2nd Annual Teaching and Learning
Conference at UT

April 8, 2016
Theme – Active & Learning: Expanding Student Knowledge and Understanding

On April 8, 2016 The Center for Teaching & Learning and the Teaching and Learning Committee joined together to offer the 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Utah Tech University. The purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for UT 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 over 30 presentations scheduled over the course of the conference, with some faculty members giving two or three presentations. We were privileged to have Dr. Sandy Petersen and Dr. Richard Featherstone 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 coming soon. 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: 8:00 – 8:30 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Pick up your name badge and conference program, refreshments will be provided (coffee, juice, pastries, etc).
Conference Welcome: 8:30 – 8:45 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Conference introduction and welcome by Dee Murray and Michael Lacourse.
Roundtable Session: 9:00 – 9:45 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Concurrent / Panel Sessions One – 10:00 – 10:50 am, Udvar-Hazy Building Classrooms
Click on the title of the presentations below for more detailed information about each presentation.

Itinerary
Name Presentation Type Presentation Videos Presentation Files
Tracey Wheeler
Dee Murray
 Individual Motivating Students to Learn in Digital Environments Video
Lucia Taylor  Individual To Teach Grammar or Not to Teach Grammar…That is the Question! Video PPT
Randall Bass  Recording Social Pedagogies and Teaching to the Whole Person Video  No Handout Provided
Rita Osborn
Karen Ganss
 Panel Active Learning and High-Impact Educational Practices with Pre-Medical Students Video PPT
Helen Saar  Individual Portfolio Practicum as Experiential Learning Experience Video
Brenda Armstrong
Derek Esplin
Samuel Tobler
Group Program Assessment – Inhibitors and Motivators Video  PDF
Greg Murray
Jim Haendiges
William R. Endsley
Joy Cooney
Pecha Kucha Make it Real
Writing as Rudiments
DSM-5
Using NVivo to Analyze Qualitative Research
 Video No Handout Available
PPT & Script
PPT
PDF
Shandon Gubler Individual The Dramatic Expansion of Student Knowledge and Understanding when Business Students Teach Business Practitioners Video PPT
Rico Del Sesto
Sylvia Bradshaw
Stephen Armstrong
Matthew Morin
Gabriela Chilom
John Wolfe
R.C. Morris
Dannelle Larsen-Rife
John Rasmussen
Panel Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum to Improve Student Learning and Understanding Video PDF
PPT

Concurrent / Panel Sessions Two – 11:00 – 11:50 am, Udvar-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 was served for attendees who registered in advance.
Keynote address: 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Remarks by President Richard B. Williams, President of Utah Tech University.
Keynote addresses by Dr. Sandy Peterson and Dr. Richard Featherstone

Itinerary
Name Presentation Video Presentation File
Sandy Peterson “I Feel Guilty when I’m Not Lecturing”: One Woman’s Shocking Story of her Hidden Pedagogical Addiction Video PPT
Richard Featherstone Walking Across the Prison Yard: Sharing Your Life to Enrich Learning Video PPT

Photos