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This revised program has been updated to reflect "first authorship" as listed in the proposals. 
Only names of those registered are included in the program. 

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Keynote Addresses

"The Learning Paradigm College," John Tagg
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Are our undergraduate colleges achieving what they want to achieve? Are we as educators doing what we say we want to do? John Tagg argues that colleges and universities as organizations are working against many of the deeply-held goals of most educators. He will discuss how we can change the organizational paradigm governing the way our institutions work in order to make student learning the centerpiece of higher education, to align what we do with what we say we want to do. See John Tagg's conference biography.

"MetaLearning: Growing Self-Directed Learners," Stephen Carroll
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Teaching students what learning is, how it works, and what kinds of strategies are best in different situations helps them learn more effectively and efficiently, enhancing their motivation, performance and success. This session will draw on current research in cognitive science, physiology of learning and neuro-psychology to build a six-phase model for teaching students how to learn that measurably accelerates students’ progress toward these goals—simultaneously enhancing faculty performance. You will leave with resources and strategies to facilitate metalearning and an assessment instrument to help prove that it works. See Stephen Carroll's conference biography.

Wednesday, May 14 

Concurrent Sessions: 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

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Session TitlePresenter
302 – Building an Instructional Technology Toolkit: Integrating Teaching and Learning Tools to Empower All Learners
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Amanda Nichols Hess
326 – More than Just a Game: The Ups and Downs of Implementing Collaborative Learning
Anne Schoening et al.
323 – What Is Your Framework for Program Evaluation?
Misa Mi
10:15 - 10:50 a.m.
301 – “Sencerizing” a Biology Capstone Course
Fay Hansen
334 – Graduate Students as Mentors to Enhance Undergraduate Performance
Kevin Miles
296 – Using Student Technology for Purposeful Formative Assessment Data Collection and Storage
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Kevin Hankinson
10:55 - 11:30 a.m.
255 – Implementation and Assessment of Teaching Methodology
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Jacqueline Stagner
275 – Mentors in an Undergraduate Psychology Course: A Comparison of Student Experience and Engagement
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Martene Clayton - Sementilli et al.
297 – An Interdisciplinary Partnership from Student and Faculty Perspectives: Film and Law for Clinical Learning
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Ian Boufford, Kim Nelson, Gemma Smyth

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Session TitlePresenter                        
305 – The Will to Empowerment: A Nietzschean Approach to Learning
Michael Potter
261 – The Role of Problem-Based Learning in Empowering Student Learning:
Two Student Example

Greg Allar, Rebecca Cheezum
313 - “Conducting Research Using Our Own Children, Ahem,
I Mean, Our Own Students, as Participants”
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Pierre Boulos, Suzanne McMurphy
2:00 - 2:35 p.m. 
271 – A Likely Pair: Engaging Technologies and Student Achievement
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A'Kena LongBenton
279 – Prompting Positive Learning: Insights Gained by Empowering
Students and Peer Mentors Using an Experiential Learning Pedagogy

Judy Bornais, Debbie Rickeard
304 – Game-Based Learning and Student Retention in the First-Year Writing Classroom
Sheryl Ruszkiewicz
2:40 - 3:15 p.m.
278 – We Learn So You Learn: Peer Observation to Improve

David Andrews 
Classroom Teaching
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Judy Bornais, Jess Dixon 
272 – Turnitin on Trial: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Alternative Options
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John Cappucci
300 – Using Virtual Worlds to Build Students’ Professional Proficiency
William Eastwood

Poster Session: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

 Traditional Poster Presentations Presenter
256 – Plagiarism Education: Engagement, Awareness, and KnowledgeJulia Colella
262 – It Is Only Risky if I Don’t Truly Believe That I Will SucceedJoan Craig 
264 – Normalizing Mental Health Issues: A Path to Student EmpowermentTamal Kissoon, Kaitlin Schilling, Shelagh Towson
266 – SEGATA: Graduate and Teaching Assistant Evaluation ProcessHoda Eiliat
268 – Night People Operating in a Morning-Oriented World: Recommendations for Accommodating Students’ Natural Tendencies in Academic SettingsJoan Craig, Kathryn Lafreniere, Ashlyne O'Neil
269 – Undergraduate Student Attitudes and Study Behavior: The Relationship Between Academic Entitlement and Self-Regulated LearningDennis Jackson, Chelsea McLellan
270 – Applying a Virtual Experience to Complement First Year Undergraduate Biology Teaching LabsDora Cavallo-Medved, Hussein Hammoud, Marisa Market 
277 – Canadian-Arab High School Students’ Perceptions of Their Schooling ExperiencesNesreen El Kord 
287 – University Students’ Intentions to Seek Help in Stressful Situations  Kenneth Cramer, Jordynne Ropat 
 293 – A Case Study: The Effect of Strikes on Students at the University of WindsorHoris Mansuri, Andre Miglietta, Stephanie Shaw   
298 – Applying Best Teaching Practices and Learning Theory to Training
Student Volunteers in Peer Counseling
Sobia Ali-Faisal, Courtney Williston 
308 – Teaching Culture Indicators: Valuing and Enhancing Quality Teaching in Higher Education  Samantha Burton et al.   
310 – The Effect of Developing Writing Skills on the Student's Learning Performance and Cognitive
Competence during Adolescence Stages of Development
Sumar Ghizan 
322 – What Is the Research Evidence about Learning? Can We Apply It to Improve Our Teaching?Misa Mi 
325 – Instructional Design to Develop Motivated Learners Misa Mi 
333 – Creating Your Own Destiny: Student-Generated Practice ExamsMary Bee

