2023 Annual Conference

Academy of Teaching
Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning 2023:

Academy of Teaching medal

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES: ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE(S) OF PEDAGOGY

 
Wednesday, May 10
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place

AGENDA

ROOMS & CAPACITIES
  • Main Ballroom (max occupancy 150)
  • Breakout Room A: Pfahl 340 (max occupancy 32)
  • Breakout Room B: Pfahl 240 (max occupancy 32)
  • Breakout Room C: Pfahl 230 (max occupancy 32)

8:30-9:00          Check-in and continental breakfast

  • Lobby and Main Ballroom

9:00-9:20          Welcome and opening remarks

  • Main Ballroom

9:20 – 9:45 Keynote Address: Jennifer Cheavens

  • Main Ballroom

9:45 – 10:00         Break

10:00-10:50        Breakout Session A

  • Main Ballroom
  • Breakout Room A: Pfahl 340
  • Breakout Room B: Pfahl 240
  • Breakout Room C: Pfahl 230

11:00-11:50        Breakout Session B

  • Main Ballroom
  • Breakout Room A: Pfahl 340
  • Breakout Room B: Pfahl 240
  • Breakout Room C: Pfahl 230

12:00-1:00         Lunch

  • Main Ballroom

1:00-2:30            Lightning Round Session

  • Main Ballroom

2:30 Closing remarks, adjournment

  • Main Ballroom

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jennifer Ceavens

Jennifer Cheavens, Professor of Psychology, OSU

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Identifying and Bolstering Strengths in the Classroom: Integrating Positive Psychology Constructs Into Teaching

Evidence suggests that positive psychology constructs, such as hope and kindness, are associated with positive outcomes across a number of domains, including academic outcomes. But it can be hard to identify and bolster strengths in the classroom when there are so many other objectives, activities, and issues to address. We will discuss low-cost ways to incorporate positive psychology constructs into our teaching.


SPEAKER BIO:

Jennifer Cheavens, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University (OSU). Jen earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, after completing her internship year at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). Following her internship year, Jen completed a post-doctoral fellowship and her first faculty position in in Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. After three years on the faculty at Duke, Jen accepted a position at the Ohio State University and has been there since then. Jen directs the Mood and Personality Studies research group at OSU where she supervises both graduate and undergraduate researchers conducting investigations aimed at characterizing and improving treatment for disorders of emotion dysregulation, including borderline personality disorder and depression. Jen also studies hope, gratitude, and kindness as well as ways to incorporate client strengths into treatments. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses, including both Positive Psychology and Personality Disorders, in addition to providing supervision in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy clinic. For the past three years, Jen has also been offering a personal wellness and mental health course with her colleague, Dan Strunk. Jen has been recognized for her research (e.g., George Valliant Award for Contributions in Positive Clinical Psychology), teaching (e.g., OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching), and mentorship (e.g., Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Spotlighted Mentor Award).

BREAKOUT SESSIONS & LIGHTNING ROUND

ROOMS & CAPACITIES
  • Main Ballroom (max occupancy 150)

  • Breakout Room A: Pfahl 340 (max occupancy 32)

  • Breakout Room B: Pfahl 240 (max occupancy 32)

  • Breakout Room C: Pfahl 230 (max occupancy 32)

Opening Remarks & Keynote

MAIN BALLROOM

9:00-9:45

Keynote Address: Identifying and Bolstering Strengths in the Classroom: Integrating Positive Psychology Constructs Into Teaching

Jennifer Cheavens, Department of Psychology

Session A

MAIN BALLROOM

10:00-10:20

Anti-Racist Praxis in the Arts with Scarlet Canvas Courses
Alesondra Christmas, Department of Dance

10:30-10:50

Relevance, Reading, & Literacies’ Restorations
LaNorris D. Alexander, College of Education and Human Ecology

