Preliminary Program and Listing of Sessions

The following is a listing of sessions and speakers only.  It is a work-in-progress and updated regularly.  The Final Program will include descriptions of each session.

The Conference Preview with Annual Meeting highlights has been mailed to campuses.  (A PDF is available here.)

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:00-8:30 AM

  • Women's Leadership Breakfast:
    Leadership and Your Voice

Farah Pandith, Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; and Head of Strategy, Institute for Strategic Dialogue

  • Networking Breakfast:  Pedagogy and the “Big Questions”
    Engaging Global Perspectives and Issues in and Outside the Classroom

Discussion led by Dawn Michele Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U

 

OPENING PLENARY
Thursday, January 24, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Code Switching:
Making the Case for Liberal Education Amidst Critics, Skeptics, and Trolls

An open discussion moderated by AAC&U president Lynn Pasquerella with speakers Brandon Busteed, president of Kaplan University Partners; Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College; Kirk Carapezza, education reporter for WGBH Boston; Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College–CUNY; and Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 10:30-11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions

 

NESS Book Award Lecture
Revolutionizing Higher Education

Cathy N. Davidson, author of The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux; Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY

 

The Fierce Urgency of the Adult Student

Adam Bush, Provost, College Unbound

Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Louis Soares, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, American Council of Education

David Scobey, Director, Bringing Theory to Practice

 

Creating Curricular Coherence: Three Examples of Institutional Change

Jan Liss, Executive Director, Project Pericles

Frederick Knight, Chair, History Department and Director, General Education Program, Morehouse College

Paul Schadewald, Associate Director, Civic Engagement Center, Macalester College

Karin Trail-Johnson, Associate Dean, Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship and Director, Civic Engagement Center, Macalester College

James Vike, Professor of Political Science and MPA Program Director, Widener University

This session is presented by Project Pericles

 

Stations to Student Success: Navigating New Routes in Higher Education

Paul Gaston, Trustees Professor Emeritus, Kent State University

Amber Garrison Duncan, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director, National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Melanie Booth, Executive Director, The Quality Assurance Commons

 

Bridging the Liberal Arts and Business Education

Desiree Vazquez Barlatt, Program Officer, The Teagle Foundation

Jeffrey Nesteruk, Professor of Legal Studies, Franklin and Marshall College

Tracy Parkinson, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College

Melinda Zook, Professor of History, Purdue University

 

The Evolving Contributions of Teaching Centers in Rewriting the Value Narrative of Education

Catherine Ross, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Columbia University
Matt Ouellett, Executive Director, Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University
Jennifer Frederick, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University

This session is presented by the POD Network

 

The Well-Being Bridge: Connecting the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum through Holistic High-Impact Practices

Ashley Finley, Senior Advisor to the President, AAC&U

Claire Barrett, Assistant Director of Academic Engagement, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carol Day, Health Education Services, Georgetown University

Jay Barth, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of Politics and Director of Civic Engagement Projects, Hendrix College

 

Beyond Food, Festivals, and Fun: Engaging Oppression, Inequality and Hierarchy in General Education

Ed Wingenbach, Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Ripon College

Margaret Gentry, Senior Advisor to the President and Kenan Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Hamilton College

Mark Schneider, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Ursinus College

Janet Shope, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Goucher College

Jean Blaise Samou, Assistant Professor of French and Coordinator of Intercultural Competence, Ripon College

 

High Stakes: Engaging Trustees as Guardians of Educational Value

Kristen Hodge-Clark, Director of Research, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

John Ottenhoff, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Mary Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict

Kevin Reilly, President Emeritus and Regent Professor, University of Wisconsin System

Peter Ewell, President Emeritus, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

 

Creating High Impact Learning Experiences through the Use of a Model for Evidence-Based Teaching

Stephanie Foote, Assistant Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Evidence-Based Practices, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Resche Hines, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Stetson University

Drew Koch, President and Chief Operating Officer, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

 

Affirming the Mission:  The Liberal Arts and America’s Future

Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Assistant Provost, Princeton University

Cass Cliatt, Vice President for Communications, Brown University

Shirley Collado, President and Professor of Psychology, Ithaca College

William Bolling, Senior Fellow in Residence for Public Service, James Madison University, and Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 2006–2014

 

Leadership for Equity & Inclusion in STEM: Practical Strategies that Help Colleagues Improve Student Learning & Success

 

Michael Reder, Director, Joy Shechtman Mankoff Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Connecticut College

Mays Imad, Professor, Biology, Pima Commumity College

Ellen Goldey, Dean of the Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University

 

Documenting the Value of Higher Education with Student Engagement Data

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary  Research, and National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Bloomington

Alexander McCormick, Director, National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Bloomington

Robert Gonyea, Associate Director, National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Bloomington

Elsa Nunez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University

 

But What About the Faculty? Data & Questions for AAC&U Participation

Kiernan Mathews, Executive Director and Principal Investigator, COACHE, Harvard University

R. Todd Benson, Associate Director, Harvard University

Beau Breslin, Professor of Political Science, Skidmore College

 

Reclaiming the Value of Honors Education: Access, Pedagogy, and Social Justice

Richard Badenhausen, Dean of the Honors College and Interim Provost, Westminster College (UT)

Naomi Yavneh Klos, Director, University Honors Program, Loyola University

Quakish Liner, District Director, Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College, Broward College

 

ACAD SESSION
Campus to Career: Resource Mapping to Promote Integration between Curriculum and Co-curriculum

Kerry Pannell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College; Jennifer Cannady, Assistant Dean of the College, Director of Academic Advising; Machamma Quinichett, Director of SUMMIT Advisors; all from Agnes Scott College and Anne Harris, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Cindy Babington, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives; and Amity Reading, Assistant Professor of art history, all from DePauw University

 

NETWORKING LUNCHEON FOR FACULTY AND ADMINSTRATORS OF COLOR
Thursday, January 24, 11:45 am – 1:15 p.m.

