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2023 Conference Schedule*

Conference will take place in ESJ, on the second floor.


8:00 - 9:00 AM
Check-in & Continental Breakfast [Building Entrance and Second Floor]
9:00 - 9:45 AM
Session 1: Morning Keynote - Kimberly A. Griffin [Second Floor 2208]
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Session 2: Workshops, Lectures & Panels
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Session 3: Workshops, Lectures & Panels
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Provided
1:00 - 1:45 PM
Session 4: Workshops, Lectures & Panels
2:00 - 2:45 PM
Session 5: 'Gallery of Innovations' Poster Session & Coffee Break [Second Floor]
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Session 6: Afternoon Keynote - Corbin M. Campbell [Second Floor 2208]
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Session 7: Workshops, Lectures & Panels
5:00 - 5:45 PM
Ice Cream Social & Closing [Ground Floor Sculpture Lounge]

*schedule subject to change

Session 2 Workshops

10:00 - 10:45 AM

• Tracy Tomlinson (Lecturer, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)
• Amanda Chicoli (Lecturer, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)
• Benjamin Jones (Lecturer, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)

Presenters will share experiences and resources teaching R to GTA’s and undergraduate students to enable undergraduate students to experientially learn open science research from pre-registration through dissemination. You will walk away with  OER textbooks and templates for GTA’s and undergraduate students to help students execute all stages of (ethical) research.

📍ESJ 2204 (Second Floor)

• Leigha McReynolds (Assistant Professor, University Honors)
• Christine Jones (Associate Director for Academic and Faculty Affairs, University Honors)
• Sam Holley-Kline (Collegiate Fellow and Assistant Clinical Professor, University Honors)
• Alexandra Harlig (Collegiate Fellow and Assistant Clinical Professor, University Honors)
• Yupeng Jiao (Collegiate Fellow and Assistant Clinical Professor, University Honors)
• Katherine Lieder (Collegiate Fellow and Assistant Clinical Professor, University Honors)
• Marisa Franco (Collegiate Fellow and Assistant Clinical Professor, University Honors)

Many academic programs offer capstone courses at the end of a student’s major.   But what if a capstone course occurred in the middle of the students’ undergraduate journey? What if the class was taken by every student and taught by every faculty member in a program? What if the class was collaboratively designed, but independently taught?  What if a capstone project could be personal or professional in addition to scholarly or about social change? And how might we make capstone courses feel relevant for students who will pursue careers outside of, or adjacent to, their major discipline?  During this panel, we’ll address some of the challenges we face and lessons we take from co-developing and implementing a sophomore-level capstone class for an interdisciplinary body of students. 

📍ESJ 2208 (Second Floor)

• Christine Alexander (Instructor and Graduate Student, College of Education)

Discover hidden objectives you have for your students, identify authentic ways your personal creativity can address those objectives, and experiment with playful, interactive instructional techniques to meet those objectives.

📍ESJ 2212 (Second Floor)

• Taylor Woodman (Director for Faculty Global Engagement, Office of International Affairs)
• Raluca Nahorniac (Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Office of International Affairs)
• Ross Lewin (Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Office of International Affairs)

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) recently launched a new unit, Global Learning Initiatives, that seeks to support departments and faculty as they integrate global learning within their program curriculum and individual courses. Over the last year, OIA has partnered with academic units on campus to offer tailored support to scale global learning on campus. Our panel presentation seeks to share the voices of the various stakeholders that have engaged in innovative programming and conversations to embed global learning into their curriculum. We will do this through a curated panel that includes a departmental representative, a faculty member, and a faculty mentor. Additionally, OIA will share our guiding framework for global learning and the various instructional resources we have and can provide to faculty members. Audience members will walk away from the session with a clear sense of global learning innovations on campus and the resources that can help them embed global learning into their own courses or departmental curriculum.

