Mark your calendars! SoTL presentations at the STLHE conference, June 16-19 in Vancouver

The STLHE program is now confirmed and there are lots of interesting SoTL presentations we’d like to bring to your attention! Topics range from incorporating mobile devices to bringing indigenous pedagogies into academic practice and everything in between.

Now one might argue that every presentation at STLHE sits somewhere on a spectrum of scholarship of teaching and learning, and I agree, but for the purposes of this post I am defining a SoTL presentation as one that presents results from some kind of inquiry into practice. Also, I looked for for presentations that either (a) present evidence/analysis and meet Felten’s (2013) Principles of good practice in SoTL of being focused on student learning and grounded in context, OR (b) are presentations about conducting/supporting SoTL work.  These presentations are listed chronologically below (please notify me if you notice a mistake or omission!)  Some preliminary observations:

  • it is going to be really hard to choose which sessions to go to as there is so much good stuff!
  • SoTL presenters are masters of the “double-title-connected-by-a-colon” model 😉
  • the SoTL presentations, as I’ve defined them above, cross all conference tracks
  • all but 11 of the 94 presentations listed below are from single institutions -> for future discussion: do you think we have some work to do regarding multi-institutional collaboration in SoTL?

I’d also like to bring your attention to the SOTL Canada AGM where  we will be making several announcements, soliciting feedback and ideas/help for new initiatives, and looking for nominations for new executive members – hope to see you there:

SoTL Canada SIG Annual Meeting:
Thursday, June 18, 7:30-8:30 am at the Westin Bayshore Hotel

SoTL presentations at STLHE2015:

Tuesday June 16

  • 3:00 pm. Assessing TA Training: Teaching Assistant, Student and Faculty Perspectives. Katherine Lyon, Kerry Greer, Silvia Bartolic (UBC)
  • 3:00 pm. Tuning into Teaching as Craft: Conceptual Change and Emerging Identities in a Peer-Based TA Training Program. Megan Burnett (UofT)
  • 4:05 pm. Mentee and Mentor Skill Enhancement in a Student-Led Peer Mentorship Program. Heather Holroyd, Katherine Lyon, Keery Greer, Silvia Bartolic (UBC)

Wednesday June 17

  • 11:15 am. Play It: Impacts of Experiential Learning and Authentic Assessment in Undergraduate Music Theory. Michael Callahan (Michigan State University)
  • 11:15 am. “Over easy” flipped experience: Preparing Faculty to Effectively Implement Flipped Teaching. Ryan Banow (UofS)
  • 11:15 am. Are there Perks to being a Twitter Wallflower? Exploring Peripheral Twitter Participation in Public Relations Education. Andrea Tatcher (Humber College)
  • 11:15 am. Investigating the Influence of Learning Attitudes on Students’ Choice of Major. Amanda Musgrove, E. Jane Maxwell, Jaclyn J. Steward (UBC)
  • 11:15 am. Art-making in Health Professions Education: From Research to Practice. Carol Ann Courtnea, Susan Cox (UBC)
  • 11:15 am. Student Diversity in Context: Structural Factors Enhancing the Composition of Classrooms and Classroom Dynamics. Neil Guppy, Katherine Lyon (UBC)
  • 11:15 am. Harmonic Progression: Adapting an Evaluation Tool for Online Courses to a New Setting. Bev King, Brenda Ravenscroft, Ulemu Luhange (Queen’s)
  • 12:00 pm. Analysis of the Quality of Student-led Asynchronous Discussions in Online and Blended Learning Courses. Aynsley Pescitelli, Rahul Sharma, Sheri Fabian (SFU)
  • 12:00 pm. Building a Harmonious and Effective Community of Learners: The Challenges of Fostering Peer Interaction in Online Courses. Annie Riel, Catherine Dhavernas (Queen’s)
  • 12:00 pm. Realizing SoTL Through Teamwork: Faculty, Staff and Students Working Together. Cheryl Amundsen, Cindy Xin, Lannie Kanevsky, Veronica Hotton (SFU)
  • 12:00 pm. I Flipped my Tutorials: A Case Study of Implementing Active Learning Strategies in Engineering. Jonathan Verrett, Maria Orjuela-Laverde (McGill)
  • 1:45 pm. How Do You Partner with Student Scholars? Arshad Ahmad, Beth Marquis (McMaster)
  • 1:45 pm. Facilitating Learners’ Workplace Research. Susan Stanton (UBC)
  • 1:45 pm. Exploring Links between Learning Environment and Student Well-Being. Alisha Stanton (SFU), Barbara Berry (SFU), David Zandvliet (SFU), Rosie Dhaliwal (SFU), Lott Hill (Columbia College Chicago)
  • 1:45 pm. Promoting Teamwork Skills using Peer Assessment in Team-Based Learning. Andy Leger, Emily Britton, Peter Wolf (Queen’s)
  • 3:00 pm. Sustained Harmony: Building an Institutional Culture for the Scholarship and Practice of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Natasha Kenny (UofC), Gavin Watson (Western)
  • 3:00 pm. Addressing Food Insecurity through Social Innovation: Improving the Educational Experience of Physical Science and Engineering-Science Students through Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork. Corey Alexander, Daniel Gillis (Guelph)
  • 3:00 pm. Blending Billionaires, Beavers, and Banditos. Bina Mehta, Kevin Spooner (Wilfred Laurier)
  • 3:00 pm. Fostering Lifelong Learners in Business Education through the Program-Level Integration of Creative Learning Portfolios. Golnaz Golnaraghi, Jana Wells, Marcie Theoret (Sheridan College)
  • 3:00 pm. Turning the Tables: Bringing Aboriginal Pedagogies into Academic Practice. Ashleigh Androsoff (Douglas College)