Advancing Our Vision:
Breadth, Depth, and Impact of Diversity and Inclusion Work

Lily D. McNair, President, Tuskegee University

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1:30-2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions              

 

Faculty of the Future: Voices from the Next Generation

Moderator:  Ashley Finley, Senior Advisor to the President, AAC&U

 

Advancing Racial Equity through Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

Sharon L. Davies, Provost, Spelman College

Tia Brown McNair, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success, AAC&U

Jacinta R. Saffold, Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Student Success, AAC&U

 

Innovative High Impact Learning Programs:  From Public Liberal Arts, Historically Black to Comprehensive Institutions

Tsu-Ming Chiang, Professor of Psychological Science, Georgia College & State University

Jeanetta Sims, Interim Dean/Professor, University of Central Oklahoma

Rebecca Crocker McMullen, Interim Dean, Fort Valley State University

Doreem Sams, Professor of Marketing / Faculty Coordinator of Mentored Undergraduate Research and Creative  Endeavors, Georgia College & State University

 

Implementing Interfaith Cooperation and Engaging Religious Diversity in Higher Education

Carolyn Roncolato, Director of Academic Initiatives, Interfaith Youth Core

Edward P. Antonio, Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Humanities, Concordia College

Ashmeet Oberoi, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Community and Social Change Master’s Program, University of Miami

Debora Ortega, Professor of social work and Director of the Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship, University of Denver

Dianne Oliver, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Nazareth College

Joanna Royce-Davis, Vice President for Student Life, Pacific Lutheran University

This session is presented by Interfaith Youth Core

 

Belonging: How Social Justice Campus Spaces and Physical Environments Shape Identity and Equity

Karlyn Crowley, Director Cassandra Voss Center, Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and English, St. Norbert College

Lisa Brock, Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Associate Professor of History, Kalamazoo College

Linda Strong-Leek, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Berea College

Jennifer Graham, Director, Women’s Center, Georgia College & State University

Sherryl Broverman, Founder and Chair, WISER Girls, Associate Professor of the Practice, Biology Department and Duke Global Heal, Duke University

 

Working Across University Divisions:  An Action Research Approach to Student Success

Janet S. Oh, Senior Director of Institutional Research, California State University, Northridge

Danette Saylor, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students, Dillard University

 

Bridging the 21st-century Skills Gap: New Educational Development Models for Teaching And Curriculum

Mary Wright, Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, and Past President (2018-19), POD Network

Matthew Hora, Assistant Professor, Adult & Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amy Conger, Associate Vice Provost and Director of Global Engagement, University of Michigan

Christina Smith, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Instructional Development, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, and Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering, Brown University

Stephanie Kusano, Assessment Specialist, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

 

Proven Methodologies to Advance Global Civic Engagement on Campus

Scott Riggs, Director of Global Engagement, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Suzanne Selig, Professor and Founding Director, Public Health & Health Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint

Angelo Pitillo, Director, English Language Institute, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Helen Ditouras, Assistant Professor of English and Co-Chair of the International Institute, Schoolcraft College

N. Christine Brookes, Interim Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of French, Central Michigan University

Deborah Des Jardins, Lecturer, English Language Institute, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

 

Revitalizing Higher Education’s Commitment to Civic Learning for Democratic Engagement: Three Statewide Models

John D. Reiff, Director of Civic Learning and Engagement, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Education and Outreach, University System of Maryland

Jodi Fisler, Associate for Assessment Policy and Analysis, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Lynn Pelco, Associate Vice Provost for Community Engagement and Director, Service-Learning Office, Virginia Commonwealth University

Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U

 

Faculty as Learners in Complex Classroom Spaces: Aligning Development Needs and Effective Models for Inclusion and Equity

Kristen Luschen, Dean of Multicultural Education and Inclusion and Professor of Education Studies, Hampshire College

Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Professor of Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College

Floyd Cheung, Director, Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of English Language and Literature and American Studies, Smith College

 

America or Our World First? Communicating the Value of Universal Global Learning in an Age of Rising Nationism

Stephanie Doscher, Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University

Hilary Landorf, Executive Director, Office of Global Initiatives, Florida International University

 

The Amazing Impacts of Service Learning in Intercultural Experiences: 16 years of Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship

Ding-Jo Currie, President, Lingnan Foundation

Rona Henry, Director of Grants, Programs, and Operation, Lingnan Foundation

Ryan Yang Wang, Doctoral Student, Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, Former Lingnan Chan Fellow

Amy Pojar, Assistant Director, Research and Special Projects, Center for International Students and Scholars, University of California, Los Angeles

Dashew Muttika Chaturabul, Program Manager, Berkeley Public Service Center, University of California, Berkeley

 

Missing Student Veteran Voices on Campus: Model Programs

Nancy Hensel, President, New American Colleges & Universities

Stephen Kaplan, Director, Veterans Success, Manhattan College

Mimi Barnard, Associate Provost, Interdisciplinary Studies & Global Education, Belmont University

Andrea Welch, Executive Director for Retention and Student Success, Valparaiso University

This session is presented by the New American Colleges & Universities

 

New Approaches to Community Engagement: Gathering Knowledge and Building Community

Judith A. Ramaley, President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service, Portland State University

Stephen Percy, Dean, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University

 

ACAD SESSION
Class Deans:  Developmental Advising as a Resiliency Initiative

Brian Peterson, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Faculty Development, Central College

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2:45-4:00 PM  

Concurrent Sessions    

 

Teaching Techniques to Improve Learning and Ensure Student Success

C. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives, AAC&U

Elizabeth Barkley, Professor, Foothill College

José Antonio Bowen, President, Goucher College

Claire H. Major, Professor, University of Alabama

 

Creating a Virtuous Cycle of Quality, Assessment and Equity in High-Impact Practices

Claire Jacobson, Director, Taking Students Success to Scale: High Impact Practices, National Association of System Heads

Natasha Jankowski, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Ashley Finley, Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary to the Board, AAC&U

 

Institutional Relationships with Oppression: Southern Colleges Collaborate to Confront the Past and Construct a More Equitable Future

Jennifer Dugan, Director of Faculty Programs, Associated Colleges of the South

Brandon Inabinet, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Furman University

Alicia Moore, Associate Professor of Education, Southwestern  University

Scott Wilson, Professor of Politics and Dean for Global Citizenship, University of the South

Anita Davis, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Associated Colleges of the South

 

Taking Student-Centered Pedagogy to Scale: How One University Has Done It (and You Can, Too!)

