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Preliminary Program: North Carolina PKAL Regional Network Meeting

2017 Spring North Carolina PKAL Regional Network Meeting
Engaging Modern Learners through Innovative Teaching Pedagogies.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Event Center | Greensboro, North Carolina
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Check-In 

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Margaret Kanipes, Director, STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning, NC PKAL Meeting Conference Chair

G. Scott Jenkins, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Programs, North Carolina A&T State University

Abdellah Ahmidouch, Dean, College of Science and Technology, (Co-Principal Investigator, STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning)

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Introduction of PKAL and History of NC Regional Meeting 
Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Western Carolina University

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Introduction of Workshop Facilitator 
Margaret Kanipes, Director, STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning, North Carolina A&T State University

Keynote/Workshop: The New “R”s for Engaging Modern Learners
Christy Price, Professor, 2012 CASE Carnegie US Professor, Dalton State College

11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Luncheon 

12:30 PM – 2:05 PM
Presentations

Track A: Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates of Underprepared STEM Students
Moderator: Margaret Kanipes

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM
Career and College Ready Graduates - Senate Bill 561 
Susan Barbitta, NC Community College System Office

12:55 PM – 1:15 PM
M.E.2: Success and Retention of Underprepared, Diverse Students
Sharita Mathis Lawson and Ereka Williams, North Carolina A&T State University

1:20 PM  – 1:40 PM
It Takes A Village: A Community-based and Holistic Approach to Promoting the Success of African American Biology Majors
Mary Smith, Angela White, Cailisha Petty, and Kelsie Bernot, North Carolina A&T State University

1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Students Engagement in Research Improves their Confidence and Performance (S-STEM Mentoring Model)
Rahman Tashakkori, Appalachian State University

Track B: Development and Implementation of Course Redesign
Moderator: Victoria McGillin

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM
An Interdisciplinary Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) on Health Disparities in Immigrant Communities
Kelsie M. Bernot, North Carolina A&T State University and Michele K.H. Malotky, Guilford College

12:55 PM – 1:15 PM
Many hands make light work: Team-based approach to course redesign
Robert H. Newman, Kelsie M. Bernot, Angela M. White, and Mary A. Smith, North Carolina A&T State University

1:20 PM  – 1:40 PM
Biology curriculum redesign with emphasis on common research experiences 
Jennifer Easterwood and Patricia Koplas, Queens University of Charlotte

1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Using regenerative medicine as an innovative teaching pedagogy
Chad D. Markert, Breonte S. Guy, and Jill Keith, Winston-Salem State University and Dawn X. Henderson, North Carolina A&T University

BREAK

2:15 PM – 4:20 PM
Presentations

Track C: Promoting Effective Learning Across Teaching Environments using Technology
Moderator: Louis McIntyre

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM
One Size Fits None: Making Education More Accessible, Affordable, and Engaging
Joshua Moe, Odigia

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM
The effect of the math emporium instructional method on students' performance in college algebra 
Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Seong-Tae Kim, Katrina Nelson, and Nicholas Luke, North Carolina A&T State University

3:05 PM  – 3:25 PM
Redesigning General Chemistry- Implementation of Emporium Learning for Enhancing Basic General Chemistry Skills
Marion A. Franks, Margaret Kanipes, Sayo Fakayode, and Jahangir Emrani, North Carolina A&T State University

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Combining Educational Technologies in the Chemistry Classroom
Etta Gravely, Ginger Redd and Thomas Redd, North Carolina A&T State University

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
Reflection on the SCALE-UP Model Teaching of Calculus : Course Redesign and Effective Learning Using Technology
Rajah Varatharajah and Barbara Tankersley, North Carolina A&T State University

Track D: Assessment of Student Learning for Classroom Instruction and Materials and Contribute a Theme
Moderator: Scott Simkins

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM
Using Network Sciences to Assess Effectiveness of Experiential Learning
Kathleen Liang, North Carolina A&T State University and Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM
Assessment of Oral Technical Communication Skills Using Technology 
Keith Schimmel and Khiry Sutton, North Carolina A&T State University

3:05 PM  – 3:25 PM
Creating Coordinated Assessment: Using CATME for Within-Class & Across-Program Evaluation of Teams
Alice C Stewart and Shona D. Morgan, North Carolina A&T State University

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Pre-service Science Teacher Efficacy and Confidence 
Barbara M Butler, North Carolina A&T State University

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning environments: Millennials, Social Climate and Student Outcomes in STEM-related courses
Belinda Shipps and Fafanyo Asiseh, North Carolina A&T State University

4:30-5:00 PM
Lessons Learned/ Getting involved with NC PKAL/ Closing Remarks 
Louis McIntyre, Title III Project Director, Rockingham County Community College