Celebration of Teaching 2016

Keynote May 17, 2016
Time Event Location

William Deresiewicz

William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent college speaker, and the
best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful
Life. He was a professor of English at Yale for ten years and a graduate instructor at Columbia for five.
His essay “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education” has been viewed over one million times online.
“Solitude and Leadership,” an address at West Point, has been taught across the military and corporate


Reception May 17, 2016
Time Event Location
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Campus Authors

Tell us about your 2015 publication!

The Mizzou Store partners with the 7th annual Celebration of Teaching Conference to host a reception
honoring MU faculty and staff with domestic trade and academic press publications. If you have authored a
publication in 2015, please submit your information. We will include your work during the
reception on May 17, 2016, in the Rotunda of Jesse Hall. Click here for more information about Campus Authors.

Celebrating 30 Years of CWP

The Campus
Writing Program
 at the University of Missouri will celebrate 30 years as one of the leading
writing programs in the country and world.

This reception will follow a keynote presentation by William Deresiewicz, which begins
at 1 p.m. in Jesse Hall Auditorium.

Jesse Hall’s Rotunda


Pre-Conference Workshops May 17, 2016
Time Event Location
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Design Thinking: Modes Mindsets Methods

Presented by Vijay Kumar, Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design
in Chicago

In this workshop Professor Vijay Kumar will present an overview of some of the key principles that drive
“Design Innovation” followed by a broad look at the design thinking process and various tools, methods, and
frameworks. As an organizing structure for the workshop, he will use the design innovation process model
that he has developed over many years and published in the book, “101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach
for Driving Innovation in Your Organization”. This model has seven modes: sense intent, know context, know
users, frame insights, explore concepts, frame solutions, and realize offerings. He will discuss these
seven modes and their associated mindsets and methods. He will also discuss how educators and innovation
leaders in organizations can effectively use this learning for research, teaching, and projects.

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Reynolds Alumni Center
Column C
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assessment in Your Course and Degree Program: Research Results and Resources on PhysPort

Presented by Ellie Sayre, Assistant Professor of Physics at Kansas State University and Research
Director at PhysPort

How can you assess your students’ learning as they move through the undergraduate curriculum? How does
your students’ learning compare to student learning at other institutions? Often faculty want to know how
their students are doing compared to other “students like mine.” In this workshop, I will give an overview
of research-based assessment practices, highlighting research results in physics. I’ll present ideas for
coordinating assessments and learning goals across different courses in your undergraduate program, and
collaboratively discuss assessment issues and needs for different undergraduate populations.

Reynolds Alumni Center
T.O. Wright Room
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Understanding Microagressions

Presented by DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of

Faculty, staff and students each play a role and share responsibility in creating safe and inclusive
campus environments. This session is designed to discuss definitions and impacts through examples of
microaggressions generated from actual experiences of students. Discussion will provide suggestions on how
to prevent, discuss, and address microaggressions in various environments. The session is designed to be an
informative, interactive, and reflective discussion.

Reynolds Alumni Center
Columns D/E
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Integrating Teaching and Scholarship: Sharing Approaches and Opportunities for Engaged Scholarship

Presented by
Tracy Kitchel,Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and Associate Professor of
Agricultural Education and Leadership
Peter Motavalli, Professor of Soil and Environmental Science, Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric
Campus Writing Program

MU has rejoined the CIRTL Network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) to
support faculty in blending their work as researchers and teachers. In this session will will look at
opportunities for connecting our teaching and scholarship for the purpose of improved student learning as
well as increased publication possibilities. Panelists will share various approaches that reach across
disciplines and connect faculty to resources.

Reynolds Alumni Center
Columns A/B


Featured Presentation May 18, 2016
Time Event Location
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

Reflections on Teaching and Learning with Mizzou Boyer Winners

Join FIVE Mizzou Boyer winners. Mizzou Faculty have brought home
the Boyer award the last five out of six years. Join them for breakfast as they share their teaching
examples and philosophies. There will also be time for questions and answers. Mizzou faculty members Sarah
Bush, Bethany Stone, Newton D’Souza, Betsy Baker and most recently, Anne Alexander represent five of the last six winners of the
prestigious Boyer Award.

Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 18 and the presentation will be from 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. All will
then continue to Cornell Hall for concurrent sessions provided by other excellent instructors
here at Mizzou.


