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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 30

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration

The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Registration Desk

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Student Engagement: A Multidimensional Perspective
James Groccia, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
Summary — The concept of student engagement has played an increasingly significant role in efforts to understand and improve university student learning and persistence as well as overall institutional quality. I will present a multidimensional model that expands the definition and application of student engagement in higher education and discusses the increasingly important need for engaging today’s university student.
St. Augustine D

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Motivating Your Students Using Universal Design for Learning Principles
Lillian Nave, Appalachian State University
Summary — This pre-conference workshop will introduce participants to UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles that produce resourceful, goal-oriented, motivated learners.
Salon 2

5:25 p.m.
Board Chartered Buses to Epcot

Convention Center Porte Cochere

6:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Opening Dinner

The Living Seas, Epcot

8:25 p.m.
Walk to Epcot Eau de France for Illuminations Fireworks

The Living Seas to Eau de France

8:30 - 9:15 p.m.
Illuminations Fireworks Viewing Party

Eau de France, Epcot

9:20 p.m.
Board Chartered Buses for Grand Floridian Convention Center

Eau de France to Convention Center

Thursday, May 31

7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Information Desk

Outside Salon 4

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast Plenary
Suzanne Ortega, Council of Graduate Schools

Salon 4

9:45 - 10:35 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Of Possums, Hogs and Horses: Capturing the Duality of Student Engagement in eLearning
Adina Dudau, senior lecturer in management, University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School
Summary— The study integrates multiple dimensions of engagement and the concept of varied foci to suggest first, that eLearning engagement involves cognition, emotions, and behaviors and, secondly, that these may be oriented towards either eLearning platform or the academic subject being learned.
St. Augustine A

A Multi-pronged Approach to Internationalizing Curriculum
Giovanna Summerfield, associate dean and professor, Auburn University; and Emmeline Gros, Toulon University
Summary— This panel will cover the efforts of the College of Liberal Arts on internationalizing our curriculum, via international collaborations (exchange programs for faculty and students), international internship placements, and new coursework that is focused on preparing multicultural citizens and leaders.
St. Augustine B

Bringing American and International Teaching Assistants Together to Enhance the TA Training Experience
Maria Mendoza, teaching faculty, Florida State University; Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, Florida State University
Summary— While exploring techniques to enhance the TA experience, and specifically to provide a global perspective to TA training at their institution, the presenters collaborated to organize panel discussions in which domestic and international TAs could learn from each other.
Salon 4

10:35 - 10:55 a.m.
Break with Refreshments

Southwest Foyer

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

An Innovative Integration of Online and Traditional Teaching in International Cooperative Courses
Min Zhong, lecturer, Auburn University
Summary— This presentation discusses the project conducted through international collaborations between Auburn University and Chinese institutes, emphasizing the development of an effective module for international cooperative courses to help Chinese students overcome barriers in their learning.
St. Augustine A

Audio-Visual Feedback: Student Attainment and Student Satisfaction
George Kominis, lecturer in management control, University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School
Summary— Receiving, understanding and acting on feedback are essential parts of the student journey. The authors ran a small pilot study of returning audio-visual (AV) feedback on student’s formative and summative assignments to test the impact AV feedback had on positively effecting student attainment.
St. Augustine B

Operationalizing Internationalization in the Teaching and Learning Environment of an Irish Higher Education Institution:
Learnings from the Lecturer’s Perspective

Deirdre Ryan, International Pathway Program coordinator, Dublin Institute of Technology
Summary— Despite an increasing presence of internationalisation strategies in government and institutional policies, there appears to be an implementation gap between the theory and practice surrounding the internationalisation of higher education. Ultimately the aim of this project is to increase the implementation of IoC strategies in the T&L environment.
Salon 4

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Plenary
David A. Sousa, Innovative Educational Consultant and Author

Salon 4

1:45 - 2:35 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Academic Development: The Journey from Soviet to Global Higher Education Traditions
Anu Sarv, Ph.D., University of Tartu
Summary— During 50 years of Soviet control almost no attention was paid to developing university teacher’s pedagogical skills. After restoration of independence in 1991, Estonia has undertaken several extensive reforms in the field of higher education, including systematic activities for development of academics teaching skills.
St. Augustine A

How Art Taught Us to Know and See Each Other: The Boone-Kabul Project
Lillian Nave, senior lecturer, Appalachian State University
Summary— This presentation will show how the in-depth discussion of artistic works by Afghan and American students working together to reduce cultural stereotyping and poor media image-making created a shared understanding and a deep connection as humans that transcended national, political, religious and cultural boundaries.
St. Augustine B

