ABSTRACTS - Room 125

All sessions take place in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus


OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jared Stein - Vice President of Higher Education Strategy; Canvas by Instructure

Open for Good: How Open Education Can Grow Innovation and Change Lives

Time, Date, and Location: 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Thursday, March 16, BCH 125

Teaching with online technology lets us "thin the walls" of the classroom, opening up students' access and perspectives to the wide world of people and resources. This finding and reusing digital resources is central to open education, but the stories you'll hear in this session suggest that holding openness as a foundational philosophy enables much more. Learn why Canvas is committed to openness as a means of growing innovation in technology, teaching, and the reach of both teachers and students.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

CLOSING PLENARY SPEAKER: Dr. Larry Gragg - Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor of History & Political Science; Missouri S&T

A Plea, Change, Critics and Complainers, a Myth, Mentoring, the Donald Nicholson Effect, and Other Reflections on Teaching since 1972

Time, Date, and Location: Noon - 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 17, BCH 125

In the forty-five years that I have been teaching, higher education has experienced enormous change. I will use that context to discuss the shifting nature of the students we encounter and our methods of teaching. I will note the mounting challenges faced by teachers and an enduring myth about teaching and research. Most importantly, I will discuss what I call the “Donald Nicholson Effect” which is the most important element in student success and how I have applied it in my teaching at Missouri S&T.