Lightning Talk Descriptions

  • Collaborating with Gen Z: A Model for Co-Creation in the Classroom
    Carmen Acevedo Butcher (College Writing)

    Research shows that Gen Z (students who are just now entering college) prefer experimental learning, co-creation, having more agency, and a "de-centered" classroom environment. How do we evolve our teaching to meet their needs and expectations? Carmen will share her experience working collaboratively with students in College Writing R1A.

  • How Do Health and Wellness Affect Student Learning?
    Audrey Haynes (Integrative Biology)
    Drawing upon student survey data from a Bio 1B class, Audrey will discuss how different factors (instructional, individual, economic) correlated with academic success and what this means for us as instructors.

  • Choreography as an Embodied Tool for Writing and Revision
    Sima Belmar (Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies)
    Learn about a method that helps students practice iterating and revising their work, and find out about resources for developing choreographic tools for interdisciplinary use.

  • Love Your Introvert! Enhancing Campus Courses with Online Discussions
    Maureen Lahiff and Julie Moss (Public Health)
    Online discussions are a great way (especially in large courses) to facilitate student-to-student interaction and low-stress Q&A exchanges with instructors. In this talk, Julie and Maureen will showcase their use of Piazza in a biostatistics class and talk about features that support learning and engagement.