Wednesday April 19, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Track 1: The Mission of Student Learning
Track 2: Student Engagement, Co-curricular Programs, and Mission Fulfillment
Track 3: Faculty Engagement and Mission Fulfillment
Track 4: The Impact of the Changing Higher Education Landscape on Institutional Mission
Laura Massa
Director of Assessment
Loyola Marymount University
Preparing Students to Engage with ‘The Big Picture’ of Learning: How to Build Team-Based Undergraduate Research Opportunities Into Undergraduate Courses

Adding undergraduate research opportunities to a course can build High-Impact Practice experience. Many educators would like to do this but don’t know how to begin. This session will be built around a set of strategic guidelines successfully used by the presenter to do this, resulting in increased student engagement and learning.

Doug Swanson
California State University, Fullerton
Pedagogical and Curricular Approaches in Global Awareness and Understanding: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research Methods

The rationale and procedures in implementing human rights education with a focus on global awareness and understanding – through two of our core department courses, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods – will be discussed. Examples of student engagement through lectures and assignments will be presented. Challenges, outcomes, and testimonies will be shared.

Michelle Melendres
Assistant Professor
Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
Amanda Romero
Associate Professor & Chair
Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
Cures for Undergraduate Research at a Health Sciences Institution: Bridging the Gap Between Liberal Arts and Physical Sciences

California Northstate University’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) is implementing interdisciplinary student research projects in our B.S. program: Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). Interdisciplinary research experiences for undergraduates have the potential to stimulate student inquiry, promote student-faculty working relationships, and foster faculty collaboration that transcends particular fields of study.

William Davis
Assistant Professor of English and Technology Studies
California Northstate University
Rikki Corniola
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director of Accreditation and Assessment
California Northstate University