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Sunday, June 23
 

3:00pm MDT

Check In
Sunday June 23, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Registration Desk
 
Monday, June 24
 

8:30am MDT

Check In
Monday June 24, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm MDT
Registration Desk

9:00am MDT

Fundamentals of Experiential Education
Participants in this workshop will explore the theoretical and philosophical roots of experiential education and the principles of good practice fundamental to all types of experiential learning.  Participants will have an opportunity to actively explore the implications and applications of this information, and to identify the resources available for continued professional development and specific use in their programs.

Speakers

Monday June 24, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Charles Hunter

9:00am MDT

K-12 Educator Workshop (Part 1)
This workshop will be an introduction/refresher to those interested or working in Experiential Education. Although it is designed for K-12 educators, it is applicable to higher education as well. This hands-on active workshop will take you through the steps in preparing for experiential education back on your campuses. Participants will explore and engage in activities related to NSEEs Eight Principles (Intention, Authenticity, Preparedness and Planning, Orientation and Training, Reflection, Monitoring and Continuous Improvement, Assessment and Evaluation, and Acknowledgment). Many of the strategies and website/apps we will use in the workshop will be beneficial to all educators in other aspects of learning.

Speakers

Monday June 24, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Shooting Star

9:00am MDT

Reflection
While experiences are the first E in experiential education, it is through reflection that the learning takes its root and makes lasting changes.  According to Kolb, learning is a process where knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.  Reflection is integral to that transformation.  This workshop will explore methods of guiding students to be more reflective in their experiences and following their experiences:  the use of journals in reflection and models for conducting regular seminars promoting reflection and reflective conversation.

Speakers

Monday June 24, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Whiting Room

12:00pm MDT

Lunch
Monday June 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Charles Hunter

1:00pm MDT

Assessement
This workshop will introduce beginners to the fundamentals of assessment in experiential learning settings and provide intermediate level assessment training for practitioners beyond the beginner’s level, who seek to improve their outcomes assessment skills.  The primary goal is to assist participants in the development of an outcomes assessment plan to use at their own institution.  Employing a hands-on, active learning approach, this workshop will include a mix of presentation, applied tasks, small group work, and interactive discussion.

Speakers
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James Colbert

Associate Provost, Lander University


Monday June 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Charles Hunter

1:00pm MDT

K-12 Educator Workshop (Part 2)
*A continuation of the morning K-12 Educator Workshop* This workshop will be an introduction/refresher to those interested or working in Experiential Education. Although it is designed for K-12 educators, it is applicable to higher education as well. This hands-on active workshop will take you through the steps in preparing for experiential education back on your campuses. Participants will explore and engage in activities related to NSEEs Eight Principles (Intention, Authenticity, Preparedness and Planning, Orientation and Training, Reflection, Monitoring and Continuous Improvement, Assessment and Evaluation, and Acknowledgment). Many of the strategies and website/apps we will use in the workshop will be beneficial to all educators in other aspects of learning.

Speakers

Monday June 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Shooting Star

1:00pm MDT

Strengthening Experiential Education at Your Institution
NSEE has pioneered the area of strategic planning related to the process of institutionalizing the full range of experiential education into educational and community institutions.  This workshop addresses seven critical factors that need initial and ongoing attention: mission and values; curricular integration; faculty involvement; quality assurance and assessment; administrative infrastructure; budget integration; and strategies for change.  Participants will examine alternative strategies and collaborate with one another in identifying appropriate approaches for their respective institutions/organizations.