George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, Indiana University, and Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Chantal Levesque-Bristol, Executive Director, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University

Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean and Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs, Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, Purdue University

Benjamin C. Wiles, Chief Data Officer, Clemson University

 

Catalyzing and Managing Transformative Change in Independent Colleges

Julia Chinyere Oparah, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Mills College

Margaret Hunter, Associate Provost for Recruitment and Student Success, Mills College

Tammeil Gilkerson, President, Laney College

Resche Hines, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Stetson University

Catherine Koshland, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, University of California, Berkeley

 

Models & Methods of Ethical Engagement

Jennifer Magee, Senior Associate Director, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Swarthmore College

Katie Price, Assistant Director, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Swarthmore College

Eric Hartman, Executive Director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College

Richard Kiely, Senior Fellow, Program Evaluation, Cornell University

Resources available at:

https://www.swarthmore.edu/lang-center/

https://www.haverford.edu/peace-and-global-citizenship

https://engaged.cornell.edu/

 

Preparing the Next Generation of Public Scholars

Tabbye Chavous, Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan

James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan

Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Laura Sanchez-Parkinson, Assistant Director for Programs and Development, University of Michigan

 

Defining, Evaluating, and Rewarding Faculty Mentorship of Undergraduate Research

Iain Crawford, President, Council on Undergraduate Research, 2018-19

John Barthell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Central Oklahoma

Anne Boettcher, Undergraduate Research Institute and Honors Program Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aimee Knupsky, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director, Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities, Allegheny College

Jeffrey Osborn, Dean, School of Science, The College of New Jersey

This session is presented by the Council on Undergraduate Research

 

Student Well-being and the Equity Imperative

Adriana Aldana, Assistant Professor of Social Work, California State University Dominguez Hills
Tim Eatman, Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community, Rutgers University-Newark
Katharine Broton, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa
Laurie Schreiner, Chair and Professor of the Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

This session is presented by Bringing Theory to Practice

 

Consciousness Raising for Transformative Institutional Practices

Nicole Truesdell, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life, Brown University

Jesse Carr, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness,

Whitney Peoples, Assistant Director, Focus on Race & Ethnicity Courses, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Je-Shawna Wholley, Assistant Director, LGBTQ Center, Brown University

Shay Collins, Director, Institutional Equity and Community Engagement, Brown University

Eric Estes, Vice President for Campus Life, Brown University

 

Free Speech and Liberal Education: Creating an Environment for Open Dialogue with the Other

D. Gregory Sapp, Professor of Religious Studies and Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility, Stetson University

Eric Bain-Selbo, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indiana University Kokomo; Executive Director, Society for Values in Higher Education

 

HEDs Up Session

A series of five 10-minute presentations in the spirit of TED Talks

Adding Value: How Leaders Who Return to the Faculty Can Support Institutional Goals
Lisa Jasinski, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University

Understanding the Adjunct Faculty Workforce
Paul J. Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute, TIAA

Making Meaning from Cheating: How We Can Turn an Ethical Problem into an Opportunity
Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director, Academic Integrity Office, University of California, San Diego

Connecting the Curriculum to Careers and Civic Life Through Technology Access and Innovation
Richard Gale, Director, Camosun Innovates @ Camosun College, Camosun College

True Confessions: I Was a Poor Smart Kid
Melissa Johnson, Associate Director, University Honors Program, University of Florida

 

ACAD SESSION
Collaboration versus Competition: A Tale of Four Deans

Brigid Noonan, Dean, School of Health and Human Services; Kate DaBoll-Lavoie, Dean, School of Education; Dianne Oliver, Dean College of Arts and Sciences; Kenneth Rhee, Dean School of Management, all from Nazareth College

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 4:15-5:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions    

 

The Boyer Award
To Whom Does the University Belong? The Complex Foundations of Higher Education Institutions

Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Phi Beta Kappa

The Ernest L. Boyer Award, presented by the New American Colleges & Universities, recognizes individuals whose achievements in higher education exemplify Boyer’s quest for connecting theory to practice and thought to action, in and out of the classroom.

 

Learning from Leaders Receiving the Delphi Project Award: Supporting Contingent Faculty

Adrianna Kezar, Dean’s Professor of Leadership and Co-Director Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California

Daniel Scott, Provost's Fellow in Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California

Michael Bates, Dean of Teaching, Learning and Distance Education, Harper College

Kirti Sawhney Celly, Professor of Marketing, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Statewide Senator, Academic Senate CSU

Amy Jessen-Marshall, Vice President, AAC&U

This session is presented by the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success

 

Reclaiming the Narrative: Empirical Need for Substantiating Claims about “High-Impact” Practices in Teaching and Learning

Gregory Wolniak, Associate Professor, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia

Matthew Mayhew, William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration, The Ohio State University

Tricia Seifert, Associate Professor, Montana State University

Laura Dahl, Doctoral Candidate, The Ohio State University

 

Better Together: How Faculty Development and Assessment Leaders Can Collaborate to Achieve Shared Goals for Student Learning.

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Bloomington

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Senior Fellow, Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kathleen Landy, Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York

 

Conflict to Conversation: Promoting Higher Education Values in Response to Campus Incidents

Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, Senior Program Officer, Scholars at Risk

Lauren Crain, Director of Research and Learning, Scholars at Risk

Judith Shapiro, President and Professor of Anthropology Emerita, Barnard College

 

Defining “the” Institutional Higher Education Narrative Through Multiple Lenses: A Facilitated Discussion

Bradley Fuster, Interim Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Keuka College

Anne Brodsky, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Sylvia Carey-Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, University of Wisconsin Osh Kosh

Nancy Cornwell, Professor, Montana State University

Cindy Kane, Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Bridgewater State University

Andrew McConnell Stott, Dornsife College Dean of Undergraduate Education and Professor of English, University of Southern California

Sarah Pfatteicher, Executive Director, Five Colleges, Inc.

 

General Education, Local and Global Around the World

Susan Albertine, Senior Scholar, AAC&U

Dawn Michele Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U

 

Transforming Core Curricula—and Campus Cultures

Ben Wiedermann, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Core Curriculum Director, Harvey Mudd College

Laura Palucki Blake, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Harvey Mudd College

Cassandra Volpe Horii, Founding Director, Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning & Outreach, California Institute of Technology
Jennifer Weaver, Associate Director, Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning & Outreach, California Institute of Technology

 

A Corridor To Graduation

Andrea Dooley, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, San Diego State University

Norah Shultz, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs-Student Achievement, San Diego State University

Sandra Cook, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs-Enrollment Management, San Diego State University

Christy Samarkos, Associate Vice President Student Affairs, San Diego State University

 

Work and the Purposes of College

Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor and Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, University of Pennsylvania

Gilda Sheppard, Professor of Sociology and Cultural and Media Studies, The Evergreen State College—Takoma

Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean for Purposeful Work and Career Development, Bates College

Caroline Coward, Library Group Supervisor, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

This session is presented by Bringing Theory to Practice

 

Metrics of Mission: Measuring and Articulating the Value of Undergraduate Research

Janet Schrunk Ericksen, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean, University of Minnesota, Morris
Janet Gooch, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Truman State University
Krista Maxson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Karin Peterson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina Asheville
Stacey Robertson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, SUNY Geneseo

