DAY TWO: May 31

Session times and locations will be updated as they are confirmed.

Tools for Tasks: A Technology Open House

Faciliator: NA

Are you looking for new ideas about technology tools that might help you solve a problem in your classrooms? Or are you just curious about what your colleagues are doing? This afternoon will allow you to hop between tables set up with a variety of tools introduced by faculty and staff who have used them to stimulate student engagement. Enjoy snacks and informal presenations while mingling with your colleagues and getting new ideas for your teaching.

Wellness Workshop (FYS)

Faciliator: Nancy Chase

This session is a chance for those faculty who will be teaching an FYE/FYS course to more fully understand the activities and information included within each of the three parts of the required pro-social bystander education sessions managed by Student Wellness and Health Promotion (SWHP). Included within the structure of this pro-social bystander education are strong emphases on sexual misconduct prevention and substance use harm reduction.


Faciliator: Tobias Lemke

CIRTL program participants will have a dedicated table to meet and discuss their insights from the program.

Story Map: Combine Geography and Maps to Tell Your Story

Faciliator: Olena Smith & Lillian Wang

ESRI story maps combine web-based maps with text and photos to provide a rich and interactive end-user experience. Perhaps you would like to take everyone on a trail with stops at famous points; highlight discoveries of your research at different geographic locations; showcase points of interest in a city or other – story map can be your answer. Story maps are web-based and can be shared with public, which allows for easy access. The objectives for this workshop is to introduce audience to Esri story map and take the audience on a journey of making their own simple story map.

Designing High-Impact Multicultural Courses

Faciliator: Chanele & Rose Muravchick

The new multicultural requirement is based on 4 guiding principles: Diversity Self-Awareness and Perspective Taking, Cultural Difference, Global Systems, and Social and Personal Responsibility. Learn what these guidelines really mean and how you can apply them to your courses. This hands-on workshop will focus on creating assignments or framing discussions that will give students the opportunity to meaningfully engage with these guidelines and increase their capacity for cross-cultural understanding.

The Power of E-portfolios Done Well

Faciliator: Nancy O’Laughlin

Uniquely learner-centered, eportfolio practice is an intentionally designed instructional approach that prompts students reflection on their learning, and on who they are as learners. Come see why eportfolio is now considered a high-impact practice. See how they provide a vehicle for students to reflect on their own learning and integrate diverse learning experiences into their own story.

Keeping Students in the Moment w/iClicker

Faciliator: Sandy McVey

Distracted attention spans contribute to fractured learning experiences. Leverage strategies and tools that keep students on task and actively learning during this fun session. Participants will be encouraged to share their “secret sauce” solutions to this prevalent challenge.

General Education Rubrics

Faciliator: Kathy Pusecker & Chris Knight

UD’s General Education requirements challenge students to become stronger readers, writers, and thinkers. Helping students to understand how they’ll meet goals such as becoming an effective communicator, working collaboratively within diverse contexts, and reasoning computationally begins with clearly communicating expectations. Learn how to apply rubrics for these Gen Ed goals and how to streamline your grading process at the same time.

Infusing Computational Reasoning into your courses

Faciliator: Stevens, Pollock & Mouza

Computational reasoning is a new general education objective that is not programming and does not require computer science. Come learn how to help your students develop this objective that requires problem solving and logical ordering as well as other skills.

Yes it’s on the Test: Creating Good Exam Questions

Faciliator: Rose Muravchick

What is an “authentic” exam question and why should you use them on your exams? How can you create multiple choice questions that go beyond simple recall? How can you ensure your students are well prepared for these exams? We’ll answer these questions and ask many others.