📍ESJ 2309 (Second Floor)

Session 3 Workshops

11:00 - 11:45 AM

• Sue Johnston (Accessible Learning Designer, Academic Technology & Innovation | DIT)
• Ana Palla (Senior IT Accessibility and UX Specialist, Academic Technology & Innovation | DIT)

Ally is a new ELMS-Canvas tool designed to improve usability and accessibility for teaching and learning and is available to all UMD instructors upon request. Ally helps instructors improve the accessibility of their course content, as well empowers students to access content in a format that works best for them. Attendees will be provided with a detailed introduction to the tool, as well as a demonstration of how it can be used to easily improve accessibility for a wide variety of course content.  Outcome: After attending, participants will be able to use and promote all of Ally’s main features, including alternative formats of course content available for students and Instructor feedback and guidance of accessibility issues in course content.

📍ESJ 2204 (Second Floor)

• Ron Yaros (Associate Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism)

In this session you will learn about the “digital engagement model”, experience sustained engagement with continuous interactivity as you use your phone on platforms being tested with students, and discuss strategies for sustaining the engagement of mobile students during Zoom meetings.

📍ESJ 2208 (Second Floor)

• Hilary Gossett (Assistant Directory, Academic Facilities, Division of Academic Affairs)
• Anjula Batra (Senior Faculty Specialist, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center)

Participate in a facilitated conversation to learn about current projects around outdoor learning environments at UMD. You have will have the opportunity to brainstorm with colleagues  on the design of these spaces and how to best leverage their use for greatest pedagogical impact.

📍ESJ 2212 (Second Floor)

• Alisa Hardy (Doctoral Student, College of Arts & Humanities)
• Daviana Fraser (Doctoral  Student, College of Arts & Humanities)

COMM360: Rhetoric of Black America includes a historical survey of the rhetoric of Black Americans from the colonial period to the present. This presentation is about the TLTC Experiential Learning grant that was used to redesign COMM360 into a course that aims to advance anti-racism and social justice principles and actions.  Presenters will share their teaching strategies for various scholarship on African American political activism as well as primary sources by African Americans who fought against racist ideas and structures that helped bring about productive change. 

📍ESJ 2309 (Second Floor)

• Joann Prosser (Interim Director of Assessment, Division of Student Affairs)
• Margaret Udahogora (Senior Lecturer, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources)

This session will cover insights from two TLTC Reimagine Learning program-level grants that focus on experiential learning related to career competencies. The first was a grant that explored resources related to student employment and the critical role of supervisors. The second was to transform existing courses Medical Nutrition Therapy Part II (NFSC456), Food Service Operations (NFSC350) and Nutrition Assessment (NFSC380) to empower learners to become active, caring citizens, equipped to collaborate, respect, and serve diverse communities.  The focus of the presentation will be on finding insights forinstructors to use in their own work within the classroom, and supervisors to use with their work with student employees/interns.

📍ESJ1309 (6Round, First Flooor)

Session 4 Workshops

1:00 - 1:45 PM

• Brian Kim (Assistant Research Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)
• Sarah Croco (Associate Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)
• Ujjayini Das (Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)
• Joseph Hoskisson (Masters Student and Graduate Research Assistant, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)

Learn about cloud computing tools as well as classroom technology aimed at making data science more accessible to students in the social sciences.

📍ESJ 2204 (Second Floor)

• Amy Morgan (Assistant Professor, School of Public Health)
• Mona Mittal (Associate Professor, School of Public Health)
• Kendyl Oliver (Academic Advisor, School of Public Health)
• Kevin Roy (Professor, School of Public Health)
• Nicole Gerber (Graduate Student, School of Public Health)

Currently, alarming numbers of young adults in the US are confronting an unprecedented mental health crisis that cannot be addressed with our existing public health infrastructure. Funded by a TLTC grant, faculty from the Department of Family Science developed CCLiMH (Campus and Community Leaders in Mental Health) for undergraduate students, representing one affordable solution to the Mental Health Crisis on college campuses. In this session, you will learn about the instructional and experiential components of CCLiMH that equips students directly with the skills needed to manage their own mental health and serve as campus and community leaders in addressing students' unmet mental health needs on our campus.