 

This session is presented by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

 

Civic Education and Our Democracy: Engaged Scholars for New Perspectives in Higher Education

Micki Meyer, Lord Family Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Community, Rollins College

Andrew Seligsohn, President, Campus Compact

Rowena Tomaneng, President, Berkeley City College


Patrick Green, Executive Director, Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago

Margaret Post, Assistant Research Professor, Department of International Development & Environment, Clark University

 

Faculty and Staff Intercultural Development: Amplifying Voices and Expanding the Table

Brooke Barnett, Associate Provost Academic and Inclusive Excellence, Elon University

Vannee Cao-Nguyen, Associate Vice President, Division of Academic Engagement &  Student Ombudsperson, University of West Florida

Kim LeDuff, Vice President, Division of Academic Engagement and  Chief Diversity Officer, University of West Florida

Mary Grace Almandrez, Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students, Brown University

Lynn Hernández, Director of University Inclusion Programs and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University

Deandra Little, Director of the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Elon University

Leigh-Anne Royster, Director of Inclusive Community Development, Elon University

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 7:00–8:30 AM

 

  • Networking Breakfast:  Reclaiming the Narrative on Contemporary Campus Issues
  • ACAD Business Breakfast

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 7:30–8:30 AM

Presidents' Breakfast:  Threats to General Education and the Liberal Arts

Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher E

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 8:45-10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Yes, It Works; But for Whom?

Project Kaleidoscope has been a consistent and strong voice for advancing “what works” in US undergraduate STEM education for the past several decades. However, the shifting demographic landscape of and compelling calls for better teaching practices in higher education now warrant that we draw into focus not only what works, but for whom it works and under what conditions it works best.

In their new groundbreaking publication—Culturally Responsive Strategies for Reforming STEM Higher Education: Turning the TIDES on Inequity—leaders of AAC&U’s Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) institutional projects use the power of reflection, storytelling, and data to holistically demonstrate the effectiveness of a novel professional development intervention for STEM faculty. Presenters will combine their authentic voices, institutional contexts, and individual worldviews to translate broad theoretical concepts about undergraduate STEM teaching into practice in usable ways, while also offering concrete applicable examples of strategies and solutions that can serve as an important comprehensive reference for all undergraduate educators and administrators. Participants will leave this session with a durable platform for building capacity in understanding the cultural complexities and institutional realities of recruiting and retaining diverse students in STEM, particularly the computer sciences.

Speakers TBD

This session is presented by Project Kaleidoscope

 

AAC&U’s Employer Research Findings: Surveys of Business Executives and Hiring Managers 

Kate McConnell, Assistant Vice President for Research and Assessment, and C. Edward Watson, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives—both of AAC&U

 

Centers for Teaching and Learning in a Changing Higher Education Landscape

Costas Spirou, Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Georgia College

Joyce Weinsheimer, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mary Carney, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, University of North Georgia

Rod McRae, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of West Georgia

 

Bridging Traditional Campus Divides with a College-Wide Transformative Integrative Learning Program

Joan Kopperud, Director of Integrative Learning and Professor of English, Concordia College

Eric Eliason, Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Concordia College

Nathalie Rinehardt, Director of Student Engagement, Concordia College

Mark Krejci, Professor of Psychology, Concordia College

 

Development, Engagement, Re-Invention: Approaches to Faculty Mentoring and Growth at Small Liberal Arts Institutions

Meredith Goldsmith, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Professor of English, Ursinus College

Tamara Beauboeuf, Dean of Faculty and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, DePauw University

Jan Thomas, Senior Associate Provost and Professor of Sociology, Kenyon College

 

Preventing and Recovering the Loss of Bandwidth Due to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”

Cia Verschelden, Executive Director Institutional Assessment, University of Central Oklahoma

Tina Bhargava, Associate Professor, College of Public Health, Kent State University

 

Using a Shared Leadership Model to Foster Institutional Transformation

Susan Elrod, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Judith A. Ramaley, President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service, Portland State University

Elizabeth Holcombe, Managing Director, VALUE Institute, Indiana University

 

Are They Really the Least Among Us? Three Models of Asset-Based, Equity-Minded Educational Programs Serving the Underserved

Richard J. Prystowsky, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services, Marion Technical College

Rowena Tomaneng, President, Berkeley City College

Willard Lewallen, President, Hartnell College

Rhea Edmonds, Correctional Education Program Director, Marion Technical College

 

Shakespeare on the Shop Floor: Practicing the Humanities in the Workplace

Ann Kowal Smith, Executive Director and Founder, Books@Work

Desiree Vazquez Barlatt, Program Officer, The Teagle Foundation

Steve Macadam, President and CEO, EnPro Industries

Michelle Hite, Assistant Professor of English, Spelman College

 

New Strategies for Assessing the Impact of High-Impact Practices

Heather Haeger, Assessment and Educational Research Associate, California State University, Monterey Bay

Winny Dong, Director at McNair Scholars Program, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Lee Phillips, Director, Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Jeff King, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning, University of Central Oklahoma

 

Raising "Unheard Voices”: Transforming Pedagogy and Knowledge through Change-based Civic Engagement

Laura O'Toole, Professor of Sociology, Salve Regina University

Amanda Minor, Assistant Professor, Holistic Counseling, Salve Regina University

Jessica Walsh, Director of Prevention, Women's Resource Center/Newport Health Equity Zone

Steven Heath, Executive Director, FabNewport

Niko Merritt, Executive Director, Sankofa Community Connection

Nancy Gordon, Associate Professor of Holistic Leadership, Salve Regina University.

