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NITOP 2020 Participant Idea Exchanges

PIE Session I

Friday, January 3rd

3:15-4:15 p.m.

1.  Tools and Frameworks for Teaching Teamwork Skills in Group Projects

Karl Bailey, Andrews University

2.  Community Participation in University Academics for Mutual Enrichment of Students and Clinicians

Jo Ann Bartley and Paula Colescott, University of Alaska

3.  Bringing Theories to Life: Best Practices in Service Learning

Jennifer Blessing, University of Tampa

4.  To Cut or Not to Cut? Strategies for Mindfully Selecting Content to Enhance Student Learning

Lisa Busche and Allison O'Leary, Brevard College

5.  Open-Source Textbooks in Intro Psych: An Evidence-Based Discussion

Noah MacKenzie, University of Cincinnati

6.  Implementing Meaningful Departmental Assessments:  A Work in Progress

Kristina Dandy, Diana Young, and Noland White, Georgia College & State University

7.  Self-Care Beyond the Buzzword: How to Build Meaningful Self-Care Practices into Courses on Trauma and Other Sensitive Topics

Brianna Delker, Western Washington University;

Alicia Ibaraki, Western Oregon University


8.  Using Principles of Backwards Design to Integrate Service and Experiential Learning into a New or Existing Course

Gina Annunziato Dow, Denison

9.  Teaching our Students to be Curious

Taylor Elsey, University of Kentucky

10.  Let the Teacher you 'Wanna-be' Drive your Course Design

Calvin Garbin, Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln

11.  Microaggressions in the Classroom: Creating an Inclusive Environment

Katherine Gerst and Lilyana Ortega, Colorado State University

12.  Teaching Writing in Psychology: Improving Students' Abilities to Synthesize Information Across Scholarly Sources

Elizabeth Helder, Augustana University; Emily Darowski, Brigham Young University; Nikole Patson, The Ohio State University

13.  Concept Mapping as a Formative and Summative Assessment of Student Learning

Amber Henslee, Missouri Univeristy of Science & Technology

14.  Course Policy Revolution

Karen Huxtable, The University of Texas at Dallas

15.  The Stories We Could Tell:  Applicable Stories for Bottleneck Concepts

Colin Jenney and Des Robinson, Tarrant County College

16.  The Loneliness Epidemic and Its Implications for Teaching

Natalie Kerr, James Madison University

17.  Incorporating Personal Development in the Undergraduate Psychology Programs

Morey Kitzman, Metropolitan State University of Denver

18.  Finding a Steady State: Developing the First Graduate Degree Program in a Previously Traditional Undergraduate-Focused Psychology Department

Clair Kueny, Missouri Univeristy of Science & Technology

19.  Maximizing Inclusivity while Teaching Sensitive Topics

Ellen Lee, Joe Hatcher, and Julia Meyers-Mayor, Ripon College

20.  The Tricky Professor:  Creating the Illusion of Distrust to Enhance the Student Experience

Chelsea Lovejoy, University of Wisconsin Stout

21.  The Value Sports Analytics for Research Methods & Class Projects

Mark Zajack, Hastings College

22.  Internships in Psychology: The Unique Struggle

Caroline Mann, Hollins University

23.  How Can We Motivate Students To Prepare For Class?

Pam Marek, Kennesaw State University

Andrew Christopher, Albion College

24.  Let's Take it Outside: Incorporating Outdoor Learning in Psychology Courses

Jennifer O'Loughlin-Brooks, Collin College

25.  Considerations for Hosting a Writing Group for Students in Your Department

Arryn Robbins and Kateryna Sylaska, Carthage College

26.  Strengths and Challenges of a Sophomore Level Research Experience: A Brainstorming Session

Lisa Schulte, Xavier Univeristy of Louisiana

27.  Making Low-stakes Assessments Applicable, Accurate, and Easy

Rick Shifley, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

28.  Want to be Comfy? You've Come to the Wrong Place!

Jason Spiegelman, Community College of Baltimore County; Sally Farley, The University of Baltimore

29.  Adapting to a More Corporate Model of Higher Education in Psychology

Roxanne Sullivan, Bellevue University

30.  How to Get Students Engaged in Class

Chelsea Witt, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

31.  Centering Core Values in Pedagogical Practice for Lasting Impact

Brenda Yang, Duke University

PIE Session II

Saturday, January 4th 10:15–11:15 a.m.

