Mark your calendars! SoTL presentations at the #STLHE17 conference, June 20-23 in Halifax

The STLHE program is up and there are many interesting SoTL presentations we’d like to bring to your attention!

For the purposes of this post we are defining a SoTL presentation as one that presents results from some kind of inquiry into teaching practice or is about effective methods and methodologies of SoTL inquiry. We 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. (If you think we missed something, please let us know by commenting on this post!)   The presentations are listed chronologically below.

We’d also like to bring your attention to the SOTL Canada AGM:

SoTL Canada SIG Annual Meeting:
Friday June 23, 8:00 to 9:00, Student Union Building, Room 307

See you next week, and

many thanks to UAlberta BA student Melina Sinclair for helping to compile this list!!

SoTL presentations at #STLHE2017:

Tuesday, June 20th

  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Episodic Narrative Interviews: A Methodological Gateway to Narrative Research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Robin Alison Mueller (University of Calgary)
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Oral Assessment as a Gateway to Learning: Optimizing Learning in Oral Presentations and Other Oral Assessments. Gordon Joughin (Deakin University)

Wednesday, June 21st

  • 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Engagement and Characteristics of Queer Students. Jana Clark, Allison BrckaLorenz (Indiana University)
  • 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Exploring Connections of Student Well-Being and Active Learning. Amy Godert, Theresa Pettit (Cornell University)
  • 11:10-11:25 Contributions and Experiences of Teaching Focused Faculty in Canada: Results from a National Survey  Catherine Rawn (UBC), Joanne Fox (UBC)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: The Science of Mindfulness: Student Success and the Role of Mobile Biofeedback Technology. S. Richelle Monaghan, Michael Ackerman (Wilfrid Laurier University).
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: Supporting MBA Students on the Path to Success: Transformative Learning Experiences within a Leadership Foundations Course. Teal McAteer, Whitney Ross, Leah Graystone (McMaster)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: Between Community and Academia: Challenges and Opportunities for Service Learning. Catherine Abidi (Saint Mary’s and Athabasca University), Evie Tastsoglou (Saint Mary’s), Danielle Cable (Saint Mary’s)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: Propelling Institutional Change One Classroom at a Time: Results from a Student Engagement Study. Victoria Holec, David Hinger (University of Lethbridge)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: Using Existing Writing Centre Data to Explore How Attention to Sentence-Level Issues Varies Over Time and with Learner Type. Sarah King, Sohee Kang, Zenan Li (University of Toronto Scarborough)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: Learning Communities in Teacher Education: Introducing an Integrated Noticing Framework for Mathematics Teacher Professional Development. Kathleen Nolan (University of Regina)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: Creating Opportunities for Self-Regulated Learning in a Course on Individual Differences for Pre-Service Teachers. Corinne Haigh (Bishop’s U)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: What Are Students’ Learning and Experience in an Online Learning Tool Designed for Cognitive and Metacognitive Skill Development, with Features Including OER, Bilingual, Accessible, and Learner Controlled? Alison Flynn (UOttawa)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: La recherche en pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur dans la francophonie : quels espaces de collaboration et de diffusion pour les chercheurs francophones? Marilou Belisle (Universite de Sherbrooke), Alan Wright (University of Windsor)
  • 11:10 – 12:00 PM: Incorporating Harm-Reduction Strategies to Deliver Material on Victimization in Lectures: Preliminary Findings. Sheri Fabian, Tamara O’Doherty (SFU)