Instructional Fair Posters  Presenter                                     
 282 – Fostering Online Reflection and Collaboration—the Wiki Way Stephen Loftus
 295 – Peer Reviews in the Classroom: Enhancing Student Learning Julia Colella, Orrin-Porter Morrison
 303 – "Tweet Tweet In and Out"
Tranum Kau
307 – Using Simulation to Teach Leadership Competencies in Delivering Safe Patient Care in Nursing Education 
Claudia Grobbel
 311 – A Modern Approach to Education for At-Risk Youth
Kristy McLean
 315 – Pedagogical Strategies to Empower Students to Learn
Barbara Penprase, Lynda Poly-Droulard 

Thursday, May 15

Concurrent Sessions: 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

 Session Title
294 – Teaching With Your Mouth Shut: Fostering Active Engagement Across the Disciplines
Allyson Skene 
309 – CHARM: Blending TPSR and Arts-Based Education with Underserved Youth in a Service Learning Pedagogy
Maureen Connolly, Julian Petrachenko
 9:30 - 10:05 a.m.
336 – Let’s Talk: Establishing Connections with Students in Just 15 Minutes
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Laila Guessous
260 – Does Source of Data Used in Problem Solving Have Any Impact in Student
Learning Experience in an Introductory Statistics Class?
Fazle Baki, Fouzia Baki
292 – “I’m Going to Be an Author?” Writing Instruction Using Project-Based Learning
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Heather Greene, Randy Hamelin
257 – Engaging in Communities of Practice: Supplementing Community-Based Service
Learning with Online Reflection in a Peer Tutoring Course
Dana Driscoll, Marshall Kitchens
 10:10 - 10:45 a.m.
331 – Agency and Engagement in the College Classroom: Are Instructors or Students Primarily Responsible for Motivation? Dennis Bozyk, Stewart Wood
283 – Action Research, Self Study and Scholarship of Teaching as Tools for Faculty Development and Program Improvement
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C. Suzanne Klein
280 – Rhetorical Reading as a Tool for Student Learning Empowerment
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Margaret Liddle
290 – Bridging Teaching and Research Through Undergraduate ResearchBeverly Hamilton et al.

Concurrent Sessions: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

 Session Title
286 – Story It! Enabling Learning Transfer to Practice
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Debra Smith
276 – Using Jazz Improvisation Concepts in Your Classroom Jenine Brown, Miles Brown
289 – Clear Space for Learning: Redesigning an Online First-Year Writing Course Laura Gabrion et al.
 11:00 - 11:35 a.m.
312 – Digital Technology in the Humanities Classroom: New Opportunities for Active Learning Katie Greer
253 – Empowering Student Service LearningSuzanne Spencer-Wood
274 – Multimodal Instructional Design to Support the Development of Health Coaching
Skills and Self Efficacy in Physical Therapy Students
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Beth Black, Jennifer Lucarelli
 11:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
267 – The Academic Library and Online Learning: Empowering Students through
Flexibility, Customizability and Convenience
Amanda Nicols Hess
281 – Applying the Model of Mastery Learning to Teaching Writing
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Adina Schneeweis
285 – A Portrait of At-Risk University Learners: Exploring Belief Systems,
Personality Type and Emotional Intelligence in Relation to Two Students' Academic Progress
Andrea Prier, Geri Salinitri

Concurrent Sessions: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

 Session TitlePresenter                   
299 – Transforming a Health Science Course Curriculum with Socioscientific Issues
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Jennifer Eastwood, Mary Craig
 2:30 - 3:05 p.m.
317 – Pre-service Teacher Learning through Cultural Submersion Sherie Williams
254 – Skills Will Set Them Free: Learning Research + Tech = Better Lives Kieran Mathieson  
265 – Foundations for How to Learn: Development of Online Learning Modules
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Kenneth Cramer, Lisa Plant
259 – Who Is Generation Z? Preparing for Our Newest Generation of Medical Students
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Mary Dereski, Tudor Moldovan, Michael Rezaee
 3:10 - 3:45 p.m.
327 – Opportunities to Empower Students through General Education Curriculum: Results of the OU General Education Survey Cassandra Barragan  
252 – Learning by (Others') Doing: Community Service Learning in Large ClassesKelly Anthony
320 – Mentoring and Academic Resilience: Academic Progress in a Predominantly White Institution as a Historically Marginalized Student Caryn Reed Hendon
291 – On Art and Science: An Epistemic Approach to Curriculum Design for the Integrating Social Science and Clinical Medicine 
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Jason Wasserman, Ernest Krug