Friday, November 7, 2014

8:00 AM-8:50 AM

Using Evidence-Based Assessment to Target Admissions and Improve Retention
Jonathan Thorndike, Belmont University ; Beverly Schneller, Belmont University and Andrew Johnston, Belmont University

Analysis and Optimization of Honors Student-Led Leadership
Sara Liaghati-Mobarhan*, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Tianjiao Zhang*, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Anna Tyson*, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Katherine Hymel*, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Building an Honors Core Curriculum
Clay Motley, Western Kentucky University ; Elizabeth Gish, Western Kentucky University ; Alexander Olson, Western Kentucky University and Nathan Phelps, Western Kentucky University


So You Want to Teach Honors...Now What?
Cindy Sledge, San Jacinto College District-Central Campus and Martha Robertson, San Jacinto College District-Central Campus

9:00 AM-9:50 AM

Advising Students for the 2015 MCAT Changes
Sally Pyle, University of North Dakota

Bama Covered: One Conversation at a Time
Ashleigh Staples*, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Ramsha Farrukh*, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Bhavna Krishna*, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Paris McClendon*, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Amaris Thomas*, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Anjali Wagle*, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Climbing Creativity: Artistic and Experiential Assignments in Honors
Jordan LaBouff, University of Maine ; Samantha Jones, University of Maine ; Catherine Pouliot*, University of Maine and Christina Metcalf*, University of Maine

Developing Writing Skills for Honors
Annmarie Guzy, University of South Alabama

On the Brink: Providing Support for Stressed Students
Kara Anderson*, Millikin University ; Courtney Gallup*, Millikin University and Cheryl Chamblin, Millikin University

Political Theory, Political Engagement, and Honors Education
Christie Maloyed, University of Nebraska-Kearney ; Kevin Dooley, Monmouth University and Joseph Lane, Emory & Henry College

10:00 AM-10:50 AM

Honors Students and the Superman Complex: Dealing with Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Honors Communities
Patricia Smith, University of Central Arkansas ; Doug Corbitt, University of Central Arkansas ; Cindy Lea, University of Central Arkansas ; Phil Frana, James Madison University ; Amber Rolland*, University of Central Arkansas and Megan Dwyer*, James Madison University

Promoting Honors Undergraduate Research
Melissa Ladenheim, University of Maine ; Francois Amar, University of Maine ; Mark Haggerty, University of Maine ; Mark Walczak*, University of Maine and Danielle Walczak, University of Maine

Student Voice, Honors Education, and an Age of Reform
Christine Cusick, Seton Hill University

The Thrill of the Process: Applying for Major Scholarships
Ryan Diehl, Hutchinson Community College & Area Vocational School and Christina McIntyre, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

11:00 AM-11:50 AM

A Family Affair: Honors College Parent Programs
Rebekah Russell, Western Kentucky University and Allison Smith, Western Kentucky University

Holding the Mountain Together: Honors College Curricula in Transition
Erin Saldin, University of Montana-Missoula ; Gary Hawk, University of Montana-Missoula ; Nathalie Wolfram, University of Montana-Missoula and Pat Burke, University of Montana-Missoula

How to Survive the Honors Thesis: Student Perspectives on Undergraduate Research Success
Jamie Watson*, University of North Carolina Wilmington ; Zoe VanDerPloeg*, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Kate Bruce, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Organ Donation: A Comparison of Opt-in and Opt-out Systems
Joann Fong*, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Shejuti Paul*, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Mike Sloane, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Top Merit Scholars and Honors Programs: A Happy Marriage or Just Good Friends?
Michael Mills, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Katherine O'Connor, East Carolina University

12:00 PM-12:50 PM

How to Assess the Value of an Honors Program
Marcia Clark, Fullerton College ; Jackie Reynolds*, Fullerton College and Janae Jennings*, Fullerton College

Peer Mentors: Students Enabling Students
Laurie Lindberg, Ball State University and Margaret Armstrong*, Ball State University

1:00 PM-1:50 PM

Let's Talk about Beer: Make Your Honors Program and Your Gen-Ed Curriculum More Relevant Than Ever
Amber McGinnis, Chesapeake College and Dave Harper, Chesapeake College

