Schedule of Events

Day 1: Monday May 19

Webster Groves Campus
East Academic Building (EAB)

9:00 AM First Year Seminar Meeting
Facilitator: Robin Assner, Director of First Year Seminars
This meeting is for instructors teaching First Year Seminar in Fall 2014.
Lunch served at noon.
Location: Room 102
12:00 Noon Registration Desk Open
Location: Room 253/262
1:00 PM Presidential Remarks
Elizabeth “Beth” Stroble, President

Totally Amazing: A View to the Horizon
Presenter: Bruce Umbaugh, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Director of Global Citizenship Program

Examining the Effects of Engagement: High-Impact Practices & Student Flourishing
Presenter:
Ashley Finley, Senior Director of Assessment & Research, AAC&U, National Evaluator for the Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) Project 
Location: Room 102

As high-impact practices have increasingly become regular parts of college curricula (and co-curricula), national and local campus discussions have begun to focus more explicitly on the outcomes related to these learning experiences. This keynote will address three emerging areas of the scholarship and discussion around high-impact practices: 1) how students’ participation in multiple high-impact experiences influences learning outcomes, 2) the effects of these practices on the learning experiences of underserved students (i.e. transfer, first-generation, and under-represented minority students), and 3) how these experiences contribute to students’ development as individuals with a sense of purpose, happiness, and flourishing. Drawing upon findings from two national research projects, participants will be invited to examine the ways in which the efficacy of high-impact practices can be evaluated and the utility of understanding the impact of these experiences for different groups of students. The goal of the keynote is to provide a foundation for developing an inquiry-guided, evidence-based approach for pursuing deeper understanding of learning and success for students at Webster University.
2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions #1
Locations: Rooms 253/262 and 261
4:00 PM Reception
Refreshments available for end-of-day conversation
Location: Pearson House

 

Day 2: Tuesday May 20

Webster Groves Campus
East Academic Building (EAB)

8:30 AM Registration Opens
Breakfast served.
Location: Room 102
9:00 AM Concurrent Sessions #2
Locations: Rooms 102 and 134
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions #3
Locations: Rooms 102 and 134
12:00 Noon Report from Student Affairs
Lunch served.
Location: Room 102
1:00 PM Plenary

#LearningHappensEverywhere:
Update from Student Affairs

Location: Room 253/262
Presenters:
Ted Hoef, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students
John Buck, Associate Dean, Director of Housing and Residential Life
Marcia (Marcie) Schumert, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development Center

Student Affairs will provide updates on efforts to develop purposeful linkages to the GCP and to comprehensively integrate the educational goals of the GCP into all aspects of student life.

Transforming Students for Global Citizenship
and Individual Excellence

Facilitators:
John Buck, Associate Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor
Victoria McMullen, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Erik Palmore, Director, Faculty Development Center
Emily Scharf, Instruction and Liaison Librarian
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions #4
Location: Rooms 102, 134, and 138

 

Day 3: Wednesday May 21

Webster Groves Campus
East Academic Building (EAB)

8:30 AM Registration Opens
Breakfast served
Locations: Outside Rm. 134
 9:15 AM Keystone Seminar Meeting
Facilitator: Victoria McMullen, Director of Global Keystone Seminars

This meeting is for instructors teaching Keystone Seminar in Fall 2014. 

Location: Room 134
9:15 AM Concurrent Sessions #5
Locations: Rooms 106, 136, 138
10:20 AM Break
10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions #6
Locations: Rooms 106, 134, 138
12:00 Noon Report from GCP Committee Chairs
Lunch served.
Location: Room 102
1:15 PM Concurrent Sessions #7
Locations: Rooms 106, 134, 138
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions #8
Locations: Rooms 106, 134, 138

 

Computer Lab Rm. 104 is open throughout Collaboratory for computer access.