 

Implementing LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes as a Workable Undergraduate Curriculum

John Esser, Professor of Sociology, Wagner College

Lily McNair, President, Tuskegee University

Nicholas Richardson, Associate Provost, Wagner College

 

Communicating the Value of Higher Education through Evidence-Based Storytelling

Natasha Jankowski, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington

George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, Indiana University, and Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Gianina Baker, Associate Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (UIUC)

 

Creating High-Impact, Interdisciplinary Experiences through Model United Nations at Three COPLAC Institutions

Steve Garrison, Associate Professor of Political Science, Midwestern State University Texas

Karsten Mundel, Associate Professor of Global and Development Studies, University of Alberta Augustana Campus

Sandra Rein, Associate Professor of Political Studies, University of Alberta Augustana Campus

Scott Turner, Professor of Political Science, University of Montevallo

Linda Veazey, Associate Professor of Political Science, Midwestern State University Texas

This session is presented by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

 

Faculty Roles in Supporting Students Beyond the Classroom

Jonathan Iuzzini, Director of Teaching & Learning, Achieving the Dream

Julia Lawton, Associate Director of Integrated Student Support Strategies, Achieving the Dream

 

Faculty-Centered Development for Student-Centered Teaching

Leslie Bayers, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of the Pacific

 

30-MINUTE SESSIONS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 10:30-11:00 AM 

Concurrent Sessions                                              

 

A New Measure for Assessing Classroom Quality

A. Nayena Blankson, Associate Professor of Psychology, Spelman College

Francesina Jackson, Director, Student Success Program, Spelman College

Jimmeka Guillory Wright, Associate Professor of Psychology, Spelman College

 

The Unhidden Curriculum: Legitimizing HIPs in the Public Context

Ken O'Donnell, Vice Provost, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Alana Olschwang, Associate Vice President, University Effectiveness, Planning, and Analytics, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Tara Hardee, Registrar, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Melissa Norrbom, Lead Student Engagement Coordinator, Office of Student Life, California State University, Dominguez Hills

 

Preparing Students for Civic Life through Active and Experiential Learning

Gregory Weight, President, Washington Internship Institute

Sarah Bruno, Executive Director, Public Leadership Education Network

 

30-MINUTE SESSIONS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:15-11:45 AM  

Concurrent Sessions                                             

 

Problem Solving and Continual Improvement: Evaluating a Novel General Education Academic Success Course

Adam Burke, Professor, Health Education, San Francisco State University

Shannon Hassett, Professor, Psychology, De Anza College

 

Institutional Policy and the Struggle to Maintain Tuition Transparency in Increasingly Complex Environments

Gregory Wolniak, Associate Professor, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia

Glen Nelson, Associate Dean of Business and Strategic Finance, Arizona State University

Casey George, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Louisville

Laura Davis, Assistant Director, New York University

 

Scaling High-Impact Practices: Across the State System and the Institution

Donna Love Seagle, Director, Center for Academic Research and Excellence  Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, Chattanooga State Community College

Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Tennessee Board of Regents

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 10:30-11:45 AM  

Concurrent Sessions

                                            

Designing Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence

Amy Birge, Coordinator of Curriculum Development and Associate Professor of English, Community College of Philadelphia
Carolynn Berry, Senior Associate Provost, Winston-Salem State University
Desiree Vazquez Barlatt, Program Officer, The Teagle Foundation
Dawn Michele Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U
Kate McConnell, Assistant Vice President for Research and Assessment, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U
Tia Brown McNair, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U

 

Communicating Institutional Mission and Values through Photographs: New Ways to Engage Internal Audiences and Broader Community

Martin Springborg, Faculty / Academic Technology Specialist, Hennepin Technical College

Cassandra Volpe Horii, Founding Director, Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning and Outreach, California Institute of Technology

 

Scaling Professional Development to Increase Student Success: Why and How

Emily Magruder, Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning, California State University System Office

Dan Shapiro, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, California State University, Monterey Bay

Catherine Haras, Senior Director, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, California State University, Los Angeles

 

Supporting Student Success: Nuts & Bolts of Advising Initiatives

Cindy Firestein, Director of Undergraduate Advising, Simmons University

Dariel Henry, Director of TRIO Student Support Services, Massasoit Community College

Kevin Thomas, Director of Retention and Student Success, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Leonor Wangensteen, Academic Advisor, University of Notre Dame

Kellie Woodle, Director of First-Year Advising, University of North Florida

 

Civic Learning Through the Major: Getting the Departmental Conversation and Blueprints Started

 

Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of  Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U

Spoma Jovanovic, Professor, Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Feng Liu, Associate Professor of Informatics and Program Coordinator, Mercer University

Barry Ross Muchnick, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, St Mary’s College of Maryland

 

Budget-Driven Program Review: Lessons Learned, Outcomes Tested

Rebecca Judge, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Science, St. Olaf College

Bret Danilowicz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida Atlantic University

Janet Hanson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, St. Olaf College

Sherri Lind Hughes, Assistant Vice President, American Council on Education

Lori Sundberg, Vice President for Finance and Planning, Lake Forest College

 

Building the Community of Change: An Open Call to Envision the Future of Bringing Theory to Practice (and Higher Education)

Tessa Hicks-Peterson, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement and Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Pitzer College
Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Critical Psychology, Women's Studies, American Studies, and Urban Education, The Graduate Center CUNY
Joyce Bylander, former Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Dickinson College
David Scobey, Director, Bringing Theory to Practice

This session is presented by Bringing Theory to Practice

 

Campus Speech in an Age of Unrest: Principles for Negotiating Speech, Inclusion, and Diversity on Today’s College Campuses

Adeline Lee, ​Campus Free Speech Initiative Program Coordinator, PEN America

Jonathan Friedman, Project Director, Campus Free Speech, PEN America

 

Using Planning for Learning Spaces as an Institutional Change Lever: Multiple Perspectives

Andrea Beach, Professor of Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Co-Director, CRICPE, Western Michigan University

Steven Peters, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of Montevallo

Catherine Murray-Rust, Dean of Libraries, Georgia Institute of Technology

C. Edward Watson, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives, Association of American Colleges and Universities

William LaCourse, Dean, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

Designing Professional Development to Engage Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement

Ruanda Garth-McCullough, Associate Director of Teaching & Learning, Achieving the Dream

Susan Bickerstaff, Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center

 

Next Generation First Generation Professionals:  Eliminating Tokenism in Higher Education

Gloria Aquino Sosa, Chief Diversity Officer, Counseling Department Chair, Director, Saint Mary's College of California

Tracy Pascua Dea, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, Saint Mary's College of California

 

Reimagining Employer Relations as an Ally of Higher Education

Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director NILOA, National Institue of Learnng Outcomes Assessment

Jason Tyszko, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

 

ACAD SESSION
Keeping the Balance: Supporting the Inner Lives of Academic Leaders

Gregor Thuswaldner, Dean of Arts and Sciences, North Park University; Michael Wanous, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Huntington University; Pamela Arrington, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies, Alabama A&M University

 

Friday, January 25, 12:30–2:00 pm

Presidents’ Luncheon
Why the Job Market Needs Humanists

George Anders, Editor at Large, LinkedIn, and author of You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education

 

ACAD Luncheon
Thriving in the Dysfunction: Building a Culture of Collaboration

Rick Castallo is Professor of Educational Administration at California State University, Northridge, and author of Dealing with Dysfunction: A Book for University Leaders.

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1:30-2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Have a Teaching Problem? There’s a Technique for That!

