2016 Fall North Carolina PKAL Regional Network Meeting

Transforming Undergraduate Education through Technology and Innovative Pedagogies

November 14, 2016
North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University
Event Center
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Due to Hurricane Matthew and flooding in parts of the state, the PKAL North Carolina Regional Network has cancelled the Fall 2016 meeting. To all those whose lives have been affected by the Hurricane Matthew, please know the PKAL North Carolina Network stands with its network colleagues during this time of recovery and rebuilding. Stay tuned for news of a future meeting. 

GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP

  1. Knowledge of effective implementation strategies for course redesign using technology
  2. Awareness of opportunities and challenges of course redesign using technology
  3. Knowledge of assessment of student learning for technology-enhanced instruction and materials strategies
  4. Cultivate networking and participants’ interests in becoming a community of learners engaged in active learning pedagogies

AGENDA

Breakfast and Check-In (8:00AM -8:45 AM)

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Blue 102) (9:00 AM)
Joe Whitehead, Ph.D. Provost, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Abdellah Ahmidouch, Ph.D., Dean, College of Science and Technology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Margaret Kanipes, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry; Director, STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Introduction of PKAL and History of NC Regional Meeting (9:15 AM)
Allison Morrison Shetlar, Ph.D., Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Western Carolina University

Introduction of Speaker
Louis McIntyre, Title III Project Director, Rockingham County Community College

Plenary - Barbara G. Jarmon, VP (National Center for Academic Transformation) (9:20 AM-10:45 AM)
“Improving Learning and Reducing the Cost: The Case for Course Redesign”
Q & A

(CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

Panel (A) – Lessons Learned - Course Redesign Implementation and Best Practices in STEM (Blue 102) (11:00 AM – 12:25 PM)

  1. Math Emporium at NCA&T– Kathy Cousins Cooper, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  2. Math Emporium at the Community College, – LaRhonda Lowery, Robeson Community College
  3. Math Emporium Model at WCU/UNC Chapel Hill
  4. Innovative Emporium Model in Chemistry – Marion Franks, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  5. TBD

Panel (B) Lessons Learned - Course Redesign Implementation and Best Practices in

STEM (Aggie 101) – (11:00 AM – 12:25 PM)

  1. Redesigning BIO 110 with Enhanced Technology, Increased Access, and Reduced Costs – Kathy Watkins, Piedmont Community College
  2. Transforming Physics Using the SCALE-UP Active Learning Model - Abdellah Ahmidouch - North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD

Lunch, Lessons Learned and Networking (Aggie 101) (12:30 PM -1:30 PM)

Interventions/Assessment of Online Learning Using ALEKS  (Aggie 101) (1:35 PM – 2:30 PM) This session will focus an online software program that has been used to inform participants of the resources that are available to help students learn and monitor their progress.

Data Collection and Proving your Point- Assessment, Efficacy and Outcomes (Aggie 101) (2:35 PM – 3:35 PM)
Betsy Nixon, Efficacy Results Manager, Science and Engineering, Pearson Learning - Higher Education and IRB

Closing Remarks