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									                                                                                             Presentations from 10:15am - 11:15am
         Presenters' Names                           Title of Presentation                                                                  Presentation Description                                                                 Location
                                           Continuing the Discussion of "Engagement for
             Jillian Kinzie                                                             Continue the discussion with featured speaker Jillian Kinzie on engagement for enhanced learning.                                            CH307A
                                                       Enhanced Learning"
 Dennis George, Donna Gregory, John           Assessing Student Engagement: Linking          Participants will brainstorm ways to develop engagement activities that will lead to the achievement of QEP learning outcomes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CH102
  Wassom, Danita Kelley, Beth Laves                  Engagement to Learning                  determine assessment strategies for demonstrating the learning that has occurred.

                                          Graduate Student Engagement in P-12 Settings:      This student engagement project includes a video demonstrating the use of technology to increase accessibility to the core content in
                                              Increasing Accessibility to the General        a regular education classroom for students with disabilities at the middle school level. This demonstration of classroom teaching
             Nedra Atwell                                                                                                                                                                                                             CH120
                                          Curriculum for Students with Disabilities in All   with technology will increase the understanding and replication of technology integration. Technologies covered include streaming
                                                            Settings                         video, IntelliKeys; Overlay Maker; Read & Write software; Palm software; document camera; smart board.

                                          Engaging students through real life Habitat for    Overview of the types of activities we are doing on campus with students, and how other faculty can involve their students in the
             Bryan Reaka                                                                                                                                                                                                              CH121
                                                      Humanity activities                    campus chapter's activities. Brief presentation and then questions and answers.
                                             Dynamic Leadership Institute/Student            An overview of these two Student Life programs. We will describe the programs, explain how students get involved with them, and
    Amanda Phillips & Scott Taylor                                                                                                                                                                                                    CH122
                                                        Volunteer Bureau                     discuss our desired learning outcomes.
                                           Use of Technology and Distance Learning for       Describes the two platforms through which faculty instruct students completing requirements for Masters of Science in
    Joe Etienne & Barbara Brindle                                                                                                                                                                                                     CH126
                                                      Student Engagement                     Communication Disorders.
                                                                                             Faculty members from nursing, social work and public health will: briefly define the Health Enhancement for the Rural Elderly
M. Susan Jones, Marilyn Gardner & Jan        An Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance        (HERE) project, describe the multiple ways students have been involved with the project, outline strategies used to engage students
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                Peeler                                   Student Learning                    and share the positive outcomes of the interdisciplinary approach to enhance student learning along with the challenges
                                                                                             encountered and the lessons learned.

                                                                                         This discussion will include an overview of the GFCB sponsored programs -- student and faculty exchange programs, short-term
                                           Far Away Places -- International Learning and programs, and consortia -- and a discussion of the development of programs, the importance of personal relationships, funding
              Dan Myers                                                                                                                                                                                                               CH204
                                                         Program Issues                  sources, and the joys of receiving and sending students. Although the discussion will focus on the GFCB sponsored programs, these
                                                                                         programs are open to students and faculty in any discipline.

                                                                                        A working session which encourages participants to look for ways of incorporating leadership techniques in student learning and
                                             Leadership Strategies to Enhance Student
   Cecile Garmon & Cindy Ehresman                                                       engagement. We will present some strategies currently in use at WKU and across the country, and brainstorm ways to make them                  CH209
                                                             Learning
                                                                                        more applicable to Western students.
  Becky Bennett, Cheryl Kirby-Stokes,                                                   A panel presentation with representatives from various offices across campus that are involved in helping students find meaningful
                                          Engaging Students Outside the Classroom Walls                                                                                                                                               CH210
          Hunter Williams                                                               work/learn/serve opportunities outside of the classroom.
Frank Kersting, Mary Lloyd Moore, Lisa
                                           Opportunities for Enhancing Student Learning
Murphy, Janet Fugate, Richard Dressler,                                                 What the Clinical Education Complex is and how it will offer opportunities for student learning and engagement.                               CH211
                                                at the Clinical Education Complex
            Bill Greenwalt
                                           Gaming the System: Video Games as Teaching
          Andrew McMichael                                                               Demonstrations of using video games as a means of teaching.                                                                                  CH215
                                                              Tools
                                                                                         We would all like our students to be fully engaged with our courses. While not a magic bullet, technology can be a powerful tool
                                          Using Technology to Engage Students Inside and when it supports instructional strategies that engage students. I will discuss general principles and give examples from my
            Scott Bonham                                                                                                                                                                                                              CH220
                                                     Outside the Classroom               introductory class during the first part of the session. The second part of the session will focus on one strategy I use; one that can be
                                                                                         used in almost any subject and any sized classroom.