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: How to Design Interinstitutional Collaborative Assignments to Minimize Technological, Social, and Disciplinary Challenges. Brett McCollum (Mount Royal University), Layne Morsch
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Understanding the Needs of Indigenous Students: A Participatory Action Research Project. Sheri Fabian, Tamara O’Doherty (SFU)
  • 1:30 – 2:20: Bridging the Gap: Involving Undergraduate Students in the Work of Faculty Development. Sophia Abbot (Trinity University), Paola Gutierrez (Dalhousie)
  • 1:30 – 2:20: An Institutional Framework for Curricular Experiential Education: Definition, Tracking and Campus-Wide Implementation. Abba Lathrop, Madelyn Law, Sandy Howe (Brock)
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Experiencing Learning Spaces: Exploring New Possibilities for Teaching and Learning. Chris Ostrowski, Nancy Chick (University of Calgary), Galicia Blackman, Mike Thorn
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Do Students Want More Technology in the Classroom? Robyn Schell (SFU)
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Examining the Influence of Embedded Multi-Modal Online Learning Modules for Supporting Undergraduate Student Skill Development. Adrienne Sauder, Emma Swiatek, Jeremy Greenway, Darcy Harris (King’s University College)
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Online Support to Facilitate Students’ Academic English Development through Course Readings. Elaine Khoo, Sohee Kang (U of T Scarborough)
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Group Processing: Students Reflect on Past Experience. Jacqueline Murray (UGuelph), Nathan Lachowsky (UVic)
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Measuring the Impact, Strengths, and Limitations of Formative Assessment: A Case Study. Morgan Rooney (Carleton)
  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM: Graded Response Method: Can Question Type Improve Critical Thinking in Large First Year Undergraduate Courses? Sherry Fukuzawa (U of T Mississauga), Michael deBraga
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Transformative Learning and Horses as Teachers. Mae Doran, Ellyn Lyle (Yorkville)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Transforming the Library Orientation: Drawing the Students In. Cindy Harrigan, Heather Sanderson (Saint Mary’s University)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Enhancing Undergraduate Medical Education with Asset-Based Community Engaged Learning Experiences. Sarah Peddle, Shawna O’Hearn (Dalhousie)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Preparing Students for Healthcare Practice Culture: Professional Behaviour Transformations. Diane MacKenzie, Brenda Merritt (Dalhousie)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Effects of Transformative Initiatives in Curriculum Development: A Case Study on Teaching Research Methodologies for Postgraduate Students in Chemical Engineering. Amira Abderlrasoul, Simant Upreti (Ryerson)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Finding the Line of Best Fit: Navigating Tensions Between Disciplinary Perspectives and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Design of a Graduate Mathematics Teaching Program. Danny Dyer, Eduardo Martinez Pedroza, John Hoben (Memorial U)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Student Engagement Levels in Traditional Vs. Collaborative Learning Spaces. Christine McCaw (Humber College)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Does One Size Fit All? Defining Success in Student and Faculty/Staff SoTL Partnerships. Jennifer Spencer (UGuelph), Bree Akesson, Roselynn Verwood (UBC), Victoria Chen (Queen’s), Clarke Mathany (UGuelph), Brett McCollum (Mount Royal), Anita Acai, Meghan Allen
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM: Rethinking Research Collaboration: Transformative Experiences of Faculty and Students Engaged in Undergraduate Research Learning. Catharine Hondzel, Christine Tsang, Lucas Savino, Scott Schofield, Melanie Mills, Britney Podolinsky (Huron University College)