BREAKOUT ROOM A: PFAHL 340

10:00-10:20

Diversifying the Teaching Team: Undergraduate Teaching Mentees in our Classes
Lisa Cravens-Brown, Noor Chaudhry, Grace Balzer, and Dylan Litreal, Department of Psychology

10:30-10:50

If You Play It, They Will Learn
Kaila Norton, Comprehensive Cancer Center; Marielle Brinkman, College of Public Health; Lisa Cravens-Brown, Department of Psychology

BREAKOUT ROOM B: PFAHL 240

10:00-10:20

An Insider’s Perspective on Adapting to the New GE
Cathy Ryan, Department of English; Jessica Riviere, Instructional Consultation

10:30-10:50

Integrating Inclusion and Support in the General Education Launch Seminar
Melissa Beers, General Education; Sarah Holt, Office of Technology and Digital Innovation; Shannon Gonzales-Miller, General Education; Nicole Jaburek, General Education 

BREAKOUT ROOM C: PFAHL 230

10:00-10:20 

Flipping to be Flexible
Caryn Filson, Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

10:30-10:50

Using Technology to Promote Student Metacognition in General Chemistry
Ted Clark, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Session B

MAIN BALLROOM

11:00-11:20

Artificial Intelligence and Academia: Question Storming to Inform Teaching and Learning
Larry Hurtubise and Anika Anthony, Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning; Michael Flierl, University Libraries; Stephanie Rohdieck, Office of Technology and Digital Innovation; Chris Manion, Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing

11:30-11:50

ChatGPT and The Art of Asking Questions: Experiences from an Undergraduate Finance Class
Subbu Kumarappan, Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute; Urmila Pal Chaudhuri, Kent State University at Stark

BREAKOUT ROOM A: PFAHL 340

11:00-11:20

Building Students’ Empathy and Engagement through Service-Learning
Amy Tibbals, Department of English

11:30-11:50

Using Branch Chain “Choose Your Own Adventure” Simulated Debate to Equitably Enhance Argumentative Writing in General Education
Nicholas Denton and Nick Waltz, College of Pharmacy

BREAKOUT ROOM B: PFAHL 240

11:00-11:20

Engagement During Times of Uncertainty: Growth-Oriented Transparent Assignment Design and the GE Core/Gateway Course Classroom
Rebecca Thacker, Department of English

11:30-11:50

Opportunities and Challenges: The Evolution of a Large, Tightly-Coordinated Course in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
James Talamo, Department of Mathematics

BREAKOUT ROOM C: PFAHL 230

11:00-11:20

Devised, Designed, Delivered: Creating a Meaningful Learning Experience in an Online STEM Lab
Kylienne Shaul and Brian Lower, School of Environment and Natural Resources

11:30-11:50

What Online Language Learning Reveals: Leveling-up Access and Inclusion for All Learners
Sarah Dove and Jessica Henderson, Office of Distance Education; Julie Parson, Department of French and Italian

Lightning Round Session

MAIN BALLROOM

1:00 – 2:30

  • What’s in a Word? (Nicole Kraft, School of Communication)
  • Second chance exams in a foundational general chemistry course: lowering the stakes, stress, and leaving room to grow from missteps (Rebecca Ricciardo, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  • Investigation of lecture modalities in student performance in anatomy (Sarah Beam, Mary Ghiotti, and Kristin Stover, College of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy)
  • Civil Engineering Education for Future Workforces (Jieun Hur, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering)
  • International Virtual Exchange and Intercultural Competence (Adela Lechintan-Siefer, Department of French and Italian)
  • Exploiting the Power of Video Games in STEM Courses (Neelam Soundarajan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering)
  • Ohio State and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL): Emerging Opportunities for Graduate Student and Postdoc Instructional Support (Dave Sovic and Jonathan Baker, Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning)
  • Flexing your Knowledge: Ungrading Practice in a Team-Taught Course (Kristine Cline and Brianne Porter, College of Pharmacy)