Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Community & Collaboration Day

Community & Collaboration Day Fall 2022

 

Community & Collaboration Day took place on Wednesday, August 10th from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on the Broken Arrow Campus (BAAS).

The Center for Teaching and Learning facilitated an engaging, practical day for NSU employees to learn from each other, foster relationships, and enjoy each others company.

All the sessions tied into NSU core values of:

1.  Integrity: We model ethical and intellectual development by advancing honesty, human dignity and accountability.

2.  Excellence: We pursue continuous improvement individually and as a community.

3.  Creativity: We advance knowledge by exploring new possibilities through critical inquiry and intellectual freedom.

4.  Leadership: We have a compelling commitment to serve, inspiring and preparing others to do the same.

5.  Collaboration: We build partnerships to create learning opportunities and promote educational and economic success.

The agenda and abstracts for the tracks are comprised in concurrent sessions listed below.

"Thank you" to all the faculty and staff that helped to make this event happen!

 
 

Event Schedule

8:45 – 9:15 Coffee Service Room: BANQUET HALL (ADMIN 235, SECOND FLOOR)

9:15– 9:30 Welcome Room: BANQUET HALL (ADMIN 235, SECOND FLOOR)

9:40 – 10:30 1st Breakout Session

Printable Google Document

Broken Arrow Campus Broken Arrow Business and Technology (BABT) Broken Arrow Liberal Arts (BALA)

  • Career Ready at NSU – Dr. Cari Keller & Dr. Kim Williams

    Format: Presentation. Room: BABT 128
    Target Audience – Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – face Instructors.

    In this session, the presenters will discuss NSU’s workforce development efforts, connections with business, and their focus on skills, training, and development. We will walk participants through NSU’s new digital badging process, along with a short discussion on micro-credentials that can be incorporated into existing curriculum. The session will be interactive in nature, as we all work together to find new ways to streamline processes and develop pathways that provide the education, upskilling, and credentials our current workforce is demanding and that our students and graduates will need to be successful in their futures.

  • Tips to Streamline Essay Grading – Dr. Maureen Johnson

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 130
    Target Audience – Faculty who teach courses with writing assignments.
    You will learn how to identify streamlined grading strategies, apply grading practices to a sample essay, and analyze best grading practices for individual faculty. Faculty will leave this session with a grading strategy for the fall semester.

  • External Funding; Ask me Anything – Peggy Glenn, Jessica Secratt & Susan Evans

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 135
    Target Audience – Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors

    You will learn the basics of grant seeking, grant writing, and managing grant awards, as well as where to start and who to contact when you have a great idea for a project or program that is not within the University’s current budget. Whether you are seeking a large amount or a small amount, staff from the NSU Foundation, Research & Sponsored Programs, and Grants & Contracts will answer your questions about external funding and how to avoid some typical stumbling blocks along the way.

  • Responsible Conduct of Research Training at NSU – Dr. Sapna Das-Bradoo, Dr. Nathan Green, Dr. Janaki Iyer, Dr. Jessica Martin, Dr.Mark Paulissen & Dr. Cammi Valdez

    Format: Round Table Discussion. Room: ANNEX (ADMIN, FIRST FLOOR)
    Target Audience – Administrators, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors.

    Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is defined as “the practice of scientific investigation with integrity”. RCR Training is a systematic process that “helps prepare investigators to conduct their research activities ethically by teaching on topics such as authorship, collaborations, conflicts of interest, human and animal subjects, mentoring, and research misconduct.” In this session, we will review some philosophical foundations of RCR training for undergraduate students, cover some of the basics of RCR requirements, and present the available resources for RCR training at NSU. It is our hope that this information will help guide faculty at NSU in taking advantage of and improving RCR training for our students.

  • Rationale & Help with the Implementation of the New Blackboard Course Shell – Jerreth McLaughlin, Zephram Foster

    Format: Hand on-Computer Lab. Room: BABT 129
    Target Audience – Online instructors.

    If you are working on getting your courses in compliance with the new NSU course shell, come to this workshop to work on your course and receive help in getting it up and running before the semester starts!

  • Ad Astra Align and Monitor for Schedule Building for the Deans and Chairs-Angela Vietti and Stacy White from Ad Astra

     Format: Presentation Room: BABT 138
    Target Audience – Deans and Chairs

    This session will provide a high-level overview of Ad Astra and the products that Northeastern State University can use to aid in schedule development towards student success. We will review the schedule timeline alongside the Ad Astra tools that can help for a more effective schedule.