                                             The American Democracy Project for Civic        Provides an overview of the American Democracy Project, a national initiative to promote student understanding of contemporary
   Lynn Hall & Sally Kuhlenschmidt                                                                                                                                                                                                    CH221
                                                          Engagement                         issues and encourage meaningful civic action. Also addresses ADP initiatives underway at WKU.

                                             Housing and Residence Life as a Nexus for       This interactive presentation will discuss current and future opportunities in the residence halls that foster student learning and
     Brian Kuster & Lynn Holland                                                                                                                                                                                                      CH228
                                              Engaging Students in the 21st Century          promote active engagement and collaboration among students.
                                                                                                          Presentations from 10:15am - 11:15am
          Presenters' Names                                  Title of Presentation                                                            Presentation Description                                                        Location
                                                                                          How the College of Health and Human Services has used the Academic Center for Excellence (their student success center) to
                                               Engaging Students the CHHS Academic Center
     Bethany Smith & Christine Nye                                                        engage students through advising, programming and technology. A brief overview of our service and our new living/learning            CH239
                                                           for Excellence Way!
                                                                                          community will be presented.
                                                                                          Institutions that receive federal funds from the Department of Education are required to implement an educational program relating
                                                                                          to the US Constitution on September 17th each year. The University's goal is to have each College sponsor at least one Constitution
          Saundra Curry Ardrey                            WKU Constitution Day                                                                                                                                                 CH303
                                                                                          Day event during the week of September 12-16. This session is an opportunity to learn how your College or department can
                                                                                          participate in Constitution Day.

                                                  Neither Scylla nor Charybdis: Exploring a               As we move from conceptualizing to actually implementing the QEP, it is critical to develop a common understanding of what the
              Doug McElroy                        common understanding of QEP goals and                   QEP is all about. This session will help participants discuss and debate the meaning, intent, letter and spirit of the QEP as a means   CH304
                                                                 expectations                             of promoting a constructive approach to implementation. Designed especially with new and junior faculty/staff in mind.

                                                                                                          Designed to introduce and outline an initiative, the Strategic Diversity Management Process (SDMP) ^TM, which focuses on
                                                                                                          incorporating diversity training as a fundamental component to inform and educate administrators/faculty about diversity
       CJ Woods & Monica Burke                         Embracing the Spirit of Diversity                                                                                                                                                          CH305
                                                                                                          management. This presentation will allow participants to engage in dialogue regarding a new diversity paradigm and its emerging
                                                                                                          challenges for academia.

                                                Involving undergraduate students in research To assist in meeting the goals of the QEP and improving student learning, the creation and implementation of a new “system,” an
  Raymond Poff, Elmer Gray, Phillip
                                               and creative activity: Undergraduate Mentoring undergraduate mentoring grants program, has been proposed. The proposed program is modeled after the Undergraduate                                  CH320
 Myers, Tricia Callahan, Julie Childress
                                                                   Program                    Mentoring program found at Brigham Young University (BYU), in Provo, UT.

