UW-Stevens Point's 18th Annual
January Teaching Conference

January 14, 2014
Alumni Room, DUC

Valuing Our Learning Community

UW-Stevens Point's 18th Annual January Teaching Conference took place on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. The main programs were held in the Alumni Room of the Dreyfus University Center (DUC). A final agenda for the event can be viewed here: Final Agenda (2014 Teaching Conference)
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Conference Materials:

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Keynote Address 

Whistling Vivaldi: An Introduction to The Perception Project

Breakout Session #1

  • Hearts-On Learning: Letting Your Students Teach the Course ( link to presentation resouces | all handouts combined )
    • Kym Buchanan and Cassie Schick
  • Using Web Resources to Enhance Advising at UWSP
    • Becky Konietzki and Julie Schneider
  • Collaborating with the Library for Information Literacy: Beyond the One-Shot ( link to Prezi )
    • Melissa Engleman, Mindy King, Terri Muraski

Whistling Vivaldi Panel Presentation

  • Peter Gryffin, Jamee Hubbard, Alvin Schuller, Nisha Fernando, Nikki Logan

Learn more about the Inclusive Pedagogy Project

Plenary Session

Engaging Heads, Hearts, and Hands to Reduce the Negative Impact of Student Drinking on the Learning Community ( presentation slides | referral handout )
  • Anne Hoffmann

Breakout Session #2

  • Engaging a Community of Learners: The Reciprocity of Advising and Teaching ( presentation slides | full text )
    • Maggie Beeber, John Gaffney, Leslie McClain
  • Teaching Partners: Improving Instruction Through Interdisciplinary Scholarly Collaboration (Donna Zimmerman, facilitator)
    • “Enriching Undergraduate Level Courses to Meet the Needs of Graduate Students” (Tim Wright)
    • “Using and Analyzing Student Narratives to Improve Instruction” (Aaron Kadoch)
    • “Excellence in Action: Promoting Class Discussion” (Kristi Roth)
    • “Reflections of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in a Nutrition Course” (Deborah Tang)
  • WDMD Students, the Photoshop Retouching Community, and Operation Photo Rescue: An Evolution of Just-in-Time Teaching Methods that Improved Student Performance ( presentation slides )
    • Katie Stern

Breakout Session #3

  • Understanding, Mitigating, and Preventing Academic Difficulty ( handout )
    • Toni Sage
  • A Model for Designing and Implementing an Interdisciplinary Class ( handout )
    • Karlene Ferrante, Jutta Brendel
  • The International Faculty Member at UWSP: How Our Experiences Guide our Participation
    • Mark Tolstedt, Eric Yonke


Planning Committee:

Members of the 18th Annual January Teaching Conference Planning Committee: