Excellence in Teaching Conference

2017-18 OTET Conference

4th Annual Commission on College Teaching's Oregon Tech Excellence in Teaching Conference

Monday, September 17, 2018  Klamath Falls Campus, College Union, 2nd Floor 
10:30 am  Check-in Table Opens
11:00 am - 11:45 am  OTET Conference: Poster Session
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm  Lunch in Marketplace
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm  OTET Conference: Afternoon Presentation Sessions 

OTET Conference: Poster Session | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

 Location:  College Union, 2nd Floor, Cascades
Poster 1: "An R1 Alternative: Community-Integrated Micro Research Centers Leverage Local Data to Build Community Capacity"

Sophie Nathenson, Ph.D., Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
Poster 2: "Commission on College Teaching: 2017-2018 Activities"

Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, MLIS, Library 
Travis Lund, Ph.D., Department of Natural Sciences
Poster 3: “Global Teamwork to Promote Cultural Understanding and Communication”  

Sharon Beaudry, JD, SPHR, Department of Business Management
Poster 4: "How I learned to love grading again: Gradescope as a tool for evaluation, feedback, and learning analytics in general chemistry"

Seth Anthony, Ph.D, Department of Natural Sciences 
Poster 5: “Implementation of new, innovative Product Design Software for Senior Projects” 

Brian Moravec, M.S.A.A., Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
Poster 6: “Improving Student Engagement through Interactive Classroom Technology” 

Kevin Garrett, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Alishia Huntoon, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Trevor Petersen, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Poster 7: “Increasing student engagement through game based laboratory assignments” 

Phil Howard, Ph.D., Department of Computer Systems Engineering Technology
Kevin Pintong, M.S., Department of Computer Systems Engineering Technology
Troy Scevers, M.S., Department of Computer Systems Engineering Technology

Poster 8: “Project Based Learning; Students as Teachers in Clinical Dental Hygiene”  

Jessica Luebbers, RDH, MS, Department of Dental Hygiene
Tonja Willey, RDH, MS, Department of Dental Hygiene

Poster 9: “Student Perceptions of Asynchronous Writing Feedback”  

Amber Lancaster, Ph.D., Department of Communication
Poster 10: "The OTET Workshop Goes to ASEE"

Sharon Beaudry, JD, SPHR, Department of Business Management
Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, MLIS, Library
Charles Riley, Ph.D, Department of Civil Engineering 
Poster 11: “The Process of Learning and Assessment in Activity-based Classrooms” 

Yuehai Yang, Ph.D., Department of Natural Sciences
Poster 12: “Using GIS to Address Local Issues” 

John Ritter, Ph.D., Department of Geomatics 
Poster 13: “Using Tablet Technologies for Teaching – the Microsoft and Apple Perspectives”  

Mike Myers, Ph.D., Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
Robert Paxton, Ph.D., Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology

 


OTET Conference: Lunch in Marketplace | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Location:  College Union, 2nd Floor, Marketplace 
All you care to eat
Meal Ticket provided at Check-in Table


OTET Conference: Afternoon Presentation Sessions | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

SESSION LOCATION
SESSION 1:  “Anyone....Anyone...Bueller? Strategies to Encourage Student Involvement and Enjoyment”

Abstract: “Have you found yourself frustrated on how to assess understanding during lecture and getting students more engaged? This presentation highlights strategies geared toward increasing the level of understanding in the classroom as well as creating a positive environment for learning. Based on techniques utilized within my classroom, we will explore multiple different ways to get your students to retain pertinent and necessary information to be successful. This presentation with be interactive to give the audience an opportunity to experience these strategies.”

Bobbi Kowash, MHSc, Department of Medical Imaging Technology 

College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset  
SESSION 2: "Classroom Tour"

Abstract: 

Scotty Hayes, SR AV Technician, Department of Information Technology Services 
Owens Hall, Room 201
SESSION 3:  “Learning About the New Assessment Process and Mastering the Ethical Reasoning Rubric”

Abstract: “This session will feature members from Assessment Executive Committee and members of the Ethical Reasoning Outcome Committee. Assessment Exec will explain the new assessment process, and, to allow faculty time to practice both the new assessment methods and to familiarize faculty with the Ethical Reasoning Outcome (which is due to be assessed in 2018-2019) we will conduct assessment and norming sessions using the Ethical Reasoning rubric.”