Elizabeth F. Barkley, Executive Director, K. Patricia Cross Academy and Professor of Music History, Foothill College

Claire H. Major, Chief Information Officer, K. Patricia Cross Academy and Professor of Higher Education, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

This session is presented by the K. Patricia Cross Academy

 

Developing Effective Anti-Bias Workshops for Institutional Change

Michelle Manno, Director for Diversity Initiatives, University of Illinois at Chicago

Charu Thakral, Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Illinois at Chicago

Hilary Short, Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago

Amalia Pallares, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Relationships matter: Moving relationship-rich experiences from the periphery to the center of undergraduate education

Peter Felten, Executive Director, Center for Engaged Learning, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning,, and Professor of History, Elon University

Leo Lambert, President Emeritus and Professor of Education, Elon University

 

Leading from the Middle: How to Build Effective Relationships and Create Allies

Laura Palucki Blake, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Harvey Mudd College

Katherine Smith, Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Faculty Coordinator for Leadership Development, Agnes Scott College

R. Todd Benson, Associate Director, Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, Harvard University

 

‘Through Renovated Eyes’: Tales from a Three-Year Journey of Interdisciplinary Exploration

Aimee Knupsky, Associate Professor of Psychology, Allegheny College

M. Soledad Caballero, Associate Professor of English, Allegheny College

Sarah Bunnell, Associate Director and STEM Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning, Amherst College

 

Blazing New HIP Trails in Secondary to Postsecondary Transitions

Adrian Epps, Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, Kennesaw State University

Pamela Kerouac, Senior Director, College Board

Emily Lott, English Language Arts Content Specialist at Hall County Schools, Hall County Schools

Dorsey Sammataro, Teacher, Holy Innocents Episcopal School

 

Transforming the Evaluation of Teaching to Improve Student Learning

Gabriela Weaver, Professor of Chemistry and Special Assistant to the Provost for Educational Initiatives, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ann Austin, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development—Career Paths, Associate Dean for Research, and Professor of  Higher, Adult, and Lifelong, Michigan State University

Noah Finkelstein, Professor of Physics, and co-Director Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado Boulder

Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Gautt Teaching Scholar, University of Kansas

 

Understanding the Ecosystem of Institutional Change: How Colleges are Leveraging Technology to Provide Holistic Student Support

Serena Klempin, Research Associate II, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

Lauren Pellegrino, Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Reshaping The Narrative on Faculty Time and Motivations

Allison BrckaLorenz, Associate Research Scientist, Indiana University Bloomington

Thomas Nelson Laird, Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research, Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

 

Community Engaged Learning and the Future of Higher Education: Rust-Belt Responses

Steven S. Volk, Co-Director, Great Lakes Colleges Association Consortium for Teaching and Learning, Professor of History Emeritus, Oberlin College

Brooke Bryan, Instructor of Writing & Digital Literacy, Antioch College; Director of Oral History in the Liberal Arts, GLCA

Laura Reeck, Professor of French; Chair, International Studies Program, Allegheny College

Clara Román-Odio, Professor of Spanish, Kenyon College

 

How We Can Do a Better Job of Communicating Higher Education’s Critical Importance to Students and Society Today

Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Director, Instructional Development and Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

 

Campus Compact's Education for Democracy Initiative

Marisol Morales, Vice President for Network Leadership, Campus Compact

Maggie Grove, Vice President for Strategy and Operations, Campus Compact

Verdis Robinson, Director of Community College Engagement, Campus Compact

This session is presented by Campus Compact

 

Connecting campus resources to help liberal arts STEM majors articulate competencies/skills valued in the workplace

 

Chavonda Mills, Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia College

Lilia Harvey, Associate Dean for STEM Teaching and Learning, and Faculty Director, Science Center for Women, Agnes Scott College

Rosalie Richards, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Stetson University

Dawn Killenberg, Director, Office of Internship and Career Development, Agnes Scott College

 

The Case of UMKC: Using Vision and Values to Move from Crisis Management to Transformation Opportunity

Barbara Bichelmeyer, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Missouri–Kansas City

 

ACAD SESSION
Examining our Persistently White Institutions: Helping Academic Leaders Create a Path Forward for Diversity and Hospitality

Amy Wolfson, Professor of Psychology, Loyola University of Maryland; Brian Norman, Inaugural Dean, Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, Simmons University

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2:45-4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

                    

Raising Faculty Voices: Best Practices in Cultivating Faculty Leadership for Institutional Quality and Change

Kiernan Mathews, Executive Director and Principal Investigator, COACHE Project, Harvard University

Brian Norman, Inaugural Dean, Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, Simmons University

                                       

Integrated Approaches to Advising and Mentoring to Prepare Students for Meaningful Lives and Careers

Gabriel Ignacio Barreneche, Associate Dean for Advising, Rollins College

Ken Peterson, Dean of Faculty, Furman University

Bryan Karazsia, Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, The College of Wooster

Jennifer Queen, Associate Professor of Psychology, Rollins College

Michelle Horhota, Associate Dean for Mentoring and Advising, Furman University

Ryan Ozar, Director of Experiential Learning, The College of Wooster

 

The Center for the Junior Year:  The Nexus Between Academic and Student Affairs

 

Elizabeth Cada, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University

David Rhea, Professor and Director of The Center for the Junior Year, Governors State University

Colleen Sexton, Associate Provost/ Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Kerri Morris, Associate Professor and Faculty in Residence for The Center for the Junior Year, Governors State University

 

Once Upon a Curriculum: Exploring the Role(s) of Storytelling in Liberal Arts Conversations

Helen Chen, Research Scientist, Designing Education Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Urmila Venkatesh, Assistant Dean of Career Education-PhDs and Postdoctoral Scholars, Stanford University

Paul Hanstedt, Professor of English and Director of Pedagogical Innovation, Roanoke College

 

Co-Leadership Models for Advancing Global Learning

Giselda Beaudin, Director of Global Initiatives, Rollins College

Kate Patch, Senior Director of Global Initiatives, Grinnell College

Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study, Smith College

 

Humanities, STEM, and Management: New Interdisciplinary Pathways for 21st-Century Learning

Valerie Imbruce, Director, Undergraduate Research Center and Office of External Scholarships, Binghamton University

Robert Edgell, Associate Professor of Technology Management, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Rebecca Rouse, Assistant Professor of Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Richard Newman, Professor, Department of History, Rochester Institute of Technology

Meredith Goldsmith, Professor of English and Associate Dean, Ursinus College

 

A Student Affairs Perspective on the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Theory of Change

