Loading...

71st Annual Convention: Section Programs

Discover the wealth of knowledge awaiting you at the 71st Annual Convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel, March 1-3, 2018!

Find your discipline for event times:

Accounting

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
Budgeting Texas Style: Report from the Comptroller’s Office
Tom Currah, Chief Revenue Estimator and Director of the Revenue Estimating Division, Comptroller’s Office

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“Make Your Class as Unique as Your Students Using Open Educational Resources”

Alyson Indrunas, Director of Teaching and Learning, Lumen Learning; and Merrily Joy Hoffman, Professor of Accounting, San Jacinto College–Central

 

Accounting Section Chair:
Merrily Hoffman, San Jacinto College


American Association of Adjunct Educators (AAAE)


Friday, 8:00 – 9:15

Be an Unstoppable Professor: Be Engaged, Be Connected
Essie Childers, Professor of Learning Frameworks, Blinn College

 

 

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Student Engagement Tips for New Faculty”
Mike Kowis, Adjunct Professor of Business, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Senior Tax Counsel, Entergy Services, Inc.

Saturday, 8:00 – 8:45
“How to Self-Publish Your Next Book!”
Mike Kowis, Adjunct Professor of Business, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Senior Tax Counsel, Entergy Services, Inc.

 

Saturday, 10:00am – 10:45
“Overcoming Obstacles: Creativity a Catalyst for Problem-Solving Skills”
Vimlarani Chopra, Professor of Biology, Houston Community College

Saturday, 11:00am – 11:45
“The Role of Adjunct Faculty in Retaining a Diverse Student Population”
Cruz Imelda Wicks, HR Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, University of Texas Medical Branch

American Association of Adjunct Educators (AAAE) Section Chair:
Patrick Gilbert, Lone Star College–Tomball


American Sign Language and Interpreting 

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
“Good Morning Class, What? You Can’t Hear Me?”

Ryan Sims, Adjunct Professor of Business, Tarrant County College–Trinity River Campus

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“How Do Students Perceive Visual Cues vs Visual Gestural than Auditorily?”
Brent Ehrig, Professor of American Sign Language, Blinn College–Bryan

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“Mental Health and the Deaf Community: Awareness, Education, and Change”

Erica Henry, Leader of the Deaf Ministry, Concord Church
(in conjunction with Sociology and Social Work)

American Sign Language and Interpreting Chair:
Robyn Marcak, Blinn College


Architecture, Interior Design, & Computer Aided Design

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
“Portfolios and Projects for Your Faculty and Your Students”
Jason Katsoff, Customer Success Manager, Adobe

Friday, 9:30 – 10:20 / 10:35 – 11:45
“Redesigning the Dftg 1305/1405 Curriculum to Increase Student Success and Retention”
Douglas Smith, Department Chair/Professor of Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design, Austin Community College; and Ashleigh Fuller, Adjunct Professor of Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design, Austin Community College

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Industrial Training Systems”

Jamey Deloney, Regional Manager, Technical Laboratory Systems
(in conjunction with Computer Information Technology)

Saturday, 8:00 – 8:50
“Integration of New Design and Build Technologies”
Margarita Vanguelova, Assistant professor of Architectural and Engineering Design, South Texas College; and Laura Salas, Assistant professor of Architectural and Engineering Design, South Texas College


Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45

“How Technology is changing the Construction Industry”
Craig Chappell, VDC Technology Specialist, TDIndustries

 

 

Architecture, Interior Design, & Computer Aided Design Section Chair:
Andrea Szlachtowski, Collin College


Art

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“Showcasing Your Work, Collaborating on Projects”

Jason Katsoff, Customer Success Manager, Adobe

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“The Power, Process and Importance of Mentoring Students in the Arts”
Paige Prater, Supervisor, Frisco Discovery Center

