2014 Academic Innovation Conference
Learning Communities in the Disciplines
Shippensburg University Conference Center, Shippensburg, PA
October 17, 2014
The focus of the third annual Academic Innovation Conference is the exchange of
student and faculty success strategies within the context of academic programs
and disciplines. This event is also
designed to foster the development of faculty professional interest groups across
multiple PASSHE universities. This one day conference is composed of a series of concurrent sessions highlighting the work of faculty and departments across PASSHE. Additionally, keynote speakers will provide insight into emerging national themes in higher education. This PASSHE-wide conference will be held at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA.
The call for presentation proposals is now closed. Proposals were reviewed by the planning committee using a rubric. The program will include concurrent presentations in the following three areas:
Pedagogies in the Disciplines
This track focuses on new and innovative pedagogies and strategies,
uniquely applied to specific academic disciplines, and which are designed to
increase classroom engagement, learning outcomes, student retention and success,
degree completion, and cost efficiency. Proposals
in the following areas are encouraged: adaptive learning technology; open
educational resources; mobile learning, devices, and aps. Proposals that demonstrate the use of
assessment results from these pedagogies to improve learning, the curriculum,
and support activities are especially encouraged.
Collaboration across PASSHE
This track focuses on program and discipline collaborations across
multiple PASSHE universities, which are designed to increase student learning,
retention, and success, support faculty research, scholarship, and professional
development, and maximize resource utilization. Proposals with a clear assessment of such activities are especially
3. New Approaches to Faculty Advising
This track focuses on new and innovative approaches to advising which
are designed to enhance student success as well as improve completion rates for
students. Inclusive university teams
are encouraged to showcase their new student success advising models to include
the assessment plan and measurable outcomes thus far.
Information for Presenters: Presenters will be allotted a total of 60
minutes for their concurrent session, and should plan for no more than 50 minutes of
presentation, allowing 10 minutes for questions and answers. Each presentation room will ONLY be equipped
with a projector, wireless internet, a long table at the front/side of the room
for presentation materials, flip chart and markers, and chairs for the audience will be arranged
theater style. Presenters are expected
to bring their own presentation laptop (or other suitable device); presenters
who plan to bring an Apple product as their presentation computer should also bring
their own adapter. Presenters are
expected to bring any additional materials that they may need to achieve the
learning objectives of their presentation. Presentation handouts are not required; presenters who wish to provide handouts
should plan to bring 35-40 copies as copy facilities will not be available at
the Conference Center. Presenters will
have the opportunity to contribute their presentation slides (and/or other
materials) for posting on the conference website. You will receive information about this
opportunity as we get closer to the conference.
Registration is limited to faculty, staff, and administrators at PASSHE universities. Registration opens on July 28, 2014. Registration closes on October 9, 2014.
Location, Driving Directions, Parking, and Campus Map
This event will be held at the Shippensburg
University Conference Center. For GPS or
other mapping software, use the address 500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
CLICK HERE for driving directions to the Conference Center (be sure to following directions to the Conference Center, not to Shippensburg
University). The Conference Center is
building #49 on the Shippensburg campus map. There is ample parking in front of the
Conference Center, and parking permits/passes/stickers are not needed.
CLICK HERE for a list of lodging
options in the Shippensburg area.
This event is co-sponsored by Shippensburg University and PASSHE's Office of the Chancellor.
Conference Planning Committee
- Aaron Dobbs, Assistant Professor, Systems and
Electronic Resources Librarian, Shippensburg University
- CJ Ezell, WEDnetPA Partner, Office of
Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education, Shippensburg University
- Debbie Gochenaur, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Shippensburg University
- Daniel Harris, Assistant Professor, Earth
Sciences, California University
- Kathleen Howley, Senior Associate Vice
Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, PASSHE Office of the Chancellor
- Emily Kramer, Assistant Professor, Biology,
- Charlene Lane, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
- Sabrina Marschall, Director of the Learning Center,
Assistant Professor, Shippensburg University
- Amanda Olejarski, Assistant Professor, Political
Science, Shippensburg University
- Christina Sax, Associate Provost and Dean of
Academic Outreach and Innovation, Shippensburg University
- Dana Schneider, Assistant Professor, Psychology,
- Matthew Shupp, Assistant Professor, Counseling and
College Student Personnel, Shippensburg University
- Kimberly Vanderlaan, Assistant Professor, English, California University
Questions and Additional Information
For additional information about this event, contact CJ Ezell (email@example.com or 717-477-1123 extension 3381) in Shippensburg University's Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education.