32.  Mastery Quizzing: An Efficient Way to Maximize Student Learning

Lauren Bates, Flagler College

33.  Including Inclusion: Integrating Identity, Social Class and Diversity into Developmental Psychology

Gail Cabral, Marywood University

34.  Have You Considered Undergraduate Teaching Assistants? (UTAs)

Ellen Carpenter, Virginia Commonwealth University

35.  Beyond Talk: Expanding the Definition of Class Participation

Jennifer Crosby, Stanford University

36.  Boosting Empathy and Promoting Networking through Service Learning

Jacqueline Evans, University of Texas

37.  Lessons Learned: Improving Accessibility, Addressing Cost in a General Psychology Course through the Adoption of an OER Textbook

Kristin Flora, Franklin College

38.  Flip It Good or Flop

Janice Gallagher, Ivy Tech Community College

39.  Building Student Teamwork Skills Through Group Projects: Challenges, Headaches, and Strategies for Success

Leah K. Gensheimer, Avila University

40.  Igniting the Flame: Strategies for Promoting the Science of Psychology

Bryan Gerber, Stark State College

41.  The Difference Engine: Generating and Sharing Novel Ways to Engage Students Regarding Diversity

Noel Jacobs and Kristen Sorocco, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

42.  Integrating High-Impact Experiences into the Psychology Major

Alisha Janowsky, Martha Hubertz, and Karen Mottarella, University of Central Florida

43.  Understanding Adolescent Brain Development: Implications for Developmentally Responsive Teaching and Supporting Students' Potential in Middle and High School

Katie Jansen, University of South Florida

44.  Teaching the Psychology of Religion

David Jones, Westminster College

45.  Take it Outside: Incorporating Outdoor Time and Nature Connection into Your Lessons

Andrew Lenartz, GateWay Community College

46.  Give the Students What They Need: A Learner-Centered Approach to Teaching

Joel Lynch and Onna Brewer, Rockford University; Amber Norwood, Shippensburg University

47.  Student Engagement in the Classroom/Online: Gaming and Interactive Activities

Emily Mach and Staci Prellwitz, Central Community College, Nebraska

48.  Can You Make the Sale? How to Get Students to Buy Into the Active Learning Classroom

Susan Marshall and Marsha McCartney, University of Kansas

49.  This Technique helped Me Grow:' Inviting Behavior and Perception Change Through Class Discussion

Lindsay Meyer and Maddison Maffeo, Saint Martins University

50.  Using Strategies to Perceive and Alleviate Anxiety in the Psychology Classroom

Nora Nickels, Carthage College

51.  "'I Get it Now!'  Using Popular Media to Illustrate Abstract Psychological Concepts

Kelly Pivik, University of West Alabama

52.  I'm Not Racist, but...':  How to Facilitate Diversity Conversations in the Classroom

Katharine Shaffer and Sepideh Soheilian, University of Baltimore

53.  Use of a Program Based Writing Proficiency Examination to Assess and Build Writing Skills in Students

Susan Slamka, Pennsylvania College of Technology

54.  Health Bulletins on Null Hypothesis Significance Testing

Chris Spatz, Hendrix College

55.  Teaching Behavioral Neuroscience

Emily Splane, Flagler College

56.  Becoming Funnier in Class and How it Can Affect Student Engagement

Caroline Stanley, Bridgewater State University

57.  Staying the Course:  Freshman Only Classes with Peer Mentors

Kerri Stephens, Cameron University

58.  Solidarity and Support: Navigating Academic Parenthood

Megan Strain and Katherine Moen, University of Nebraska Kearney

59.  Maximizing the TA (Teaching Assistant) Experience for TAs, Educators, and Students

Richard Tillman, University of Cincinnati

60.  Using Quality Matters' Instructional Design and Course Delivery Standards to Effectively Manage Hot Moments in the Classroom

Aimee Walker, Katherine Gerst, and Lilyana Ortega, Colorado State University

61.  Exploring the Realities of Departmental Tablet Adoptions for Classroom Use

Diana Young, Kristina Dandy, and Noland White, Georgia College & State University

PIE Session III

Sunday, January 5th

10:15-11:15 a.m.