4:00 – 4:30 PM – Poster Presentations

4:30 – 5:30 PM Pecha Kucha Talks


Thursday, June 22nd

  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: An Investigation of How Graduate Students with Disabilities Use Technology-Based Accommodations: Findings from a National Study. Kathleen Moore, Mahadeo, Emily Duffett (National Educational Association of Disabled Students)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Starting from What’s Comfortable: Moving Institutional SoTL Networks beyond Individual Sharing. Cheryl Amundsen, Laura D’Amico (SFU)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Button Mediated Distributed Medical Education: A Sociomaterial Ethnography. Anna MacLeod (Dalhousie)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Betwixt and Between:Liminality in the Transition of Nursing Students from College to University. Mary Anne Krahn (Fanshawe), Melody Viczko
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Audio Culture: Assessing Podcasts for Student Learning. Jason Dodd, Clarke Mathany (UGuelph)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Establishing Meaningful Feedback through Dialogue Journals. Maggie McDonnell (McGill)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Building Classroom Community through Social Media and Other Modalities. Frances Tuer, Kim Taruc (McMaster), Brendan Wehby-Malicki
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Use of Learning Objects: Students as consumers and producers. Sunita Chowrira, Steven Barnes (UBC)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Identifying Student Approaches to Learning: Undergraduate Science Students’ Perceptions of Teaching and Learning. Brandon Sabourin (UWindsor)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Confidence Calibration, Question Complexity, Study Habits and the Dunning-Kruger Effect on Response Accuracy in a Third-Year Neuroscience Course. Kimberley Good (Dalhousie), Michael Bowen (Mount Saint Vincent U)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Prescription for Verbal Diarrhea: Discussions Instead of Participation. Victoria Chen (Queen’s)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Real Time Engagement in an Asynchronous Online Course. Terry MacDonald, Sandra Jack-Malik (Cape Breton U)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: Undergraduate Leadership Development through Transformational, Self-Initiated Learning and Reflection. Teal McAteer, Danielle Goitanich (McMaster U)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: Using Community-Engaged Learning to Enhance Graduate Education and Accelerate Job Readiness. Andrew Papadopoulos, Rachel Ackford, Courtney Bell, Stephanie Duench, Rachelle Janicki (UGuelph)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: How a Competency-Based Program Contributes to the Professionalization of Students in Nursing. Marilor Belisle, Paolo Bastidas (Universite de Sherbrooke)
  • 11:30 –  12:20 PM: Development of Academic Language Skills in an Undergraduate Mathematics Course. Zohreh Shahbazi, Nancy Johnston (U of T Scarborough)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: For Next Week’s Class: Exploring How Learner-Centred Course Design Can Motivate Students through E-Learning to Engage in Class Preparation Materials. Paul Cross (Humber College)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: Evaluating the Pre-Class Work of the Flipped Classroom Model in BBA Accounting. Kiran Grewal, Athena Mailloux (Sheridan College)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: Using Online Video Technology, Self-Assessment, and Peer-Assessment to Cultivate Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Scott Comber (Dalhousie)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: Senior-Peer-Led Discussion Groups (Dgs): Motivating Students in a Large (500 Students) Introductory Nutrition Course to Engage and Learn Beyond Lecture and Grades. Melanie Rozwadowski (U of Saskatchewan)
  • 11:30 – 12:20 PM: Implementing a First Year Experience (FYE) Curriculum in a Large Communication Course. Daniel Ahadi (SFU), Jennesia Pedri, Dugan Nichols
  • 2:00 – 2:50 PM: Building Capacity through Collaboration: SoTL Canda’s Collaborative Writing Groups. Nicola Simmons (Brock University), Apryl Gill (Niagra College), Jovan Groen (UOttawa), Janice Miller-Young (UAlberta), Roselynn Verwood (UBC)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 PM: Building an Effective Community of Practice Among Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellows. Theresa Beesley, Sean Field, Kendall Garton, Amber Hastings-Truelove, Andrea Phillipson (Queen’s)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 PM: Bridging the Divide: Leveraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Quality Enhancement. Corinne Laverty (Queen’s), Jason Openo (Medicine Hat College), Klodiana Kolomitro (Queen’s)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 PM: The Story’s the Thing: Using Creative Writing to Find Meaning in Biology. Lyn Baldwin, Elizabeth Templeman (Thompson Rivers University)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 PM. Predicting Students’ Intention to Behave with Academic Integrity in Student Practice Learning Environment. Jennie Miron (Humber College)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 PM. Integrated Knowledge Translation in Applied Education Research: Understanding Students in Context and Motivating Evidence-Based Changes. Krista Ritchie (Mount Saint Vincent U), Erna Snelgrove-Clarke (Dalhousie), Andrea Murphy (Dalhousie), Joan Versnel (Dalhousie), Ron George (Dalhousie), Scott Thieu (IWK Health Centre), Scott MacPhee (U of T), Matthew Ta (Dalhousie), Danielle Childs (Dalhousie), Leah Carrier (Dalhousie), Angela Hosking (Mount Saint Vincent U)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: Call to Action: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge at the School of Social Work. Judy MacDonald, Marion Brown, Wendy Terris Klaus (Dalhousie)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: Building a Culture of Inquiry: The Transformation from Teacher to Scholar. Heidi Marsh, Eileen DeCourcy (Humber College)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: First-Year Students’ Awareness of a Course Structure: Impact on Their Learning and Well-Being. Russell Day (SFU)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: Bridging Classroom Science Learning and Scholarly Scientific Research: Integrating Peer Review in a First-Year Science Seminar. Alice Campbell, Gunilla Oberg, Ashley Welsh, Eric Jandciu, Noureddine Elouazizi (UBC)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: You Can Fast Forward Your Instructor: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Blended Learning. Jason Openo (Medicine Hat College)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: Online Peer Review in the Composition Classroom: A Means to Help Bridge the Gender Gap in Stem Disciplines. Sara Humphreys (St. Jerome’s University), Judy Ehrentraut (U of Waterloo)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: Evaluating the Adaptation of a High-Enrolment Undergraduate Course from In-Person to Online. Nathan Lachowsky (UVic)
  • 3:00 to 3:50 PM: Investigating the Affective Component of Students’ Learning Experiences in Blended and Fully-Online Introductory Biology Courses. Jennifer Van Dommelen, Gillian Gass, Jacob Fletcher (Dalhousie)
  • 4:00 – 4:50 PM: SoTL as the Third Side of the Coin: Connecting Teaching and Research. Nicola Simmons (Brock U)
  • 4:00 – 4:50 PM: Are Role-Play Simulations Appropriate for Entry-Level Students? Matthew Schnurr, Somed Shahadu, Alanna Taylor (Dalhousie)
  • 4:00 – 4:50 PM: Technologically Enhanced Experiential Learning in Physics: An Action Research Study using PhET Simulations. Robin Kleiv, Mary Gene Saudelli (U Fraser Valley), Jessica Davies, Kurt Jungmark
  • 4:00 – 4:50 PM: Lessons from a Professional Development Program: Soft Skills Development for Undergraduate Co-Op Students and Beyond. Victoria Feth (UWaterloo)
  • 4:00 – 4:50 PM: Transforming Learning Spaces to Promote a Culture of Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Jodi Scott, Joanne Fox (UBC)


Friday, June 23rd

  • 9:00 – 9:50 AM: Facilitating More Inclusive Interaction in Multicultural Student Teams. Susan Holmes (Dalhousie)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: A Community of Practice: International Students’ Transformative and Experiential Learning in Canada. Junfang Fu, Ute Fiedler (Mount Saint Vincent U)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Transforming Learning: A Student-Led Mentoring Initiative Impacts Mentees Levels of Worry and Emotionality. Judy Bornais, Destiny Cadarette, Melanie Renaud, Jordan Sands (UWindsor)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Transformation from Student to Professional: Tracking the Emergence of Professional Identity in College Accounting Students. Alfred Seaman (Humber College)
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM: Transformer la pédagogie pour motiver les étudiants et développer de meilleures stratégies d’apprentissage. Denis Bedard (USherbrooke)
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2 Responses to Mark your calendars! SoTL presentations at the #STLHE17 conference, June 20-23 in Halifax

  1. Nicola Simmons says:

    Wow – what a great list of presentations!! (now – how to be everywhere at once!)

  2. Neil Haave says:

    And please also come and visit my SoTL project during the poster session at STLHE!
    “The impact of student-articulated learning philosophies on learning outcomes. ”
    I am POSTER.48 and would love to discuss my work with you.



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