Five questions provided the organizational structure for online and on-site discussions and conference activities:
- What theories inform your work?
- What research methods inform your work?
- What research questions inform your work?
- What educational practices or experiences inform your research?
- What are the things you wish you knew to do your educational practice better?
Participants engaged in four phases of activities—creating, organizing, analyzing, and relating.
- During day 1, participants engaged in the creation and organization phases. Leaders of the five groups presented summaries of the communications that took place in the online community before the conference. Then, working in five groups, individuals and groups put their ideas and reflections on sticky notes and posted them on poster boards labeled with each of the five conference threads.
- During day 2, participants began the process of analyzing and relating the ideas by working in groups developing concept maps and creating reports describing themes found in the sticky-note data and as well as spotlighting distinct or individual voices.
Following is the agenda for the one and one-half day conference.
Sunday, October 30
6:00 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday, October 31
7:30 – 8:00 am
8:00 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 8:55 am
Julie Martin, Clemson University
An explanation of conference norms and the importance of reflection and feedback
8:55 – 9:10 am
The Value of Intersectionality
9:10 – 9:40 am
Video and Discussion
9:40 – 10:00
Research-Practice Cycle and Theory-Methods-Research Questions
Donna Riley and Julie Martin
10:00 – 10:45 am
Panel of Champions: 5 Conference Threads
- What theories inform your work? Facilitated by Juan Lucena
- What research methods inform your work? Facilitated by Alice Pawley
- What research questions inform your work? Facilitated by Donna Riley
- What educational practices or experiences inform your research? Facilitated by Darryl Williams
- What are the things you wish you knew to do your educational practice better? Facilitated by Karl Booksch
10:45 – 10:55 am
10:55 – 11:00 am
Organization of Breakout Sessions
11:00 – 11:15 am
Snack and Beverage Break
11:15 – 12:00 pm
Conference Threads Breakout Session
12:00 – 12:45 pm
Conference Threads Large Group Report Out
12:45 – 12:55
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Buffet Lunch and continued discussion of conference threads
1:45 – 1:55 pm
2:00 – 3:30 pm
3:30 – 3:45 pm
Break and Reflection Time
3:45 – 4:30 pm
Small Group Activity: Craft a Proposal Title
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Large Group Report Out: Craft a Proposal Title
5:00 – 5:15 pm
5:15 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1
7:30 – 8:15 am
8:15 – 8:30 am
Instructions for the Day
8:30 – 9:30 am
Data Analysis and Concept Mapping Small Group Activity
9:30 – 10:45 am
Data Analysis and Concept Mapping Report Out to Large Group
10:45 – 11:00
Pulling It All Together
Conference Team and Advisory Board Champions
11:00 – 11:30
Sarah Woodruff, Project Evaluator
11:30 – 12:00
Julie Martin, Amy Slaton
The following sections elaborate on key presentations and activities of the conference.