Summer Conference

Summer Conference

Student Success

Faculty Success

Student Success

Faculty Success

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Saundra McGuire, PhD

Emerita Professor – Chemical Education
Louisiana State University

Bachelor’s Degree: Southern University

PhD: University of Tennessee- Knoxville

Dr. Saundra McGuire photo

Dr. McGuire’s interest has been in improving student learning by teaching students metacognitive learning strategies. She works actively with university faculty and students to increase their understanding of the application of cognitive science and learning theory to increasing student academic performance. Dr. McGuire’s current interests include improving learning strategies used by university students, reform of pre-college and college teaching methods, and increasing the number of underrepresented minority and women students who are interested in and prepared to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Full Biography at LSU website

Conference Schedule

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

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Breakfast Provided

Using the Teaching Effectiveness Framework for Annual Review

Jennifer Todd and Tonya Buchan, Instructional Designers

  • Track: Instructor Success
  • Revisions to the CSU faculty manual and student course surveys have prompted change to the annual review process. Whether your department has implemented changes to the annual evaluation of teaching effectiveness or is in the midst of doing so, this session will walk you through TILT’s recommended process for developing and evaluating teaching effectiveness at CSU.
  • Teams Link

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote

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Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition Is Key!

Saundra McGuire, Ph.D.

  • Track: Student Motivation
  • 21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective, learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that can significantly improve student success by transforming students’ attitudes about the meaning of learning.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Zoom Meeting Link

    Meeting ID: 962 9930 3499
    Passcode: 079419

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakouts

Encouraging Student Ownership and Responsibility in Learning

Virginia Chaffee, Senior Instructor of Composition

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  • Track: Student Motivation
  • Many faculty share concerns about students’ lack of motivation or lack of sincerity regarding their learning in a class, which is arguably different than their success in the class. In this session we’ll explore several strategies to help students improve self-efficacy and encourage autonomy in the classroom, even for those classes students may be at first resistant to take! These strategies can be helpful for planning the course as well as on-the-fly changes a faculty member may need to make.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Teams Link

Closed Captioning Course Videos

Andy Swanson, Captioning Coordinator, and Barb Maynard, Instructional Designer, TILT Audio Accommodations Project

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  • Track: Inclusive Excellence
  • We’ll discuss the Universal Design benefits of closed captions, demonstrate how to create and apply captions in Echo360, and show how to search the web for videos with closed captions. Bring a laptop or device for optional hands-on practice. By the end of this session, participants should be able to explain the benefits of closed captions on course videos, make closed captions available in Echo360, and filter Google and YouTube video searches by videos that have closed captions available.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Teams Link

Student Motivation in the Lecture Setting: Strategies for Designing Interactive Lectures

Andrew West – Assistant Dean of Teaching and Learning, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Track: Student Motivation
  • Even in the best of educational settings, motivating students to learn can be a challenge.  In direct instruction settings (e.g., lectures), motivating students to learn can feel nearly impossible.  In this session, we will explore concrete strategies for modifying the “typical” lecture in ways that support student motivation and engagement without requiring wholesale abandonment of existing resources (e.g., PowerPoint slides) or complete course restructuring.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Teams Link

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Provided

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Teaching Effectiveness Initiative (TEI) Certificate Presentation

Sue James, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Tonya Buchan, Instructional Designer

Teams Link

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Keynote Workshop

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Increasing Student Motivation: Strategies that Work

Saundra McGuire, Ph.D.

  • Track: Student Motivation
  • Motivating today’s students to actively engage in learning activities proves challenging for most faculty. Very often Gen Z students do not respond as did students in the past to extrinsic motivators such as bonus quizzes and extra credit assignments. However, as James Raffini presents in 150 Ways to Increase Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom, when the psychoacademic needs of students are met in creative ways, student motivation soars.  This presentation will engage faculty in a discussion of addressing student needs for autonomy, competence, relatedness, self-esteem, and enjoyment in order to significantly increase student motivation.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Zoom Meeting Link

    Meeting ID: 942 6657 6762
    Passcode: 360019

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakouts

Inclusive Pedagogy is Fundamental to Good Teaching

Jennifer Todd and Tonya Buchan, Instructional Designers

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  • Track: Inclusive Excellence
  • Since the inception of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework (TEF) in 2018, TILT has supported faculty in making an intentional shift to using evidence-based teaching practices from the TEF domains: classroom climate, student motivation, feedback and assessment, pedagogical content knowledge, curriculum and alignment, instructional strategies, and inclusive pedagogy. The pivot to remote learning in 2020 made apparent the Inclusive Pedagogy domain as fundamental to all domains of the framework and student success. This workshop will highlight the evidence-based practices that are fundamental to good teaching.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Teams Link

Keeping International Students and Other English Learners Engaged and Motivated

Evelyn Pierro, Senior Instructor, International Programs

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  • Track: Student Motivation
  • Instructors are well aware that the students in their classes come from a variety of different backgrounds and educational settings. What is sometimes forgotten, however, is that these varied backgrounds may include other countries and languages. Students from other countries and/or language backgrounds often face language and cultural challenges that can interfere with comprehending course content and expectations. This in turn can lead to a lack of engagement and motivation. This workshop will provide examples of cultural and language challenges facing these students, followed by suggestions for how to address the challenges and help all students be successful in your course.
  • Learning Outcomes: By the end of the workshop, participants will:
    • recognize and identify learning challenges unique to students from other countries and/or language backgrounds
    • utilize a variety of teaching strategies designed to engage and motivate students who are dealing with cultural and language challenges
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Teams Link

