2015 CPS Fall Faculty Conference and Northeastern University/Swinburne University of Technology
Global Leadership Summit Conference Day

Energizing Leadership, Energizing Teaching

Today’s knowledge economy challenges both higher education and industry to address the learning needs of a generation of emerging professionals who consider themselves as global citizens, those identifying with a global community beyond their own nation or location.

The 2015 Fall Faculty Conference of Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) was offered to explore ways to address these needs in a first-of-its-kind gathering. Faculty and industry leaders from two countries came together to forge new paths and mindsets around leadership and teaching. It all happened on Friday, October 2, 2015, and included a Global Leadership Summit with our University partner, Swinburne University of Technology of Melbourne, Australia. The leadership summit builds on the successful Global Leadership Conference 2014, held in Melbourne in November 2014. A delegation of four of our SUT colleagues joined us from Australia.

The Conference’s morning program was inspired by a recent book published by Nita Cherry, Professor of Leadership at Swinburne University of Technology entitled, Energizing Leadership. Cherry’s book set the theme for the conference  which exemplified her thesis that energies can be mobilized across an organization to achieve goals.  At this LINK, Cherry discusses the themes of her book.

Conference Brochure
Conference Program Snapshot
Comprehensive Conference Poster Session Listing

8:00 am – 9:15 am Leadership Breakfast Panel: Celebrating Industry Partnerships
Panelists: Rachel Kaprielian, Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services; Nancy Stager, Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director, Eastern Bank Corporation, and Gabe Friedman, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, City Year Foundation Senior Staff Member; Moderator: Joanne Goldstein, Associate Vice President, Workforce Development and Employer Engagement Click Here To View

9:15 am – 10:00 am Networking Time for Leadership Breakfast Attendees

10:00 am – 11:15 am Welcome Remarks by Dean John LaBrie, followed by Keynote Address by Dr. Martha Kanter, former Undersecretary for Education, US Department of Education, Distinguished Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow, New York University Steinhardt School of Education and Human Development Click Here To View

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Meet and Greet Program Leadership and Faculty 

12:45 pm – 1:15pm Luncheon Address with Tom Clancy, Former Vice President of Education, EMC, Inc. Click Here To View

Afternoon Program for Constitution Ballroom (also streaming in the virtual conference program)

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Introduction to the CPS Talks Format
Host: Dr. David Fields
CPS Talks 1 – Click Here To View
CPS Talks 2 – Click Here To View
CPS Talks 3 – Click Here To View

Session I 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm Is It Time To Rethink “I Can”?
Conventional practices in education and psychology often assert a positive, believe-in-yourself, “think I can” approach. What if thinking “I can’t” at first is also a powerful motivating force? We often sanitize our stories, overlook the role of adversity and downplay our challenges in fear of how it might reflect upon us, yet these very challenges often precede cultivation of self-efficacy, identity and resilience. How might we integrate “I can and can’t” to better understand ourselves and one another?
Presenter: Dr. Kristen Lee Costa, Assistant Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Behavioral Sciences, Graduate
School of Education

Session I 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Space to Earth: Enabling faster delivery of geospatial intelligence (GeoINT) to address our important needs.
Socrates said “Man must rise above the Earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” The core of GeoINT embodies this philosophy. It is data immersion via satellite stream, surveillance and location-based technologies, which deliver a knowledge base vital to answering the questions of what, when, where, how and why and delivering it quickly.
Presenter: Dr. Cordula A. Robinson, Associate Teaching Professor, Geographic Information Technology Program

Session II 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm What is an Encore University? Taking a Starring Role in Life’s Second Act.
As a result of living longer and healthier lives, a new developmental stage is emerging that manifests in middle adulthood.  Increasing numbers of individuals are looking to higher education to help them retool or retrain as they eschew traditional retirement and prepare for an encore career – one that often combines income, meaningful work, and a chance to give back.
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Mahler, Assistant Teaching Professor, Graduate School of Education

Session II 2:50 pm – 3:10 pm Do We Educate to Prepare for the Work Environment or Educate the Next Work Environment?
One of the greatest struggles that we experience as educators today is what exactly should we be teaching the students. Our job as educators is to really prepare the students to go out and excel within the work world. But which job do we prepare them for? Do we educate them to enter the work world that is currently plagued with failures or educate them on processes that are more advanced but not adhered to.
Presenter: Mark Willis, Project Management and Regulatory Affairs

Session II 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm Flipping English language Instruction to Teach International Students
Educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are becoming increasingly interested in the flipped classroom approach for teaching English.
Presenter: Dr. Ilka Kostka, Assistant Teaching Professor, NUGlobal

Session III 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm Getting Foreigners to Like US: Dealing with Anti-Americanism in the Classroom.
American campuses are hosting more international students than ever before, many of whom come from countries openly hostile to the U.S. Recent events such as flag burnings, flag stompings and flag bannings have riled conservative elements and occasionally spilled over into the community. Are we just one drone strike away from a major incident on campus? How can we, as faculty, teach civil discourse in an overheated climate?
Presenter: Dr. Mary Thompson-Jones, Professor of Practice, Director Global Studies and International Relations

