Recap: 2019 Colloquium ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

Collaborations: Building Inclusive Bridges

April 5, 2019 – 8 AM – 5 PM
Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Lynn Business Center
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt])

On Friday, April 5th, 2019 the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence hosted the 5th annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation.  This all-day event boasted a variety of engaging and thought-provoking sessions aligned with the theme of Building Inclusive Bridges.  Please share your feedback so we can improve your experience next year.



Noel Painter, Executive Vice President and Provost
Stetson University

Keynote: Building Bridges and Forging Learning Communities in Carceral Spaces

Pamela Cappas-Toro, Co-Director– Strategic Planning

Andy Eisen, Co-Director– Program Coordinator,
Melinda Hall, Co-Director– Curriculum
Jelena Petrovic, Co-Director– Faculty and Student Liaison,

Stetson University

The Community Engagement Project (CEP) is Stetson University’s liberal arts higher education in prison initiative. It was established in January 2015 by Stetson Faculty members and is currently co-directed by Drs. Pamela Cappas-Toro, Andy Eisen, Melinda Hall, and Jelena Petrovic. In this address, CEP co-directors, incarcerated students, and student interns will describe their efforts to create a diverse learning community inside and outside of the Tomoka Correctional Institution. 

Concurrent Session A (10:30am-11:45am)

A1- Contemplative Practices in the Classroom

Morris Sullivan, Stetson University

A2- Putting Taboo on the Table

Zach Cordell, Daytona State College

A3- Bridges to Global Citizenship Through Place-Based Education, Community Engagement, and Project-Based Learning

Savannah-Jane Griffin & Roxanne Lewis, Stetson University

Concurrent Session B (1:00pm-1:50pm)

B1- Scholarly Writing: Carving Time from a Hectic Schedule

Debbi Dinkind, Jennifer Corbin, Grace Kaletski-Maisel, & Kelly Larson, Stetson University


B1- Internationalizing the Stetson Writing Center: Collaborating Across Campus

Leigh Ann Dunning, Jeanette Jakupca, Aiyanna Maciel, & Amber Biron, Stetson University

B2- Creativity vs. Technology: The Battle for Student Engagement

Lenore Brantley, Advent Health University & Paul Brantley, North American Division Seventh-day Adventist Church


B2- Using a Video Spectrum for Student Support in Online Delivery

Marino Nader, University of Central Florida

B3- Telling Other People’s Stories: Reflections on Responsibly Teaching Multicultural Content as White Faculty

Sarah Cramer, Sam Houston, & Andy Eisen, Stetson University

Concurrent Session C (2:00pm-2:50pm)

C1- Collaboration Across Campuses: Research Symposia as a Way to Connect

Janis Prince- Saint Leo University

C2- Do I Really Need to Learn That? Bridging the Gap Between Curricular and Co-curricular Activities

Veon Stewart, Nadia Edwin, & Patricia Clayton, AdventHealth University


C2- Greater as a Whole: Bridging the Gap Between Community and Classroom

Kendra Presley-Van Houten, Veon Stewart, & Nadia Edwin, AdventHealth University

C3- Illegal and Legal Privilege in College Admission

Susan Peppers-Bates, Joanne Harris-Duff, Joel Bauman, Jeff Altier, & Savannah-Jane Griffin, Stetson University

Concurrent Session D (3:00pm-3:50pm)

D1- Reflections on Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the College Classroom

Megan O’Neill, Michelle Randall, Cathy Day, Andy Denhart, & Fran Duvall, Stetson Univeristy

D2- Active Learning Strategies for Teaching and Learning Engineering Courses and What Students Think About Them

Ricardo Zaurin, University of Central Florida


D2- Utilizing the Gradula Release of Responsibility Teaching Model to Engage in a Large Enrollment Chemistry Course

Nicole Lapeyrouse & Cherie Yestrebsky, University of Central Florida

D3- Using Standardized Patients to Train Allied Health Students

Shirish Lala, Melanie McDonough, & Samantha Stern, Daytona State College


D3- Stetson University Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Initiative

Kirk Roberson (Stetson University), Vince Kinsler (Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach), Colleen Vanderlip (Stetson University), & Matthew Schrager (Stetson University)

Closing Reception (4:00pm-5:00pm)

Breathe the Machine

Studio Circle D takes over Davis Lab (106) for an interactive installation event. Participants will move from screen to screen, using human breath to move and change what happens on the labs’ computers and in a larger collaborative story set in a near future.

Thank you to all who participated!  Be sure to  share your feedback so we can improve your experience next year.