Fall Faculty Showcase
December 10, 2020 | 9:30am - 12:00pm
Assessment | 9:30am - 10:00am
Daniela Wolter Ferreira Touma | Electrical & Computer Engineering
Assessments Through Videos: A Way for the Students to Learn While Being Graded Remotely
With the migration to remote classes due to Covid-19, a main issue was raised: how
do you assess the students remotely and promote test integrity in engineering classes?
This presentation will show a strategy using video recorded assessments. Evidence
shows that besides eliminating the misconduct among the students, this approach increases
the students' understanding of the topic. The presentation will also discuss the challenges
and successes of this experience.
The Show Must Go On—Hands On Clinical Skills Assessment in a Hands Off Environment
Debra Swanzy | Adult Health Nursing
Clinical skills mastery has traditionally been evaluated with face to face interaction
between nursing instructor and student in the simulation laboratory. The advent of
Covid-19 restrictions paired with the need to continue to offer "hands on" nursing
courses propelled the nursing faculty to develop alternative methodologies using models
and technology to teach and validate clinical skills necessary for care of patients.
The Medieval Medicine Project for General Education History 101
Mara Kozelsky | History
The Medieval Medicine Project for General Education History 101 presents an alternative
to the traditional history research paper for assessing students' knowledge acquisition
and ability to conduct historical research. In place of writing a paper, I ask students
to inhabit the roles of era medical practitioners using period medical manuals to
diagnose patients expressing typical illness of the time. The project scaffolds from
earlier related research and readings, and can be conducted through student groups
or individual submissions depending upon student needs and the learning environment.
Course Organization | 10:05am - 10:35am
Binata Mukherjee | Health Leadership
Maximizing Student Engagement with Ment.io in Action
During these uncertain, often fearful times, and pervasive Zoom fatigue, getting students,
especially working professionals juggling work, family, and studies, to stay focused
is challenging. So I start each class with 5-7 minutes of mindful/grounding practice,
the goal being to free the mind from the day's clutter. I use Ment.io, an Artificial
Intelligence based online discussion platform, that enables students to discuss a
given topic before class; as a result I am able to tailor the conversation in class
according to what's discovered on Ment.io, making a more lasting impact on the learning.
Encouraging Student Engagement Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Activities in
Stephen Young | Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
Constructing an online community of students who are engaged and ready to learn takes
time and effort. This presentation highlights synchronous and asynchronous instructional
techniques and assignments that have been employed in an undergraduate social work
skill-development course to increase student engagement and participation. Of note,
attendees will learn how to utilize rotating student assistants to be part of the
7 Tips for Course Organization in Large Enrollment Classes
Leigh Delaney-Tucker | Biology
In a face-to-face setting there are many tangible opportunities to address organization
and alert students to the structure of a course. Recognizing those opportunities and
incorporating them into remote course organization is key to allowing students to
find what they need, when they need it. Those moments may look and feel different,
but the same positive outcome is achievable.
Course Organization | 10:40am - 11:10am
Ashley Flagge | Speech Pathology & Audiology
Modified TBL in the Time of Covid-19
This presentation will focus on course design elements to support student success
using a "modified" Team-Based-Learning format with hybrid or fully-online courses
in mind. This approach to course design focuses on incorporating elements of TBL,
successful online teaching practices, and "traditional" lecture-based techniques.
A Simple Course Organization for Critical Thinking
Allison Krile Thornton | Philosophy
I will discuss a course design for my introductory critical thinking course on Medical
Reasoning which I taught as an online class with regular Zoom meetings. The design
prioritizes simplicity and user-friendliness for both the students and myself without
sacrificing content, assessment opportunities, or personalizing the learning environment.
Laurelin Waites | Mathematics & Statistics
Covid and Cosines: Teaching (Trigonometry) Via Remote Instruction
Structuring the class for both synchronous and asynchronous learners poses numerous
challenges to the instructor. Using Canvas Modules, and the blended module design
from the ILC, lectures are organized to offer a variety of ways for the students to
Instructional Delivery | 11:15am - 11:45am
Jennifer Anderson | Adult Health Nursing
Preparing Undergraduate Nursing Students for High Stakes Check Offs During the Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in the ability to prepare nursing students
for their Health Assessment Check Offs through a live orientation session. This is
secondary to the large number of students and the need for social distancing. Orientation
is vital to decrease anxiety and introduce the students to the facility, the software
utilized, and operation of equipment. This led faculty to develop another avenue to
prepare students while following Covid-19 guidelines through a virtual orientation.
How Pear Deck Can Keep Students Engaged in a Zoom or Regular Class
Karen Peterson | English
Have you ever had a student who seemed zoned out in your Zoom or regular class? This
presentation will show you how this free Google slides add-on can add frequent interaction
to your lessons that gauges student comprehension and engagement. All attendees will
get a free three-month Pear Deck Premium access.
Gaming for Grades in the Online Classroom
Colleen M. Lynch | Adult Health Nursing
The presentation will discuss the incorporation of games in the distance-learning
classroom to promote student engagement, development of strategic thinking, and achievement
of learning outcomes.