Art Section Chair:
Julie Shipp, Collin College


Biology

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“Case Studies in Biology”
Michèle Shuster, Associate Professor of Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Saturday, 8:00 – 8:50
“Digital Lab Notebooks for Modern Lab Instruction”
Richard Romero, Regional Manager, Lab Archives; and Christopher Parker, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Texas Wesleyan University

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Teaching Relevant Skills During Lecture, Lab, and Assessment”
Eric J. Simon, Professor of Biology, New England College, Henniker, NH

Biology Section Chair:
Raj Rudrabhatla, Galveston College


Business Management

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“Management in a Globalized Business World Presents New Challenges for College Educators: Part I”
Linda V. Gerber, Director of the Center for Global Business, The University of Texas at Austin; and Bill Clabby, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, St. Edward’s University

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Management in a Globalized Business World Presents New Challenges for College Educators: Part II”
Bill Clabby, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, St. Edward’s University

Business Administration Section Chair:
Bill Louden, Austin Community College


Chemistry

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“Profiling Factors that Govern Persistence in General Chemistry Leading to Retention in STEM”

Blain Mamiya, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University; and Diana Mason, Regional Director, Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Adaptive Learning in the Digital Age”

Jason Overby, Professor of Chemistry, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“Helping Students Succeed with a Digital Product”
Vickie Williamson, Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

Chemistry Section Chair:
Thomas José, Blinn College–Bryan


Child Development Educators (CDEA)

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“TEA and the Early Childhood: PREK- 3 Certification”

Jessica McLoughlin, Program Specialist, Texas Education Agency; and Grace Wu, Project Manager, Texas Education Agency

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
CDEA Network and Sharing Session Meeting
Kathi Abba, President, Child Development Educators Association

Child Development Educators (CDEA) Section Chair:
Kathi Abba, Houston Community College–Central


Computer Information Technology

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“Big Data Analytics and Data Visualization DashBoard: Are We Teaching Our Students Such Skills?”
Rajiv Malkan, Professor of Computer Science and Business, Lone Star College–Montgomery

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Industrial Training Systems”

Jamey Deloney, Regional Manager, Technical Laboratory Systems

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“NSF, ATE, and CyberSecurity – the Grant Process on the Ground”
John Kidd, Associate Professor of Information Technology, Tarrant County College–Northwest

Computer Information Technology Section Chair:
Steve Smiley, Tarrant County College–Northwest


Cosmetology

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation: TDLR Update”
Rebecca Armas, Program Specialist III, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Community College Cosmetology Educators of Texas (CCCET):Re-Connect”

Bobbie Smith, CCCET President

Saturday, 9:00 – 11:45
“Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation: PSI Update
Daphne Shaffer, Education & Examination Liaison, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Cosmetology Section Chair:
Christine Henery, Trinity Valley Community College


Criminal Justice/Forensic Science

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“Guns on Campus”
Chris McLaughlin, Senior Director, Emergency Management and Institutional Assurance

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“From the Lab to the Field:  The New Science of Forensic Science and How to Prepare our Students for the Next Challenges”
Guido F. Verbeck, Professor of Biology and Chemistry, University of North Texas

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Ways to Detect and Prevent Sexual Abuse on Campus”
Jason Clark-Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice, Tarrant County College

Criminal Justice Section Chair:
Cherly Furge, North Central Texas College


Developmental Education

Friday, 8:00 – 8:50
Catch Them Before They Fall”

J.B. Dunn, Professor of Mathematics and Business, Louisiana Delta Community College, Monroe, LA

Friday, 9:00 – 9:50
Effective Acceleration from Developmental Coursework to Successful Completion of Transfer Courses
Edie Carter, Dean of Academic Success, Amarillo College; and Karen White, Associate Professor of Developmental Mathematics, Amarillo College

Friday, 10:00 – 10:50
Learner-Centered Classrooms Provides Huge Returns
Gale Brewer, Instructor of Developmental Mathematics, Amarillo College; and Gretta Johnson, Associate Professor Developmental Mathematics, Amarillo College