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

LSC Theater

Breakfast Provided

Promotion and Tenure How-To: Using a Framework to Showcase Teaching Effectiveness Effort

Gwen Gorzelsky, Executive Director, TILT and  Karen Falkenberg, Director of Teaching Excellence, TILT

  • Track: Instructor Success 
  • This session will overview the new promotion and tenure (P&T) requirements for demonstrating teaching effectiveness. Using a teaching effectiveness framework to describe teaching activities is central to CSU’s new P&T requirement. Presenters will discuss how to use a teaching effectiveness framework in this way and will introduce TILT resources that P&T applicants may find useful.
  • Teams Link

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote

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Teach Students How to Learn 2.0

Saundra McGuire, Ph.D.

  • Track: Student Motivation
  • Have you already read about the approaches for teaching students how to learn, and even intended to try them, but haven’t done so yet? Or have you tried them and seen results that were less than optimal? This workshop will present the key components of a successful intervention and the “secret ingredients” that will inspire students to put transformative learning strategies into action!
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Zoom Meeting Link

    Meeting ID: 991 0793 8367
    Passcode: 521496

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakouts

Encouraging Class Attendance

Dr. Christina Ritsema, Clinical Professor

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  • Track: Student Motivation
  • Increasing student motivation can be challenging. This session will address how instructors can enhance students’ motivation to expect to learn in the classroom through engagement, feeling empowered and finding value in the classroom activities.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Teams Link

Universal Course Design for the Neurodiverse Student

Dr. Shari Lanning MS, DVM, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, She/Her/Hers , Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences

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  • Track: Inclusive Excellence
  • There has been an increase in the number of neurodiverse students entering into higher education. Neurodiversity can include, but is not limited to, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorder. By following the guidelines and principles to promote a Universal Design within the classroom, one can support students that are often plagued with anxiety related to the stigma of accommodations and neurodiversity while also following best practices of higher education. By developing/ redesigning courses that do not focus on accommodating neurodiverse students, but instead is designed FOR neurodiverse students, one is able to remove the stigma behind the accommodations related to neurodiversity while benefiting all students in the classroom.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Teams Link

Best Practices in Teaching Curriculum: Overview and Faculty Panel

Katy Little, TILT Director of Instructional Technology; Karen Falkenberg, TILT Director of Teaching Excellence; and BPIT Faculty Panelists

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  • Track: Student Motivation
  • TILT instructional designers will provide an overview of the online Best Practices in Teaching Courses (BPIT). These courses align with TILT’s Teaching Effectiveness Framework (TEF) and cover topics including critical thinking, student motivation, inclusive pedagogy and more. The BPIT courses are also connected to several other campus initiatives, including setting a teaching goal for annual review, the Teaching Effectiveness Initiative (TEI) and the new promotion and tenure application. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from faculty who have completed a number of these courses, including Dessa Watson, Joshua Keller, Mitchell Macrae, Julie Taylor-Massey, Kimberly Jeckel and Paulo de Brito.
  • Teams Link

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Breakouts

Engage Your Students: Implementing Learning Assistant (LA) or Supplemental Instruction (SI) Models in Your Course

Learning Programs Team

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  • Track: Student Motivation
  • Interested in learning more about how LAs or SI leaders can help support student success in your course? In this session we’ll review essential program elements, explain what faculty commitment looks like, and how TILT can support implementing the models with fidelity.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Student Motivation
  • Teams Link

Culturally Relevant Mentoring: Undergrad Research

Colleen Webb, Associate Dean, Graduate School

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  • Track: Inclusive Excellence
  • This session will introduce best-practices tips for mentoring students with a focus on equity and inclusion. These best-practices should be considered when mentoring all types of mentees regardless of background or experience of the mentee. However, mentors should be culturally responsive and mentor through a lens of equity and inclusion to best support the success of mentees, including those groups that have been traditionally underserved. In addition to introducing best-practices for mentoring, we will cover brief, applied examples and the resources available at CSU to support mentoring, including the Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Framework alignment: Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Teams Link

Teaching Effectiveness Initiative: An Introduction

Tonya Buchan, Instructional Designer & Katy Little, TILT Director of Instructional Technology

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  • Track: Instructor Success
  • The Teaching Effectiveness Initiative (TEI) is a CSU effort to provide recognition for faculty invested in growing their teaching practice. The TEI is a reward structure for faculty engaging in professional development aligned with the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. Come to this presentation for an overview of the initiative, as well as an opportunity to have your questions answered.
  • Teams Link

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Lunch Served

LSC Theater

TILT Program Q/A Tables

Dr. McGuire’s interest has been in improving student learning by teaching students metacognitive learning strategies. She works actively with university faculty and students to increase their understanding of the application of cognitive science and learning theory to increasing student academic performance. Dr. McGuire’s current interests include improving learning strategies used by university students, reform of pre-college and college teaching methods, and increasing the number of underrepresented minority and women students who are interested in and prepared to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Full Biography at LSU website