2019 Teaching and Learning Conference


The 2019 Teaching and Learning Conference was held at SHSU in the CHSS as well as in the new LSC Orange Ballroom on Thursday, August 15th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. All instructors, including tenure-track faculty, adjunct and clinical faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and teaching staff,  both from Sam and from other universities, are welcome. TLC19 offers a great opportunity for networking and sharing strategies and finding ways to improve methods in the classroom and enhance student success. 

Picture of Dr. Bonni Stachowiak

Our keynote speaker for TLC19 was Dr. Bonni Stachowiak, noted speaker, host & producer of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast and blog, Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy, and Associate Professor of Management at Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, CA). Our former keynote speaker from TLC16, Todd Zakrajsek, has been on four different THE podcasts.

Here is the list of featured sessions:

Session Title & Time Presenter Location

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:45am

CHSS Concourse Lobby

Welcome & Introduction

8:45am - 9:00pm


Keynote: Bonni Stachowiak

9:00am - 10:20am


Concurrent Session A

10:30am - 11:20am

CHSS Floor 2

A1: The Productive Professor

Bonni Stachowiak


A2: Creating Common Ground: #SHSU Common Reader and the Benefits of Shared Intellectual Experiences Kay Angrove
A3: Working with English Language Learners in Higher Ed: The 1.5 Generation Burcu Ates, Helen Berg, Mary Petron, & Siham Bouamer
A4: Using Collaborative Exams to Promote Learning Scott Miller & Renee James


A5: Using Protocols to Support Student Engagement in the Classroom Kelly Brown
A6: Teaching Deaf College Students Online: Flipped Classroom Millicent Musyoka

Lunch & Panel Discussion: Teaching and Technology

11:30am - 1:00pm

LSC Orange Ballroom

Concurrent Session B

1:15pm - 2:05pm

CHSS Floor 2
B1: Escape the Semester: Immersive Experiences for First-Year Students in F2F and Online Settings Brandy Doleshal, Mila Wagner, & Siham Bouamer
B2: Working With International Students and Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment Dana Van De Walker & Chotika Kaewkaemket

B3: Using "Try-Try Again" Quizzes in Online and Face-to-Face Courses Jennifer Didier Resources
B4: Three Ways to Form and Manage Student Teams Ashly Smith, Danica Schieber, & Lindsay Clark
B5:  Creating YouTube Channels and Video Content Darren Williams Resources
B6: ExplOERing the Possibilities of Open Educational Resources Erin Owens Resources

Concurrent Session C

2:15pm - 3:05 pm

CHSS Floor 2
C1: Evaluating High Impact Research Assignments for Undergraduates: Incorporation Research in Lower-Level Classes Lisa van Raalte, Emma Bullock, Zach Doleshal, and Reg Pecen


C2: Accessible Course Materials 101: What You Need to Know to Ensure Equal Digital Access

Morgan Lutz, Thomas Sosebee, & Ray Scheel

C3: Shifting from Reductive to Additive Grading to Improve Participation, Comprehension, Creativity, and Morale Ken Ward Resources
C4: Flipping a Non-Major's Common Core Course Steven Koether & Sarah Couch Resources
C5: Integrating Information Literacy into the Disciplines Heather Adair, Lisa Shen, & Ashley Crane Resources
C6: Problem Based Learning (PBL) and English Language Learners Marwa Elshafie

Wrap-Up Session: Dr. Bonni Stachowiak

*Door prizes and giveaways*

3:15pm - 4:00 pm


To see the 2018 conference, click here

To see the 2017 conference, click here.

To see the 2016 conference, click here.

To see the 2015 conference, click here.