📍ESJ 2208 (Second Floor)

• Anita Sanyal (Senior Lecturer, College of Computer Science, Math, and Natural Sciences)
• Dana Lynn Grosser-Clarkson (Lecturer, College of Computer Science, Math, and Natural Sciences)
• Sarah Henson-Darko (Senior Lecturer, College of Computer Science, Math, and Natural Sciences)
• Steve Karig (Instructor, College of Computer Science, Math, and Natural Sciences)
• Aaron Abe Kyei-Asare (Faculty Specialist, College of Computer Science, Math, and Natural Sciences)

The cultivation of classroom communities is central to teaching practices that embrace anti-racist, equity, or any social change pedagogies. This panel will highlight examples of creating classroom communities across our six STEM teacher preparation classrooms. We will discuss our goals for our classroom communities and talk about strategies we put in place.  We will challenge participants to discuss the ways they might engage differently in creating community in their classrooms.

📍ESJ 2212 (Second Floor)

• Jackelyn López Roshwalb (Keystone Instructor Assistant Director of the Keystone Program, A. James Clark School of Engineering)

This workshop will begin with an overview of how CATME’s online tools can help instructors manage student teams and support effective teamwork. The overview will be followed by a demonstration of the tools in action. Then attendess will participate in guided exercises to practice using the tools first-hand. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 1) create a class of students on CATME, 2) create a Team-Maker Survey, 3) form teams that meet criteria set by the instructor, 4) create a peer evaluation survey, 5) identify team member strengths and weaknesses, and 6) identify teams experiencing significant interpersonal conflict.

If you plan to attend this session, you are highly encouraged to create/request a free CATME instructor account at least one week prior to the workshop.

📍ESJ 2309 (Second Floor)

Session 7 Workshops

4:00 - 4:45 PM

• Naomi Sachs (Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources)

Learn how “design empathy equipment” -- wheelchairs, walkers, and suits that simulate aging -- are used to introduce able-bodied students to an alternative experience of the physical environment in graduate and undergraduate landscape architecture design studios. You will also participate in a “design empathy exercise” and recognize the use of the equipment as a pedagogical tools. The session will end will a discussion on participant experiences, brainstorming new ways to use design empathy equipment, and identifying additional tools for other empathy-building purposes.

📍ESJ 2204 (Second Floor)

Alice E. Donlan (Director of Research, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center)
Lawrence M. Clark (Associate Dean, UGST)

This session will provide an overview of the campus initiative to include program-level learning outcomes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all undergraduate programs. We will provide the rationale for the initiative, as well as examples of DEI learning outcomes from across campus. 

📍ESJ 2208 (Second Floor)

• Michael Keller (Lecturer, College of Computer Science, Math, and Natural)

This workshop will introduce different leadership styles and ways elements of leadership are used in their teaching, which will be compared and grouped to determine the most common elements. You will discuss major elements of servant leadership and how those can be applied as servant teaching. You  will leave the session with an outline of ways to explicitly incorporate student service focused elements that foster a sense of community and personal engagement in their classroom.

📍ESJ 2212 (Second Floor)

• Mary Warneka (Associate Director of Learning Experience, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center)
• Mona Thompson (Senior Education Development Specialist, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based programs are everywhere these days. Students can use programs like ChatGPT or DALL-E to generate text, revise drafts, produce unique images, debug code, and so much more. So how will you design for these programs in your classroom? In this interactive session, you'll get a brief overview of the current state of AI-based tools in education, then you'll explore tools and discuss discipline-specific applications with your colleagues. This session is for everyone -- familiar or unfamiliar with AI, and enthusiastic or skeptical about its applications.

📍ESJ 2309 (Second Floor)

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