Mathematics in the Honors Classroom
Dan Kemp, South Dakota State University

Thinking Outside the Semester Box: Enhancing the Capstone Honors Thesis Experience through Thesis Pre-Proposal Development"
Stanley Blair, Monmouth University ; Kevin Dooley, Monmouth University and Kevin Holton*, Monmouth University

4:00 PM-4:50 PM

Sport, Social Media, and History: A Learning Community at Moraine Valley Community College
Joshua Fulton, Moraine Valley Community College and Jeremy Shermak, Moraine Valley Community College

The Honors Program Outside the Honors Office
Clint Wagoner*, Midwestern State University ; Danielle Schwertner*, Midwestern State University and Juliana Lehman-Felts, Midwestern State University

The Oxford-Style Tutorial and Honors Education at Russell Sage College
Tonya Moutray, Russell Sage College ; Andor Skotnes, Russell Sage College ; David Baecker, Russell Sage College ; Sierra Miller*, Russell Sage College ; Jessica Loskowitz*, Russell Sage College and Margaret Brenenstuhl*, Russell Sage College

Unleashing the Diversity of Students in the Student Honors Organization
Carson Weingart*, Ball State University ; Emily Brumfield*, Ball State University ; Lauren Seitz, Ball State University and Valerie Weingart*, Ball State University

Saturday, November 8, 2014

10:00 AM-10:50 AM

We Are the Stories We Share: Creating Points of Contact between First-Year and Final-Year Honors Students
Brooke Hessler, Oklahoma City University ; Colin Ferguson*, Oklahoma City University ; Lauren Branum*, Oklahoma City University ; Sarah Wasikowski*, Oklahoma City University and Wesley Tomlin*, Oklahoma City University

A Contribution to Reflective Resilience in Banking and Hospitals
Trijntje Van Dyk, Saxion University of Applied Sciences

11:00 AM-11:50 AM

Making e-Books More Student Friendly
Khaled Hosny*, Qatar University and Randa Sheik*, Qatar University

Program Growth through Leadership Opportunities: Avoiding the Sophomore Slump
Brittany Kusniar*, California University of Pennsylvania and Lindsey Gasper*, California University of Pennsylvania

12:00 PM-12:50 PM

How Do I?: An Interactive Discussion on Honors Learning Communities, Advisory Boards, Honors Orientations, Scheduling across Disciplines, and Scholarships
Jenny D. Warren, Collin College ; Alicea Toso, Moraine Valley Community College and Belle Zembrodt, Northern Kentucky University

1:00 PM-1:50 PM

Communication, Comedy, and Students’ Rights
Susan Yager, Iowa State University and Laurie Smith Law, Iowa State University

Dancing the Night Away in Honors: Balancing Fine Arts and the Honors Program
Madeline Thiemann*, Columbia College - South Carolina ; Sarah McGhee*, Columbia College - South Carolina ; Erica Cooper*, Columbia College - South Carolina ; M. Chandler Hagan*, Columbia College - South Carolina and Jasmine Stanley*, Columbia College - South Carolina

2:00 PM-2:50 PM

Becoming an Honors Servant Leader
Ben Stout*, South Dakota State University and Hanna Larsen*, South Dakota State University

From Theory to Praxis: Considering the Place of Theory in Honors
Aaron Stoller, North Carolina State University ; Iraj Omidvar, Southern Polytechnic State University and Jeffery Orr, Southern Polytechnic State University

3:00 PM-3:50 PM

Teaching in Honors: Best Practices in Curriculum Development and Institutional Support
Joshua Fulton, Moraine Valley Community College ; Alicea Toso, Moraine Valley Community College ; Jeremy Shermak, Moraine Valley Community College and Nicholas Shizas, Moraine Valley Community College

The Ethics Bowl Initiative in Two-Year College Honors Programs
John Garcia, Harper College and Carrie Pritchett, Brazosport College

4:00 PM-4:50 PM

State of the Art Technology: Sexism and Other Matters
Jaskiran Mathur, St. Francis College and Kathleen Nolan, St. Francis College