Service learning has been gaining momentum in higher education, and might be considered to be at its "tipping point." Employers expect students to have service learning on their resume, and colleges are responding by asking instructors to incorporate service learning in their curricula. Media courses are a natural fit for service learning. Topics include: Establishing contacts within the community, matching students with clients, assessment methods, the instructor's role in assisting students, and managing resources.
Moderator: Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
Panelists: Clark Greer, Point Loma Nazarene University
Tom Hallaq, Idaho State University
Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University
Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
Online and hybrid classes are becoming more popular for students and faculty. Some departments are expanding support for development and implementation of online courses to meet student needs and maximize university resources. This panel will explore effective strategies for online teaching and learning. By examining form and function, faculty will present online course design and assessment examples.
Moderator: Judy Oskam, Texas State University
Panelists: Judy Oskam, Texas State University; Developing University and Faculty Support for Online Teaching
Lisa Pecot-Hebert, DePaul University The Pro's and Cons of Technology in Online Learning
Cindie Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University; Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Classes and Hybrid Classes
Joe Sampson, Miami University; Teaching Across Time Zones: Assessing Broadcast Journalism Instruction Online
H. James Gilmore, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Virtual Production & the Creative Challenge of Online Learning
Sherri Ward, University of Central Oklahoma; Building Community Online: Lessons Learned
Traditional faculty have had mixed results adapting to new models of media education. The increasing need for currency and technical expertise in classrooms and labs has opened the door for hiring bright and energetic media professionals. This panel will address the benefits of looking beyond the conventional pool of teaching applicants to enhance the strength and breadth of media rich programs.
Moderator: Sandy Henry, Drake University
Panelists: Jeff Inman, Drake University; You Want Me to Do What?
Jill VanWyke, Drake University; Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Todd Evans, Drake University; Recruiting, Promoting and Tenuring: Tips and Tricks
Respondent: Michelle Van Maanen, University of South Dakota
Social media and changes in audience expectations have provided new challenges for managers of media organizations. As technology and audiences continue to change, educators are faced with preparing students for the realities of the marketplace they will enter upon graduation.
Moderator: William G. Covington Jr., Edinboro University
Panelists: Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University; Town & Gown Converge to Shape a New Multimedia Curriculum
Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Bridgewater State University
William G. Covington Jr., Edinboro University; Incorporating Media Literacy in Media Management Curriculum: A Logical Call for Action
Technology is a critical tipping point in the evolution of teaching and research facilities. In class, we wrestle with what technologies students need to learn. In research, we study communication technology and often employ technology in the process. This panel examines the decision making process for facilities construction and technology purchases from the perspectives of a communication research laboratory (Auburn), HD studio (James Madison), usability teaching lab (Auburn), and field production and classroom technologies (Elon). Moderator: Norman E. Youngblood, Auburn University
Panelists: Norman E. Youngblood, Auburn University; LUCIA: Creating an Interdisciplinary Communication Research Lab
Vic Costello, Elon University; The Faculty Technology Committee: A Strategic Model for Managing
Technology Resources and Advancing New Initiatives
Joe Hinshaw, James Madison University; Building an HD Studio
Stewart Whittemore, Auburn University; Building and Integrating a Usability Lab for Teaching
This panel will address pedagogy and strategy behind the integration of experiential learning into the Curriculum of undergraduate and graduate television programs. It will feature mini-case studies that illustrate how students, faculty and industry professionals working together produce rich learning outcomes for students, while at the same time creating pathways to full-time employment. The panel will consist of university faculty who manage experiential learning curricula and television industry professionals who supervise students in the field.
Moderator: Allbert Tedesco, Drexel University
Panelists: Larry Epstein, Drexel University
Princell Hair, Comcast SportsNet
Lydia Timmins, University of Delaware
When they happen, classroom civility infractions can be volatile, often resulting in stress and anxiety for everyone involved. In extreme cases, careers may be threatened, leaving a faculty member panicked and in a state of disbelief. This panel will examine civility issues, from faculty member’s perspectives, a chair’s perspective, and an attorney’s perspective, that have brought some teachers to the “tipping point”. Presentations will be brief in order to commit time for meaningful discussion.
This panel will discuss how collaborations between media production courses, communication studies courses, or even courses from other departments, can produce viable community media projects while providing relevant, real-world experiences for all students involved. Panelists will lead a discussion on the community media projects they devised and share techniques on how other colleges and universities can implement and execute such service learning experiences. They will also discuss how to get student buy-in when doing such collaborations.
Moderator: Victor Evans, Thiel College
Panelists: Kevin Burke, University of Cincinnati
Laurie Moroco, Thiel College
Diane Guerrazzi, San Jose State University
Alan Hueth, Point Loma Nazarene University
Douglas Osman, Purdue University
From new programs to ones over 50 years old, discussion will include institutional approaches to creating or refreshing the media communication major. Like the 2012 BEA convention theme, this panel found the tipping point to highlight developments that have now reached "it's happening, we have no choice but to deal with it." Various Carnegie level intuitions are represented which have recently met the challenge of revamping curricula to face today’s job and media market needs.
Moderator: Susan Simkowski, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Panelists: Paul Hemenway, Lamar University
Gregory Bray, SUNY - New Paltz
Susan Westfall, Georgia Perimeter College
Curtis Holsopple, Virginia State University
Susan Simkowski, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Respondent: Larry Jurney, Oklahoma Christian University
This 5th installment of the Administrator's Roundtable will focus on the experiences of the new department chair. This leadership role in our academic hierarchy brings with it a host of unique challenges for the newcomer. Panelists will address several of these issues with brief presentations, followed by an extended question and answer session in the roundtable format. You are encouraged to bring your own observations and experiences for discussion. This panel is not only for administrators -- it is open to anyone interested in departmental leadership.
Moderator: Jeffrey Guterman, University of Pittsburgh At Bradford
Panelists: Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University; Fostering Working Relationships with Senior Faculty
Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University; Finding the Balance Between Administrative and Teaching Duties
Terry Likes, Tennessee State University; Grading the Faculty: Annual Performance Evaluations
Most college students need to feel connected. And most believe they can text, email and instant message all while listening to your lecture and do it all equally well. Emerging research tells us this is not true. So how do we engage students in the classroom getting them to leave mundane and supercilious information behind? Faculty members from several institutions will give you their best ideas and ask for yours in a robust discussion of how to get students connected to your class and not the outside world.
Moderator: Jerry Renaud, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln
Panelists: Hubert Brown, Syracuse University
Kristen Perez, Briar Cliff University
Kathy Heuston, Austin Peay State University
Bernard McCoy, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln; Digital Distractions: What are the ground rules?
Panelists will present an overview of a relatively new course in their sports communication Curriculum. They will focus on course objectives, readings, class activities and graded assignments.
Moderator: Max Utsler, University of Kansas
Panelists: Terry Likes, Tennessee State University; Sports Journalism and New Media
Roger Hadley, Oklahoma Baptist University; Baseball Films
Matthew Harmon, Monmouth University; Issues in Sports Media
Don Moore, Ohio University; Remote Sports Production
Brody Ruihley, University of Cincinnati; Fantasy Sports