Poster session, 4:00 pm Wednesday June 17

  • Discover, Redesign and Fine-Tuning: Laying the Foundations for Leadership Competency Building Within Students Pursuing a Four-Year Undergraduate Business Degree Program. Teal McAteer (McMaster)
  • New Interdisciplinary Science Course for First-Year Faculty of Science Students: Overview and Results from the Pilot. Sarah L Symons, Devra Charney, Genevieve van Wersch, Kris Knorr, Lori Goff, Michael J Farquharson, Robert Cockcroft, Sarah J Robinson (McMaster)
  • Skill Enhancement through Teaching Assistant Training. Katherine Lyon, Kerry Greer, Silvia Bartolic (UBC)
  • A Mentoring Model: Support Structures and Resources for Community Building. Paula Rosehart, Paula Howarth (SFU)
  • A Dietetics Professional Practice Course Transformed: Students as Creators of Knowledge. Katherine Sohm (UBC)
  • Do We Need to Teach in Harmony? Developing a Food Science Concept Inventory to Measure Learning Effectiveness and Fine-Tune our Teaching Practices. Azita Madadi Noei, Judy C.K. Chan, Nancy Ross (UBC)
  • Easing the Shock: Improving First Generation Transfer Student Success in their Transition to a Four-Year Institution. Alberto Guzman-Alvarez, Amy Falk-Smith (UC-Davis)
  • Teaching Students Argumentation Visually with the Dialectical Map. Judi Niu, Joan Sharp (SFU)
  • Tuning into Student Perceptions of E-Portfolio Use for Reflective Learning and Leadership Development. Martha Reavley, Natalie Yun, Nobuko Fujita (U Windsor)
  • Barriers Faced by Undergraduate Students When Reading Primary Literature. Emily Leaman, Nienke van Houten (SFU)
  • Exploring Undergraduates’ Learning Strategies and Metacognition in an Introductory Science Course. Ashley Welsh (UBC)
  • Expose Yourself to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. David M Andrews, Jessica Raffoul, Michael K. Potter (U Windsor)
  • Insights from the Inaugural Cohort of an Innovative First-Year Undergraduate Program for International Students. Ashley Welsh, Brian Wilson, Joanne Fox, John Haggerty, Sandra Zappa-Hollman (UBC)
  • Iterative Practice, Iterative Pedagogy: Integrating Writing and Studio Education to Foster Reflective Teaching and Transformative Learning in the First-Year Graphic Design Classroom. Emilie Brancato, Nancy Snow, Saskia van Kampen (OCAD U)
  • Peer Feedback on Writing: Is More Better? A Pilot Study.  Christina Hendricks (UBC)
  • SoTL Snakes and Ladders: Variations on a Theme. Nicola Simmons (Brock)
  • The Impact of Practice on Graduate Students’ Confidence to Give a Lecture. Erin Aspenlieder, Lauren Waller, Meagan Troop (Guelph)
  • The Impact of Processing Skills on Students’ Use of Research Resources. Nathan Lachowsky (UBC), Jacqueline Murray (Guelph)
  • Using Easily Accessible LMS and SEoT Data to Evaluate Learning Design, Learner Engagement, and Perceived Course Value. Debra Sandilands, Ido Roll, Leah P. MacFadyen (UBC)
  • Effectiveness of Collaborative Group Work in a First-Year Health Sciences Course. Fabiola Aparicio-Ting (UCalgary)
  • Observing TA’s Teaching: Improving Practice. Anita Girvan, Buddy Boren, David Barrett, Elizabeth Clarke, Elizabeth Hagestedt, Emma Nicholls-Allison, Jane Butterfield (UVic)
  • Tuning into Practice: Engaging Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy Students using Simulation in a Physical Assessment Course. Erica Cambly (U of T)
  • Evidence-Based Recommendations to Improve the Accuracy of Peer Evaluation of Written Assignments. Alison Crerar, Daniel Jeffery, Kerrie Ritchie, Krassimir Yankulov (Guelph)
  • Using PhotoVoice to Learn about Complexity and Interconnectedness in the Context of Social Inequity and Health. Barb Berry, Jemma Tosh, Maya Gislason, Rodney Hunt (SFU)

