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Session 5 Workshops


Jennifer Hoeritz, Associate Director of Digital Learning, Office of Transformational Learning, Smith School of Business
Joseph P. Bailey, Assistant Dean for Specialty Undergraduate Programs, Smith School of Business
Melanie Ashton, Assistant Director Undergraduate Programs, Smith School of Business
Brian Horick, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Smith School of Business
Idil Yaveroglu, Lecturer, Smith School of Business
ESJ 0201 (Ground floor)

In a post Covid environment, students want flexibility and choice on how they attend their college classes. Starting in Summer 2022, Smith will pilot the first course in their asynchronous undergraduate general business minor. This session will outline how we approached the creation of the program, the course development process, and how the asynchronous format impacts faculty. Join us for an engaging session on how we provide flexibility and choice in our program offerings.

Johanna Birnir, Professor, Government and Politics
Tristan Hightower, Graduate Assistant, Government and Politics
ESJ 0202 (Ground floor)

We will present on the three types of programs that GVPT Global has been investing in in the prior three years. These include: (1) hybrid experiential learning courses which take place primarily on campus with an experiential trip abroad to a location relevant to course material; (2) global classrooms, which range from immersive, project-based classes to several modalities of global engagement embedded elements within regular GVPT courses; and (3) virtual abroad courses in which GVPT faculty offer a combination of in-person classes and virtual learning where the instructor is on-location for a portion of the class.

Natasha Andrade, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs and Senior Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
David Bigio, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Vincent Nguyen, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Elisabeth Smela, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ginny Hutcheson, Learning Experience Designer, TLTC
ESJ 0215 (Ground floor)

Learn about the process of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department as they undertake a curriculum revolution in an effort to stay competitive among peer institutions and give students a leg up on their future careers. Then dive into problem-based-learning, one of the tools emphasized during the curriculum revamp. And finally, hear about the efforts that a group of engineering faculty members have undertaken and accomplished in order to foster more environmentally and socially responsible engineering design within the required engineering curriculum in Mechanical and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Carolina Napp-Avelli, Assistant Clinical Professor, Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Jamie Tucker & Iris Yanes, Academic Peer Mentors
ESJ 0224 (Ground floor)

By the end of this session, participants will understand how to apply problem-based learning strategies in their STEM classrooms. In the panel discussion, Dr. Napp-Avelli will speak with at least two former Academic Peer Mentors (AMPs) from her class about how they design and facilitate math problems for their students. Rather than lecture or demonstrate problems at the beginning of a class, the instructional team gets students to start with what they already know, dive into a problem as a way to explore a new topic, then learn from their peers and the gentle guidance of peer mentors. Participants will be able to ask questions about the instructional team's experiences and how they can apply these strategies to their own STEM courses.

Erin McClure, Director of Operations and Chief of Staff; Diversity Officer, School of Public Health
Naz Salhuddin, Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Assistant Chair for Equity and Inclusion, Psychology
Monica Kearney, Lecturer, Psychology
Juan Pablo Martinez Guzman, Assistant Research Professor, Public Policy
Jennifer Littlefield, Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Public Policy
Craig Fryer, Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health
Angie Peterson, Graduate Assistant, School of Public Health 
ESJ 2208 (Second floor)

Join us to hear a multidisciplinary panel of faculty and staff as they discuss the anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion work that is happening in their school, college, or department. Learn how and why the work got started and what the impact, successes, and challenges have been, so far.

Hans Lemke, Lab Coordinator, CMNS
Philip J. Piety, Senior Lecturer and Director, Maryland Education Digital Infrastructures (MEDI) Lab
Tracy Zeeger, Associate Clinical Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Behavioral and Community Health
ESJ 2212 (Second floor)

Join panelists from three discrete disciplines - Behavioral Health, the iSchool, and Biology Labs - to learn industry-relevant practices for team-based learning.  Gain tools and tips for forming teams and managing expectations. Hear about various techniques for assessing participation and quantifying it. Consider possible adjustments to the course structure and modality to maximize the efficacy of the teamwork process.

Jessica Roffe, Assistant Director, QUEST Honors Program
Bill Kules, Principal Lecturer and Director, iConsultancy Experiential Learning Program, College of Information Studies
Sarah D'Souza, Business Management Student, QUEST Honors Program
ESJ 2309 (Second floor)

Learn tips for building relationships and setting expectations with community partners who are sponsoring semester-long capstone projects. Drawing on their experiences managing the QUEST Honors Program and iConsultancy client relationships, facilitators will share ideas for sourcing projects as well as criteria and templates for successful project scopes, recommendations for key milestones to build into classes, and best practices for supporting students and clients involved in the projects.

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