Stephanie King, Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives, NASPA

Michael Sanseviro, Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, Kennesaw State University

 

Millennials of Color and Racial Justice: How Administrators of Color Are Working Across Generations

Margaret Hunter, Associate Provost for Recruitment and Student Success, Mills College

Hideko Sera, Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Redlands

Marcia Hernandez, Associate Dean, University of the Pacific

Mary Ann Villarreal, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, California State University, Fullerton

 

Applied Liberal Learning: Gastrodiplomacy and Professional Education

Michael Sperling, Vice President for Academic Affairxs, Culinary Institute of America

Denise Bauer, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Food Studies, Culinary Institute of America

Brian Babcock-Lumish, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, United States Military Academy at West Point

Ruth Beitler, Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics, United States Military Academy at West Point

 

Democratically Engaged Assessment: A New Framework for Reimagining Assessment

Julia Metzker, Executive Director, Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, Stetson University

Mary F. Price, Director of Faculty Development, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Georgia Nigro, Professor of Psychology, Bates College

Erica Kohl-Arenas, Faculty Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, University of California, Davis

Joe Bandy, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

 

Charting A Path for the Future of Work, Together

Rachel Finch, Director Of External Relations, Oregon State University

Jamie Seger, Design Lead, University Innovation Alliance

Beth Bean, Director, Strada Institute for the Future of Work, Strada Education Network

 

Student Veterans: A Valuable Asset to Higher Education

J. Michael Haynie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, Syracuse University

Jared Lyon, President & CEO, Student Veterans of America

James Schmeling, Executive Vice President, Student Veterans of America

 

System Approaches to Taking Student Success to Scale: High Impact Practices and Faculty Development

Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice President Academic Programs and Educational Innovation, University of Wisconsin System Administration

Robert Todd, Office of Educational Access and Success, University System of Georgia

Erik Rose, Director Workforce Information Initiatives, Montana University System

Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Tennessee Board of Regents

Susan Balter-Reitz, Interim Vice Provost, Montana State University Billings

Caroline Boswell, Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Jeffery Galle, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Georgia

David Newton, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of West Georgia

 

Building Programs that Demonstrably Increase Civic Engagement: Let’s do it together

Kristin Wobbe, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kristin Boudreau, Paris Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Anasa Scott, Program Director, Office of Fellowships, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, The City College of New York

John Krinsky, Professor, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, The City College of New York

 

ACAD SESSION
Leading Collaborative Change for the Sustainable Future of Small, Private Colleges and Universities

Jenna Templeton, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chatham University; Ron Cole, Provost and Dean of the College, Allegheny College

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 4:15-5:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

From "At Least" to "At Last":  Strategies for Connecting Athletics and Academics

James M. Sloat, Associate Provost and Associate Dean of Faculty, Colby College

Rachael Barlow, Associate Director of Assessment, Wesleyan University

Jared Beers, Head Coach, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Colby College

Becky Dawson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Global Health Studies, Allegheny College

Rob Ramseyer, Athletic Director, Friends University

 

Interrupting Our Own Practices: Redesigning Faculty Development for these Chaotic Times

Johnnella Butler, Professor, Comparative Women's Studies and Former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Spelman College

Patricia Lowrie, Director Emeritus, Michigan State University, and Senior Fellow, AAC&U

Sharon Washington, Consultant, Higher Education Leadership and Organization, and Former Provost

Kathleen Wong, Chief Diversity Officer, San Jose State University

Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar, Director of Civic Learning and Democratic Initiatives, AAC&U

 

Communicating with Students about the Value of General Education

Christopher Murphy, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Liberal Learning, The College of New Jersey

 

Internationalization on Small Innovative Campuses

Noah Coburn, Director, Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning, Bennington College

Paul Burkhardt, Executive Vice President and Provost, Prescott College

Richard Glejzer, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Marlboro College

Isabel Roche, Provost and Dean of the College, Bennington College

David McAvity, Vice Provost and Dean for International Programs. The Evergreen State College

This session is presented by the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning

 

The Power of Six: Increasing Value Through Collaboration

Amy Cronin, Executive Director, New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, Hamilton College

Karl Schonberg, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Lawrence University

Strom Thacker, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Union College

Suzanne Keen, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Hamilton College

 

Galvanizing Students, Faculty, and Institutions by Making Learning Meaningful: Reacting-to-the-Past at Different Institutions

Dorothea Herreiner, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Andrew Goss, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta University

Verdis Robinson, Director for Community College Engagement, Campus Compact

Dawn McCormack, Associate Dean, Middle Tennessee State University

 

Evolving Through Involving: Admissions Departments, Early Colleges, and Expanding the Narrative of Liberal Education

Guy Risko, Assistant Professor in the Division of Literature, Bard College

Dumaine Williams, Principle and Provost, Bard High School Early College, Cleveland

Stephanie Hogue, College Transfer Officer, Bard High School Early College, Cleveland

Christopher Wild, Assistant Director of Admissions, Goucher College

Adriana Perez, American University

 

Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice

Jessie Moore, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University

John Sopper, Program Chair, Grogan Residential College, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Susan Weintraub, Director of Residential Life and Education, Saint Anselm College

Jill Stratton, Associate Dean of Residential Learning, Washington University in St Louis

Jody Jessup-Anger, Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, Marquette University

Cara McFadden, Associate Professor of Sport Management and Faculty Fellow of Leadership Education, Elon University

 

“Are You Crazy?” How to Revise an Entire Curriculum (and More)aAt Once

Nicola Pitchford, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California

Mojgan Behmand, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of General Studies, Dominican University of California

Gigi Gokcek, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Honors Program, Dominican University of California

Colette Galiani, Senior Associate Registrar and Director of Academic Operations, Dominican University of California

 

ACAD SESSION
Liberal Education vs. Vocational Education:  A False Dichotomy

Marc Roy, Provost; Laurel Draudt, Director of the Carl Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management; Troy Kase, Director of the Career and Internship Center, all from Albion College

 

HEDs Up Session
A series of five 10-minute presentations in the spirit of TED Talks.