Concurrent Sessions May 18, 2016
Time Event Location
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Apps for Blended Learning: Low Cost, Low Learning Curve

The potential for improved student learning outcomes from incorporating digital multimedia into blended or
“flipped classroom” courses makes many of us curious about implementing online lessons in our own classes.
However, in addition to the pressures of preparation needs and the learning curve involved with software
tools for lesson design, many of us are deterred from experimenting by the cost of those tools. The good
news is that there are a variety of easy-to-use software applications available for faculty – many of them
web-based and cross-platform friendly, and all of them free or nearly free to use. In this session Steve
Klien and Lissa Behm-Morawitz from the Department of Communication and Kerri McBee-Black from the
Department of Textile and Apparel Management will share their experiences experimenting with software
applications for blended learning lesson design. This introduction will feature a number of free apps or
plug-ins that the online lesson designer can use with little learning curve and little to no cost: Cam
Scanner, Top Hat, Techsmith Jing, Screencast-O-Matic, YouTube and Ed-TED, and EdPuzzle. One important
suggestion coming out of conversations during Teaching Renewal Week this past January was the need to form
an informal group of interested faculty to provide peer mentorship and mutual support for engagement with
online, blended and flipped teaching and learning. This session is intended in part to pursue that
suggestion. In that spirit, we especially encourage attendees who might be interested in forming such a
group to share their ideas for how to proceed.

Presented by:
Steve Klien, Assistant Teaching Professor, Communication
Lissa Behm-Morawitz, Associate Professor, Communication
Kerri McBee-Black, Instructor, Textile and Apparel Management

Cornell Hall
Room 115
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Empowering the Academic Community: Understanding Civil Rights and Title IX in the Classroom

In December 2015, the Provost created the new Office for Civil Rights and Title IX to serve as a central
location for reporting and resolving all allegations of discrimination as well as sex-based violence. This
presentation will empower faculty to better support students when they disclose experiences of
discrimination and will assist faculty in understanding their role in reporting discrimination. We will
discuss the services provided by the office, students’ rights and options, and the policies prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation,
gender expression, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status and genetic information. We
will seek feedback from faculty to help improve the services provided to the community. Though this
presentation is focused on faculty’s role as a teacher, we will also discuss faculty’s rights and options
if they experience discrimination or are accused of discrimination.

Presented by:
Ellen Eardley, Assistant Vice Provost & Title IX Administrator, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX
Salama Gallimore, Director of Investigations, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX

Cornell Hall
Room 114
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Assessment in Your Course and Degree Program: Research Results and Resources on PhysPort

How can you assess your students’ learning as they move through the undergraduate curriculum? How does
your students’ learning compare to student learning at other institutions? Often faculty want to know how
their students are doing compared to other “students like mine.” I will give an overview of research-based
assessment practices, highlighting research results in physics. I’ll present ideas for coordinating
assessments and learning goals across different courses in your undergraduate program, and collaboratively
discuss assessment issues and needs for different undergraduate populations. (There is also a three-hour
pre-conference workshop.)

Presented by Ellie Sayre, Assistant Professor of Physics at Kansas State University and Research
Director at PhysPort

Cornell Hall
Room 44
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Learning Experiences That Connect, Engage and are FUN ….Creative Ideas that Work!

Are you looking for inspiration and new ideas for your teaching? This panel combines the creative ideas of
instructors who have applied them in teaching and the perspectives of staff who help and support those
ideas. This session will present the creative ideas of three faculty who connect with their students,
increase student engagement and add an element of fun into their courses. The faculty on this panel will
describe what their strategies and provide ideas that participants can immediately use in their own course
regardless of discipline. It will also provide a list (handout) of creative ideas for participants to spice
up the classroom.

Presented by:
Andy Hoberek, Professor of English, English
Bethany Stone, Associate Teaching Professor, Biological Science
Tracie Gibson, Assistant Teaching Professor, Biological Science
Grace Zhou, Academic Technology Liaison/Instructional Designer, Arts & Science
Jenna Kammer, Academic Technology Liaison/Instructional Designer, Arts & Science
Catt Friel, Academic Technology Liaison/Instructional Designer, Arts & Science

Cornell Hall
Room 42
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

How to Turn Your Classroom into a Gym, and Why You Would Want to Do That

In this session we tell a story in two parts: Okker discusses her journey to becoming an athlete and some
of the questions about teaching that were raised for her by working with the coaches who trained her;
Socarides takes up these questions and attempts to answer them by experimenting with a “teaching as
coaching” style in her classroom one semester. Together, our observations, stories, experiments, and
research lead to a model of teaching that embraces the practices of, among others, providing immediate (and
continual) feedback, building healthy and positive teams, and working towards failure. The goal of this
session is to provide participants with ideas about how to employ practices within their classrooms that
will, in turn, make students want to come back for more.

