The 2019 Conference on Teaching Innovation was a successful event that attracted attendees from 4 local colleges. This annual event highlights innovation in teaching and learning by D’Youville and other regional faculty members. Sessions were asked to focus on, but were not limited to, the main focus areas of the Institute for Teaching Innovation: exemplary pedagogy, technology-infused instruction, outcome-based assessment, inclusive strategies, faculty research and scholarship, and faculty wellness. Congratulations to our Innovation Course Award Winners: Drs. Gaia Bistulfi, Lauren Clay, and Shannon McCrory-Churchill.

Ignite Sessions

Ignite Sessions (Theme: Education for Change) were delivered by the following. Presenters got 20 slides, which automatically advanced every 15 seconds. The result was a fast and fun presentation which lasted just 5 minutes.

David Stewart, PhD

David Stewart, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

“Team Quizzes for Collaborative Learning” ; GIFT Course Review

Stacy Ruvio, PhD

Stacy Ruvio, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology; Adjunct Professor, OT; Adjunct Professor, PA

“GIFT Course Review”

Talisa Marchese, PharmD, BCPS

Talisa Marchese, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy

“GIFT Course Review”

Susan Kowalewski, MBA, EdM, PhD

Susan Kowalewski, MBA, EdM, PhD

Professor, Business

“Dossier Development: Reappointment, Tenure & Promotion”

Michelle Mounteney, MS, OTR/L

Michelle Mounteney, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

“IPads in the Classroom”

Manpreet Rai, PhD

Manpreet Rai, PhD

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts

“Pedagogy that Hopefully Won’t Put You to Sleep: A Look at the Psychology of a Sleep Gen Ed Class”

Sharing Sessions

Sharing Sessions (one-hour presentations and workshops that gave presenters a chance to share their innovations in teaching and learning) were presented by the following:

Victoria Belousova, PharmD

Victoria Belousova, PharmD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy

“Gamify your Classroom!”

Amany Hassan, PhD

Amany Hassan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy

“Gamify your Classroom!”

Susan Kowalewski, MBA, EdM, PhD

Susan Kowalewski, MBA, EdM, PhD

Professor, Business

“Discussions in Online Courses”

Martin Kelly, PhD

Martin Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

“Learning Through Discussion”

Joshua Gooch, PhD

Joshua Gooch, PhD

Assistant Professor, English

“Pedagogical Strategies for Student Peer Review and Patch Writing”

Michelle Bork, RN, DNP

Michelle Bork, RN, DNP

Undergraduate Department Chair; Clinical Assistant Professor Certified Graduate Member, Nursing

“The Scrambled Classroom: Traditional and Flipped Activities “Scrambled” Together to Achieve Successful Outcomes”

Salvatore D'Amato, MS ED

Salvatore D’Amato, MS ED

Assistant Dean of Assessment Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

“Popping the Question: Let’s Get Engaged”

Gaia Bistulfi Amman, PhD

Gaia Bistulfi Amman, PhD

Chair; Associate Professor, Biology

“Teaching to “humans” rather than “students” or…All the mistake I’ve made and how I tried to fix them”

Materials shared are still accessible on the event page. 

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