Developments in the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space
Karen Lauridsen, associate professor, Aarhus University
Summary— In this session, the presenters will report on the first outcomes of EQUiiP (Educational Quality at University for inclusive international Programmes; an Erasmus+ project involving universities in six European countries 2016-19). Participants will then be invited to interact and explore best practices in the multilingual and multicultural learning space, and to take time to reflect on the key implications for teaching and learning in HEI (higher education institutions).
Salon 4

2:45 - 3:35 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

The “Crossing Borders” Service Learning Program
Ginger Wickline, associate professor of psychology, Miami University; Jerry Martin, regional director of ELC and Global Regional Programs, Miami University; Kathryn Vogel, acting assistant director, ELC, Miami University
Summary— Over the past seven years, the authors have evaluated the effectiveness of Crossing Borders for developing college student’s intercultural competence: their knowledge of, attitudes toward, and skill when interacting with culturally different others. This session will review the impacts of the Crossing Borders program from perspectives of the practitioner, the scholar, and the student.
St. Augustine B

Roundtable

Development and Delivery of the Intercultural Faculty Scholars Cohort Program
Judy Lightner, teaching associate, Center for Teaching and Learning, Kent State University; Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kent State University
Summary— This interactive session will discuss the development and delivery of the Intercultural Faculty Scholars (IFS) Cohort Program which is a unique cross-disciplinary program for faculty.
Salon 4

3:35 - 3:55 p.m.
Break with Refreshments

Southwest Foyer

3:55 - 4:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Online Higher Education Development in Malawi
James Witte, professor of educational foundations, leadership and technology, Auburn University
Summary— Malawi is a small landlocked country located in east central Africa. Often called the “Warm heart of Africa” it has a population of approximately 19 million. 62% of the population over the age of 15 years can read and write and the average school life expectancy is only 11 years. With approximately 14, 000 high school graduates annually who are fully qualified to participate in post-secondary learning classes, they are unable to due to lack of facilities to support the enrollment. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss current efforts to expand the ability of the Malawi Educational System to bring in the qualified prospective students and, thereby elevate the national level of educational. The activity for discussion is unique in that it a rare opportunity for a single project to have a positive impact on the education of an entire nation.
St. Augustine A

How Pre-Service Teachers Reflective Practice From an International Teaching Experience Impacts Their Own Perspectives of Diverse Learning Experiences
Kristina DeWitt, associate professor of education, Liberty University
Summary— This project focused on the depth of reflection in the dialogue journaling of preservice teachers who completed a clinical experience in two Jamaican public schools. The specific benefit of dialogue journaling is promoting productive reflection (Garmon, 2001; Hoover, 1994). These dialogue journals served as sources of data in a qualitative research study exploring the question "what is the impact of the international experience on preservice teachers' understandings of their own reflective practice with application to diverse learning experiences?"
St. Augustine B

Teaching Diversity to International Education Leaders
Blake Mackesy, assistant professor, Wilkes University
Summary— This session will focus on the metamorphosis, specifically the re-design and delivery of a course entitled Leadership, Diversity, and Societal Change.
Salon 4

Friday June, 1

7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Information Desk

Outside Salon 4

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast Plenary
Daniel J. Guhr, Illuminate Consulting Group

Salon 4

9:45 - 10:35 a.m.

Defining and Measuring Global Competence: Lessons Learned Midway Through USF’s Global Citizens Project
Jennifer Lister, associate dean and professor, University of South Florida; Kevin Yee, enrollment planning and management, University of South Florida; Bruce McCollaum, statistical data analyst, University of South Florida; Kara Fulton, learning and development facilitator, University of South Florida; Jessica Lauther, student programs coordinator, University of South Florida; Sommer Mitchell, University of South Florida
Summary— The University of South Florida (USF) Global Citizens Project (GCP) is a university-wide initiative designed to improve the overall global competence of USF undergraduate students through a four-tiered approach: globalization of the USF general education curriculum, global certification of in-major courses, global certification of entire major programs, and co-curricular offerings such as study abroad, service learning, and other activities and events.
Salon 4

10:35 - 10:55 a.m.
Break with Refreshments

Southwest Foyer

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Conversation Starter Roundtable

Summary— Join the authors of the essays featured in our Conversation Starter for a speed dating-style discussion of the ideas raised in this publication. Ask questions, share thoughts with colleagues and generate ideas you can apply at your institution.
Salon 4

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Plenary
Heather H. Ward, American Council on Education

Salon 4

For more information

Contact Jennifer Mason, Director of International Initiatives.

Last Updated: May 25, 2018