harris Room
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.


Presenters:
John Bruno; Blaire Steinwand, Biology
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Marshele Carter, School of Media and Journalism

Cara McComish, Allied Health Sciences

2PM – 2:35PM: CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV

 

Alumni Hall I
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!


Presenters:
Andrew Perrin, Sociology

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Peebles Room
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.


Presenters:
Steven Buzinski, Psychology and Neuroscience
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Bryant Hutson, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

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Dowd-Harris Room
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.


Presenters:
Rita Balaban, Economics
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Kris Jordan, Computer Science

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2:45PM – 3:30PM: STEAL-MY-IDEA, PRIZE GIVEAWAYS, & CONCLUDING REMARKS
ALUMNI HALL I & II

Steal-My-Idea

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.

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

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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.