Monday June 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Whiting Room

5:00pm MDT

Welcome & Keynote
Monday June 24, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

6:15pm MDT

Mix & Mingle
Monday June 24, 2019 6:15pm - 7:00pm MDT
Southern Utah Museum of Art

7:00pm MDT

Newcomer Dinner
Monday June 24, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Depart from SUMA
 
Tuesday, June 25
 

7:00am MDT

Breakfast at Hotel for Hotel Guests
Tuesday June 25, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am MDT
Hotels

9:00am MDT

Podcasting for Study Abroad Programs
The presenter will share information on the use of podcasting in study abroad program using with expert interviews, instructor-generated lectures, panel discussions and student-generated content. The discussion will include podcast formats, podcast equipment, and solutions for the barriers to implementing podcasts. Three types of podcasts used in a study abroad program will be demonstrated. The attendees will brainstorm how podcasts can be used in their study abroad program or other experiential learning activity.

Speakers
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Kathy Dixon

Clinical Professor, Arizona State University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am MDT
Shooting Star

9:00am MDT

Recycling and Reviving Experiential Learning Programs: Shadow Days
Join the presenters as they discuss the evolution of experiential learning programs, specifically a Shadow Day program that had disintegrated and was recently revamped! This session will include how to re-establish and advance non-traditional experiential learning within a higher education program that is rapidly expanding its definitions of experiential education. Best practices regarding stakeholder partnerships, logistics, assessment and student engagement with limited resources will be covered.

Speakers
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Holly Lustig

Program Coordinator, Internships & Professional Experience, University of Colorado Boulder
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Gina Bortel

Assistant Director, Internships & Professional Experience, University of Colorado Boulder


Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am MDT
Red Hills

9:00am MDT

Engaging Experiential Learning in Non-Traditional Students from the Educator's Perspective
The purpose of this roundtable is to obtain feedback in answer to the question “To what extent do we cultivate holistic student development in non-traditional students through experiential learning” The target audience is higher education professionals across multiple disciplines. Research includes a survey administered to non-traditional students, age 25 or older at Southern Utah University, as well as focus groups of the same population of students and faculty and staff.

Speakers
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Deena Marchal

MPA Admin/Adjunct, Southern Utah University
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Jennifer Leard

Student Success Advisor, Southern Utah University
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Ali Siahpush

Assoc. Prof. Engineering, Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am MDT
Whiting Room

9:00am MDT

Marketing Yourself through and Educational Study Abroad Experience
American higher education has experienced a growing trend of globalization and internationalization during the past two decades. The quality of and investment in study abroad programs are considered as an important indicator of overall institutional competitiveness. An institution that offers high-quality study abroad programs is perceived as likely to provide a stimulating and engaging, experiential learning environment for the students (Stroud, 2010).

Speakers
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Tony Pellegrini

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Education, Southern Utah University
If they want to use their Ed Tech Endorsement as the electives in our Master's of Education program.


Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am MDT
Charles Hunter

10:00am MDT

Partnering Possibilities: Engaging International Organizations in k-12 Evironment
CHOICE Humanitarian has been working to eliminate extreme poverty since 1983. American Academy of Innovation has been seeking innovative international partners to engage in Experiential Learning. AAI and CHOICE have created an interactive, experiential, service-learning based program. Our goal is to train school and community leaders to take ownership of their own development and education, both within the country served and in the institution.

Speakers
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Ryan Hagge

Academic Director, American Academy of Innovation
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Marissa Bernards

Development Associate, CHOICE Humanitarian


Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Shooting Star

10:00am MDT

Design, Delivery, and Demonstration of Best Practice: NSEE’s New Day-long Service Learning Workshops
NSEE’s new advanced EEA workshop is anchored to the two NSEE foundational documents, the Eight Principles of Best Practice in Experiential Education and the Guiding Principles of Ethical Practice. In this ELLI session, explore the vision, development, implementation and evaluation of this unique and extended full-day workshop that provides step-by-step theoretical and practical instruction in the design, delivery and assessment of field-based experiential teaching and learning activities.

Speakers
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James Colbert

Associate Provost, Lander University
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Scott Blair

Director of Assessment and Sustainability, Education Abroad Network


Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Red Hills

10:00am MDT

Bridging the Great Divide: Dual Enrollment of Students in Traditional Higher Education and Competency-Based Institutions
This round-table session will begin with a presentation on a dual enrollment partnership between a traditional university and a competency-based technical college in Southern Utah. The presenters will review the goals, elements, opportunities, and challenges of this initiative. Following the presentation, attendees will discuss how this type of partnership may benefit their institutions, as well as how similar programs might be implemented at their home schools.