                                                                                                          Recommended for anyone who still feels a bit lost, anxious, confused, or irritated about the emerging efforts on campus to increase
                Karl Laves                           A Little Nervous about Engagement?                   the level of student engagement. Information will be shared by the presenter to normalize the anxiety and skepticism and to help        CH324
                                                                                                          people find their connection to the new initiative.
                                                                                                          An interactive program designed to highlight organizations and activities sponsored by BGCC to increase awareness on campus for
                                                Leadership and Engagement Opportunities at
             Heather Strode                                                                               Faculty and Staff. Engaging students at the community college level is a wonderful retention tool whether they obtain a two or four     CH325
                                                                  BGCC
                                                                                                          year degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Faculty
 Aaron Hughey, Tracy Lara, Jim Flynn            Declining by Degrees: Implications for WKU                Discussions of the PBS Documentary Declining by Degrees, which featured WKU.
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                                                                                                                                                        Showcases from 11:15am - 1:00pm
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               Jayne Pelaski                                         Centennial                                                                                             Centennial
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Sally Kuhlenschmidt, Ken Kuehn, Paul Bush,                                                                                                                                                                                                         Garrett
                                                                       FaCET                                                                                                  FaCET
               Nancy Givens                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ballroom
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            Cheryl Kirby-Stokes                                    ALIVE Center                                                                                           ALIVE Center
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            Sally Kuhlenschmidt                            American Democracy Project                                                                             American Democracy Project
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Sally Kuhlenschmidt, Lynn Hall, Trisha Boyer                   The NYTimes Project                                                                                The New York Times Project
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Garrett
      Katie Dawson, Mason Stevenson                      Student Government Association                                                                         Student Government Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ballroom
                                               Funding for your great ideas - the Provost's Initiatives                                                                                                                                            Garrett
             Ladonna Hunton                                                                                                                 Funding for your great ideas - the Provost's Initiative for Excellence (PIE)
                                                               for Excellence (PIE)                                                                                                                                                               Ballroom
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               Becky Bennett                                       Career Services                                                                                        Career Services
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                                                                                               Presentations from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
                                                        Title of Presentation                                                                       Presentation Description                                                               Location
                                             NSSE, BCSSE, FSSE and more…Using Student Learn more about instruments to assess student engagement and stimulate discussion about educational practice. Discuss how
              Jillian Kinzie                  Engagement Data to Improve Educational  these instruments and other data sources can be used to document student success and effective practice and inform institutional                     CH307A
                                                             Practice                 improvement initiatives on campus.
                                                                                               Ways to engage and involve students with creation of Course Content (for example --- in certain classes, students will be allowed to
                                              Engaging Students from Day 1 with Course         select the order topics will be discussed) and of Course Conduct (i.e., helping design Course Syllabus and Course Contract). The goals
            Charles Borders                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CH102
                                                    Content and Course Conduct                 of these activities are intended to not only engage the students but to make the classroom environment one of interaction and not
                                                                                               one of disconnection.

