April

April 2019

Using ISI Applets: Helping Students Visualize Statistical Inference

Speaker: Nathan Tintle; Dordt College & Beth Chance; California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

When:04/03/2019 1:00 PM EST

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The open-source ISI Applets provide many tools for teaching statistics. Learn how to engage students using these innovative tools in your classroom.

About the Speaker:

Nathan L. Tintle is Associate Professor of Statistics at Dordt College. He has led efforts to develop and institutionalize randomization-based curricula at two institutions (Hope College 2005–2011; Dordt 2011–present), and currently leads the curriculum development project. He has been an invited panelist for a number of statistics education sessions at national meetings, was recently a member of the Executive Committee of the Section of Statistical Education of the ASA, received the 2013 Waller Education Award for teaching and innovation in Introductory Statistics, and was a member of a national advisory committee to the ASA President on training the next generation of statisticians. He has co-authored several articles on student learning using the randomization curriculum, one of which recently won an award for best paper of the year from the Journal of Statistics Education.

Beth Chance is Professor of Statistics at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.  Her Ph.D. is in Operations Research, with a concentration in Statistics, from Cornell University.  She is co-author of the Workshop Statistics series, Investigating Statistical Concepts, Applications, and Methods, and Introduction to Statistical Investigations, all of which adopt an active learning approach to introductory statistics. She has received NSF grants related to innovations in statistics education, helped develop the Rossman/Chance applet collection, and has been involved with the AP Statistics program for many years.  She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the innagural recipient of the ASA’s Waller Education Award and the Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Education Award.  Beth Chance is Professor of Statistics at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.  Her Ph.D. is in Operations Research, with a concentration in Statistics, from Cornell University.  She is co-author of the Workshop Statistics series, Investigating Statistical Concepts, Applications, and Methods, and Introduction to Statistical Investigations, all of which adopt an active learning approach to introductory statistics. She has received NSF grants related to innovations in statistics education, helped develop the Rossman/Chance applet collection, and has been involved with the AP Statistics program for many years.  She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the innagural recipient of the ASA’s Waller Education Award and the Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Education Award.

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How to Convince Students that Organic Chemistry Really Matters

Speaker: Scott Snyder; University of Chicago

When:04/03/2019 3:00 PM EST

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For many students, organic chemistry can seem like a subject without real world applications or value. As instructors, we know, of course, that this is not the case. But, how to best highlight that value? This webinar will present some examples using pharmaceuticals, foods, and even colors, that can illustrate the ways that core reactions and concepts in organic chemistry can be tied to societal impact.

About the Speaker:

Scott Snyder earned his Ph.D from the Scripps Research institute in 2004, and his B.A. from Williams College in 1999. He currently is a professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago. His research interests are devoted to the synthesis of complex natural products, particularly those of the terpene, polyphenol, and alkaloid classes, seeking to identify new strategies and tactics of broad significance. Particular emphasis has been placed on dimeric and higher-order natural products of these classes. In addition, Scott and his group have developed a unique group of halogenating reagents that are used in both academia and industry, with one sold by Sigma-Aldrich to create natural and designed compounds. Overall, Scott has trained more than 70 scientists in his laboratory from the high school through postdoctoral levels, and has delivered more than 175 lectures to date worldwide. He is dedicated to chemical education in its broadest sense as denoted by a Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2009). Scott is also helping to shape the face of undergraduate education worldwide as co-author (with T. W. G. Solomons and C. B. Fryhle) of the 11th and 12th editions of Organic Chemistry

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Teaching Personality: Embrace Complexity to Uncomplicate the Task

Speaker: Dan Cervone; University of Illinois at Chicago & Tracy Caldwell; Dominican University

When:04/04/2019 1:00 PM EST

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Instructors teaching personality psychology face three distinctive pedagogical challenges:

  • (1) Developing students’ ability to think scientifically about a familiar topic, personality;
  • (2) developing their ability to think critically about the classic personality theories of the 20th century; and
  • (3) enlarging their knowledge of contemporary advances in personality science that have occurred in the 21st century.

Fortunately, accomplishing this trio of goals is easier than it sounds.  One critical concept – personality as a complex system – facilitates all three.  Join Dr. Dan Cervone and Dr. Tracy Caldwell who will present simple teaching strategies and exercises that convey this complex systems view. 

About the Speaker:

Daniel Cervone is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College and his Ph.D. at Stanford, where his graduate advisor was Albert Bandura.  His research addresses issues in personality theory and research; specifically, his Knowledge and Appraisal Personality Architecture (KAPA) model shows how a social-cognitive model of personality can explain individually-distinctive patterns of cross-situational coherence in psychological response.  In UIC’s PhD program, Dan teaches graduate courses in Personality and in Social Cognition.  At the undergraduate level, he teaches Introduction to Psychology and Theories of Personality.

Tracy L. Caldwell is professor of psychology at Dominican University, where she teaches courses in personality, social psychology, psychology of gender, and behavioral research and statistics. She earned her B.A. at The College of New Jersey and her Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has published articles on stereotyping, repressive coping, and humor styles and conducts research on the scholarship of teaching and learning and on gender differences in humor.