10:40 – 11:30 2nd Breakout Session

  • Supporting At Risk Students; We’re Here to Help – Dr. Sheila Self, Josh Rader, James Bell, Josh Groomer, Whitney Arbaugh, Liz Mai, Leigh – Anna Miller, Troy Shatwell

     Format: Presentation Room: BABT 128
    Target Audience - Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face-to-Face Instructors. 

    According to recent focus groups at NSU, many students are struggling with a variety of mental health and wellness concerns. With all the challenges our students face, how can we keep them enrolled? For nearly a decade, NSU's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been reaching out to students who are struggling, not only with mental health related issues, but also with homelessness, safety concerns, financial issues, family/social support issues, and many other barriers to their success as students. To address these issues, the team offers services, support, and appropriate interventions. This session will introduce NSU's BIT, share reporting options, and answer questions about how the team can support your work with students who may be at risk.

  • Student Learning Outcome Boot Camp – Dr. Cari Keller, Melinda Polly, Karrine Ortiz

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 130
    Target Audience – Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors, anyone engaging in student learning assessment including co – curricular assessment.

    This presentation will examine the distinction between program student learning goals and learner focused student learning outcomes followed by a discussion of the NSU process and terminologies for developing specific, purposeful, attainable, and measurable student learning outcomes. Our student learning outcomes boot camp presentation is ideal for both academic and co-curricular programs.

    Various learning taxonomies will be introduced to assist in identifying the intended student learning level. Alignment and curriculum mapping will also be discussed. Participants will have time to apply these principles to their own set of SLOs that they would like to refresh, or to develop new outcomes for new curriculum.

  • Gaming & Simulations: The Tragedy of the Lagoon – Dr. Cheryl Van Den Handel

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 135
    Target Audience – Face to Face Instructors.

    Gaming and Simulations in the classroom are a wonderful way for students to interact with concepts and    decision-making. In this session we will play a game and discuss its usefulness across disciplines.

  • Using Data for Good – Sara Barnett, Julia Carlo, Araceli Goodrich, Morgan Grovenburg, Dr. Julie Sawyer

    Format: Round Table Room: ANNEX (ADMIN, FIRST FLOOR)
    Target Audience – Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors.

    Our use of data can help our students...or hurt them. In this panel discussion, attendees will hear different perspectives on how we analyze and use data to benefit students, turn "risk" into opportunity, and subtle ways using data can unintentionally harm students. Any individual who uses data to make decisions, craft policy, build models, or conduct evaluations will benefit from this discussion surrounding ethical use of data and making intentional choices to leverage data for good. Attendees will also receive information about an opportunity to participate in a grant-funded data equity workshop, in partnership with the Center for Tribal Studies.

  • Teaching Handicapped – Dr. Margaret Bates

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 138
    Target Audience – Face – To – Face Instructors

    This is an experiential workshop of self-assessment and reflection designed to help you identify barriers and supports that impact your teaching. Have you lost your love for teaching? Are you intentional about what you teach and how you teach it? Do you see "lightbulb moments" or "off switches" in your students? Join the fun and renew your love for teaching!

  • Expedition Library: Journey Through an Interactive Adventure to Explore What the Library has to Offer You & Your Students – Catherine Davenport 

    Format: Hands-on-Computer Lab Room: BABT 129
    Target Audience - Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face-to-Face Instructors

    This is a hands-on interactive learning session. In this session, you will gain experience in navigating the resources and services the NSU Libraries offer faculty and students. You will leave with materials to use in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses to improve your student's research and information literacy skills. You will also leave with handy tips and tricks for faculty in utilizing NSU Libraries' resources and services.

  • Ad Astra Align and Monitor for Schedule Building: One on One Training for the Deans and Chairs of the College of Business and Technology and College of Liberal Arts - Angela Vietti Ad Astra

    Format: Hands-on-Computer Lab Room: BABT 137 
    Target Audience – Deans and Chairs

    This session will be a hands-on follow up from the first session. We will review attendee’s access to Ad Astra and walk through some examples that relate to the attendee’s curriculum. Align for schedule building and Monitor for registration tracking will be reviewed. Walk away from this session with ready to use information for Spring 2023 schedule building. 

