Conference on

TEACHING   LARGE   CLASSES

Saturday, February 17, 2018 • Virginia Tech, Virginia USA





Friday, February 16, 2018



6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Conference Reception


Concurrent Schedule

    = Research Session     = Practice Session     = Conversation Session




Saturday, February 17, 2018


Duck PondSmithfieldSolitudeCascades

Projector, Internet
(please bring your own laptop)
Projector, Internet
(please bring your own laptop)
Projector, Internet
(please bring your own laptop)
Projector, Internet
(please bring your own laptop)


8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome   •   Opening Remarks   •   Keynote Introduction


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote: THINK BIG: Moving from My Class to Our Institution Through Learner-Centered Pedagogy with Dr. Jill Sible


9:30-9:50 a.m. Break / Posters


9:50-10:40 a.m.
[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Helping Students Think with Data in a Large Science Class
Chermak, Filer,

[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Facilitating Reflection to Enhance Understanding and Knowledge Retention in the Higher-Ed Large Classroom
Corkins, Elliott-Engel, Westfall-Rudd,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Strategies for Effectively Engaging Students in Large Classes II
Green, Dahlen,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Conversation: On the Front Lines of Building Community in the Large Chemistry Classroom
Bump, Eddleton, Berg,









10:40-11:00 a.m. Break / Posters


11:00-11:50 a.m.
[Assessment and Evaluation]
Exploring Automated Qualitative Analysis of Institutional Data to Inform Reflective Teaching in Large Classes
Soledad, Bhaduri, Grohs, Doggett, Williams, Culver,

[.Other]
Engaging Students in a Large Consumer Finance Course: Moving Toward Hands-on Experiences
Solis, Roedger, Huang,

[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Bodies and Bytes: Leveraging Exponential Technologies to Integrate Writing in Large Classes
Harding, Goren, McLane,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Teaching Techniques: Beyond Lectures
Cave,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Conversation: Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport. How Might We Incorporate Role-Play in Large Classes?
Machin,









11:50-1:00 p.m. Lunch


1:00-1:50 p.m.
[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Using Collaboration Sessions to Motivate Students
Eddleton, Jones, Biscotte,

[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Making Projects Productive in Large Classes: Lessons Learned from Across Disciplines
Hammett,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Promoting Academic Integrity in Large Classes: Strategies and Techniques
, Orr,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
CONVERSATION: Making the Large & Impersonal Seem Small & Engaging
Howell,









1:50-2:10 p.m. Break / Posters


2:10-3:00 p.m.
[Instructional Technologies]
Tips and Tricks for Teaching Large Courses in Canvas
Thacker, Bond,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Conversation: The Wicked Problem in Large Classes – Cheating. Teaching and assessment strategies that either minimize or encourage cheating.
Tew,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Lesson learned from the "Virginia Tech Signature Course"
Arav,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Conversation: Exploring Problem-Based Learning to Integrate Ethics in Large STEM Courses
Wright, Corell,









3:00-3:20 p.m. Break / Posters


3:20-4:10 p.m.
[Instructional Technologies]
Using iBooks for integrated and interactive content delivery
LeClair, Binks,







[Diversity / Inclusive Pedagogy]
Creative Ways to Select Teams and Utilize Semester Long Teams in Large Classes
Rule,







[Instructional Strategies / Design]
Whose Class Is It Anyway? The Power of Improvisation and Public Speaking Performance to Engage Large Student Audiences.
Matuszak,







[Instructional Technologies]
Conversation on Clickers: What do you use? Tell us about it!
Trost,









4:10-4:30 p.m. Break / Posters


4:30-5:15 p.m.
Closing Keynote: Creating the greatest opportunity for success for the greatest number of students with Dr. Brian H. Lower



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