2012 Institute Program

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9:00 Continental Breakfast and check-in (2nd floor Ballroom)

9:15 Welcome and overview of Institute

9:30 Keynote “Investing in Quality”: a context for the institute and implementation of engaged learning practices and the need to elevate the bar for the assessment of student learning outcomes.

10:30 Two 45 minute concurrent sessions highlighting best practices in engaged student learning, high impact practices (HIPS) and their importance in assessing student educational outcomes.

Presenters will describe the practices that they integrate into their course(s), discuss how those practices have contributed to engaged learning and the assessment of that learning, and describe how to overcome challenges they have experienced while implementing high impact practices. A question and answer and brainstorming will be an important element in each session.

(The ballroom): • Internships; • Capstone; • Student Research;

Panel: Farrell Webb (Family Studies, College of Human Ecology), Keith Hohn (Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering) and Chris Little (Plant Pathlology, College of Agriculture). Kim Morgan (Social Work, College of Arts & Science)

(Room 227): • Learning communities; • Service learning; • First-year Seminars;

Panel: Laura Kanost (Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences), Gary Mortenson (Music, College of Arts and Sciences), Cheryl Ragar (American Ethnic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences)

11:15 switch to other concurrent session

12:00 Set-up for poster presentations. View poster abstracts

12:15 Poster presentations and light buffet lunch. (see list of presentations)

1:30 Multi-disciplinary panel on high-impact educational practices, effectiveness of engaged learning practices and student learning assessment.

Panel: Gregory Eiselein (K-State First); Don Saucier (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences); Trisha Gott (School of Leadership Studies);
Jason Ellis (Communications and Journalism, College of Agriculture);
Barney King (Aviation Technology, College of Technology and Aviation); Migette Kaup (Interior Design, College of Human Ecology); Lynda Andrus (Art, College of Arts and Sciences)

3:00 Closing thoughts on engaged learning practices as a foundation for enhancing student learning and assessment, student retention, and other important university goals: Ann Ferren, AAC&U; and Frederick Burrack, Director of the Office of Assessment.

3:15 Assessment awards for Kansas State University.

3:30 Have a safe trip home and thank you for attending!