11:40 – 12:40 Lunch BANQUET HALL (ADMIN 235, SECOND FLOOR)

12:50 – 1:40 3rd Breakout Session

Room: ART GALLERY/VISITOR CENTER GALLERY (ADMIN, FIRST FLOOR)

  •  Flipping Discussion through FlipGrid - Dr. Kyle Vareberg

    Format: GIFT
    Target Audience – Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors

    As online courses continue to increase in popularity and demand, instructors must find innovative and creative ways to engage students. Commonly, to add this interaction to courses, instructors use discussion boards. FlipGrid challenges the linear discussion board that is common in online environments and instead utilizes videos to connect students and faculty "face-to-face." Commonly, in semesters where FlipGrid has been used in my courses, it has been a favorite component. Attendees will walk away having worked with FlipGrid and understanding how this program can flip the traditional discussion board.

  • Checking in with Your Students Quick & Effective Ways to Monitor Social & Emotional Health - Dr. Jamie Thomas 

    Format: GIFT
    Target Audience – Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face - to -Face Instructors.

    Mental health concerns in young adults are quickly rising. It seems clear that college students need social and emotional connections with others. More than two decades of research confirms that when we nurture the social and emotional needs of students, there is a positive impact on learning in both academic achievement and engagement. Brief activities designed to take a pulse on your students and to support their self-management and relationship skills will be discussed. Some activities include google check-ins, goal visualizations, quick affirmations, and Roll Call questions. Activities are purposeful, fun, and take less than 3 minutes of class time.

  • Tips for Generating Class Discussions - Dr. Irina Strout

    Format: GIFT
    Target Audience – Face – to – Face Instructors

    I am sharing some of the tips, suggestions and ideas on how to generate and sustain an effective class discussion when it comes to face to face classes where students are required to participate.

  • Exploring a New Medium for Your Online Classroom - Lakin Keener & Zephram Foster

    Target Audience – Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – Face Instructors, anyone who would like to incorporate a new medium into their educational space.
    Format: GIFT

    Podcasting offers a new medium in which instructors can engage their students in online formats. This presentation offers insight to what faculty need to get started in exploring this instructional medium, how to record, edit and publish their podcast episodes, and how other universities and educators are currently using podcasting at their institutions.

  • Pandora’s Likert Scale: Improving Course Evaluation Rates – Dr. Pamela Fly

    Format: Hands-on-Computer Lab Room: BABT 129
    Target Audience – Administrators, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors

    Curiosity, Temptation, Disappointment? How do you feel when you open your course evaluations? Wish there was a way to make the process better? This session reports the work of the retention subcommittee focusing on course evaluation. Members reviewed applicable research, examined completion data and anecdotal information from past course evaluation administrations, and brainstormed ideas for increasing course evaluation rates and improving effectiveness. Come hear their ideas and share your own for increasing student participation.

  • Violence on Campus: What’s Your Response? – James Bell

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 128
    Target Audience – Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors

    What are you going to do? Do you have a plan for when violence occurs? Lockdown or escape? What are your reporting options, and what are you supposed to look for? This presentation will cover your individual response to violence. What you can do before first responders arrive that may save your life. We will discuss the University's emergency operations systems and what to expect from the first responders, and what will be expected of you. We will also discuss what behaviors to look for and how to report concerning behaviors.

  • IRB Demystified: A Crash Course in Human Subjects Research – Dr. Mark Giese, Dr. Janaki Iyer, Dr. Justin T McBride

    Format: Presentation Room:  BABT 130
    Target Audience – Administrators, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to Face Instructors.

    You may regard the IRB as an arcane bureaucratic hurdle to overcome, but it's actually a board of individuals who share a desire to maintain and promote NSU's tradition of ethical human subjects research. We want your research to succeed! Bring your project ideas and any questions you may have as we walk through some of the IRB basics. Discussion topics will include what the IRB is, what kinds of research it reviews, how investigator training works, how the application process works, how approval works, what is expected of Faculty Sponsors, and what sorts of research is (or isn’t) exempt.

  • How to Be Better at Your Job than a Computer – Dr. Arthur Wendorf

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 135
    Target Audience – Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – To Face Instructors.

    “Any teacher who can be replaced by a machine should be” - Arthur C. Clarke
    There are many teaching activities that computers are simply better at than human teachers. However, there are also many teaching activities that human teachers are still much more effective at than computers. In this session we look at how to distinguish between these two types of teaching activities. Moreover, we look at how teachers can use the power of computers to free themselves from the tasks that computers excel at, so that they can become more effective teachers than they ever could have been without computers.