Speakers
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Steven Meredith

Assistant to the President for Institutional Effectiveness, Director of Music Technology, Southern Utah University
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Will Pierce

Vice President of Instruction & Accreditation, Southwest Technical College
Dr. Will Pierce is the Vice President of Instruction at Southwest Technical College. He has over 12 years of developing and managing technical programs in the higher education and technical college systems. Prior to transitioning into higher education, Will owned and operated a successful... Read More →
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James Sage

Associate Provost, Southern Utah University
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Tessa Douglas

Director of Programs and Articulation, Southwest Technical College


Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Whiting Room

10:00am MDT

Transitioning from Student to Professional Employee: Presenting an Integrative Developmental Assessment Center
An update on the 2018 ELLI Conference presentation, Developing Servant Leaders: Creating an Assessment Center for Entry Level Professionals; this session traces the ensuring steps taken to develop a full-fledged assessment center specifically designed for entry-level professionals. A collection of exercises created to assess the most important competencies as identified by the NACE, this assessment center is a comprehensive and innovative means to help prepare students for early success in their professional careers.

Speakers
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Chris Leupold

Isabella Cannon Professor of Leadership, Elon University
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Elizabeth Albritton

Student, Elon University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Charles Hunter

10:50am MDT

Snack Break
Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:50am - 11:10am MDT
Sage Valley

11:10am MDT

Moving Mountains Together- Transforming Education and Tackling Real-World Problems Through Virtual and Augmented Reality
High-Impact Practices (HIPs) of experiential learning can help students prepare to tackle complex, real-world problems. This session will highlight two virtual and augmented reality projects created by student Innovation Fellows and their faculty mentors. Participants will learn how to incorporate HIPs to guide student-driven projects and draw insights on how to set up collaborative partnerships in their organizations. In this interactive session, participants will explore the VR/AR software from their smartphones.

Speakers
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Cynthia Wong

Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University
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Tim Smith

Student, Utah Valley University
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Luke Kennard

Student, Utah Valley University
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Armen Ilikchyan

Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm MDT
Shooting Star

11:10am MDT

Spring Training: A Collaborative Experience
This presentation will outline the details of a collaborative experience where students from two universities work together in small teams at two separate Spring Training sites over the course of a week, with the expressed purpose of developing both technical and soft skills. Additionally, the results of a qualitative examination of student perceptions of the impact of this experience on the development of both their technical and soft skills.

Speakers
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Dexter Davis

Associate Professor/Sport Business Coordinator, University of Tennessee at Martin
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Prof. Michael Gentile

Niagara University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm MDT
Red Hills

11:10am MDT

Hispanic Leadership Academy: From student to professional
West Texas A&M University has created a program called the Hispanic Leadership Academy. After only two cycles, this program is impacting students in positive ways and this presentation will highlight the perspective of one graduate from this program. students towards the Hispanic Leadership Academy in West Texas A&M University.

Speakers
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Jonathan Cordova

Programs Coordinator, West Texas A&M University
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George Pacheco Jr.

Director of Experiential Leanring, West Texas A&M University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm MDT
Charles Hunter

11:10am MDT

Orienteering the Mountain of School Discipline Using the Compass of Restorative Practices
Restorative practices, in small components like peer mediation and circle process, have been implemented in K-12 settings for decades. Comprehensive restorative programs, however, are just now gaining footing as states are recognizing their impact in preventing the school to prison pipeline. States, such as Utah, are currently legislating the use of these practices. Schools with secure footing in experiential learning are well prepared to navigate the territory of restorative practices because of its similar landscape.