Afternoon Program 

1:30 pm – 2:25 pm Innovative Models for Faculty Work: Faculty Successfully Navigating Virtual Instruction (Session will also be available via Bluejeans)
Presenters: Dr. Tova Sanders, Assistant Teaching Professor, Graduate School of Education, Moderator with Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, Assistant Teaching Professor, will be joined by virtual GSE faculty; Karen Reiss- Medwed, Corliss Brown-Thompson, Billey Sankofa Walters, and Shannon Alpert

2:30 pm – 3:25 pm Presentation: Online Formative Assessment through Concept Checks
Presenter: Joe Ryan, Instructional Designer

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Discussion Boards and Blogs, and Wikis, Oh My!
Presenter: Mark Willis, Lecturer, Project Management and Regulatory Affairs
Independence East (also streaming in the virtual conference program) Click Here To View Slides

1:30 pm – 2:25 pm How do you study abroad online? Incorporating International Field Experiences into Online Courses
Presenters: Dr. Marissa Lombardi, Click Here To View Slides , Assistant Teaching Professor, and Dr. Mary Thompson-Jones, Professor of Practice, Director of Global Studies and International Relations Click Here To View

2:30 pm – 3:25 pm Panel: Meet our Swinburne University Partners! Leading Higher Education institutes through the “Actual-Virtual” Dichotomy: Some Insights from the Australian Higher Education Context
Presenters: Professor Michael Gilding, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, with Ms. Joanne
Austin, Click Here To View Slides ,  Faculty Manager, and Dr. Chandana Hewege, Click Here To View Slides , Program Director, Global Leadership Program, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology. Moderator: Dr. Patrick Plunkett, Senior Associate Dean for International Engagement, Executive Director, NUGlobal  Click Here To View

 1:30 pm – 2:25 pm Leading Entrepreneurial New Ventures: An Emerging Model
Presenter: Peter D. Lucash, Lecturer Click Here To View Slides

2:30 pm – 4:15 pm Workshop: Storytelling: Engaging Learners Experientially
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Griffin, PMP, Assistant Teaching Professor

1:30 pm – 2:25 pm Presentation: Personalizing Competencies: Helping Students Envision and Reflect Upon the Demands of their Professional Futures
Presenter: Dr. Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Assistant Teaching Professor Click Here To View Slides

2:30 pm – 3:25 pm Presentation: Engaging Students Online or On the Ground: Methods, Tools, and Strategies
Presenter: Cynthia Beers, Lecturer in Undergraduate Leadership, Communications, and Negotiations and
Ethics. Recipient of CPS 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Presentation: Engaging Learners in Self-Assessment and Reflection with Portfolio Thinking
Presenter: Jeff Yan, CEO, Digication (Northeastern’s ePortfolio partner)

1:30 pm – 2:25 pm Foundation Year Series Panel 1: Students as Teachers: Empowering Student Leadership
Presenters: Dr. Amy Lantinga, Associate Teaching Professor, Undergraduate—Foundation Year with
Kimberly Huynh, Foundation Year Cohort 6 now at Stonehill College and Deanna Pettway, Foundation Year Cohort 6 now at Northeastern University
Foundation Year Series Panel 2: Reflections on Shifting Practices and Re-energized Teaching with
Diverse Students
Presenter: Sean O’Connell, Assistant Academic Specialist, Foundation Year along with Foundation Year
faculty, John Wolfe, Peter Plourde, and Silvani Vejar Click Here To View Slides

2:30 pm – 4:15 pm Workshop: Creating Web-Based Experiential Learning to Develop Cross-Culturally Competent 21st Century Leaders
Presenter: Susan Letterman White, JD, MSOD, Lecturer in Personal and Career Development, Co-op
Click Here To View Slides ; Click Here To View Handout

1:30 pm – 3:25 pm Workshop: Course-Based Leadership Competency Development through Employer and Peer Feedback and Self Reflection
Presenters: James E. Griffin, EdD, Assistant Academic Specialist, Graduate School of Education with Dr.
Christine Stamm, Professor of Leadership and Social Sciences, Johnson & Wales University

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Presentation: Strategic Global Partnerships in Higher Education – A Dynamic Enterprise
Presenter: Karen Barnes, M.Ed. with Dr. Marissa Lombardi, Assistant Teaching Professor, Global Studies
1:30 pm – 2:25 pm Presentation: Engaging Your Students with E-learning Trends and Technologies
Presenters: Ryan Fleming, Instructional Designer, NU OEL and Donna DiGiovanni, Instructional Designer,

2:30 pm – 3:25 pm Presentation: Experiential Learning 101
Presenters: Tim Harper, Instructional Designer, NU OEL, Justin Horvath, Instructional Designer, NU OEL, and Melanie Kasparian, Instructional Desinger, NU OEL

Raise Your Game
1:30 pm – 4:15 pm Meet Your Instructional Designer
Presenters: CPS Instructional Designers
Meet the NU Online Blackboard “Genius” Team
Presenters: Lauren Kankin, Sarah Cooper, Stephanie Gary
Presenter: Jennifer Pope, Copy and Compliance Editor

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks by Dean John LaBrie, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, and Executive Dean Michael Gilding, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Poster Session