Presented by:
Alexandra Socarides, Associate Professor, English
Patricia Okker, Senior Associate Provost, MU Provost

Cornell Hall
Room 40
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Check out the Libraries! New Services and Resources

The Libraries can now deliver customized library landing pages with subject-specific LibGuides, Databases,
E-Reserves, and subject-expert librarians right inside your Blackboard or Canvas platform. Learn how you
can incorporate library resources within your courses. High-quality, peer-reviewed, Open Educational
Resources can now be found all over the open web. But which ones are the best for MU instructors and their
courses? Learn about all of the work that is happening on campus to support instructor use and creation of

Presented by:
Judy Maseles, Librarian IV, MU Libraries
Grace Atkins, Librarian I, MU Libraries

Cornell Hall
Room 30
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Pedagogy Preceding Technology: Putting the Horse Before the Cart

Twenty-eight years ago Zuboff wrote about informating industrial society “In the Age of the Smart
Machine.” Since 1988, corporate America, and the rest of us who use tablets and smartphones, have been
integrating technology throughout the workspace. In contrast, academe continues to grapple with how to
think about using technology in the classroom. Based on Zuboff’s conceptualization of computers as “smart
machines,” whose very presence challenges are conceptions of information and work, this presentation will
provide a practical framework on how to think about using technology to further student learning goals. It
will do so by walking the participants through the process of analyzing learning activities, learning
objects, and learning events separate from space and time constraints. In turn, implications for future
learning possibilities will be explored in which students can be freed to become co-learners, encouraged to
explore, asked to re-envision future work as information-laden, and to join their analytical skills with
synthesis skills designed for specific purposes and needs.

Presented by:
Dale Fitch, Associate Professor, Social Work

Cornell Hall
Room 115
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Service Learning, Empathy, and Distance Learning: Can We Work This Out?

This interactive session will focus on service learning (SL) and the development of emotional intelligence
(EI) in online learning. Interview data with students who have participated in the SL component will be
presented and offered as points for discussion. The students provided meaningful insight into how the
course changed their perspective on their community. The interviews also sought students’ perspectives on
their own empathetic development, sense of community, and impediments in completing the course. The
students reported increased knowledge and understanding of the people who live in their community during
the course of the semester. One problematic finding was that traditional students experienced fewer
problems completing the coursework than non-traditional students, which should be considered when
implementing service-learning courses at the graduate level. That is, SL is not “anytime, anywhere”
learning. It is place-based, and dependent on others’ schedules. Can teachers in online programs
incorporate SL into their teaching toolkit? The interview data will be used to help us, as a group,
identify ways to effectively integrate SL across the University, even as we move more classes online.

Presented by:
Jenny Bossaller, Assistant Professor, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

Cornell Hall
Room 114
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Teaching Diversity and Inclusion through Writing-Intensive Courses

In this session, Professor Daniel Domingues from History and Director Ann-Marie Foley from the Office of
Student Learning will share how they approach diversity, inclusion, and community-building through their
writing intensive courses. Domingues was a recent recipient of the Campus Writing Program’s Writing
Intensive Project Awards. With the award, Professor Domingues created an exciting course with the goal of
increasing his students’ knowledge of social justice and its timelines in our current campus climate. Dr.
Foley will share how her renowned service-learning courses utilize writing intensive pedagogies to enhance
students’ understanding of diversity and service. You will hear from these professors as they discuss their
courses and learn how to apply their successful strategies in your teaching.

Presented by:
Daniel Domingues da Silva, Assistant Professor of African History, History
Ann-Marie Foley, Director of Office of Service-Learning, VP Undergraduate Studies

Cornell Hall
Room 44
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Giving Voice to Your Students and Your Course

In both online and face to face classes, sometimes we struggle to make our classes feel personal and to
reach all learning styles. In this panel discussion, faculty from three different disciplines will show how
they have incorporated VoiceThread tools into their curricula to address these issues.

Presented by:
Jacquelyn Sandone, Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish, Romance Languages & Literature
Robin Harris, Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of DNP Program, Sinclair School of Nursing
Jennifer Fellabaum, Assistant Teaching Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Cornell Hall
Room 42
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Stopping Distraction In Its Tracks: Techniques for Using Technology to Engage Your Students

Does it seem like your students are constantly being distracted by what’s on their cell phones, tablets
and laptops? Do you feel like social media is the enemy of engagement in the classroom? Would you like to
learn how to use tools and techniques to redirect their focus back to learning? Join Dr. Danna Vessell as
she shares some tips and tricks for using technology as a way to re-engage students in your course and

Presented by:
Danna Vessell, Director, Educational Technologies at Missouri

Cornell Hall
Room 40
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Supporting Internships with Mobile Learning

This presentation will demonstrate an academic internship program utilizing Mizzou Online for
facilitation. Attendees will learn how the internship program was developed, how students connect with
internship sites, student registration, partnership with Hiremizzoutigers, and how the Mizzou Online system
helps facilitate assignment scheduling, grading, and grade submission. We will discuss how the program has
and continues to develop partnerships with agencies locally, regionally and internationally in order to
provide internship sites for students. In addition, the discussion will include the roles of faculty and
staff in the various stages of the internship process as well as communication with site supervisors and
both student and site evaluations. This program can be useful for faculty interested in developing an
internship program for their department to help students gain practical experience in their major of study.