If I Could Build a University from Scratch:  Four Models Worth Copying from Around the World
Nimesh Ghimire, Renewal Manager, Ashoka U, Ashoka U

Thinking Outside (and way beyond) the Box: Leveraging TEDx as co-curricular, interdisciplinary conduit for HIPs
Rebecca Burdette, Director, Communication across the Curriculum, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University A&M

Credential Engine: Transparency via an open lingua franca registry
Jeff Grann, Credential Solutions Lead, Credential Engine
Myk Garn, Assistant Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models, University System of Georgia

A Tale of Two Interim Deans: The challenges, the opportunities, and the Lessons Learned
Colleen Mulholland, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Success Services, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa
Travis Miller, Senior Associate Dean, Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences, University of Indianapolis

Reclaiming Liberal Arts Education at Community Colleges
Mays Imad, Professor of Biology, Pima Community College

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 7:30-9:00 AM                                             

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

 

Beyond Remediation: Promoting Student Success in GE-level Mathematics with Course Redesign

Martin Bonsangue, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton

Cherie Ichinose, Associate Professsor, Department of Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton

Marie Johnson, Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton

Adam Glesser, Associate Professor of Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton

 

Want Institutional Change? Kill the Committee!

Cher Hendricks, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, University of Idaho

Rod McRae, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, University of West Georgia

 

Revising General Education While Reclaiming Its Civic Purpose

William McKinney, Senior Advisor for Regional Campus Affairs, Indiana University

 

The A+cademy: An Innovative Program for Promoting and Implementing Student Services among Community College Students

Andra Basu, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lehigh Carbon Community College

Larissa Verta, Dean of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Lehigh Carbon Community College

 

Authentic Assessment of Faculty Development for HIPs

Kathleen Landy, Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning, Queensborough Community College (CUNY)

Ian Beckford, Academic Affairs Director of Policy Analysis for General Education and Student Learning Outcomes, Queensborough Community College (CUNY)

 

Making LEAP a Reality at a Multi-Campus Institution

Debra Matthews, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of English, Middle Georgia State University

Don Brown, Assistant Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Middle Georgia State University

Derrilyn Morrison, Professor of English, Middle Georgia State University

Kimberly Pickens, Professor of Biology, Middle Georgia State University

 

Virtual Faculty Mentoring: Can it be Accomplished through Embodied Conversational Agents?

Sylvia Mendez, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Valerie Martin Colney, Dean of the College of Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Kinnis Gosha, Assistant Professor, Morehouse College

Katie Johanson, Graduate Assistant

Comas Haynes, Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech

Rosario Gerhardt, Goizueta Foundation Faculty Chair and Professor, Georgia Tech

 

Scaling Up High Impact Practices through Systematic Faculty Support on a Large Campus

Su Swarat, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, California State University, Fullerton

Amir Dabirian, Vice President, Information Technology, California State University, Fullerton

Kristin Stang, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Support Services, California State University, Fullerton

 

Designing Innovation Programs to Build Professional and Civic Skills

Amy Koritz, Director, Center for Civic Engagement, Drew University

Emily Hill, Associate Professor and Program Director, Computer Science, Drew University

Ryan Hinrichs, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Drew University

 

Leading and Launching an Academic Innovation Initiative

Cindy Kane, Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Bridgewater State University

Karim Ismaili, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bridgewater State University

Pam Russell, Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Bridgewater State University

 

Inter-LEAP State Mentoring

Micheal Crafton, Provost, University of West Georgia

Greg Cook, Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

 

Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: High-Impact Student Employment with Community-Based Organizations

Cynthia Gowan, Faculty Liaison, LifePrep@Naz, Nazareth College

Nuala Boyle, Director of Civic Engagement and Experiential Learning Opportunities,

 

Raising Voices and Preparing Students for What Is Ahead through Social Media

Scott Weiland, Chair, Department of Mass Communications, King's College

 

Transforming Power in the Classroom: A Freirean Model of Student Leadership

Tina Pippin, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies; Director, Human Rights Program, Agnes Scott College

Lucia Hulsether, Prize Teaching Fellow at Yale University, Yale University

Lauren Bodenlos, Leadership Fellow in Religion and Social Justice, Agnes Scott College

 

Academic Coaching: Empowering Students To Succeed Through Strategic Learning Plans

Thomas Chase Hagood, Director of the Division of Academic Enhancement, University of Georgia

Keith Allen, Coordinator for Academic Coaching and Retention, University of Georgia

Maggie Blanton, Assistant Director for Services, University of Georgia

 

Teaching for Global Readiness in Indiana: A Case Study of State Initiatives and Teacher Practices

Shea Kerkhoff, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Vesna Dimitrieska, Director of Global Education Initiatives at Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration, Indiana University

 

In Their Own Voice: Undergraduates Make the Case for Accessing a Career Pipeline in K-16 Education Settings

Allison D'Costa, Associate Professor of Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College

Clay Runck, Assistant Professor of Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College

Bernadette Peiffer, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Georgia Gwinnett College

Judy Awong-Taylor, Professor of Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College

 

Using the Excellence in Assessment Designation to Communicate the Value of Higher Education Reflecting on Good Assessment Practice

Gianina Baker, Assistant Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Denise Nadasen, Director of Research and Data Policy, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Ashley Finley, Senior Advisor to the President, AAC&U

 

Reclaiming Our Purpose through Civic Learning with Rural Partners

Ann Schulte, Professor of Education, California State University, Chico

Ellie Ertle, Director, First-Year Experience Program, California State University, Chico

Karyn Cornell, Graduate Student, California State University, Chico

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 9:15-10:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Constructing a Narrative of Change Implementation in Academic Affairs

Laurie Cubbison, Professor of English, Radford University

Elizabeth Throop, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Frostburg State University

Michael Mathias, Chair, Philosophy Department, Frostburg State University

Candice Benjes-Small, Head of Research Services, College of William & Mary

 

Articulating the Value of Global Learning for Workforce Employability

Elaine Meyer-Lee, Associate Vice President for Global Learning and Leadership Development, Agnes Scott College

Scott Carpenter, Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of French and the Liberal Arts; Director of the Center for Global and Regional Studies, Carleton College

Peter Gess, Associate Provost for Engaged Learning, Hendrix College

 

High-Impact Signature Work: Case Studies in Community-Engaged Capstones

Ariane Hoy, Vice President, Bonner Foundation

David Roncolato, Professor and Director of Civic Engagement, Allegheny College

Ashlee Renich-Malek, Bonner Leader, Stetson University

Alexander Nichols, Bonner Scholar, Davidson College

 

ACAD SESSION
STEMming the Tide of Enrollment Shifts from Humanities to STEM

Kim Coplin, Provost, Denison University; Alisa Gaunder, Dean of the Faculty, Southwestern University; Karine Moe, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Macalester College

 

CLOSING PLENARY
Saturday, January 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Role of Journalism in Undermining, Preserving, and Reclaiming the Narrative of American Society

Linda Greenhouse, Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence, Yale Law School, and author Just a Journalist: Reflections on the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between