Thursday June 18

  • 10:30 am. Students’ Perceptions of Self-Directed Learning: Meaning, Experiences, and Value. Gail Hammond, Roselynn Verwoord (UBC)
  • 10:30 am. Bridging Campus and Community Through Flexible Learning: Continuing Professional Education for Aboriginal Learners. Karen Rolston, Leah Walker (UBC)
  • 10:30 am. Creating, Implementing and Evaluating Flipped Classroom E-Learning. Bernie Garrett, Joanne Ricci, Khristine Carino, Maura MacPhee, Namsook Jahng, Ranjit Dhari (UBC)
  • 10:30 am. Exploring the Integration of SoTL Research Results into Institutional Processes. Diane Salter (Buell/Salter & Associates), Tierney Wisniewski (UBC), Andhra  Goundry (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Ross Laird (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Thomas Carey (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Tracey Penny Light (Thompson Rivers University)
  • 11:30 am. Creating SoTL Concertos for Institutional Impact. Natasha Kenny (UCalgary), Gary Poole (UBC), Roselynn Verwoord (UBC), Gavan Watson (U Western), Beth Marquis (McMaster), Cheryl Amundsen (SFU), Cindy Xin (SFU), Michelle Yeo (Mount Royal University), Nicola Simmons (Brock University), Julie Timmermans (U Waterloo)
  • 1:45 pm. Are We Graduating Global Citizens? Kyra Garson (Thompson Rivers University)
  • 1:45 pm. Ultrasound-Integrated Pronunciation Tutorials. Asami Tsuda, Bosung Kim, Bryan Gick, Misuzu Kazama, Noriko Yamane, Strang Burton (UBC)
  • 1:45 pm. An Investigation of Transformational and Transactional Leadership Used by Professors and its Impact on Student Learning and Engagement. Teal McAteer, Jennifer Manna (McMaster)
  • 1:45 pm. If I Record It, Will They Learn? Who Benefits from the Use of Lecture Capture Technology? Dragana Polovina-Vukovic, Patrick Lyons (Carleton)
  • 1:45 pm. Participant Intentions in MOOCs: Defining Success for Learners in Open Courses. Heather M. Ross, Jay Wilson, Ryan Banow (U Saskatchewan)
  • 1:45 pm. Creating Interdisciplinary Harmony in Teaching and Learning Research: SoTL Research Fellows and the Intentional Development of Community. Beth Marquis (McMaster), Dan Centea (McMaster), John McLachlan (McMaster), Konstantinos Apostolou (McMaster), Kris Knorr (McMaster), Robert Cockcroft (McMaster), Theormary Karaminis (McMaster), Trevor Holmes (U Waterloo)
  • 1:45 pm. Educating for Social Justice – Is It ‘Just’ Discourse? Linda Fehr (U Calgary)
  • 1:45 pm. Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning: A Necessity for Fine-Tuning Teaching Practices? Andrew Lee, Catherine Swanson (McMaster)
  • 1:45 pm. Out of Tune? Lack of Harmony Between Students’ and Teachers’ Expectations in HE. Eva Ulstrup, Sidsel Winther (Roskilde University)
  • 1:45 pm. Tuning into Faculty and TA Development in China: What We Achieved and Learned. Jane Gair, Cynthia Korpan (U Vic)
  • 1:45 pm. An Investigation of Students’ Engagement with Peers and Assigned Readings in Annotation-Enhanced Discussion Forums. Cindy Xin, Ilana Ram, Lannie Kanefsky (SFU)