                                            Graduate Student Engagement in P-12 Settings:      This student engagement project includes a video demonstrating the use of technology to increase accessibility to the core content in
                                                Increasing Accessibility to the General        a regular education classroom for students with disabilities at the middle school level. This demonstration of classroom teaching
              Nedra Atwell                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CH120
                                            Curriculum for Students with Disabilities in All   with technology will increase the understanding and replication of technology integration. Technologies covered include streaming
                                                              Settings                         video, IntelliKeys; Overlay Maker; Read & Write software; Palm software; document camera; smart board.
                                                                                            For the past century, the standard for determining the equivalency of academic courses and degrees has relied on "seat time" (time
                                                                                            in the classroom) which may not be the only, or even the best, method for teaching and/or learning. Technology enabled "mixed-
                                             The Carnegie Unit, "seat time" and alternative mode, reduced seat time courses" typically include both required classroom attendance and online instruction. These classes have
             Robert Wyatt                   course scheduling: More than two ways to skin a substantial content delivered over the Internet, which will substitute for some classroom meetings. Many of these hybrid courses not            CH121
                                                                  cat.                      only offer greater flexibility to students, but have also been shown to improve learning and reduce institutional costs. Successful
                                                                                            models of course redesign sponsored by the Pew Learning and Technology Program will be examined, focusing on the "Replacement
                                                                                            Model."
                                                Dynamic Leadership Institute/Student           An overview of these two Student Life programs. We will describe the programs, explain how students get involved with them, and
    Amanda Phillips & Scott Taylor                                                                                                                                                                                                          CH122
                                                         Volunteer Bureau                      discuss our desired learning outcomes.
                                                                                               Discusses the distance learning program for early childhood professionals. With the delivery of course content through the use of
                                                                                               technology, logistical and other barriers have been identified. The needs and strategies for mentoring distance learners will also be
   Janet Fugate, Louella Fong, & Suzie       Use of Technology and Distance Learning for
                                                                                               discussed. Also, connecting is a central part of student engagement, which is challenged in the MSW Program by distance and                  CH126
                Cashwell                                Student Engagement
                                                                                               geography. This presentation will examine the use of blackboard and ITV to facilitate student engagement and relationships at the
                                                                                               graduate level.
                                                                                         Presents an overview of four different projects offering service learning opportunities for students in rural health. These projects
Staci Simpson, Pamela Jarboe, Lucy Juett       Engaging Students in Rural Health Service
                                                                                         will include WKU Mobile Health Unit, Kentucky Interdisciplinary Community Screening (KICS), an Old Order Mennonite                                 CH202
             & Susan Jones                                Learning Projects
                                                                                         community, and the Alliance Project.
                                                Incorporating the New York Times in the  Trisha Boyer, of The New York Times , will present an overview of The NYTimes/American Democracy Project. Examples of the use
    Gabe Buntzman & Trisha Boyer            classroom: A sampler from WKU and around the of The Times on other campuses around the country, as well as experiences using The New York Times in two broad-scope                              CH204
                                                                country.                 Management courses at WKU, will be presented.
                                                                                         Planning for on-line instruction from initial transformation of the syllabus to assessment through Internet-based course materials.
                                                                                         Focus is on providing support for students in the form of inventories to determine if they are good candidates for on-line learning;
                                                                                         links to management techniques to aid students in staying organized; all handouts and electronic print materials that students need
                                              Making a Move and Finding a Groove in On- throughout the course; and ideas for helping to build "community" among students via discussion boards, chats, using Instant
       Marge Maxwell, Pam Petty                                                                                                                                                                                                             CH209
                                                            Line Instruction             Messengers, and group work. Multimedia suggestions are provided to provide "life" and depth to the on-line courses. Examples are
                                                                                         provided that demonstrate the progression of a traditional syllabus all the way through an interactive electronic course.

  Becky Bennett, Cheryl Kirby-Stokes,                                                          A panel presentation with representatives from various offices across campus that are involved in helping students find meaningful
                                            Engaging Students Outside the Classroom Walls                                                                                                                                                   CH210
          Hunter Williams                                                                      work/learn/serve opportunities outside of the classroom.
                                                                                               This past year a team of faculty from Western's College of Health and Human Services participated with a group from the University
Lynn Austin, Becky Tabor, Ritchie Taylor,      International Service Learning - the Belize     of Louisville in an international service learning project in Belize, Central America. This presentation will discuss site selection, how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CH211
        Emmanuel Iyiegbuniwe                                  Experience                       students and faculty prepared for the project, project implementation and evaluation. The value of service learning and future plans
                                                                                               for Belize will also be discussed.
                                                                                         Presentations from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
                                                   Title of Presentation                                                                    Presentation Description                                                              Location
                                                                                      Brief description of presentation: We will talk about the student survey that was recently done and the interest and profile of the
                                                                                      >1800 students who responded. We will talk about the recommendations made by the implementation committee last year and
            Beth Laves                           Interested in Winter Term?                                                                                                                                                        CH215
                                                                                      implications for faculty. We will also discuss concerns or issues that faculty may want to bring forward so that the Winter Term
                                                                                      Advisory Committee can address them.
                                                                                      We would all like our students to be fully engaged with our courses. While not a magic bullet, technology can be a powerful tool
                                       Using Technology to Engage Students Inside and when it supports instructional strategies that engage students. I will discuss general principles and give examples from my
          Scott Bonham                                                                                                                                                                                                             CH220
                                                   Outside the Classroom              introductory class during the first part of the session. The second part of the session will focus on one strategy I use; one that can be
                                                                                      used in almost any subject and any sized classroom.
                                        Planning and Managing Departmental Study Details the logistical issues in planning and managing a departmental study abroad program, including financing, itinerary
           David Keeling                                                                                                                                                                                                           CH221
                                                      Abroad Programs                 development, reservations and prepayments, and budgeting.
                                                                                         The WKU Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) offers activities, educational programs, services, and resources
                                        What FaCET Can Do to Help Faculty Achieve
            Ken Kuehn                                                                    throughout the year to help faculty become more effective, efficient, and better attuned to the needs of a diverse student body. This     CH228
                                                   Engagement Goals
                                                                                         discussion session targets FaCET offerings that can facilitate learning the language and practice of student engagement.