Presented by:
Mark Kuhnert, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Health Professions/Health Sciences
Emily Mahler, Senior Student Service Coordinator, School of Health Professions/Health Sciences
Terrie Nagel, Assistant Director, Mizzou Online

Cornell Hall
Room 30
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Apps for Academics 2.0: How to Be an Effective, Efficient Professor and Researcher

Do you ever wonder if what you do as an academic could be done more efficiently? In this hands-on
presentation, Jonathan Cisco, Assistant Director of our Campus Writing Program and researcher in higher
education literacy, will show you the best of the best applications for researching, brainstorming,
writing, and teaching. Through a series of live demos of affordable, effective, and efficient cross-
platform software, these applications will leave you wondering why you are still using just a word
processor. Jonathan will demo new applications applicable to the budding scholar and the veteran

Presented by:
Jonathan Cisco, Assistant Director, Campus Writing Program

Cornell Hall
Room 115
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Reflective Writing, Social Media Use, and Student Learning During Study Abroad (and Other Experiential
Learning Activities): A Curriculum Intervention to Promote Student Growth

Experiential learning and study abroad programming offer unique learning experiences for students outside
of traditional classroom settings. In addition to learning academic content, students can work on “soft
skills” such as cross-cultural competency, professionalism, networking, and self-confidence. One of the
challenges faced by faculty leaders of experiential learning and study abroad programming is how to include
curriculum that helps students reflect on their development of these soft skills during experiences
abroad.In this presentation, I will share curriculum developed for use in faculty-led short-term study
abroad programming in the Department of Health Sciences. This curriculum focuses on the use of social
media, reflective writing, and photo-captioning as a way to help students frame their experiences in a way
that promotes personal growth and ethical conduct while they participate in international internships.

Data collected after this year’s trip reveal that photography and photo captioning assignments guide the
way that students process the act of taking and sharing photos on social media. The writing assignments
also help students to develop empathy and a deeper reflection on their own experiences during their

Presented by:
Carolyn Orbann, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Health Professions/Health Sciences
Michelle Teti, Associate Professor, School of Health Professions/Health Sciences
Lise Saffran, Director, MU Master of Public Health Program

Cornell Hall
Room 115
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

MU Connect – An Initiative for Student Success

MU is taking a proactive approach to helping students succeed academically through the use of a campus
wide early alert system. Early alert systems offer institutions systematic approaches to identifying and
intervening with students exhibiting at-risk behaviors. This requires identifying students early in the
semester who are at-risk based on course performance. The MU Connect early alert system allows our faculty
to notify students in their course if they are concerned about the student’s academic progress based on
course content and expectations. MU Connect also allows faculty to send “kudos” (positive feedback) to
students who are displaying positive behaviors. Instructors can “flag” at-risk students manually based on
grade book data (via Blackboard/Canvas gradebooks) and/or respond to a progress survey at four and eight
weeks into the semester.This presentation will focus on providing information on the Early Alert practice
and tools within the MU Connect system. Specific attention will be brought to functionality available for
faculty, and how it can be used in their roles as instructors. Best practices in using Early Alert will
also be explored. The last portion of the session will be to share faculty, academic support, and student
experiences with an interactive panel session.

Presented by:
Eric Aldrich, Technology Resource Coordinator

Discussion Panel:
Teri Christiansen, College Algebra Coordinator, Mathematics
Rachael Orr, Assistant Dean, Dean of Arts & Science
Bethany Stone, Associate Teaching Professor, Biological Science
Stephanie Toigo, Academic Advisor, Dean of College of Business

Cornell Hall
Room 44
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Celebrating the Importance of Connections

This session will be an interactive, lively discussion about the importance of using connections not only
to enhance student’s educational experience but also our own teaching experience. By looking at the many
different connections made during a semester and beyond we will discuss examples and ideas and hopefully
come up with even more ways to make all sorts of connections. We will also have fun with a hands-on
exercise designed to facilitate classroom discussions.

