Conference Schedule

A basic conference schedule is below. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Thursday

Time
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plenary Presentation: A New Paradigm for Student Learners
Sessions
Abstract:
The challenges facing American Higher Education cannot be solved by teachers alone. If educational outcomes are ever going to improve in the United States, it is essential that our students, both those who struggle and those who do well, learn to be better learners. This session will discuss how findings from the last fifteen years of neuroscience, cognitive science and biology research point clearly to a new paradigm for student learners. This new paradigm requires students to both prepare themselves for learning and learn to apply the findings on how the human brain learns best to their learning and studying practices. The specific actions students need to take to adopt this new paradigm will be shared in this session.
Terry Doyle
2:50pm - 3:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions

Friday

Time
7:30am - 8:15am
Breakfast (included with registration)
Food
8:20am - 8:40am
Round Table Discussions
Sessions
9:00am - 10:00am
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
10:20am - 11:00am
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
11:20am - 12:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lunch (included with registration)
Food
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Plenary Presentation: TBD
Sessions
Kathryn Plank
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
3:20pm - 4:20pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Poster Sessions (with reception)
Sessions

Saturday

Time
7:30am - 8:15am
Breakfast (included with registration)
Food
8:20am - 8:40am
Round Table Discussions
Sessions
9:00am - 10:00am
Plenary Presentation: Why our Experiences are not Enough: Using Evidence-Based Practice for More Effective Learning
Sessions
Abstract:
We don’t teach faculty how to teach or students how to learn. We often let experience or intuition drive our educational decisions. This session will challenge some common assumptions and discuss some of the research findings from a variety of disciplines that hold direct implications for teaching. In addition, a number of easily adaptable classroom activities will be discussed. At the conclusion attendees will have a better understanding of how students learn, how to facilitate higher-order learning, and how students can study more effectively to achieve these goals. This workshop will demonstrate and explain how to make classroom learning more meaningful.
Adam Persky
10:10am - 10:50am
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
11:00am - 11:40am
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
11:45am - 12:50pm
Lunch (included with registration)
Food
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
Sessions
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Plenary Presentation: TBD
Sessions

Sunday

Time
8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast (included with registration)
Food
9:00am - 11:00am
Plenary Presentation: TBD
Sessions
Tara Gray