                                                                                     Few issues at Western have been more troubling and intractable than that of the academic gap between African-American and white
John R. Bruni, Jr., Jacqueline Pope-
                                        Increasing African-American Student Success: students. Presenters will first review campus strategies that have and have not worked toward narrowing this gap. Session
 Tarrence, Sharon Hunter, Patty L.                                                                                                                                                                                                 CH239
                                                Recommendations for Action           participants will be encouraged to discuss these strategies as well as suggest alternative approaches that they believe would be more
             Randolph
                                                                                     effective in closing the African-American-white academic achievement gap.

                                                                                         Institutions that receive federal funds from the Department of Education are required to implement an educational program relating
                                                                                         to the US Constitution on September 17th each year. The University's goal is to have each College sponsor at least one Constitution
       Saundra Curry Ardrey                         WKU Constitution Day                                                                                                                                                           CH303
                                                                                         Day event during the week of September 12-16. This session is an opportunity to learn how your College or department can
                                                                                         participate in Constitution Day.

                                           Shaping QEP Implementation For Your           Implementing QEP goals requires individuals and programs to critically examine what we do (well, and perhaps not so well) through
                                           Students: A Deconstructionist Model for       the lens of engagement. This session will explore one possible, comprehensive strategy for addressing these issues and building
          Doug McElroy                                                                                                                                                                                                             CH304
                                            Building Program Expectations Around         curricular and co-curricular expectations that engage students, promote learning, and are relevant to your program and your
                                                         Engagement                      students. Designed especially with new and junior faculty/staff in mind.

                                                                                         Interactive session on creating a favorable classroom climate for addressing and discussing emotionally-laden topics such as
             Retta Poe                        Tips for Teaching "Touchy" Topics                                                                                                                                                    CH305
                                                                                         sexuality, parenting, religion, politics, health behaviors, relationships, etc.
                                                                                     Seeks to help attendees understand the American Humanics national certification program and its implementation on Western’s
                                        Interdisciplinary student engagement through
          Raymond Poff                                                               campus. How AH involves students of multiple disciplines and fosters engagement in and out of the classroom will be discussed.                CH320
                                                     American Humanics
                                                                                     This engagement influences students and community.

                                                                                         Recommended for anyone who still feels a bit lost, anxious, confused, or irritated about the emerging efforts on campus to increase
            Karl Laves                       A Little Nervous about Engagement?          the level of student engagement. Information will be shared by the presenter to normalize the anxiety and skepticism and to help          CH324
                                                                                         people find their connection to the new initiative.

                                                                                         A discussion of the special considerations for managing student trips to countries with poor transportation, health and
                                            Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs in
  Michael Stokes & Yating Chang                                                          communications infrastructure. These regions offer unbounded opportunities for student learning and growth, but require high              CH325
                                             Undeveloped and Developing Areas
                                                                                         levels of preparation, deliberate selection of student participants, and flexibility in course content.

Libby Jones, Mark Robinson, Beverly                                                                                                                                                                                                Faculty
                                        Declining by Degrees: Implications for WKU       Discussions of the PBS Documentary Declining by Degrees, which featured WKU.
              Siegrist                                                                                                                                                                                                             House

								
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