Presented by:
Deborah Huelsbergen, Curators Professor of Art, Art

Cornell Hall
Room 42
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Teaching in Honors: The Faculty Experience

This session, presented by three award-winning Honors College professors, will address how faculty can
plan, develop, and implement the distinctive approaches required for the contemporary honors classroom, and
what it means to be an Honors College faculty member.

Presented by:
J.D. Bowers, Director, Honors College
Steve Keller, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Research Investigator & Associate Director of
Honor’S College
Rachel Harper, Senior Student Service Coordinator

Cornell Hall
Room 40
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Mission Impossible: Accomplished! Making a Technology-rich Online Course Accessible to Students with
Diverse Learning Needs

With the growing diversity of student needs in the classroom, most instructors might have experienced
creating accommodations for students with disabilities in the face-to-face classroom. However, when the
classroom moves online, creating an accessible and inclusive learning environment for all students can seem
daunting and challenging, particularly in a technology and media-rich online class. How can the mission
that seems impossible be accomplished? How can students with disabilities be provided equal opportunities
to learn? This presentation describes successful actions taken by a faculty in collaboration with the
University support teams when a visually impaired student enrolled in a high-enrollment online course at

Presented by:
Robin Hurst, Associate Teaching Professor, Biological Science
Grace Zhou, Academic Technology Liaison/Instructional Designer, Arts & Science
Cate Cooper, Access Advisor, Disability Center

Cornell Hall
Room 30
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Tell Me What You Learned Today

Reflection plays an important role in professional growth and development of expertise. This interactive
session will engage participants in the reflective writing process. By looking at various ways reflective
writing can be incorporated in the student learning process, participants will learn to construct guiding
questions for reflective writing assignments as well as develop a rubric for assessment of such

Presented by:
Carla Allen, Clinical Coordinator, School of Health Professions/Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Linda Lair, Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions/Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

Cornell Hall
Room 114
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Diverse Objects, Diversity Discussions Teaching Strategies with Material Culture

Museums, libraries, and archives are places where students can meet the world’s many cultures and explore
ethnic and gender diversity in their own communities. In this interactive session, participants will be
encouraged to craft their own strategies for teaching using artifacts and primary sources from several
collections on the University of Missouri campus. Professionals from several different campus collections
will also offer their perspectives on teaching and assignment strategies, and the types of collection
materials available. This session may be a first step for faculty interested in setting up consultations
with librarians, archivists, or curators who can contribute to their courses.

Presented by:
Nicole Johnston, Historic Costume Collection Manager, Textile and Apparel Management

Cornell Hall
Room 44
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Supporting Student Learning: An Introduction to Learning Outcomes

This session is an introduction to learning outcomes. Participants will have an opportunity to share
learning outcomes and receive feedback from peers during the session. Time permitting, we will also provide
an introduction to formative and summative types of assessment.

Presented by:
Jennifer Fellabaum, Assistant Teaching Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Laura Page, Graduate Student, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Cornell Hall
Room 42
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Leveraging Pedagogies and Technologies: Engagement and Enhancement of Higher-Order Thinking Skills in a
Large Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course

In the Vision and Change report, there has been a charge to reform science education through the use more
learner-centered methodologies to increase success in these courses. One method called active learning is
an effective pedagogy to promote student involvement in their educational process. Yet, in many large
introductory science courses the challenge is to promote meaningful learning and integrate active learning
strategies. This presentation addresses this challenge and provides a real-life example on how active
learning pedagogy can be improved through technology in a large introductory science course. The goal of
this project is to move away from rote learning towards experiences that promote peer-based learning,
engage students’ higher level thinking skills and equipping students with skills needed to be successful in
the real world workforce (i.e. critical thinking skills and team building skills).

Presented by:
Tracie Gibson, Assistant Teaching Professor, Biological Science
Grace Zhou, Academic Technology Liaison/Instructional Designer, Arts & Science

Cornell Hall
Room 40
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Online Program Redesign: Working with Instructional Designers to Take a ‘Design Thinking’ Approach to an
Online Program

This panel represents a working group that has been collaborating over the past year to identify
recommendations to improve the online RN-to-BSN track offered by the Sinclair School of Nursing. We have
taken a “design thinking” approach to formulate questions about the program based on the data we have
gathered, including student and faculty interviews and a curriculum alignment review. We will present an
overview of our process and then answer questions in a panel format.

Presented by:
Matt Miller, Instructional Designer, Educational Technologies at Missouri
Laura Foley, Academic Technology Liaison/Instructional Designer, Sinclair School of Nursing
Valerie Bader, Assistant Teaching Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing
Bonnie Selting, Coordinator, Campus Writing Program

Cornell Hall
Room 30