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Incorporating Data Analytics into your Business

Speaker: Dr. Brad Prince; University of West Georgia

When: 04/09/2019 1:00 PM EST

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Data Analytics is changing the workplace, but incorporating data analytics meaningfully into your course doesn’t have to be overwhelming or time consuming. Whether you are just starting out or an advanced data user, learn teaching tips and tricks to help you incorporate data analytics into your business course.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Brad Prince is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of West Georgia.  Professor Prince received his MBA and Ph.D. from Auburn University working closely with Kelly Rainer.  As a contributing author on the Rainer series, Professor Prince wrote the Ruby’s Club cases and exercises for both Rainer titles as well as the section-level activities.

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Addressing the Tax Code updates in your Corporate Finance Course

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Bates; Arizona State University

When: 04/10/2019 3:00 PM EST

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In this 50-minute webinar, Dr. Thomas Bates, Department of Finance Chair at Arizona State University, will share teaching tips to help you address tax code updates that affect the corporate finance curriculum. All participants will receive a CPE certificate following the webinar.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Thomas Bates is the Chair of the Department of Finance and Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He has also taught courses in finance at the University of Delaware, the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Arizona where he received the Scrivner teaching award. During his career as an educator, Professor Bates has taught corporate finance to students in undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and Ph.D. programs, as well as in custom corporate educational courses. Professor Bates is a regular contributor to the academic finance literature in such journals as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Financial Management. His research addresses a variety of issues in corporate finance including the contracting environment in mergers and acquisitions, corporate liquidity decisions and cash holdings, and the governance of corporations. In practice, Dr. Bates has worked with companies and legal firms as an advisor on issues related to the valuation of companies and corporate governance. Dr. Bates received a B.A. in economics from Guilford College and his doctorate in finance from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Developing Critical Thinkers in the Classroom

Speaker:Bryan Derrickson; Valencia College

When: 04/12/2019 1:00 PM EST

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In today’s educational landscape, it is imperative that we enable our students with the tools and resources necessary for future success. Developing students into career ready professionals requires more than knowledge and concepts, but the ability to think critically and apply knowledge in real world scenarios. Join Bryan Derrickson to learn about effective strategies for engaging students in exercises that foster critical thinking skills and teach students how to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom.

About the Speaker:

Bryan Derrickson is professor of biology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in cell biology from Duke University. Derrickson’s study at Duke was in the physiology division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in cell biology, his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he frequently serves on faculty hiring committees. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college, and as a member of the Faculty Academy Committee (now called the Teaching and Learning Academy), which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. He is also a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).

On Demand

Inclusive Access- Lowering the cost of student success

Speaker:Shirley Streeter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

When: 04/16/2019 1:00 PM EST

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Finding an affordable and scalable solution for student materials has been an on-going challenge for instructors over the last few years; however, many institutions have adopted Inclusive Access as a solution. In this webinar, Shirley Streeter, Assistant Director of the University of Tennessee Volshop, will provide insights on how to implement this program, define the key players you should involve, and troubleshoot some challenges that you may face during the implementation.

About the Speaker:

Shirley Streeter is the Assistant Director of Course Materials at the University of Tennessee Volshop and she manages one of the nation’s largest Inclusive Access programs. With a Bachelor of Science in Education and Psychology from University of North Alabaman, Shirley’s first career was a K-12 teacher in the states of Alabaman and Tennessee. A temporary job in the University of Tennessee bookstore changed Shirley’s career path from K-12 pedagogy to the higher education industry. After 20 years in the bookstore, her focus has again changed from printed course materials to a more affordable digital program known as Inclusive Access.

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Breathing New Life into Your Dead, White Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories Course

Speaker:John Sommers-Flanagan; University of Montana

When:04/18/2019 1:00 PM EST

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Teaching traditional counseling and psychotherapy theories courses can feel dull and boring. In this webinar session, John Sommers-Flanagan will share pedagogical strategies for integrating culture into theory, and engaging students with here-now activities that bring the dusty old theories to life. This webinar will include specific recommendations for how to integrate culture and feminist ideas into traditional theories. Learning activities will be demonstrated, including: (a) early intercultural memories; (b) sex, feminism, and psychoanalytic defense mechanisms; (c) empowered narrative storytelling; and (d) spiritual and behavioral forms of relaxation. Handouts for each activity will be available on https://johnsommersflanagan.com/

About the Speaker:

John Sommers-Flanagan is a clinical psychologist and professor of counselor education at the University of Montana. He is author or coauthor of many professional publications and professional training videos. John’s two top-selling books with Wiley are: Clinical Interviewing (6th ed., Wiley, 2017), and Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice (3rd ed., Wiley, 2018). John has a resource and opinion blog at https://johnsommersflanagan.com/.

                                             
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Meet the Firms: Getting Ahead in Your Future Accounting Career

Speaker:Colleen Ernst, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Brian Kennedy & Darci Curtin; Ernst & Young; Jasmine Sanie, KPMG; Derek Matzke, BDO

When:04/30/2019 1:00 PM EST

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As an accounting student, now is the time to start thinking about your future career. Join us in a virtual panel discussion with industry professionals from some of the biggest accounting firms to learn the best ways to get ahead of the process and be successful in your future careers!

Panelists:

  1. Colleen Ernst, Managing Director in Core Assurance Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  2. Brian Kennedy, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young
  3. Darci Curtin, Campus Recruiting Lead, Ernst & Young
  4. Jasmine Sanie, Risk Analytics Consultant, KPMG
  5. Derek Matzke, Assurance Partner, BDO
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