Friday, 11:00 – 12:50
Operationalizing HB2223 to Improve Success for Developmental Students

Russell Self, Professor of Developmental Mathematics, Trinity Valley Community College

Friday, 4:00 – 5:00
TSI, DE, and HB 2223 Updates

Suzanne Morales Vale, Director of Developmental and Adult Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“The Many Faces of Co-Requisite Remediation”
Mike Sullivan III, Professor of Mathematics, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

Saturday, 8:00 – 8:50
Get Connected: Teaching Integrated Reading and Writing Online

Jenne Higgins, Assistant Professor and General Studies Liaison, Howard College–Big Spring

Saturday, 9:00 – 9:50
Challenges to and Strategies for Teaching IRW as Reported by Practitioners

Patrick Saxon, Associate Professor and Director of the Developmental Education Administration Doctoral Program, Sam Houston State University

Saturday, 10:00 – 10:50
Navigating the Changes in Developmental Course Offerings:  Keeping Your Direction True to Your Goals

Mitchel Burchfield, Professor of English, Southwest Texas Junior College

Saturday, 11:00 – 11:50
“Accelerating Developmental Writing Students through a Co-requisite Workshop”
Andrea Berta, Director of the Developmental English Program, University of Texas-El Paso

Developmental Education Section Chair:
Jenny Shotwell, Central Texas College


Developmental Reading & Writing

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
Up, Up, and Away:  Success with a Co-requisite Acceleration Model
Karen Dulweber, Assistant Department Chair of Language Development, Kilgore College; Becky Johnson, Dean of Arts and Mathematical Sciences, Kilgore College; and Karen Johnson, Professor of Developmental Reading, Kilgore College

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
Metacognitive Activities that Promote Student Academic Success”

Judith L. Carter, Professor of English, Amarillo College; Pam Ortega, Professor of English, Amarillo College; and Karen Taylor, Professor of Developmental WritingAmarillo College

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
Using Researched Best Practices and Technology to Scaffold Metacognitive Strategies in Co-Requisite Composition Classes

Sarah Condiff, Associate Professor of English, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Versailles, KY

Developmental Reading & Writing Section Chair:
Latasha Goodwyn, Kilgore College


Economics

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“Writing to Learn in Economics”
Richard Gosselin, Professor of Economics, Houston Community College

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
The Economics of Everyday Life”

Robert Lawson, Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom, Southern Methodist University

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“The Performance and Risk Paradox: A Banking Industry Analysis”

Kelsey Reichow, Financial Industries Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Economics Section Chair:
Charles Newton, Houston Community College
Laura Leal, South Texas College


Electronics

Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30
“Industrial Certifications – Electronics”

Jamey Deloney, Regional Manager, Technical Laboratory Systems

Thursday, 11:45 – 12:45
Lunch

Thursday, 1:00 – 2:30
“Industry 4.0. How Does This Change Your Training?”

Bill Sherill, Regional Vice President, Advanced Technologies Consultants

Thursday, 2:30 – 4:00
“Logistics and Cybersecurity”

Aaron Paul, Regional Sales Manager, Advanced Technologies Consultants

Friday, 9:00 – 11:30
“Web-Based Curriculum Delivery for Engineering and Industrial Programs”

Will Johnson, US General Manager, Armfield Inc.

Friday, 1:00 – 3:00
“How to Build a Capstone Class for Advanced Electronics Students When No Textbook is Available”
Ricky MacFaden, Retired Professor of Electronics, Paris Community College

Electronics Section Chair:
Henry Wyckoff, Frank Phillips College


English

Jodie Nicotra
Friday, 11:15 – 12:45

Teaching Argumentation in the Age of Big Data
Jodie Nicotra, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of English, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

 

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Digital Literacy throughout the English Curriculum with Adobe Creative Cloud”
Todd Taylor, Director of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
Co-Requisite Models for Integrated Reading/Writing