Speakers
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Chellee Rice

Dean of School Culture, American Academy of Innovation


Tuesday June 25, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm MDT
Whiting Room

12:00pm MDT

Lunch
Tuesday June 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Charles Hunter

1:00pm MDT

"Powered by PechaKucha" Session
“Powered by PechaKucha” events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format. Find out more at PechaKucha.org.

Moderators
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Jacob Ward

Co-Director, Festival of Excellence, Southern Utah University

Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:01pm MDT

A Little Help From Your Friend: The Benefits of Peer Mentorship
This presentation will detail the experience of pairing an English 2010 class to an English 1010 class for peer mentoring. We know that having a different perspective helps students and that teaching helps learning. Pairing these classes helped students on both sides of the relationship, culminating in improved writing skills.

Speakers
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Jodi Corser

Assistant Professor, Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:01pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:01pm MDT

Capstone Stone Project: Analyzing Section 508 in Forest Inventory Analysis Context
We would like to share our experience and lessons learned during our senior capstone project. Our group project included: SUU students: Taylor Cella, Jared Smith, Junming Chen, and Trystan Humphries; Mentor: Dr. Kesar and client: Jim Pollard. It involves Information System Students working on a real -case setting in the Forest Inventory Analysis Context. We used Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) to test and analysis the website accessibility for disability for DATIM website.

Speakers
JP

James Pollard

Research Fellow, Southern Utah University
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Taylor Cella

CIS Student, Southern Utah University
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Shalini Kesar

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Southern Utah University
Associate Professor of information systems at Dept. of CSIS, Southern Utah University. Teaching and research in information systems related topics including information security. Also Program Leader for Southern Utah Aspirations NCWIT for high school girls and Southern Utah Girls... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:01pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:01pm MDT

Festival of Excellence: Celebrating Academic and Creative Scholarship
Each April, Southern Utah University hosts a campus-wide all-day event celebrating the academic and creative scholarship conducted at the university. In the span of a single day, attendees have the opportunity to engage with more than 350 presentations with topics ranging from nanoparticle fabrication and set theory to jazz dance and Shakespeare. This annual event allows individuals to cross disciplines and learn about the experiential and engaged learning taking place throughout the university.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Ward

Jacob Ward

Co-Director, Festival of Excellence, Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:01pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:01pm MDT

Forging a Path to 100% Participation
Centralization of experiential learning opportunity listings and participation data can enable institutes to take the necessary measures to address the needs of underrepresented student populations. In this interactive session, presenters will share several case studies and best practices on how some of SOC’s partner colleges and universities have adopted the Pathway to 100% initiative to reach previously underserved populations.

Speakers
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Chris Freire

Co-Founder, Student Opportunity Center


Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:01pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:01pm MDT

Mountain of Possibilities: Success Stories & Strategies to Increase Awareness about Opportunities for Women in STEM.
As Engineering student at Southern Utah University (SUU) and working as a tutor, I am passionate about outreach projects that aim to: 1) Increase awareness education and career opportunities for women in STEM; 2) provide a platform for high school girls to participate in hands-on STEM activities. As an intern, this platform is used to share various success stories, lessons learned, and research with Microsoft linked the two outreach projects spearheaded by Dr. Kesar.

Speakers
avatar for Shalini Kesar

Shalini Kesar

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Southern Utah University
Associate Professor of information systems at Dept. of CSIS, Southern Utah University. Teaching and research in information systems related topics including information security. Also Program Leader for Southern Utah Aspirations NCWIT for high school girls and Southern Utah Girls... Read More →
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Cierra Salcido

SUU Student, Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:01pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:01pm MDT

Playing well with others: How graphic design students do experienced based education
Given the nature of the industry, graphic design majors play very well with others. Their visual communication skills help to convey a multitude of messages to a variety of audiences. Partnering graphic design students with other majors to work on a combined/team project helps students from both disciplines become better communicators and makes for a memorable experience for the students.

