Meeting in the Middle Conference Agenda

February 18th, Cone Center (Rooms 208 and 210), University of North Carolina – Charlotte

9:00: Coffee

9:30am: Peter Felten (Elon University)

11:00am: Poster Presentation Set-up

11:30am: In-house Luncheon

12:30pm: Poster Visitation and informal research discussions

Megan Hodgson & Tony Atkins (UNC Wilmington)
“Plagiarism 101: UNC System Schools and How we Enforce Plagiarism Policies”

Diana Ashe (UNC Wilmington)
“Real-Time Grading: A Tool for Engaging Millennial Writers.”

Jessie Moore and Paula Patch (Elon University)
“First-Year Digital Literacies: Teaching and Researching Technology-Enriched Innovations”

Nancy Barendse (Charleston Southern University)
“Using a Computer to Assess Revision”

2:00pm: Laura Cruz (Western Carolina University)

3:30pm: Closing remarks

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It’s not too late to join us!  If you would like to be a part of our One-day event and bring a friend with you for free, fill out the registration form (click here) and send it directly to Nancy Barendse ( no later than Monday, February 14.

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Peter Felten and Laura Cruz to speak at Meeting in the Middle

Carolinas WPA is pleased to announce that Peter Felten (Elon University) and Laura Cruz (Western Carolina University) will be featured speakers at the 2011 Meeting in the Middle.

Peter Felten is assistant provost, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and associate professor of history, at Elon University. He has published widely on engaged learning and the scholarship of teaching, and he is on the editorial boards of the International Journal for Academic Development and the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Peter is president (2010-2011) of the POD Network, an international association for teaching and learning centers in higher education, and he will co-present a plenary address (“Is SoTL good for faculty professional development?”) at the 2011 conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. His recent research focuses on how students learn and develop in college, and on the possibilities of student-faculty partnerships in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Laura Cruz is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Coulter Faculty Commons at Western Carolina University. In addition to her work in history, she has research interests/publications in the Boyer model of scholarship, the integration of technology and pedagogy, institutional subcultures, and graduate student development. She continues to serve as the editor-in-chief of MountainRise, one of the longest-standing SoTL journals.

The full Meeting in the Middle schedule will be posted soon.

Meeting in the Middle: Directions, Hotels, and Parking

We hope to see you at Meeting in the Middle on February 18th. Here are some resources to help you with your travel plans:

The parking garage adjacent to Cone Center has a Visitor Parking Deck has a visitor parking deck; the fee is $1/hr ($8 max/day).