Highlights

Registration is now OPEN for the Innovations in Faculty Development Symposium on June 3, 2014.  Schedule of presentations will be posted on 4/28/14.

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Contact Information

Dr. Christina M. Sax
Horton Hall 111
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA, 17257
(717) 477-1502
(717) 477-4050 fax
pcde@ship.edu

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Past Conferences

2012 Innovation Conference
2013 Innovation Conference
   - 2013 Presentation Archive
 

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Emerging and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Practices to Ensure Student Success

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

October 19-20, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FINAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CONFERENCE MONOGRAPH

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FINAL DIRECTIONS, PARKING, CHECK-IN, AND OTHER LOGISTICS INFORMATION FOR THE CONFERENCE  

 

Oct 19 - Innovative and Emerging Best Practices Across PASSHE

Day one of this conference will highlight the innovative and emerging teaching, learning, and assessment strategies of faculty and other practitioners across PASSHE and other universities.  By attending this conference you can learn how your colleagues are adopting high impact practices and other new instructional strategies to ensure student success.  Following the conference, presenters will have the opportunity to contribute to an online monograph to further disseminate their scholarly contribution in the fields of teaching, learning, and assessment.

Presentations will focus on emerging and innovative teaching, learning, and assessment in the following areas:

  • Incorporating high-impact and engaging experiences into the curriculum.  Presentations are encouraged on the incorporation of research, service learning, internships, group work, peer-peer learning, fieldwork, advising, and those of AACU’s LEAP initiative into the curriculum.
  • Teaching and learning with technology.  Presentations are encouraged in the following areas: blended courses, strategies for teaching large classes, and the use of open source educational resources.
  • Using assessment to improve learning, course design, and pedagogy.  Presentations are encouraged in the following areas: action-research projects in assessment, assessing practical and applied learning experiences, and students’ perceptions of teaching, learning, and assessment.
  • Developing students’ leadership skills.  Presentations are encouraged on the active incorporation of leadership, and diverse, global, and international perspectives into the curriculum.

Registration for the open conference event on Friday, October 19, 2012 is NOW CLOSED. 

 

Oct 20 – Innovative and Emerging Best Practices Beyond PASSHE 

Day 2 of this conference will highlight emerging and innovative teaching, learning, and assessment strategies at the national level.  Institutional teams from across PASSHE will have the opportunity to attend workshops and work together to develop action plans for their classes, programs, and institutions.  Such plans will build upon the innovative teaching, learning, and assessment best practices presented by their colleagues on Day 1, as well as national best practices in assessment and those of the American Association of Colleges and Universities’ LEAP program, the National Center for Academic Transformation’s Course Redesign project, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative.

Each PASSHE university will send a team of no more than ten faculty to day 2 (Saturday, Oct 20). These teams will constitute institutional work groups who will address institution-specific goals. Ideally, these same individuals will also attend day 1 (Friday, Oct 19). However, with teaching schedules everyone might not be able to attend on Friday. Friday’s events are not restricted to members of the institutional team, as others who are not part of the institutional work groups may wish to just attend that day’s presentations. PASSHE faculty interested in serving on their institutional team should contact their Provost.

Institutional Team Leaders for the Day 2 workshop event are listed in the linked document. 

Registration for the workshops on Saturday, October 20 is NOW CLOSED. 

 

Additional Conference Information 

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN:  Conference check-in is available at the following days, times, and locations. (For building locations, please refer to the campus map at http://www.ship.edu/Visit/Campus_Maps.)

  • Thur Oct 18, 3:00-5:00 pm – Ceddia Union Building (CUB, building #28 on campus map), Raider Lounge/Room 102
  • Fri Oct 19, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm - Ceddia Union Building (CUB, building #28 on campus map), Raider Lounge/Room 102
  • Fri Oct 19, 6:00-7:30 pm – Reisner Dining Hall (building #21 on campus map), Tuscarora Room, enter through the door on Lebanon Drive
  • Sat Oct 19, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm – Reisner Dining Hall (building #21 on campus map), Tuscarora Room, enter through the door on Lebanon Drive
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CONFERENCE LOCATION, DRIVING DIRECTIONS, AND CAMPUS MAP:  This event will be held on the Shippensburg University campus.  Driving directions to Ship are located at http://www.ship.edu/Visit/Directions/.  A map of Shippensburg University's campus is located at http://www.ship.edu/Visit/Campus_Maps.  Check the schedule posted above for building and room information.  Attendees are advised to park in the large parking lots next to building #29 on the campus map.  

LODGING: A list of lodging options can be found in the attached file.

INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY OCT 19 PRESENTERS:  

  • Presenters are expected to bring their own presentation laptop (or other suitable device).  
  • Each presenter has been allotted a total of 60 minutes for their concurrent session. Please plan for no more than 50 minutes of presentation, allowing 10 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Presentation handouts are not required, but if you wish to provide them plan to bring 35-40 copies with you. Copying facilities will not be available the day of your presentation.
  • Each presentation room will be equipped with a projector, wireless internet, a long table at the front/side of the room for your materials, and chairs for the audience will be arranged theater style.
  • Presenters are expected to bring any additional materials that they may need to achieve the learning objectives of their presentation.

QUESTIONS: Questions about this event can be directed to CJ Ezell in the Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education at Shippensburg University, at CJEzel@ship.edu or 717-477-1123 extension 3381.

 

Conference Sponsors

This event is co-sponsored by: 

Conference Planning Committee: 

(* denotes Steering Committee member)

  • Lynn Baynum (*), Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Director, CFEST Campus Support, SU
  • Jerry Carbo (*), Associate Professor, Management and Marketing, and Academic Affairs Assessment Team member, SU
  • Aaron Dobbs, Assistant Professor, Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian, SU
  • CJ Ezell (*), Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education, SU
  • Robert Hails, Distance Learning Coordinator, PASSHE OOC
  • Scott Heinerichs, Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine, WCU
  • Kathleen Howley (*), Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, PASSHE OOC
  • Karen Johnson (*), Associate Director of the Learning Center, Assistant Professor, and Academic Affairs Assessment Team member, SU
  • Sabrina Marschall, Director of the Learning Center, Assistant Professor, SU
  • Gerardina Martin, Interim Director, Learning Assistance and Resource Center, WCU
  • Amanda Olejarski (*), Assistant Professor, Political Science, and CFEST Campus Support Committee member, SU
  • Jeffrey Osgood, Assistant Professor, Political Science, WCU
  • Donna Panzo (*), Interim Director, Instructional Design and Development Services, SU
  • Jose Ricardo-Osorio (*), Associate Professor and Chair, Modern Languages, and Academic Affairs Assessment Team, SU
  • Christine Royce, Professor and Chair, Teacher Education, SU
  • Christina Sax (*), Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation, SU
  • Ashley Seibert (*), Assistant Professor, Psychology, CFEST Campus Support Committee member, SU
  • Jeff Sommers, Assistant Professor, English, WCU
  • Beverly Wallace, Coordinator of Academic Recovery Programs, Assistant Professor, SU
  • Stephen Wallace (*), Coordinator of Developmental Education and Advisor Development, Assistant Professor, and Academic Affairs Assessment Team member, SU