The 58th Annual Meeting
will be held on
October 16th-17th, 2014
at The University of Portland
in Portland, Oregon.
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Thursday October 16th:
8:30-9:50 Opening Session
10:00-10:20 Concurrent Sessions
10:30-11:50 Teaching Workshops
12:00-2:00 Lunch and Student Posters
2:10-4:30 Concurrent Sessions
4:30-8:00 Guest Speaker, Dinner, Awards (cash bar)
Friday October 17th:
8:00-9:50 Concurrent Sessions
10:00-10:50 Exhibitor Workshops
11:00-1:30 Lunch, Faculty Posters, Exhibitors
1:40-3:00 Faculty Development Workshops
3:10-3:30 Concluding Remarks, Presidential Address
Steering Committee Meetings to be held
Wednesday at 6 pm and Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm,
both in the Murphy Room of Franz Hall (4th floor).
EARLY BIRDS GET THE WORMS
Complete registration (including abstract submittal for those presenting)
by August 15th, 2014 is $145
Registration (or an incomplete registration for those presenting)
after August 15th is $200
For students (graudate or undergraduate),
early bird registration is $50;
after August 15th is $75
This registration fee is includes access to all events and workshops,
dinner on Thursday night, lunch on Thursday and Friday,
and a continental style breakfast Thursday morning.
Hotels for the 2014 Meeting
Hotel room blocks reserved for ACUBE members will be released after August 31st, 2014. Both hotels are a 10-15 minute drive to the UP campus. Explore both options online (by clicking the hotel name below) and see which facility suits you best.
a lovely hotel in the Convention Center district and mere steps to the public transportation hub (1441 NE 2nd Avenue).
a fabulously funky and minimalist boutique hotel in the heart of Portland (800 East Burnside). Truly a Portland experience!
Transportation to, from, and in Portland:
While you may want a car to explore areas outside of Portland (such as Mt. Hood or the coast), Portland's public transportation is some of the best in the USA. It is safe, reliable, convenient, and cheap. See Portland's Tri Met website for everything you need to know about using Portland's buses, max, and street cars.
If you do rent a car, here are some helpful driving directions:
Are you planning on presenting at ACUBE's 58th Annual Meeting?
Presentation information and abstract upload is done online during the registration process. If you are presenting a poster, presentation, or workshop you must enter all that information when you register for the conference. If you have any concerns about whether or not your abstract will be accepted, see here for some guidelines about presenting at ACUBE. You will be notified within a few weeks if there is any problem with your presentation; as a general rule, ACUBE welcomes any type of presentation as long as it relates to teaching college-level biology.
Abstracts will not be accepted outside of the registration process, and abstract submission will close on September 15, 2014.
Announcing the 58th Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker, Christopher Price
Christopher Price is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. He has been at Brockport since receiving his PhD in Political Science from the University at Albany in 2004. In addition to his work at CELT, Chris teaches an undergraduate hybrid course in political thought and a graduate online course on democratic philosophies of education. Some of the teaching and learning workshops he has conducted include discussion-based teaching, communicating effectively with students, collaborative learning, academic integrity, and using critical reflection to improve teaching and learning. Chris established and directs the faculty learning community program at Brockport. He lives in Rochester, New York with his wife Jessica and his children Lucy and Henry.
Chris will be speaking on Thursday October 16th about "Plagiarism in a Digital Age", a topic that is of concern to teachers at all higher education institutions.
Annual Meeting Highlight: Faculty Development Workshops
The following four sessions will run concurrently on Friday October 17th. See which session could best suit your professional development!
Session I: Teaching Like a Pro in Your First Few Years
How can you maximize the cooperation of students, peers, and administrators as you implement the best in innovative pedagogy? Where can you find excellent “turn-key” activities? Master teachers will guide you through:
- Educational Outcomes and Criteria
- Effective Assessments
- Flipping your Class
Experienced educators will share their most effective and efficient strategies so that you can focus your time and attention on what matters most.
- Syllabi that work
- Efficient Feedback
- Managing your time
Becky Burton, Janice Bonner, and Conrad Toepfer
Session II: Pre-Health Care Advising
Do most of the undergraduates at your institution want to be doctors, dentists, or other related health professionals? This workshop will provide attendees with up-to-date information on
- Statistics on who IS getting accepted into medical school
- How to best prepare students for medical school
- How to guide students that may not be ready for the health professions
Gigi Makky and Debbie Meuler
Session III: Getting an Academic Job
Teaching-intensive institutions (TIIs) have hiring criteria that are probably very different from those of the institution where you received (or will receive) your PhD. This workshop will be led by faculty who serve on hiring committees for TIIs. Topics will include:
- What sets successful TII candidates apart
- How to get the experience that TIIs expect
- How to market yourself effectively to TII search committees
- Pitfalls to avoid
Session IV: Promotion and Tenure
Members and past members of T&P committees share their expertise on navigating the process successfully from your first day on campus until you order those new business cards. Topics include:
- Identifying the written and unwritten expectations
- Optimizing service commitments
- Documentation and presentation
- Letters of support
Laura Salem, Greg Smith, and Paul Pickhardt
Special Guest Speakers
Dick Prestholdt and Roger Wendlick:
The Biology and Natural History of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lewis and Clark experts Dick and Roger will speak on the flora and fauna discovered and described by The Corps of Discovery between 1802 and 1806. Lewis and Clark's infamous journey west led to a wealth of knowledge about the plants and animals of the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest.
Dick and Roger participated in the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Event - an adventure that took them from Philadelphia to Oregon from 2002-2006 and included traveling by foot, boat, and horseback. Both gentlemen are published Lewis and Clark experts. They will be dressed in period clothing and their show-and-tell items include furs, books, weapons, medicinal plants, and a variety of the equipment Lewis & Clark had on the trail.