CELT Conference Schedule

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2014 CELT Conference Schedule

The schedule is under construction - updates pending

Wednesday, October 1


Session Title





Awards Luncheon and Conference Keynote

Awards Luncheon honors Outstanding Teacher, John Roussell (CDES) and Outstanding Academic Advisor, Zanja Yudell (PHIL).

Keynote: The Promise of High-Impact Practices: Pedagogies and Practices that Foster Student Learning & Success

Jillian Kinzie

BMU Auditorium


Civic Engagement and the Chico State Student

President Zingg has identified community and civic engagement as a key component of our ‘institutional DNA’. This team presentation and discussion will focus on an understanding of Civic Engagement, what it is and why it matters to the Chico State student. Discussion will include examples of civic work currently happening on campus, as well as brainstorming around future course inclusion.


Ellie Ertle (POLS)

BMU 210


Utilizing the Inverted Classroom to Increase Cooperation and Innovation

Inverted or flipped classrooms encourage active learning, cooperation, and innovation among students. During the 2013-14 school year, the experiences of a CSU Chico faculty member teaching within an inverted classroom revealed a high level of student involvement and teamwork. The benefits and challenges that were discovered will be shared and discussed.  


Gayle Kipnis (NURS)   

Colusa Hall 100B


HEAD (Health Education Across the Disciplines): Addressing Intervention
Stratetgies Across the Disciplines for Texting & Addiction 

Health Education Across the Disciplines (HEAD) is an intervention strategy to integrate the concept of texting into disciplines and into other health content areas. Follow-up integration activities to Defining Texting Addiction Activity is presented. Other interactive teaching strategies and examples of integrating texting and addiction lessons into disciplines and other health content areas are presented.


Vic Sabarbaro (HCSV)

BMU 210


A Success Story: Engaging Students by Using Google Hangouts Technology

Two faculty within the School of Nursing teaching in the community health practicum course Nursing 474 incorporated Google Hangouts for the first time in the Spring 2014 semester to see how well this technology would work for holding clinical seminar when students were scattered across three counties for their clinical assignments. Prior to this past spring, students were brought to campus on various Friday afternoons, days or even weeks after the clinical day had concluded. Two faculty sought to provide a format for students that would allow them to experience a post-clinical seminar on their clinical day rather than wait until everyone was on campus to hold seminar. We asked if technology could be used to bring students together at the end of each clinical day when the students’ clinical experiences and clinical insights were fresh in their minds. With this challenge in mind, Google Hangouts was launched in one pilot section of the community health practicum course to test our premise that students in the field could meet virtually at the end of their clinical day and have a valuable clinical conference. The purpose of this presentation is to share what occurred with this pilot program, what we learned, how we fixed minor glitches that came up and what our students had to say about this experience. It is our hope that other faculty might be inspired to implement collaborative assignments virtually using Google Hangouts as a way to offer High Impact Educational Practices for their students.

Karen Lightfoot (NURS) and Irene Morgan (NURS)   

Colusa Hall 100B






Thursday, October 2

Time Session Title Description Presenter(s) Location
8-9:30am Learning Catalyst Fellow Breakfast     Selvester’s Café
9:30-10:45am Bringing Your Colleagues’ Knowledge to Your Classroom: “Virtual” Visiting Professors In the Fall of 2012 I was given a CELT grant to 1) edit a series of video-taped interviews that I had conducted with Chico State students and professors, 2) analyze the students’ perception of the videos and 3) gauge the students’ responses to the videos. This presentation will demonstrate how these videos were created and what the students thought of them.

Denise Minor (ILLC) Colusa Hall 100B
9:30-10:45am Learning in Groups is Fundamental – Even Online!  The Basics of Small Group Communication and Collaboration in Online Environments Instructors often incorporate group work into their curriculum with the hope of improving student learning and interaction. However, there is limited success with group work due to students who are social loafers or workaholics, and to a lack of instruction in how to manage group dynamics that are essential to successful collaboration. In online environments the inequitable distribution of work among group members (and quality of their input) can be mitigated or multiplied depending on the effective use and integration of online tools for collaboration in the class. This session will introduce the principles of small group communication skills and cooperative learning to overcome these pitfalls of group work in online environments.