Lisa Hoeffner, Professor of English, McLennan Community College

English Section Chair:
Stephen Mendonca, Lone Star College-University Park


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“ESL Students in the Academy – the Convergence of Two Different Languages
Mary Corredor, Professor of ESOL, Austin Community College

Vishal Chander
Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45

Immigration Fundamentals for ESL Professionals
Vishal Chander, Managing Attorney, The Chander Law Firm

 

 

English as a Second Language Section Chair:
Anne-Marie Schlender, Austin Community College–Rio Grande


Foreign Language

Grant Goodall

 

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
What Makes a Language Learning Activity Good? Three Tips from the Science of Learning
Grant Goodall, Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Language Program, University of California, San Diego, CA

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“Skip the Textbook! How to Create Low-Cost Courses to Boost Enrollment and Save Time”
Melanie Banfield, Owner and President, LectureSource, Inc.; and Alexandra Lough, Owner and Vice-President, LectureSource, Inc.

Foreign Language Section Chair:
Janett Hillar, Houston Community College–Southwest


Geography and Anthropology

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“Capitalism and its Impact on Our Lives: A Panel Discussion”
Wasquar Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of North Texas; and Ipsita Chatterjee, Associate Professor of  Geography, University of North Texas

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Water-Energy-Food Nexus”
Gabriel Eckstein, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University

Geography and Anthropology Section Chair:
Susan C. Slowey, Blinn College–Bryan


Geology

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
Bones in the Backyard!  A Prolific Vertebrate Fossil Site in the Heart of the DFW Metroplex”
Ronald S. Tykoski, Director of Paleontology Lab, Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Saturday, 9:00am – 10:15
Earthquakes, Shale Gas Production, Wastewater Injection and North Texas”
Heather DeShon, Associate Professor and seismologist, Southern Methodist University

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Water-Energy-Food Nexus”
Gabriel Eckstein, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University
(in conjunction with Geography)

Geology Section Chair:
Rebecca Owens, Tyler Junior College


Government

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
“Of Bathrooms, Uber, and Fracking: Preemption and Politics in the Age of Trump”
Ted Harpham, Associate Provost and Professor of Government, University of Texas at Dallas; and Anthony Champagne, Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“Ways the Electoral College Does and Doesn’t Accomplish the Intended Mission”

George C. Edwards III, Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University


Brandon RottinghausFriday, 4:00 – 5:15
“’A Congressman or a Gentleman?’ Interparty Warfare, the 2018 Elections, and Texas Politics”

Brandon Rottinghaus, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston

 

 

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“President Trumps Relationship with the Media”

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, Department Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas

Government Section Co-Chairs:
Will Parent, San Jacinto College–North;
Kevin Davis, North Central Texas College–Corinth;
and Michael McConachie, Collin College–Spring Creek


Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
Kinesiology Earning a Place at the Academic Table
Traci Ramsey, Professor of Physical Education, Collin College

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
Kinesiology Earning a Place at the Academic Table: Panel and Open Discussion”

Wes Adams, Professor of Kinesiology, Northeast Lakeview College; and Kathleen Fenton, Associate Dean for Academic Services, Collin College

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Section Chair:
Vincent Lockhart, Northeast Lakeview College


Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation (HVAC)

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
Terminal Unit Technology”
Randel Zimmerman, Distinguished Lecturer, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
Aligning Your BAS Program with the Market”
Phil Zito, Author and Creator, Building Automation Monthly

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation Section Chair:
Jorge S. Martinez, South Texas College


History

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
On the Trail of the Texas Rangers:  Myth, Memory, and Lone Star Legend
Michael Collins, Former Hardin Distinguished Professor of American History, Midwestern State University

HW Brands

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
What History Teaches – and What it Doesn’t
H.W. Brands, Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History, University of Texas at Austin

 

 

History Section Chair:
Rob Little, Tarrant County College


Hospitality Educators (TEACHM)