Seth Anthony, Ph.D., Department of Natural Sciences
Franny Howes, Ph.D., Department of Communication
Janette Isaacson, Ed.D. Department of Medical Imaging Technology
Veronica Koehn, Ph.D., Department of Communication
Yasha Rowher, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. McLoughlin  
SESSION 4:  “Using GIS in the Classroom: The Concepts of Place and Proximity”

Abstract: “With 70-80% of the data we deal with on a daily basis being connected to a place or location, GIS gives us a tool to better interpret and assess the data that deal with. Examples from the disciplines of Social Science/Psychology, Public Health, Environmental Science, and Civil Engineering will be discussed. Current online GIS capabilities enable even the novice user to take advantage of the power of this tool. A demonstration of how GIS can be used in the classroom will be provided.”

John Ritter, Ph.D., Department of Geomatics

College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Bailey


OTET Conference: Break | 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:  College Union, 2nd Floor, Shasta Lounge 
Break in between Sessions
Check out the TECH Expo


OTET Conference: Afternoon Presentation Sessions | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

SESSION  LOCATION 
SESSION 5:  “Reclaiming Conversation Book Talk”


Abstract: "This session will be an open discussion of the CCT Summer Reading, Sherry Turkle's Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age. Any aspect of the book will be fair game; however, at least initially there will be a particular focus on how Turkle's findings and insights can be translated to practical improvements in our pedagogy and our interactions with students. The session will be run as a "book club"-style discussion, not as a presentation, so come ready to participate!"

Ben Bunting, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. McLoughlin

SESSION 6:  “The Process of Learning and Assessment in Activity-based Classrooms”

Abstract: “Multiple assessment instruments have been implemented in an activity-based course at Oregon Institute of Technology. During the class time, students work together on a variety of learning activities with the assistance from supplemental instructors and are offered ample opportunities to participate in this active learning process. Assessment data are partly collected through Gradescope, an A.I. assisted grading interface, as well as surveys and other analytical tools. The result of this analysis is useful to identify important impact factors which contribute to student success in and outside of our classrooms.”

Yuehai Yang, Ph.D., Department of Natural Sciences

College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset
SESSION 7: "The Value of Analytical, Numerical, Reduced-Scale, and Full-Scale Experimentation in Engineering"

Abstract: “A course module introducing structural vibrations principles incorporating analytical calculation, numerical modeling, physical modeling at reduced-scale, and measurement of a full-scale structure was delivered at Oregon Institute of Technology. Student performance and interest was measured based on learning outcomes and module activities. Students reported a stronger interest in the full-scale field experience but demonstrated better understanding of the principles demonstrated in the numerical and reduced-scale experiences. This research generated additional questions that will be discussed during the session: Is there value in conducting a simple experiment at reduced-scale if a more complicated experiment at full-scale is available? What is the value of teaching a concept with demonstration at various scales and multiple tools?”

C.J. Riley, PE, Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering

College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Bailey


Conference Book

2018-19 Conference Book Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle


Conference Posters

  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 13_Myers, Paxton
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 11_Yang
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 10_Beaudry, Bettencourt-McCarthy, Riley
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 9_Lancaster
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 5_Moravec
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 4_Anthony
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 6_Garrett, Huntoon, Petersen
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 3_Beaudry
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 7_Howard, Pintong, Scevers
  • 2018-19 OTET Conference Poster 8_Luebbers, Willey

Attendance

  • 97 Faculty
  • 6 Staff 


Participant Comments

  •  "I found the poster session the most interesting.  I loved learning what other faculty members are doing.”
  • "I always enjoy OTET.  Thanks for all of your work!”
  • "I liked the poster session because it was great to have an hour to walk around that talk to faculty after the long summer break and catch up on what some of them have been working on.”
  • "I really loved the sessions I attended.  The GIS talk was amazing, and I implemented a student survey this term using the tool that John Ritter demonstrated.”



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