Ben Seipel (EDUC), Deborah McCabe (CMAS), and Stephanie Hamel (CMAS) BMU 210
11-11:50am Involving Students in Applied Research (Roundtable Discussion)   Celina Phillips (AGRI) Colusa Hall 100B
11-11:50am Strategies for Maximizing the Benefits of Collaborative Assignments This conference session proposal addresses one of Kuh’s (2008) High Impact Educational Practices—collaborative assignments and projects. In our online, blended, and on-campus courses, we consistently involve students in collaborative assignments and projects to enhance their engagement and achievement, and help them develop important professional skills. Over the years we have collected several strategies that help us realize the full educational benefits of collaborative assignments and projects while minimizing the pitfalls of ill-structured and poorly facilitated collaborative activities.

Todd Gibson (CSCI) and Joanna Dunlap (ECC) BMU 210
12-1:30pm What Academy e-Learning Did for Me (Roundtable Discussion)   Carl Pittman (NURS), Laurie Browne (RECR), Lyndall Ellingson (HCSV), John Mahoney (BIOL) and Katie Whitlock (THEA) Colusa Hall 100B
12-1:30pm Using Discussion Protocols to Enhance Student Engagement This conference session proposal addresses the use of discussion protocols to enhance student engagement in online, blended, and on-campus courses. Engaging students in relevant discussions can reinforce and advance their conceptual understanding, help them articulate and test their perspectives and ideas, and enhance their sense of connection and community. However, when discussions lack focus and structure, students fail to achieve these outcomes. One approach to maximizing the benefits of the social learning achieved through discussion activities is to use discussion protocols. In this conference session, we will explore the value of discussion protocols and experience a few of them firsthand.

Todd Gibson (CSCI) and Joanna Dunlap (ECC) BMU 210
1:30-2:30pm Keynote Workshop for Students   Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of NSSE  
1:30-3pm Expanding Online Resources Within Your Course   Claudine Franquet (TLP) and Wendy Bentley (ITCS) BMU 210
3-4:30pm Infusing Courses with High Impact Practices   John Roussell (CDES), Cathrine Himberg (KINE), Anthony Graybosch (PHIL), Suzanne Zivnuska (MGMT), Cindy Ratekin (CHLD), and Kris Blee (BIOL)
Colusa Hall 100B
3:30-4:45pm Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds   Bev Marcum (BIOL) BMU 210


Friday, October 3

Time Session Title Description Presenter(s) Location
8:30-9:45am Sitting in the Seat of the Chair: Considering the Chairhood In this panel session, a group of experienced department chairs will discuss the rewards and challenges of serving in this faculty role. After a brief presentation, panelists will take chairs from the audience.

Brian Oppy (PSYC) Continuing Education 107
8:30-9:45am Chico Affordable Learning Solutions (Panel Discussion) Chico is again being looked at as a leader of innovative ways to provide learning opportunities for our students. In this case, it is through textbook alternatives projects or TAP. Faculty are finding alternatives to expensive textbooks. Come and hear how.

Laura Sederberg Colusa Hall 100B
9-9:50am Teaching Slam   Ben Seipel (EDUC), Sara Cooper (ILLC)  
10-11:50am Cultural Dialogues: Serving Chinese International Students This participatory workshop will help faculty and staff better understand the experiences of
Chinese international students on campus, ways in which these students may be better served, and ways in which their knowledge and experiences can be better incorporated into the curriculum.

Maris Thompson (EDUC), MaiHoua Lo (FA), Chang Lee (RECR), James Luyirika-Sewagudde (OIE), and Paula Selvester (EDUC) Colusa Hall 100B
10-11:30am Quality in Online Instruction (Panel Discussion)   Jason Nice (HIST), Ben Seipel (EDUC), Sara Anderson (ILLC), Dennis Gier (CMGT), and Thomas Parker (CORH)

Colusa Hall 100A
12-1:30pm Keynote Workshop for Faculty   Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of NSSE Colusa Hall 100A
1:30-2:30pm Incorporating New Pedagogies   Mary Elizabeth Matthews (MATH), Bryan Dixon (CSCI), Kevin Kilpfel (MLIB), and Tony Cline (BIOL) Colusa Hall 100B
2-3pm Quality Online Instruction: An Introduction to the QOLT Rubric   Ben Seipel (EDUC) Colusa Hall 100A