19th Annual Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching 19th Georgia Conference
On College &
University Teaching

Friday & Saturday
February 3-4, 2012
KSU Center
3333 Busbee Dr.
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Christy Price Dr. Christy Price, Professor of Psychology
Dalton State College

Extreme Arousal 2.0: Creating “I Don’t Want to Miss a Moment of This!” Learning Environments

In this discouraging climate fraught with student apathy and disinterest are there courses and professors who inspire students to attend and engage? The answer is YES! Obviously there are some influences beyond the professor’s control, but research in educational psychology suggests there are things professors can do to increase students’ willingness to attend class, their ability to maintain interest, and their desire to learn As college professors, we are all experts in our content area. However, we may not be aware of the body of research within educational psychology that provides insights into motivating our students. During this presentation we will briefly review the literature regarding student motivation and share the findings of Dr. Price's own research on this topic. Throughout the presentation, participants will be encouraged to reflect on the learning environments they create. Digitized video clips of student interviews will be utilized in order to convey practical steps we can take to increase student motivation, interest, and desire to learn in the courses we teach.


A professor of psychology at Dalton State College, Christy Price has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years. Dr. Price won the Excellence in Teaching Award at Dalton State in 2007, and the University System of Georgia Teaching Excellence Award in the Two & Four-Year College sector for 2008/2009. She was also honored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates for 2009. Christy also won the 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching U.S. Professor Award for the state of Georgia. Dr. Price's awards are, in part, a result of her use of innovative strategies in assisting students to achieve learning outcomes. Her dynamic and interactive style make Dr. Price a favorite as a professor and presenter. She regularly presents as a keynote speaker and leads workshops at faculty development seminars and retreats. As a recipient of an institutional foundation grant award, Dr. Price has studied teaching techniques that influence student motivation. Her most recent research focuses on engaging Millennial learners and preventing incivility in the classroom Christy has completed post-doctoral work in educational psychology from Georgia State University. She holds a doctorate in community health from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a bachelor's degree in social services from Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Tom Pusateri, Professor of Psychology
Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Kennesaw State University

Relighting the Fire:  Promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on Your Campus


In their recent book, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered, Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone (2011) argue that the scholarship of teaching and learning can advance four goals in higher education:  improved classroom teaching, support for faculty professional development, meaningful institutional assessment, and proper recognition and reward for faculty contributions to student learning.  During this session, Dr. Pusateri will invite participants to reflect on their own institution's commitment to these goals and share strategies for promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning on our campuses.


Tom Pusateri received his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University in 1984. From 1984 through 2003, he taught at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, where he attained the rank of Professor and served terms as Chair of the Psychology Department and Assessment Director for the college. From 2003 through 2006, he served as Assessment Director at Florida Atlantic University, where he received the 2005 President's Leadership Award for administrative service to the institution. In 2006, he was appointed Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Kennesaw State University. On behalf of KSU, he submitted successful applications for the Council of Higher Education Accreditation's 2008 CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes and for NAFSA's 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. From 2000 through 2007, he served as the first Executive Director of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP); in 2007 he received recognition from the STP President for "sustained significant contributions to the Society."  Tom has numerous presentations and publications related to teaching pedagogy and assessment.  In March 2012, Tom will be honored as a recipient of the University System of Georgia's Regents' Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

The Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching is an interdisciplinary conference designed to provide college and university faculty with the opportunity to discuss and share experiences and innovative teaching techniques. Since 1993 faculty from all 34 University System of Georgia colleges and universities, as well as many other schools in the Southeastern region have attended. The conference offers concurrent sessions on teaching techniques and emerging issues in higher education in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. There are also opportunities for participants to network and establish professional contacts with fellow educators.


Early registration fee is $140 if received by January 27, 2012.
After January 27, 2012 and Onsite will be $160.

Early Registration for Graduate Student & Adjunct Faculty Rate if received by January 27, 2012 is $80.
After January 27, 2012 and Onsite for Graduate Students & Adjunct Faculty is $100.

The registration fee will include all meals scheduled during the conference, refreshments during the day, a reception during the poster session, continental breakfast and conference materials.

Refund Policy
If a participant has to cancel for any reason, a full refund will be given if the cancellation is received by 5:00 PM on January 30, 2012. If severe weather forces us to cancel the conference, a partial or full refund shall be given.

Registration for this event is managed by Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education Conference Services Team. For questions regarding registration, confirmation of registration and/or payment please call 770-423-6765.


Registration must be done online. There is an option for using an institutional check.

Conference Schedule

Full Conference Program PDF

Friday, February 3, 2012


Registration Opens


Concurrent Sessions


Opening Plenary and Invited Address
Extreme Arousal 2.0: Creating “I Don’t Want to Miss a Moment of This!” Learning Environments
Christy Price, Dalton State College


Lunch (Included with Registration fee)


Concurrent Sessions


Concurrent Sessions


Concurrent Sessions


Posters & Reception


Saturday, February 4, 2012


Concurrent Sessions


Concurrent Sessions


Closing Plenary Session
Relighting the Fire: Promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on Your Campus
Thomas Pusateri, Kennesaw State University


All conference sessions will be held at the KSU Center near the Kennesaw State University campus.
Map to KSU

Several hotels are located near the KSU Center. Hotel options include: Best Western 3375 Busbee Drive NW Kennesaw ( 770.424.7666); Embassy Suites Kennesaw ( 770-420-2505); Fairfield Inn: 3425 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw (770 427 9700); Holiday Inn Express: 2485 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw (770 427 5210); Spring Hill Suites: 3399 Town Point Dr., Kennesaw (770-218-5550)

Presented By
CETL * 1000 Chastain Rd #5400 Cetl House # 54 * Kennesaw, GA 30144 * ph. 770.423.6410 * fax. 770.499.3253 email cetl@kennesaw.edu