Please visit the Session Descriptions page for presentation abstracts.
Thursday, September 18th
|8:00||Registration at Pogue Library (Breathitt Room, 2nd Floor)|
|8:30||Brenda Wilson (Department of Computer Science and Information Systems)
Big Idea: Some disciplines are so varied in curriculum that a holistic view of the discipline supplied in a breadth-first course is needed
|9:00||Wayne Tervo (Department of Accounting)
Big Idea: Online courses are not easier for students to succeed or for faculty to teach
|9:30||Howard Whiteman (Department of Biological Sciences)
Big Idea: Undergraduate research can be an effective pedagogical tool
|10:30||Ann Beck (Department of Government, Law and International Affairs)
Big Idea: Effective teaching is based on engagement of the student with the world through problem-based learning
(Department of Theatre and Dance)
Big Idea: Teaching today can still benefit greatly from one of the most simple, yet effective, techniques of the greatest teachers throughout history: the story
|11:30||David Gibson (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
Big Idea: Leading students to figure out the “whys” makes for a more complete learning experience
(Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences)
Big Idea: If experience is the best teacher, it should be a part of every learning environment
(Department of History)
Big Idea: Music can enhance learning in the classroom
(Department of Agricultural Sciences)
Big Idea: There are numerous ways to make course material more hands-on, relevant, and interesting by integrating common software programs into everyday classroom instruction.
|2:30-4:00||Renee Campoy, Martin Jacobs, Pam Matlock, George Patmor, and Ginny Richerson
(College of Education)
Big Idea: The power of a conceptual framework can be used to align courses, instruction, and assessment around important ideas in education such as national and state standards, professional ethics, diversity, and reflection.
|5:30||Dinner with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Maryellen Weimer
"Assumptions that grow teachers"
Murray Room (1st floor, RSEC). RSVP required - see information below.
RSVP for the dinner by noon on Friday, September 12th by calling 809-2535 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee for Murray State faculty and instructors.
Friday, September 19th
|9:00||Registration at Pogue Library (Breathitt Room, 2nd Floor)|
|9:30||Linda Bartnik, Ashley Ireland, Don Kim, Jill Mahoney, Adam Murray, Lilia Murray, Julie Robinson (University Libraries)
Big Idea: The University Libraries can be an integral component of academic life by providing services and resources to connect faculty teaching with student learning.
||Workshop led by Dr. Maryellen Weimer
"Successfully implementing change to promote student learning"
||Closing Remarks and Door Prize Drawing|