62.  Talking About Life Experiences (TALEs) in Psychology Classes

Lise Abrams, Pomona College

63.  How Can We Use Psychology to Foster Inclusive Excellence?

Camille Buckner, Marymount University

64.  Let's Talk Cognitive Psychology and How We Teach It

Kieth Carlson, Valparaiso College

65.  Teaching with Technology: Leveraging Adaptive Learning Tools to Benefit Students and Instructors

Heather Collins, Medical University of South Carolina

66.  Food or Textbooks: A Dilemma for Too Many Students.Consider the Student Experience When Selecting Course Materials

De-Laine Cyrenne, California State University, Sacramento

67.  A Discussion on Discussions: Implementation Strategies for Maintaining an Effective, Diverse, and Rigorous Classroom Environment

William Schreiber, Elon University

68.  Usies' or Selfies?

Laura Dryjanska, Biola University

69.  Discussion Board or Discussion-Bored? Facilitating Student Engagement in an Online Classroom Environment

Erin Freeman, The University of Oklahoma

70.  Developing Internal Technology: Using Meditation in the Classroom

Jonathan Gibson, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

71.  Class Attendance

Kamil Hamaoui, Westchester Community College

72.  Interdisciplinary Educational Research: Questions, Confusions, and Insights

Meredith Henry, Emory University

73.  The Brick-and-Mortar Classroom as a Utopian Learning Space: Making it Worthwhile to Show Up to Class

Lauri Hyers, West Chester University

74.  Addressing Enrollment and Retention in the Psychology Major

Joy Jacobs-Lawson, Pam Cartor, and Ann Jirkovsky, Bellarmine University

75.  Make Learning Universal with UDL (Universal Design for Learning)

Whitney Jarnagin, Walter State Community College

76.  Biophilic Load: The Potential of Nature to Promote Student Wellness and Success

Jason Kaufman, Minnesota State University Mankato

77.  Integration of Statistics and Research Methods in Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum

Kristine Kovack-Lesh, Joe Hatcher, and

Julia Meyers-Manor, Ripon College

78.  Biological Psychology Online:  Transforming Classroom Activities to E-Learning

Adam Lawson, Eastern Kentucky University

79.  Strategies for Increasing Homework Buy-In: Show Them the Data!

Jenel Cavazos, University of Oklahoma

80.  Engaging On-line Students while Remaining ADA Compliant

Sherri Mata, Tarrant County College

81.  Most Psychology Majors Don't Go To Graduate School: How Can Programs Help Undergraduate Students Prepare for the Job Market?

Elizabeth Meinz, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

82.  Psychological Science versus Politics? Ethical Obligations to Students and Truth in a Politically Divisive Environment

Kenneth Michniewicz and Connie Wolfe, Muhlenberg College

83.  Physical Learning

LaWanda Morales, College of the Mainland

84.  Deciding What's In and What's Out in Teaching Intro Psych:What Topics/Chapters Do We Need to Cover?

Jeff Nevid, St. John's University

85.  Introduction of Psychology as Career Option

Turkan Ocal, Peru State College

86.  Guided Inquiry Learning in Psychology (POGIL)

Jill Rinzel, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

87.  Are You Open to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy?

Jon Skalski, Brigham Young University - Idaho

88.  Blending Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching Methods in Online Courses

Julia Sluzenski and Megan Meyer, Drexel University

89.  Innovative Methods for Incorporating Career Exploration Throughout the Curriculum

Stacie Spencer and Lauren Ruelens, MCPHS University

90.  The One Semester Research Methods Project

Ryan Winter, Florida International University

91.  Using Metacognition to Improve Student Learning and Performance

Ashley Hansen-Brown and Holly Grant-Marsney, Bridgewater State University

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