Center for Teaching & Learning

The 1st Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Utah Tech University

April 10, 2015

Theme: Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Learning

On April 10, 2015 The Center for Teaching & Learning and the Teaching and Learning Committee joined together to offer the 1st Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Utah Tech University. The purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for DSU faculty and staff to share and learn new teaching and learning best practices, innovations, and lessons learned to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus. The response was amazing! We had 30 presentations scheduled over the course of the conference, with some faculty members giving two or three presentations. We were privileged to have Dr. David Merrill present as the keynote speaker. One hundred fifty faculty and staff joined us throughout the day to listen to and learn from their colleagues. We know that many faculty wished to attend, but due to scheduling conflicts, were unable to attend. For the benefit of those who could not attend and those that would like a refresher on the conference, below is the schedule of events with videos for each presentation. Unfortunately the roundtable session could not be recorded, however we were able to include any handouts provided. Please enjoy the videos and presentations put together by the great faculty and staff at Utah Tech University. If you would like more detailed information about the presentations below, click on the title to view an abstract.

Conference Schedule

Preconference Mingle and Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Pick up your name badge and conference program, refreshments will be provided (coffee, juice, pastries, etc).
Conference Welcome: 9:00 – 9:15 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Conference introduction and welcome by Dr. Bill Christensen, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer.
Roundtable Session: 9:20 – 10:00 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Concurrent / Panel Sessions 1 – 10:10 – 10:55 am, Hazy Building Classrooms
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Concurrent / Panel Sessions 2 – 11:05 – 11:50 am, Hazy Building Classrooms
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30 pm, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Catered lunch will be served for attendees who registered by March 27th.
Keynote address: 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Remarks by President Richard B. Williams, President of Utah Tech University.
Keynote address by Dr. M. David Merrill entitled “Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Learning.”
Workshop with Keynote Speaker: 1:45 – 2:45 pm, Gardner Student Center Conference Room B
Dr. M. David Merril will lead a workshop on how to implement the principles he presents in the keynote address. Dr. Merrill encourages people to come to this workshop with specific questions and issues related to their courses and teaching experiences they would like to discuss with Dr. Merrill.
Concurrent / Panel Sessions 3 – 3:00 – 3:45 pm, Hazy Building Classrooms (except where noted)
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Itinerary
Name Presentation Video Presentation Files
David Wade
Mark Jeffreys
Reaching the Adult Learner Video PPT
Olga Pilkington
Jennifer Gibb
Alison Larsen
Stephanie Millet
Amanda Scott
Team Teaching in Various Learning Environments: Challenges and Benefits Video PPT
Denise Burton
Matt Morin
Developing Independent Learners Through High-Impact Practices Video PREZI
Palwasha Ahad Key Factors to Consider for High Quality Distance Learning (due to proprietary information the presentation cannot be made publicly available)
Stephen Armstrong
Christine Arlotti
The Role of Undergraduate Research in and out of the Classroom Video
Dr. M. David Merrill Using PowerPoint to Design Effective, Efficient and Engaging Instruction (Dr. Merrill’s Presentation will be held in the Gardner Center Conference Room B) Video PPT
Additional Links:
PPT Tutorial
Instructional Strategy
Adding Macros