Pre-Conference Workshops

Cost per workshop $25

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Writing and Submitting a Journal Article in 12 Weeks!
In this workshop participants will examine the process of academic publishing. from getting started to responding to journal decisions. Topics include examining attitudes and beliefs about writing, planning for writing, finding and selecting an appropriate journal, and responding to an editor’s decision. Participants are asked to bring in a sample piece of writing (no matter what stage it is in) so that they may begin to examine the piece as a potential future journal article.
Dr. Mary Grassetti

Transformation by Design: Powerful Possibilities for Supporting Student Success
What can we do to reduce unnecessary barriers and design programs and services that support the success of the wide range of students that we encounter on a day-to-day basis? How can we transform our practice to build expert learners and improve student-learning outcomes? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an asset-based pedagogy that is aligned with culturally relevant pedagogical practices. Asset-based pedagogies embrace a strengths-based approach to teaching and learning. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will explore the UDL framework as a lens for examining their professional practices and transforming them by design.
Dr. Diana J. LaRocco

Using Mendeley as a Reference Management Tool for Scholarly Writing 

In this workshop, participants will learn about Mendeley, a free, reference-management tool. Participants will learn about the benefits of Mendeley, including its ability to serve as a warehouse for reference articles, assist with organizing reference citations, automatically download journal articles and reports accessed online, insert parenthetical citations directly into Microsoft Word documents, toggle parenthetical citations and reference list entries among reference styles (i.e., APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.), and automatically generate a complete reference list in Microsoft Word. Participants will also be shown how to download the appropriate tools from and how to perform the features listed above to increase their efficiency in scholarly writing and save tremendous amounts of time. For a maximally productive experience, participants are asked to bring the following: an Internet capable, charged laptop that uses Microsoft Word for word processing and several saved journal articles (as PDFs) that can be accessed during the presentation for practice.

Dr. Jeremy Visone and Dr. Jess Gregory