  • 3:00 pm. Tuning into the Practice of First Year Foundation Courses. Beth Levinson, Beth Marquis, Kaila Radan, Mark Busser, Meaghan Ross, Nick Marquis, Rachel Brain, Sandra Preston (McMaster)
  • 3:00 pm. The Leaking Pipeline: Can Empathy Help to Reduce Attrition in STEM? Anna Russo Kennedy, Anthony Estey, Yvonne Coady (U Vic)
  • 3:00 pm. Knowing the Land Beneath our Feet: Integrating a Digital Indigenous Walking Tour into UBC Classrooms. Amy Perrault, Daniel Heath Justice, David Gaertner, Evan Mauro, Kathryn Grafton, Sarah Ling, Spencer Lindsay (UBC)
  • 3:00 pm. Creating a Framework and Supports for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Projects. Gregory Hum, Jack Davis (SFU)
  • 3:00 pm. ‘Threshold Concepts’, Dissonance and Disorientation in Transformative Learning: Exploring Student Encounters with Troublesome Knowledge in Introductory Sociology. Allison Thomas (Douglas College)
  • 3:45 pm. Multiple Stakeholder on the Value (and Challenges) of Community-Based Experiential Learning in Human Services-Oriented Programs. Barbara Hamilton-Hinch, Bradon Kingdon, Karen Gallant, Lara Fenton, Laurene Rehman, Melanie Fingold, Susan Hutchinson (Dalhousie)
  • 3:45 pm. Discursive Dexterity: Rhetoric and the Resolution of Disciplinary Tensions. Michael Lockett (SFU)
  • 3:45 pm. Assessment of the Teaching Assistant Preparation Program. Jennifer Lock, Luciano da Rosa dos Santos (U Calgary)
  • 3:45 pm. Transforming the First Year Writing Experience: Blended Learning in the Composition Classroom. Jordan Stouck (UBC)
  • 3:45 pm. Exploring the Outcomes of Empowerment Among Health Sciences Students. Lisa M Giallonardo, Margot E Rykhoff (Humber College)
  • 4:30 pm. Understanding the Role of Undergraduate Research Mentorship in Influencing Student Identity Development. Andrea Hunt (University of North Alabama), Claudia Scholz, (Spelman College), Ruth Palmer (The College of New Jersey), Brad Wutherick (Dalhousie University), Michael Neal (Florida State University)
  • 4:30 pm. E-learning; E-quality. Eileen De Courcy, Theresa Steger (Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning)
  • 4:30 pm. Use of Reflection to Improve Student Metacognition About their Learning. Adriana Briseno-Garzon, Katherine Lyon, Khristine Carino, Marcelo Bravo, Maura MacPhee (UBC)
  • 4:30 pm. Flipped Classroom: Results From a Two-Year Implementation of Four Large Undergraduate Calculus Courses. Cindy Xin, Gregory Hum, Harpreet Kaur, Jamie Mulholland, Sonja Surjanovic, Veselin Jungic (SFU)
  • 4:30 pm. Student Conceptions of “Learning” as Evidenced Through Short Response Items in Learning Journals. Pam Kalas, Sylvia McLellan (UBC)
  • 4:30 pm. Assessing the Quality of Online Education. Sandra D. Monteiro, David McDonough, Geoffrey R. Norman, Kelly Dore, Lawrence Grierson, Meghan McConnell (McMaster)
  • 4:30 pm. E-Portfolio Assignment Design, Integration, and Student Learning. Allie Davidson, Samah Sabra (Carleton University)
  • 4:30 pm. Harnessing the Power of Test-Enhanced Learning Using mTuner. Steve Joordens, Cho Kin Cheng, Dwayne E. Pare, Lisa Collimore, Robin Walker (Uof T)