Friday, 9:00 – 9:30
Business Meeting
MT Hickman, Hospitality Educators Section Chair, Richland College

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
Tourism & Hospitality Case Study
Eric Tobin, Professor of Hospitality and Food Service Management, Collin College–Preston Ridge

Saturday  10:30 – 11:45
“Recruiting Trends in Hospitality
Diane Heppel, Director of Recruiting and Talent Development, Aimbridge Hospitality

Hospitality Educators Section  Co-Chairs:
MT Hickman, Richland College and
Rusty Weatherly, Grayson College


Humanities

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
“Digital Story Telling across the Humanities Curriculum with Adobe Creative Cloud”
Todd Taylor, Director of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Karla K Marton Circle
Friday, 9:30 – 11:00

Poet Laureate Pathways to Inspiration
Karla K. Morton, Author

 

 

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
Stage Right into Humanities Theatre

Amy Mills Jackson, Professor of Theatre, Mountain View College

Humanities Section Chair:
Alma Martinez-Egger, Tarrant County College


International Education

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“The Impact of Generation Z in International Education”
Caroline Ickes, Director of Strategic Partnerships, International Studies Abroad

Saturday, 9:00 -10:15
“Study Abroad: Expanding Education Students’ Perspectives on Teaching and Learning”
Janice Koch, Professor Emerita of Science Education, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Global Competence: Essential Skills for Success”
Amy Miller, Director of Education, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth


International Education Section Chair:
Cheyenne Adams, Northeast Lakeview College


Library

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45 
Archival Chaos Theory: Rebuilding a Community College Archives Program
Thomas Kellam, Senior Librarian and Archivist, Tarrant County College

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“Creative Commons: Finding and Licensing Online Content

Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Library Section Co-Chairs:
Marissa Saenz, Wharton County Junior College and Twyla Reese-Hornsby, Tarrant County College


Mathematics (TEXMATYC)

Thursday
Open Educational Resources – Come see what OERs are available for you and your institution.

2:00 – 2:40 – The Best of NROC!
Angie Smajstrla, Regional Membership Manager, The NROC Project

2:50 – 3:30 – The Best of OpenStax!
Nicole Finkbeiner, Associate Director of Institutional Relations, OpenStax

3:40 – 4:20 – The Best of WebWork!
Virgil Pierce, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley

4:30 – 5:15
TexMATYC Executive Board Meeting

Friday
8:00 – 8:50
Department Chair Meeting

Cynthia Martinez, Professor of Mathematics, Temple College; and Mario Morin, Professor of Mathematics, South Texas College

9:00 – 9:50
“Non-STEM Developmental Math Courses: Content & Training”
Kelly Greenwood Holman, Professor of Mathematics, Austin Community College; and Colleen Hosking, Professor of Mathematics, Austin Community College

10:00 – 10:50
“Keeping the Essentials in STEM & Business Math”
Cynthia Martinez, Professor of Mathematics, Temple College

11:00 – 11:50
Let’s Talk About Mathematics Across Texas!”
Cynthia Martinez, Professor of Mathematics, Temple College; Mario Morin, Professor of Mathematics,
South Texas College; and April Strom, Professor of Mathematics, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale AZ

4:00 – 5:15
“Corequisite Education in Kentucky: Opportunity, Success, and Impact”
Sue CainProfessor of Mathematics, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Saturday
9:00am – 10:00
“Using Google to Communicate with Online Students”
Tami Tacker, Professor of Mathematics, Kaplan University, Davenport, IA; and Lea Rosenberry, Professor of Mathematics, Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

10:15 – 11:45
“Assessing Comprehension in Calculus/Statistics Workshop”
Chris Oehrlein, Professor of Mathematics, Oklahoma City Community College

Mathematics Section Co-Chairs:

Cynthia Martinez, Temple College and Mario Morin, South Texas College

 


Nursing (ADN & LVN)


TOADN Pre-Conference: Legal Issues and Learning Strategies
Separate registration required

Thursday, 7:15 – 8:45
“Legal Issues in Academia Part I”
Anne Brett, Professor of Nursing, NurseTim, Inc.

Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00 
“Legal Issues in Academia Part II”
Anne Brett, Professor of Nursing, NurseTim, Inc.

Thursday, 12:45 – 2:15
“Active Learning Strategies Part I”
Ainslie Nibert, Associate Dean/Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – Houston

Thursday, 4:30 – 5:00 
“Active Learning Strategies Part II”
Ainslie Nibert

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
“Is a Melting Pot of Student Organizations a Reciprocal Benefit for Students, Faculty, and Administrators?”
Heather Evarts, Professor of Nursing, Collin College

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“Collaborate, Construct, Communicate, Cultivate: A Makerspace Learning Activity”
Val Curry, Professor of Art, Eastfield College; and Joyce Sizemore, Professor of Nursing, Collin College

Saturday, 9:00 –10:15
“SWIFT: A To-Do List that Can Grow with You”
Jeff Tix, Professor of English, Wharton County Junior College

Nursing Section Chair:
Donna Hatch, Collin College


Office Technology

Friday, 8:00-9:15 am 
“Why Pass or Fail is Failing”
Daniel Bird, Vice President–North America Marketing,  Isograd

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“Job Satisfaction: The Value of What You do and How to Make It Work for You”
Eva Hearn, Professor of Office Technology, Central Texas College

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
Crack the Code: A Different Approach to Student Recruitment for Medical Office
Cindi Dunn, Professor of Office Technology, Central Texas College; and Kerwin Flaherty, Professor of Office Technology, Central Texas College

Office Technology Section Chair:
Melissa Gonzalez, Central Texas College


Philosophy

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
Self-Interested Thinking and Tyranny:  How the Euthyphro is a Warning to Republics
Jack O’Connor, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, North Central Texas College

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
“Philosophy, the Liberal Arts, and Community College Education
Mark Thames, Department Head of Philosophy and Religion, El Centro College

Friday, 4:30 – 5:15
“Abstract: Why God Doesn’t Exist Because This World Does
Richard Schoenig, Professor of Philosophy, San Antonio College

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Mathematical Education in the 16th Century and Its Impact on Early Modern Natural Philosophy
Nathan Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Houston Community College

Philosophy Section Chair:
Kenneth Bass, Central Texas College


Physics & Engineering

Friday, 11:15 – 11:45
“Setup and Evaluation of Remotely Accessible 3D Printer Infrastructure for Technology, Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Courses”
Roderick Crowder, Lead Faculty, Program Coordinator, and Engineering Curriculum Chair, Richland College

Friday, 11:50 – 12:45
New York Times Centripetal Force News Articles which Help Teach Physics
John Cise, Founding Dean of Math & Science, Austin Community College

Saturday, 8:00 – 8:50
“Making College Physics Class Time More Meaningful: Strategies, Activities, and Resources”
Roger Freedman, Professor of Physics, University of California–Santa Barbara

Saturday, 9:00 – 9:30
Connecting Students to Engineering and the Grand Challenges Through Agriculture and Sustainability”
Connie Gomez, Professor of Engineering, San Jacinto College

Saturday, 9:40 – 10:15
Scholarly Teaching – Technology and Effective Feedback
Jeff Loats, Professor of Physics, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

Physics & Engineering Section Chair:
Madhu Gyawali, San Jacinto College


Psychology

Nathan DeWall
Friday, 9:30 – 11:00

Taming the Impulsive Beast: Self-Control as Our Greatest Human Strength
Nathan DeWall, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Psychology Lab, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Ready for Work? Students’ and Working Adults’ Views about the Career-related Skills that are Learned at College”
Tanya Martini, Professor of Psychology, Brock University, 
St. Catharines, ON