  • Grow with Google Microgrant: Bringing Career Readiness to the Classroom – Sara Barnett

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 138
    Target Audience – Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – To – Face Instructors

    The Partnership with Native Americans Grow with Google Grant awarded to the Center for Tribal Studies and Career Services seeks to support education-focused organizations, higher education institutions, and career development programs to positively impact the career readiness and academic success of Indigenous students. Through this grant, Northeastern State University has received open access to the Grow with Google Career Readiness curriculum through the GWG learning management system. Faculty and staff are invited to hear about the curriculum and identify ways to utilize grant support through their coursework and co-curricular offerings.

  • Ad Astra Align and Monitor for Schedule Building: One on One Training for the Deans and Chairs of the College of Education and College of Science and Health Professions - Angela Vietti Ad Astra

    Format: Hands-on-Computer Lab  Room: BABT 137
    Target Audience – Deans and Chairs

    This session will be a hands-on follow up from the first session. We will review attendee’s access to Ad Astra and walk through some examples that relate to the attendee’s curriculum. Align for schedule building and Monitor for registration tracking will be reviewed. Walk away from this session with ready to use information for Spring 2023 schedule building. 

1:50 – 2:40 4th Breakout Session

  • Making a Difference with Data: Improving Retention & Increasing ROI – Morgan Grovenburg

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 135
    Target Audience – Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to Face Instructors

    In case you didn’t hear, retention is a priority at NSU! In this workshop, attendees will discover how Advising’s journey from evaluation of student retention and persistence data helped guide professional practices to increase ROI. Following three semesters of pilot data, the success of NSU Advisors who prioritized outreach using identified analytics encouraged the decision to expand data-informed practices to all professional Academic Advisors beginning Fall 2022. Any individual who supports student success and wants to use data to prioritize positive student interactions will benefit from this workshop to start their own journey to assist with retention.

  • Zoom Room  -  American Sign Language in the Educational Environment – Erik Harris, Jameie Combs, Dawn Sledd  

    Format: Presentation Room: BABT 138
    Target Audience – Administrators, Staff, Advisors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors, Web conferencing instructors.
    In this session, ASL interpreter Jamie Combs will describe best practices for use in classrooms of all types. These practices include action items that take place before and during a class that best serves the needs of the student, instructor, and interpreter. Erik Harris will address specific Zoom setting configurations that support best practices with ASL in a Zoom environment. Setting configurations include Spotlighting, Pinning, and view screen layout. This session will leave you with a strong understanding of best practices and put you in a position to serve your current and future students appropriately.

  • General Education Assessments & Reports – Dr.  Maureen Johnson, Dr. Sanchari Ghosh, Dr. MooSong Kim  

    Format: Hands-on-Computer Lab Room: BABT 129
    Target Audience – Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to- Face Instructors

    This is a hands-on session to discuss model examples of General Education assessments and reports. The General Education committee members will share insights from major transitions in assessment reporting and how to use Anthology as the new system to submit assessment reports. This session also provides an opportunity to share feedback and experiences with teaching and assessing General Education courses.

  • Mapping Tahlequah History – Dr. John Mcintosh, Dr. David Corcoran  

    Format: Hands-on-Computer Lab Room: BABT 137
    Target Audience – Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face – to – Face Instructors

    The Mapping Tahlequah History (MTH) Project supports student immersive learning and development of a public educational digital humanities interactive map and accompanying database focused on local history. The map and database help make local historical information more accessible by providing students and other users with links to documents and other resources such as videos and pictures. Content on the interactive map is contributed by community members, faculty and students. In this workshop, we will discuss our approach to this participatory GIS effort and present concepts and other resources being developed to promote interdisciplinary immersive and experiential learning.

  • How & Why I use Google Drive in my Courses – Tonya Garrett

    Format: Hands-on-Computer Lab Room: BAED 113
    Target audience – Online Instructors, Blended Instructors, Face to Face Instructors.

    I will show how I use Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides for class presentations, student work, and organization. I will also show how I connect these resources to Blackboard assignments and how students submit their work. I will explain why I use these instructional strategies and the pros and cons of each.

2:50 – 3:50 Faculty Snack with Dr. Landry

  • Enjoy a snack and an opportunity to visit with Dr. Landry 

    Format: Presentation Room: BANQUET HALL (ADMIN 235, SECOND FLOOR)
    Target audience – Open to everyone