2022 Teaching and Learning Conference


TLC 2022


Registration is now closed.

The 19th Annual SHSU Teaching and Learning Conference will be held Thursday, August 18th, just before the fall semester begins. This year the keynote speaker will be Todd Zakrajsek. You might recognize him as the keynote speaker for TLC16.  This year we asked Todd to focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, especially how to get started, how to write SOTL articles for submission, and which journals are options for publication. 

Todd Zakrajsek speaking

Our Keynote Speaker for TLC 2022 is Dr. Todd Zakrajsek!

Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Research Professor and Associate Director of Fellowship Programs in the Department of Family Medicine. In addition to his work at UNC, Todd serves on several boards: Journal of Excellence in College Teaching; International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Higher Education Teaching Learning Portal; Technology Enriched Instruction (Microsoft); and Communicating Science in K-12 (Harvard). Todd is also currently serving terms as an elected steering committee member for both the Professional Organizational Developers Network and the National Academies Collaborative.
His current academic work and publications pertain to faculty development, effective instructional strategies, and student learning. His most recent publications include Teaching for Learning (book co-authored with Claire Major and Michael Harris; Routledge, 2015); Developing a SOTL-Based Course (chapter in Using SoTL to Enhance your Academic Position: American Psychological Society: 2015); The New Science of Learning (book co-authored with Terry Doyle; Stylus; 2013); Developing Learning in Faculty: Seeking Expert Assistance from Colleagues (chapter in New Directions in Higher Education; 2014); Essential Skills in Building and Sustaining a Faculty Development Center: Budget and Staff (Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning; 2013); and Scholarly Teaching: Suggestions for a Road More Traveled (International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2013). He also co-edited a special volume of the Journal of Excellence on College Teaching, “Teaching for Brain-Based Learning.” Todd has been a visiting professor and delivered keynote addresses at over 200 campuses and teaching conferences.

Interested in attending?

Registration for the 19th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference is now closed. 

Below is a schedule and list of options for the concurrent sessions. 

Session Title & Time Presenter Materials

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:45am

Welcome & Introduction

8:45am - 9:00am

Keynote: Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

9:00am - 10:15am


Concurrent Session A

10:30am - 11:20am

A1: Three Principles of Learning and Two Activities That Will Change the Way You Teach

Dr. Todd Zakrajsek


A2: Promote Critical Thinking and Writing Skills in Large and Online Classes Adannaa Alexander & Simone Chenier Davis
A3: "But What About the Bearkat Bundle?" Untangling the Similarities and Differences of Inclusive Access Programs and Open Textbook Adoption Erin Owens


A4: Divergent Thinking Exercises to Foster Creative Problem Renée Gravois & Katharine Hubbard

A5: Interactive Modules to Improve Student Research Engagement and Success (STEM CENTER RiR Initiative) David Thompson, Danhog Chen, Di Gao, Meagan Hinze, Reg Pecen, Kit Zall

Concurrent Session B

11:30am - 12:20pm

B1: Your Questions Answered: Services for Students with Disabilities Processes and Student Accommodations Information Morgan Lutz
B2: Use and Productive Contribution of Brookfield's CLOSE-UP Questioning Technique in the Online Classroom Brooklynn Wynveen


B3: The Power of Space: Removing the Physical Barriers to Active Learning Heather Adair, Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Li-Jen Lester, Traci Austin, & Kaci Moore
B4: Do More by Doing Less: Fundamental Concepts to Anchor Metacognitive Instruction Katharine Hubbard
B5: Gateway to Comprehensive Diversity Initiatives: Student Engagement and Motivation Valeece Davis & Jarome Davis
B6: Developing Scientists: Leveraging Collaboration Technologies to Enhance Learning, Engagement, and STEM Identity in an Inter-Institutional CURE Mardelle Atkins & Adriana Visbal
B7:  Let's Face Facts: Fake News in the Classroom Christine Cardinal & Adannaa Alexander
B8: Pablo Picasso: Juggling with "Languages" Enrique Mallen


12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lightning Session 1

1:40pm - 2:00pm

L1-1: Examples of SoTL at SHSU: How to Get Involved Todd Primm & Treston Smith Handout
L1-2:  A Holistic Approach for Advocacy and Support for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Valeece Davis & Jarome Davis
L1-3: Team-based Learning: Application in Undergraduate Education in Active Learning Mona Cockerham & Deborah Duncan
L1-4: Using a Collaborative Annotation Tool to Enhance Academic Reading and Writing  Edna Velásquez
L1-5: Escaping Chest Pain: A Virtual Escape Room Megan Woolford & Mary Manis

Lightning Session 2

2:10pm - 2:30pm

L2-1: The Power of Reflective Teaching in Higher Education Amber Godwin, Mae Lane, & Debbie Price Slides
L2-2: Participating in Faculty Learning Communities: Energizing Student Learning in Large Gateway Courses Sarah Couch & David Thompson
L2-3: Bringing Labs to Philosophy: A Method of Scaffolding Assignments to Teach Students Philosophical Skills Nathan Eckstrand
L2-4: Listening Literacy: Audio books in the Reading-Intensive Class Audrey Murfin
L2-5: Designing Valid and Reliable Classroom Assessments for Undergraduate Students Emma Bullock, Amy Ray, & Mary Swarthout
L2-6: Lessons Learned from a Cross-Discipline Course Stephen Brown

Concurrent Session C

2:40pm - 3:30pm

C1: From Idea to Implementation: The Journey in Developing an OER Textbook Heather Adair & Forrest Lane
C2: GREEN APPLE with DEI Attributes Li-Jen Lester
C3: Increasing Student Engagement through Guided Peer Review: Integrating Eli Review in the Classroom Kendall Gragert, Carroll Nardone, & Renée Gravois


C4: Promoting Student Metacognition and Learning: A Multidisciplinary Panel Todd Primm, Katharine Hubbard, Christine Cardinal, Mary Funck, & Thomas Haase
C5: Turn up the Conversation:  Join a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Joyce McCauley & Lee Miller
C6: If the TIARA fits…Wear It! Technology Integration Application and Reflection Activities for Online Courses Leena Landmark
C7: Acknowledging Student Emotions and Mental Health in the College Classroom  Caroline Waldbuesser & Dena Horne


Handout 1

Handout 2

Closing: Todd Zakrajsek

3:40pm - 4:20pm