Speakers
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Tracy Dow

Chair, Communication Media Arts Dept, Southern NH University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:01pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:01pm MDT

Training Students to be Professionals, Incorporating Flexibility and Experiential Learning into Your Research Program
Providing research students with adequate learning materials and methods to be successful in their daily responsibilities is a critical, and sometimes ignored, part of the training process. To mitigate the steep learning curve that accompanied our projects, the Eight Principles of Good Practice for Experiential Learning Activities were utilized in each step of our newly developed training process. Following these principles ensured that the students were adequately prepared to produce professional quality work.

Speakers
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Ashley Tyler

Research Assistant, Southern Utah University
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Erin Flores

Research Assistant, Southern Utah University
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James Pollard

Research Fellow, Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 1:01pm - 2:20pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

2:30pm MDT

Scaling & Succession within an Experiential Learning Program
Experiential learning programs are often maintained by a small group people. However, education is constantly evolving, at varying speeds. Such change might involve supporting a program amid a growing student population or preparing for rotations between faculty and leadership roles. This presentation will provide attendees the opportunity to reflect on their programs, share ways to support more students, and offer a model for creating a successful succession plan.

Speakers
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Tasha Seegmiller

Director, Experiential Education & First Year Experience, Southern Utah University
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Patrick Clarke

Dean, School of Integrative and Engaged Learning, Southern Utah University
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Todd Petersen

Professor, English, Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Red Hills

2:30pm MDT

The significance of life-experience learning: A case study of education abroad
Life presents ongoing opportunities for learning. However, as experience does not necessarily equal learning, students need to make meaning from their experiences to understand how they have grown as a result. This presentation discusses findings from a doctoral study which explores the meaning-making process of uncovering the significance of life experiences. The research was conducted in the context of education abroad but can be applied to any activity where there is potential for significant learning.

Speakers
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Andrea Reid

Ms, The University of Queensland


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Shooting Star

2:30pm MDT

Bringing the Field into the University: A Case Study Considering High Impact Practices (HIPS) in Experiential Learning and Uniting University Pre-Service Teachers with K-12 Classrooms in a Reciprocal Partnership
The presentation focuses on High Impact Practices (HIPS) considering the experiential learning project from conception to implementation. The presenter will illustrate how to embed experiential learning into the curriculum beginning with direct teaching, the course purpose, needs of the partnering organization, and student learning goals. Taking these elements and then applying them in an experiential learning setting then allows students to gain hands-on experience, debrief about the learning activity and then reflect on their experience.

Speakers
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Beth Garcia

Director of Teacher Preparation and Certification, West Texas A&M University


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Whiting Room

2:30pm MDT

One Perfect Day: A Unique Experiential Interdisciplinary College Senior Internship Journey
California State University, San Marcos offers students from the College of Business (COBA) and the Department of Human Development (HD) an opportunity to participate on a 5 student team hired by a community organization to complete a project utilizing their college experiences to problem solve for a real world project. This is the journey of one team hired to create a manual for establishing a surfing program for children with autism.

Speakers
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Kathy Fuller

Human Development Internship Co-ordinator, CSUSM


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Charles Hunter

3:30pm MDT

Cedar Breaks National Monument
Limited Capacity full

Kevin Koontz, SUU Outdoor Education Liaison & ORPT Instructor will lead the Cedar Break excursion on a 2 miles round trip, easy-moderate, hike along the Alpine Pond Nature Trail in the lovely Cedar Breaks National Monument. This trail goes through Spruce, Fir, and Aspen forests, through meadows, and past the Alpine Pond. This beautiful route displays the “breaks” and contains ancient deposits of volcanic materials. Dinner not included.

Capacity of 12 participants. Some participants may have registered for this event, but have not added it to their Sched.

This excursion is full.

Speakers

Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
TBA

3:30pm MDT

Historic Cedar City and Parowan Gap Excursion
Led by modern day Archeologist Samantha Kirkley, excursion attendees will learn of the deep history of Cedar City, from the Iron Mining days to the Native Paiute Tribe. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Parowan Gap, where MANY Native American Rock Art, including petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks, can be found. To round out the evening attendees will enjoy a traditional fry bread Dinner and Show provided by the Paiute tribe. This rich history and cultural immersion will leave attendees with a greater appreciation of our Native Americans and history of Southern Utah.