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
When They Just Don’t Get It: Targeting Common Misconceptions and Difficult Concepts to Improve Student Learning
Danae L. Hudson, Professor of Psychology; and Brooke L. Whisenhunt, Professor of Psychology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Psychology Section Chair:
Marylou Robins, San Jacinto College–South


Sociology & Social Work

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
First Face: Engaging and Retaining First Generation Dual Credit Students”

Paul A. Benson, Government Chair and Assistant Professor of Government, Tarrant County College; and
Carolyn Benson, Professor of Psychology and Sociology, Tarrant County College

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
“Mental Health and the Deaf Community: Awareness, Education, and Change”

Erica Henry, Leader of the Deaf Ministry, Concord Church

Sociology & Social Work Section Co-Chairs:
Tasha Brown Hardtner, Central Texas College and Renee Henry, Central Texas College


Speech & Drama

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15
Teaching with Technology: Overcoming Obstacles in an Online Communication Course

Brandy Fair, Professor of Communications, Grayson College

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00
Cued Active Learning Classrooms: Rock Star Teaching & Learning

William Torres, Adjunct Speech Faculty, Tarrant County College–Trinity River Campus

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45 
“Ways to Help Our Students Learn How to Manage Their Natural Nervousness When Speaking in Different Communication Settings”
Cristina Doda Cárdenas, Professor of Speech, San Jacinto College

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Incorporating the Scaffolding Method when Crafting Vivid Messages for Presentations”
Jason Vidrine, Assistant Professor of Speech, Austin Community College


Speech & Drama Section Chair:
Debra Harper-LeBlanc, Lone Star College–Greenspoint Center and Darrick Nicholas, Austin Community College


Student Services, Counseling & Advising

Friday, 8:00 – 9:15 (in conjunction with American Sign Language)
“Good Morning Class, What? You Can’t Hear Me?”

Ryan Sims, Adjunct Professor of American Sign Language, Tarrant County College–Trinity River Campus

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 (in conjunction with American Sign Language)
“How Do Students Perceive Visual Cues vs Visual Gestural than Auditorially?”
Brent Ehrig, American Sign Language at Blinn College, Blinn College–Bryan

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
Advising through Multiple Intelligences
Kimberly Eason, Coordinator of Student Accessibility Resources, Tarrant County College; and Carey Miller, Academic Advisor and Adjunct InstructorTarrant County College

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15
Green Zone Training

Christina McDonald, Veterans Counselor, Tarrant County College–Southeast; Anna Hinman, Licensed Professional Counselor, Tarrant County College–Northwest; and Chris Hunt, Licensed Professional Counselor,  Tarrant County College–Northeast

Student Services, Counseling & Advising Section Chair:
Condoa Parrent, Tarrant County College


Teacher Preparation

Richard Gargilio
Friday, 8:00 – 9:15

“Coffee & a Conversation: A 50 Year Perspective on Special Education–Past Concerns and Contemporary Issues”
Richard Gargiulo, Professor Emeritus of Special Education, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

 


Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 
Student Engagement Tips for New Faculty”

Mike Kowis, Adjunct Professor of Business, Lone Star College–Montgomery

Friday, 4:00 – 5:00
“Doing M[OER] With Less: Engaging Your Students with Open Education Resources [OER]”

Leah Bishop, Academic Success Manager, Odigia

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“Teacher Prep, AATS, and More”

Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce division, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Teacher Preparation Section Chair:
Crystal Tewes, San Jacinto College – South


Welding

Friday, 11:15 – 12:45
“Industry Standards”
Carla ThompsonWorkforce Development Manager, Turner Industries Group, LLC

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
“Industrial Training Systems”

Jamey Deloney, Regional Manager, Technical Laboratory Systems
(in conjunction with Computer Information Technology)

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45
“The Transition from Education to Entrepreneur”
Lou Harvey, Co-Owner, H & H Welding and Ventilation LLC


Welding Section Chair:
Tam Le, Houston Community College