Friday June 19

  • 8:30 am. Gesture-based teaching in the Undergraduate L2 Classroom. Annette Dominik (Thompson Rivers University)
  • 8:30 am. The SoTL Canada Symphony: Conducting the Orchestra. Jovan Groen (U Ottawa), Nicola Simmons (Brock)
  • 8:30 am. EAL Writers as Peer Reviewers: Challenges and Opportunities. Amanda Goldrick-Jones, Shauna Jones (SFU)
  • 8:30 am. Metissage: Collaborative Analysis of Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom. Meaghan Dougherty (Douglas Collage), Becky Cox (SFU), Sue Hampton (SFU), Christina Neigel (U Fraser Valley), Kim Williams (U Fraser Valley)
  • 8:30 am. Tuning Into Original Undergraduate Research in Classroom Contexts. April McGrath, Karen Manarin, Miriam Carey (Mount Royal University)
  • 8:30 am. Writing and Publishing your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Shannon Murray (UPEI), Beth Marquis (McMaster), Marilou Belisle (U Sherbrooke), Janice Miller-Young (Mount Royal University)
  • 9:30 am. Engaging International Students in a Technology-Enabled, Collaborative Classroom: Shifting the Dialogue from Rhetoric to Reality. Heidi Marsh, Ryan John Patrick Campbell (Humber College)
  • 9:30 am. Deeper Learning, Increased Student Satisfaction, and Metacognitive Gains Through Collaborative Testing with Immediate Feedback. Demi Atilade (McMaster), Haley Vinken (McMaster), Kevin Dunn (McMaster), Kim Volterman (McMaster), Melec Zeadin (McMaster), Peter Helli (McMaster), Ralph Shiell (Trent U), Terry R McCurdy (McMaster), Viorica Lefter (McMaster)
  • 10:45 am. Flexible Classroom Trends in Biology: Promoting Active Learning With Appropriate Supportive Scaffolding – the BioFlex Approach. Karen M Smith, Sunita G Chowrira (UBC)
  • 10:45 am. Flip this Classroom: Changing Post-Secondary Teaching Environments. David Hinger, Victoria Holec (U Lethbridge)
  • 10:45 am. Aligning Values and Practice in Academic Settings: Reflections from a Study Involving Instructors’ and Students’ Perspective About Learning. Diana Cukierman, Donna McGee Thompson, Farimah Salimi, Sheryl Guloy (SFU)
  • 10:45 am. Using Reflective Activity to Improve Student Metacognition and Attitudes in Post-Secondary Education. Cindy Xin, Jing Li, Petra Menz (SFU)
  • 10:45 am. Labyrinths and Learning Research Results: Training the Mind to be Calm, Clear and Creative. Nina Johnson (Thompson Rivers University)
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