Speakers

Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
TBA

3:30pm MDT

Painting Cedar Canyon with Arlene Braithwaite
Arlene Braithwaite is a renowned artist, nationally recognized, and a dear treasure of Southern Utah. On this excursion, Arlene will teach a watercolor art class within the canyons of Cedar Mountain. This excursion will provide attendees with beautiful scenic landscapes to be captured on canvas led by Arlene. Not only will attendees be surrounded by tranquility of nature for the afternoon, but also have the opportunity to be taught by a timeless artist that has personal connections with the landscape. Dinner will be included-a traditional fry bread Dinner and Show at the Paiute Center. Excurison Cost: $20, supplies


Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
TBA

9:45pm MDT

Star Gazing at the Ashcroft Observatory
Prepare to view the wonders of outer space through the telescopes at the Ashcroft Observatory. Led by Dr. Cameron Pace and assistants, participants will have the opportunity to view the beautiful night sky and the many interstellar phenomena of outer space. This excursion will begin after the sun goes down and will last a few hours.

Speakers

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:45pm - 11:30pm MDT
TBA
 
Wednesday, June 26
 

7:00am MDT

Breakfast at Hotel for Hotel Guests
Wednesday June 26, 2019 7:00am - 8:30am MDT
Hotels

8:30am MDT

Active Learning Exercise
Wednesday June 26, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am MDT
TBA

10:45am MDT

Pick Up Box Lunches
Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:45am - 10:45am MDT
TBA

10:45am MDT

Bryce Canyon Excursion / Dinner / Reflection
Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:45am - 10:00pm MDT
TBA
 
Thursday, June 27
 

7:00am MDT

Breakfast at Hotel for Hotel Guests
Thursday June 27, 2019 7:00am - 9:30am MDT
Hotels

9:30am MDT

Incorporate Experiential Learning into online learning environments
“Experts emphasize that a major determinant to the success of online education is faculty willingness to embrace the technology and incorporate new pedagogy to develop stimulative teaching experiences for their learners” (DeGagne & Walters, 2010, p. 357). A significant finding in the Hart Research (2013) includes 87% of employers are more likely to hire an applicant with experiential learning. Let’s learning how to move experiential learning into the online realm.

Speakers
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Jennifer Hunter

Director of Innovative Learning and Partnerships, Southern Utah University


Thursday June 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am MDT
Red Hills

9:30am MDT

The Reflective Practitioner: How I Created an Experiential Course on Water & Sustainability and What I Learned from the Process
The purpose of this presentation is to share my experience creating an experiential course on water and sustainability for undergraduate honors students. Emphasis will be placed on how I applied NSEE’s 8 principles and relevant instructional design and learning theories to develop the learning outcomes, assignments, activities and assessments. Lessons learned relating to planning, coordination of internal and external collaborators, scheduling, logistics, risk management, and funding will also be discussed.

Speakers
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Martha Snyder

Professor, Nova Southeastern University


Thursday June 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am MDT
Shooting Star

9:30am MDT

Can you make a student have a transformative education experience?
As educators we want our teaching to transform our students to learn, grow, and make a positive difference in their lives. Yet, we can not make students have a transformative education experience. We can only create the opportunity through our classes and programs. This presentation will review the literature reporting on what know from transformative learning theory, then will share best practices and give examples of students who have been transformated by experiential learning opportunities.

Speakers
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Briget Eastep

Director of Outdoor Engagement, Southern Utah University


Thursday June 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am MDT
Charles Hunter

9:30am MDT

Internship Accelerator: maximizing employability skills through experiential learning
The Internship Accelerator at Leeds School of Business is a fresh take on a professional development course. This course involves an experiential learning component, which couples real world experience with opportunities for in-depth self-reflection designed to prepare students to take the initiative in capitalizing on future internship experiences. Courses adapted from this model will allow students to test out soft skill development in a safe space while simultaneously connecting with local employers on real-world projects.

Speakers
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Holly Lustig

Program Coordinator, Internships & Professional Experience, University of Colorado Boulder
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Gina Bortel

Assistant Director, Internships & Professional Experience, University of Colorado Boulder


Thursday June 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am MDT
Whiting Room

10:20am MDT

Snack Break
Thursday June 27, 2019 10:20am - 11:20am MDT
Sage Valley

10:40am MDT

Real Life Learning in Real Time: The DePaul Business School Study Abroad Experience
The presentation will highlight experiential learning through one of DePaul University’s Short-Term Study Abroad Programs in the Business School. Among 14 separate courses offered in 2018-2019, Economics Professor Thomas Mondschean will discuss his recent credit-based seminar in which he traveled with 18 students to Dublin and Belfast at the end of March 2019. They focused on how Brexit would affect both Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK) at time of great uncertainty.

Speakers
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Thomas Mondschean

Professor of Economics, DePaul University


Thursday June 27, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am MDT
Whiting Room

10:40am MDT

Using NSEE as a curriculum platform to provide experiential learning to capstone students
This interactive session discusses how educators can use the NSEE Principles of Best Practices, as a platform while developing for capstone courses. It discusses how the framework has been used, along with its challenges, and lesson learned while developing and implementing information systems undergraduate capstone course in the Forest Service context projects. It aims to inform experiential educators on how NSEE principles of best practices can be used in capstone projects of different contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Shalini Kesar

Shalini Kesar

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Southern Utah University
Associate Professor of information systems at Dept. of CSIS, Southern Utah University. Teaching and research in information systems related topics including information security. Also Program Leader for Southern Utah Aspirations NCWIT for high school girls and Southern Utah Girls... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am MDT
Shooting Star

10:40am MDT

Campus as the {Hybrid} Classroom in FYE
Higher education often mistakenly believes that first-year students know how to negotiate the nuances of college. However, first-year students are entering a new culture, often not connecting with campus resources or even knowing such support exists; yet, both academic and student affairs acknowledge familiarity with these resources are vital for academic growth and personal wellness. At SUU, these entities united to create a hybrid course that introduces students to resources according to research-supported timeliness markers.

Speakers
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Tasha Seegmiller

Director, Experiential Education & First Year Experience, Southern Utah University
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Elizabeth Cox

Lead Instructor, First Year Experience, Southern Utah University


Thursday June 27, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am MDT
Red Hills

11:45am MDT

Lunch & ELLI Business
Thursday June 27, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm MDT
Gilbert Great Hall

1:30pm MDT

Poetry in Kolob Canyon
Some may be lost when trying to pen the words of the heart or the scenic vistas of Kolob Canyon. But, while led by renowned creative writer and poet, Dr. Danielle Dubrasky, the words will flow easily. On this excursion Dr. Dubrasky will lead attendees on a short hike viewing the wondrous sights of Kolob Canyon. While in the Canyon attendees will have the opportunity to create poetry and reflect on the views of nature around them. Dinner not included.


Thursday June 27, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
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1:30pm MDT

Zion/Springdale Adventure
Zion National Park is one of the Wonders of Southern Utah located just north of Springdale, the cutest town in Washington County. This excursion will be a minimally guided experience of Zion and Springdale. For the more adventurous hiker, a group guide will lead hikers to the top of Angel’s Landing (limit of 20, 10 to the top). Participants will have the opportunity to hike trails they are comfortable with. If you are interested in just a day of galleries, shopping and food, experience Southern Utah culture, art, food, and shops of Springdale, the city at the mouth of Zion. Participants will be free to explore on their own the many opportunities offered by Zion National Park and Springdale. Dinner is on your own.

Thursday June 27, 2019 1:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
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